06/07/2020

[Podcast] Corona Special 4 - Pret & Other Shops Closing

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It's the Steve N Allen's Week Podcast (with Steve N Allen), helping us through the lockdown. You can get the last episodes here.

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We look at the news that Pret will not open some stores and hear about the time they asked me not to be naked. Also we talk to Mark Machado about which shops are on the way out.

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[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep25 - Super Saturday, Facebook Ads & New COVID Symptom

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at the plans for drinking in the UK, Facebook is having trouble with ad money and there’s a new symptom of Coronavirus to watch out for, but it is an easy one to notice.

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04/07/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep24 - Leicester, Trump & Twitch

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at “We got the city on lockdown” the extra rules for Leicester, Donald Trump doesn’t know about bounties or what he’s tweeting, and there’s big trouble of the Twitch platform.

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03/07/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep23 - Heatwave UK & Illegal Comedy

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at the the emergency of Brits in the sun, why it’s called COVID-19, how to get good air-con and why comedians are illegal.

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02/07/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep22 - The UK Reopens & Trump Rallies

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at the new freedoms we have in the UK now the lockdown is nearer to its end. The cinemas, restaurants and pubs will open. Will stand-up comedy come back? In the US, Donald Trump has a small, intimate rally. He was also interviewed by his son, which was nearly a busier event. And in other news, a man was caught smuggling drugs in a very personal way. Watch to find out more.

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01/07/2020

Local Lockdowns Start In The UK

It's nearly P Day. After months of being stuck at home, the day of the pub is nearly upon us. I am getting ready for my first pub visit. I have my contactless payment card, my hand gel and I have stopped washing; that should keep people at least two metres away.

We have to be careful or we might end up like Leicester, and no one wants that. It's the first place in the UK to be subject to a local lockdown. While we're enjoying a nice pint the people of Leicester will be trapped at home once more.

Local lockdowns are strange because they have an edge. There will be a place where one street is in lockdown but the next street along is free. We could see a situation where you could find it easier to travel back from Spain than nip round to your neighbours.

On that topic, I am not sure I believe what the Government says about removing quarantine from some countries. When I had my first job in a factory the old guys working there pulled the classic prank on me. They sent to me the stores to get a glass hammer, a left-handed screwdriver and a bubble for a spirit level. I was young and foolish and I fell for it. I felt so silly afterwards. So when the Government starts talking about "air bridges" I'm not falling for that one.

The big worry is that people in a local lockdown will travel to other towns to go to pubs and restaurants. Keep an eye out. As we're enjoying a drink on the weekend, if someone is doing a bad accent while wearing a flat cap and eating a pork pie, it might be time to call the police.
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22/06/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep21 - Bolton's Book, Gwyneth's Candle & Attenborough's Fail

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at the latest book to cause trouble for Donald Trump, the latest candle that smells like Gwyneth Paltrow and how the BBC is making new TV shows.

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21/06/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep20 - Shopping Mad, Trump’s Birthday & Toilet Troubles

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at the shops opening up again, Donald Trump having a birthday and a bit of a problem with the toilet.

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12/06/2020

[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems - S01E19 - Bubbling, Gone With The Wind & Fort Bragg

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In this episode we look at Bubbling, Gone With The Wind & Fort Bragg.

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10/06/2020

[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems - S01E18 - Tipping Statues, Bald Risks & British Tea

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In this episode we look at statues, bald men and tea.

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[Columns] I Went To A Pub During Lockdown - So You Don't Have To

Each week I write newspaper columns for a variety of titles across the UK. You can find then in London, Essex, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Wiltshire and Hertfordshire.

With the UK struggling to get to grips with the corona crisis, I have been using more of the columns to find the uplifting angles to the main news.

In this one, from a newspaper in Essex, I bravely did research for you so you don't have to. I went to a pub!

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06/06/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep17 - Trump on Race, Train Face Masks & UK Lockdown Sex Laws

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In this episode we look at Trumps handling of yet another crisis in America, the face mask rule for UK public transport and the Government's rules on intimate relations.

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[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems Ep17 - Trump on Race, Train Face Masks & UK Lockdown Sex Laws

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31/05/2020

[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems Ep16 - Meet in Groups, SpaceX & Trump V Twitter

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In this episode we look at the latest English rules of having 6 people in your garden, the launch of the Space X mission and Trump battling Twitter.

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27/05/2020

[Columns] I'm Not Cut Out For This

Each week I write newspaper columns for a variety of titles across the UK. You can find then in London, Essex, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Wiltshire and Hertfordshire.

With the UK struggling to get to grips with the corona crisis, I have been using more of the columns to find the uplifting angles to the main news.

In this one, from a newspaper in Essex, I look at some of the solutions to crowds and gatherings as we come out of lockdown.

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[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems Ep15 - Cummings, Trump's Positive & Cannabis Cure

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In this episode we look at the latest Dominic Cummings news, why Trump has tested positive and there are a few new cures for Covid19 coming out way.

Here's episode 15.


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21/05/2020

Is The Superdrug Antibody Test Worth It

Near the start of this coronavirus crisis people were saying we need to “test, test, test”.

Now we are seeing a new level of testing that completes at least one of those three.

Superdrug is selling an antibody test. That means it is the test that shows if you have had the coronavirus in the past. Seeing as Covid-19 can happen without the sufferer showing any symptoms, if you have had no symptoms recently, this test could be for you.

The fact that you can get it from Superdrug means you can pick one up as you’re getting your false nails and pregnancy tests. You’d imagine people would be happy about this but they have been upset by the price tag. You can get this test for £69.

The test itself apparently costs pennies to produce, so there is a large mark-up, but that’s how shops like that work. I’m sure it doesn’t cost much to make mint shower gel but they charge several pounds for it.

