The truth, the whole truth…

In stand-up comedy, ripping off another comedian’s act is an enormous faux pas. It does go on but it usually signifies the death knell of the thief’s career but not in every case. A few comedians have alerted me to a very celebrated North American comedian and whether or not he has listened (and plundered)…

I have no words…

Regrets in life are quite normal but we should keep in mind that they’re rarely fruitful. You know the kind of thinking… I wish I’d done this or If only I hadn’t done that. Clearly it is better to live in the present and to affect our future rather than dwelling on what went before….

Under pressure…

Pressure and how it impacts on performance is an impossible thing to accurately quantify or control although there is no lack of trying and well paid ‘professionals’ on hand to assist. With Andy Murray, who I would argue is the greatest British sportsman of the last 50 years, our tennis appetite has been adequately provided…

The spoken word…

To Oxford this week, the city of spires and steeples, quadrangles and gowns, bicycles and Dons. The oldest university town in the English speaking world, founded in 1069. The university where 28 UK Prime Ministers cut their teeth and 72 Nobel prize winners learnt their onions. A city of world renown academia and a perfect…

As I was saying…

A theme of my life and one which forms the spine of Eclipsed is that I am frequently wrong – and particularly so regarding all things show business which er… is purportedly my area of expertise. But good news. Because, maybe I have finally turned the corner and reversed this losing streak I find myself…

A big announcement…

A gig announcement… No, nothing to do with Marvel, Sony or my eldest son, Tom. News regarding me I am afraid but big news nonetheless with the announcement of my TED talk being recorded in Amsterdam in early October – a trip which Nikki will accompany me on. And this is doubly handy for me…

Fake news and for the record…

Who knew that I might start making the news? Albeit fake news in this instance – as spawned from my last blog, ‘Stormy Waters’ which has elicited many headlines and conclusions and all them, entirely false. As I said in the post – like Manuel in Fawlty Towers (a ref for UK readers only and…

No ordinary Sunday…

This is a blog I wrote today for The Brothers Trust website – which I thought to share here also in-line with advice gleaned from my sporadic bursts at becoming more on-line savvy – which is at best, plodding… * Like all Marvel films, for the diehard fans, Spider-Man Far From Home is more of…

Spider-Man injured!

Traffic is normally a bad thing and why we have apps to avoid it. Unless we have a blog of course, whereupon traffic is the Holy Grail. On-line – traffic is success and means sales and income. And as the owner of a website and blog, I find myself with a unique opportunity being the…