The art of seeing…

Observational comedy is only successful with a high degree of accuracy and some cunning. To observe something that resonates – but crucially is something that people haven’t already realised for themselves. This is why good observations are often described as acute or even oblique. I call them nuggets because they are valuable and not easy…

Half a grapefruit anyone?

All those years ago when I first presented my young boys with a half a grapefruit each for breakfast, I had no idea where it might lead. They were rejected of course, the grapefruits, I mean. Tom, Sam and Harry basically downed spoons. Too bitter. Too unappetising and on my part, too ambitious. “We want…

I will survive…

Having survived my first ever twitter storm – naturally, I decided that I needed more peril in my life and so I broke one my cardinal rules and took Sam and Paddy quad biking. Some friends of mine invited me and because Nikki had already completed said activity and route yesterday, how could I refuse…

In my absence…

Summertime is the downtime for professionally funny people. Most people are away and those who aren’t don’t wish to be cooped up inside. It is wonderfully quirky then that the Edinburgh festival confounds such logic and grows bigger each year – as comedians seek their fame and fortune and are happy to risk financial oblivion…

One small step at a time…

My thanks to Hayedb – for being the first person to review I,Gabriel on amazon.co.uk. “I’ve enjoyed all of Domonic Holland’s books and this one is his best yet. I was hooked by the first few pages and I haven’t been able to put this book down today (I’ve shamelessly abandoned someone else’s bestseller midway…

It’s tomorrow…

Tomorrow is 29th July 2019 – the most important date of my year and one that I selected many many moons ago to give me plenty of time to fully prepare for the launch of my most successful book to date, I,Gabriel. This plan included establishing a successful podcast of both my blog and new…

I’m blind, see…

I was excited to publish the introduction to I,Gabriel this week – until a typo was pointed out to me via twitter. A typo on page… 1 On page blinking ONE! What then lies within? What other horrors or howlers await my readers? Some scorn and derision can still be metered out to self-published authors…

Holland, you have a problem…

In the acknowledgements page of I,Gabriel, appears a name you will be unfamiliar with… Raef Meeuwisse. I told you. It’s an unusual name. He is the only Raef and the only Meeuwisse I have ever met – but boy, am I glad that I did – as should be anyone who is looking forward to…

Let’s save a strangers life…

Some people are better than others at pushing themselves and their wares on-line. It seems that the more brazen the person is, the better the results – and so perhaps I should be pleased with my meagre success in this arena. Certainly my pushing is always gentle – a ‘funny’ blog with a covert suggestion…