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"Crumbly old comedy junkie" (Kunt and The Gang)
"Enigmatic biographer"
(Bruce Dessau's Beyond The Joke)
"The Boswell of the alternative comedy scene"
(Chortle)
“Fleming knows a bit about comedy’s extremities”(Fest magazine)
"One of the most influential figures in British comedy"
(The Skinny)
"He’s someone who can recognise a comedy diamond in the rough" (The Scotsman)
"The most interesting, informed and stimulating writing on the Fringe" (critic Kate Copstick)
"Ever-wise... Ever-great... Agree with him or not, there’s research and opinion and everything." (Such Small Portions)



ARTICLES WRITTEN BY ME IN...

2011-2013

Disgraced Politician Chris Huhne, As Remembered in Poems and Diaries By His Teenage Girlfriend
5th February 2013

UK Comedy Legend Malcolm Hardee - Irresponsible, Thoughtless or Malicious?
31st January 2013

Irish YouTube Sensation Rubberbandits in Shock BBC Jimmy Savile Revelation
22nd January 2013

Janey Godley's Daughter Ashley Storrie Returns to Comedy and Tells of Lugs, Bear & Gangrel
10th January 2013

Mensa or Densa? A Choice of IQ Groups
4th January 2013

Wannabe Policeman is Illegally Ripping Off London Comedy Show Posters
30th December 2012

Why Do BBC, ITV and Sky News Not Report What is Happening In The World?
19th December 2012

The Catastrophic TV Comedy Show Pilot I Saw Recorded Last Night at the BBC
12th December 2012

Networking Tips For Shy Extroverts, For Comedians and For Michael Winner...
7th December 2012

One Scary Israeli Lawyer's Journey from Corset-Wearer to Stand-Up Comic
20th November 2012

The Crisis in UK Comedy According to Outspoken Club Owner Noel Faulkner
15th November 2012

Feared UK Comedy Critic Kate Copstick Has Links With African Criminals and Deals Drugs in Kenya
7th November 2012

Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and Roman Polanski - Comparing Artists and Arses
31st October 2012

Crowd Funding the Man Who Wrote for Tony Hancock Ten Years After He Died
28th October 2012

Jimmy Savile, Sexism at the BBC and Rapes in 31 US States
23rd October 2012

The Road to Hell - My Defence of Sexist, Racist and (Yes Certainly) Rape Jokes
18th October 2012

Paedophile DJ Jimmy Savile - What I 'Knew' But Never Reported Years Ago
11th October 2012

In Defence of Rape Jokes
4th October 2012

Canned Laughter Aims to Expose Reel Laughter at the Cannes Film Festival
19th September 2012

Bad Review of Unauthorised 'Father Ted' Stage Show Led to Legal Threat
12th September 2012

Paul Provenza, Director-Producer, Wants More Emotional Reactions to Comedy
1st September 2012

Comedians Punched and Headbutted in the Street at the Edinburgh Fringe
28th August 2012

An Extravaganza of Comic Political Ego at the Edinburgh Fringe
18th August 2012

Two Jews Jabbering About Sex, Drugs and Suicide at The Edinburgh Fringe
10th August 2012

The Poster Menace Who Stalks the Streets of Edinburgh
8th August 2012

Death Threats to Edinburgh Fringe Performer and Attack on New York Theater Promoter
26th July 2012

The Twitter Fight That May Become a One-Night Edinburgh Fringe Event
17th July 2012

What London Comedy Club Owner Noel Faulkner REALLY Thinks of the UK Comedy Business
10th July 2012

The World Egg Throwing Championships: Cheaper and Funnier Than the Olympics
25th June 2012

Throw Eggs at Hypocritical Politicians Who Attack Law-Abiding Jimmy Carr
22nd June 2012

Gay American Comic Would Steal Babies
11th June 2012

One Naked Man (and Prince Philip)
10th June 2012

Egg-Sit the Olympics - The World Egg-Throwing Championships are Coming
30th May 2012

"I Was There in the Theatre That Night" - The Death of Tommy Cooper, Live on TV
27th May 2012

Yesterday a Man Stood in Leicester Square With a Placard Saying He Had Absolutely No Message for the World
24th May 2012

What Do Street Performers and Comedians Earn and Why Don't They Just Give Up?
21st May 2012

The Origin of Absurdist Comedian Charlie Chuck
15th May 2012

Edinburgh Fringe Becomes Laughing Stock as Comedians and Critics Attack
9th May 2012

The 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Concentrates on Comedy Testicles and Abhors Bad Grammar
3rd May 2012

North Korea - George Orwell's Pyramid Looms Over Pyongyang
30th April 2012

Beijing - An Arrest in Tiananmen Square and an Offer of Exciting Sex
24th April 2012

The New Wild West of Eastern Europe and Its New Capital of Kiev
1st April 2012

How I Talked Myself Out of Comedian Lewis Schaffer's Naked Radio Show
23rd March 2012

How I Ate in a Chinese Restaurant in London's Soho With Four New York Jews
11th March 2012

