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News - Tuesday 8th August, 2017

I’m more than a little delighted to say that at long, long last my Unbound book, The Forgotten Heroes of Comedy, is fully-funded. If you have already pledged, the good people of Unbound will have been in touch with you. If you haven’t pledged yet, don’t worry, you can still join in the fun! This has been a passion project of mine for nearly twenty years and, thanks to the dogged support of Terry Jones, this book will now be able to happily sit upon my shelf. From music hall turns to post-punk poetry, dapper wits to familiar film faces, the book will be a whistle-stop celebration of some of my personal favourites, ranging from the deadpan silent comedy star Larry Semon to the frantic eccentric dancing of Billy Dainty. As the website currently relates, writing is in progress. Thrilling times!

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