The Original Source ones boast that they contain 7,927 mint leaves. Round it up and put 8,000 in, you tight gits.

It is a bit steep. When I heard that Superdrug were asking nearly £70 for each test I thought, “What do they want, blood?!”

Then I read more about how the tests work and realised, yeah, they do - a small sample of it.

Many people are upset that we are not getting the tests for free on the NHS. It’s important to remember, you don’t have to have one of these tests. They only tell you if you were ill with coronavirus in the past. The fact that you’re not currently on a ventilator or dead should tell you it wasn’t that bad.

At the moment the scientists aren’t sure that having the antibodies will mean you’ll be immune to the virus. If that’s the case I’m not sure why we bother making them. If they’re just hanging round in our blood and not keeping us safe they’re just making us weigh more. And I do not need help in that regard.

If you pay £69 for this test and you find out that you had the virus the only thing you can do with that information is bring it up in conversation. And for a chance to talk about ourselves we’ll probably stump up the cash willingly.

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20/05/2020

[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems Ep13 - Quarantine, Trump Drugs & Boris Scores

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In this episode we look at the 14 day quarantine getting into the UK, Trump on drugs and Boris Johnson's approval rating.

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18/05/2020

[Columns] I Got A Face Mask

Each week I write newspaper columns for a variety of titles across the UK. You can find then in London, Essex, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Wiltshire and Hertfordshire.

With the UK struggling to get to grips with the corona crisis, I have been using more of the columns to find the uplifting angles to the main news.

In this one, from a newspaper in Essex, I bought a face mask and I am not afraid to you it.

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17/05/2020

[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems Ep12 - Garden Centres, New Normal People & Mouthwash

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In this episode we look at garden centres reopening, the "new normal" may ruin the TV show Normal People, and can mouthwash help with coronavirus.

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16/05/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep11 - Bryan Adams, Stand-Up & Alertness

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at Staying Alert, Bryan Adams losing it, and crowds in stand-up gigs.

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Here's episode nine.





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Coronavirus May Cause... Possession

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about already. We have this Coronavirus thing, I don’t know if you’ve heard about it.

We also have the threat of murder hornets. Basically wasps that can kill. You think a normal wasp can ruin a picnic. It’s even worse when you have to carry back a full hamper of food and a corpse.

Now we have to worry about possessions. Not as in, “Please keep your possessions with you when you leave the train.” You shouldn’t be on public transport in the first place, you dirty git. It’s demonic possessions.

Exorcist and Buddhist priest Paul Devlin says that the “negative energy” created by the coronavirus pandemic is a “breeding ground for demons”.

On the bright side, I am already avoiding people, so if a few of them become controlled by evil spirits, at least they won’t be doing it near me.

This Paul Devlin chap apparently knows what he’s talking about because he has seen off some demons in the past. His said his first case was someone who had pointed teeth. And now everyone is wearing a face mask, they could all be on the turn and we can’t tell by looking.

In an interview with a tabloid newspaper Paul said that people in self-isolation may have negative emotions and those emotions could entice malevolent forces in. For some it may be the only way to get some company. It’s just nice to have someone to chat to, even if they’re chatting back ancient Aramaic.

I’m not sure if you can get an exorcism via a webcam. Will reading out an incantation in Latin still work if you’ve got yourself on mute? There are more questions than answers.

There may be a good point here. Negative thoughts and emotions are bad for us and they can be easily found during the lockdown with its isolation and worries. So here’s a bit of good news to help in the fight: “Don’t worry. None of this possession lark is real.”

Phew. Feels better already.

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15/05/2020

[Columns] Money, Money, Money

Each week I write newspaper columns for a variety of titles across the UK. You can find then in London, Essex, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Wiltshire and Hertfordshire.

With the UK struggling to get to grips with the corona crisis, I have been using more of the columns to find the uplifting angles to the main news.

In this one, from a newspaper in Essex, I look at the role of money in all this coronavirus lark.

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[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems Ep11 - Bryan Adams, Staying Alert & Stand-Up

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In this episode we look at Staying Alert, Bryan Adams losing it, and crowds in stand-up gigs.

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10/05/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Extra Ep4 - Stay Alert, Watch Comedy & Save Lives

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is here. This is a podcast-only show, not cropping up anywhere else. It's a behind the scenes chat with Steve and Erich about setting up the show and how it is going so far. A "making of", if you will.

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In this episode we look at new Government advice, what it's like to do comedy during lockdown, joblessness and live comedy gigs.





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[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep10 - Meghan, Prof Lockdown and X Æ A-12

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at Meghan's reading skills, The Prof who had an affair in lockdown and rich people's baby names.

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09/05/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep9 - Alex Jones, Smaller courts & Olly Murs.

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at Alex Jones, smaller courts and Olly Murs.

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08/05/2020

[Video] Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems Ep10

During this enforced staying in there's a greater need for stuff to watch. We're always here to help. For the next few weeks we'll be doing live-streaming shows called Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems.

Through the week you can send in the lockdown-related questions you have and during the show we will answer them to the best of the abilities that two out-of-work stand-ups have.

In this episode we look at Meghan's reading skills, The Prof who had an affair in lockdown and rich people's baby names.

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[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep8 - Pubs, Masks & Trackers

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this episode we look at the return of the pubs, the Covid contact tracker and face coverings from Boris.

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07/05/2020

[Podcast] Comics Aren't Essential Ep7 - UFOs, BJ's back & Cocktails

The Comics Aren't Essential podcast, the companion podcast to the web-streaming show Comics In Quarantine Solving Problems is up and running. Here you can get the audio from the live streaming shows and some podcast-only extras too.

In this one we look at UFOs, Boris Johnson's return and celeb cocktail making.

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