So There was This Comic With Cerebral Palsy and no Voice Who Auditioned for X Factor Yesterday...
11th March 2012

The Comedian and Magician Who Tore his Name Off Publicity Photos
4th March 2012

The Green Party Diversifies Into Comedy Newspeak & Doublethink Over Women
21st February 2012

Pagliacci at the Edinburgh Fringe - But Will Laughter Get Women into Bed?
18th February 2012

The Man with Advice on How to Stage Successful Edinburgh Fringe Shows
16th February 2012

'The Room' - The Best Bad Movie?... And How to Heckle Cult Movies
10th February 2012

In Comedy, German Stereotypes Are No Laughing Matter - Or Are They?
1st February 2012

Answers to Seven Common Questions Asked by Innocent First-Time Performers at the Edinburgh Fringe
27th January 2012

How Comedian Janey Godley Conned Gordon Brown
9th January 2012

The Edinburgh Fringe? - "It Is Called Show Business - Not Show Charity"
3rd January 2012

Do Edinburgh Fringe Performers Need to Suck-Up to Reviewers?
1st January 2012

The Serious Subject Of Performing Comedy At The Edinburgh Fringe
29th December 2011

The Comedy Girl Who Is Planning for the End of the World In 2012
29th December 2011

A Strange Showbiz Meeting; Punch And Judy Show Banned In Cornwall
27th December 2011

It's the $1 Million Day Comedy Experienced Its Radiohead Moment
26th December 2011

Christmas With Malcolm Hardee: Strange Beer and Falling Fish
24th December 2011

How to Write Someone's Biography or Your Own Autobiography
23rd December 2011

Doctor Who and The Nightmares of The Man Who Created The Daleks
21st December 2011

Comedy in an Economic Recession...And the Greatest Show on Legs
21st December 2011

Computer Game Storytelling And The Man Who Wants To Do Good
21st December 2011

The World's Most Travelled Man Does Not Believe in Jet Lag
19th December 2011

Revealed: Plans For An Alternative Edinburgh Fringe In 2012
15th December 2011

Comic Charlie Chuck Gets a Sexual Disease and is Attacked in Germany
11th December 2011

Why Loving Jigsaws as a Child Helped Me Write Others' Autobiographies
8th December 2011

“Whites? You Can’t Tell ‘Em Apart”
4th December 2011

What Comedian Lewis Schaffer Told Me After The Death Of His Friend, American Comic Patrice O'Neal
2nd December 2011

The Death Yesterday of Joan Hardee, Mother of British Alternative Comedy's Godfather Malcolm Hardee
30th November 2011

Terry Nation, Creator of The Daleks, 'Blake's 7' and 'Survivors', Really Wanted To Be A Stand-Up Comedian
28th November 2011

In Sohemia, God Bless The Onion Layers of The English Class System
25th November 2011

Doctor Who - Why I Remember Watching The Very First Episode
24th November 2011

Ireland, Land of Comedy, Corruption and Terrorism
19th November 2011

Nina Conti's Amazingly Intelligent Film On Ken Campbell and Herself
18th November 2011

Silvio Berlusconi and The Mafia Man With Easy Access To Horses' Heads
12th November 2011

Shakespeare, Chaucer, Jane Austen - All Bad at The English Language
11th November 2011

Oh Wow. Oh Wow. Oh Wow. Not The Death Of Steve Jobs. The Death Of My Father In 2001
1st November 2011

IQ: What Mensa Members Have In Common With Freaks
31st October 2011

A Story About Paul McCartney and Ian Dury: It May Or May Not Be True
29th October 2011

Is There a Bias Against US Comics Performing on British TV & Radio?
27th October 2011

If Bernard Manning had Told These Jerry Sadowitz Jokes, he Might Have Been Arrested - with Good Reason
26th October 2011

Repeat. Mantras and Madness. Post Traumatic Stress. Repeat. Tap. Tap.
20th October 2011

In a Future of 3D Printing and Graphene, Nothing and No-One Will Be Safe From Becoming Outdated
18th October 2011

How To Sell Yourself To a TV Producer and How To Control Uncontrollable Talent
17th October 2011

British Eccentrics - Maybe It Is Everyone Else Who Is Out Of Step
14th October 2011

"Britain's Got Talent" - Farting Around Causes National Outrage in Romania
11th October 2011

What Links Dead Comedian Malcolm Hardee, Gangster Mad Frank Fraser & a British Political Sex Scandal?
5th October 2011

Rab C. Nesbitt - the return of the native speaker - by his writer/creator
5th October 2011

The Very Highly Talented and now Slightly Forgotten Anthony Newley
30th September 2011

Deaths in the North African desert.... Deaths in Dresden.... So it goes.
26th September 2011

London Is No Longer An English City and Who Won World War Two?
14th September 2011

Why the Malcolm Hardee Awards are the REAL Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Awards
21st August 2011

The News of the World, the Profumo Affair and the Planned Military Coup
13th July 2011

Why is Taxpayers' Money Being Spent Helping Policemen Become Comics?
13th July 2011