Al Murray

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: the Brexiteer blends Warren Mitchell’s Alf Garnett and Al Murray’s Pub Landlord with PG Wodehouse’s Gussie Fink-Nottle and Monty Python’s Upper-Class Twits. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The performance artist who created and sustains the absurd persona called Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the great satirists of our times. He carries off w(...)

Sean Hughes

They were Irish comedy’s equivalent of the Famous Five, though nobody ever called them that. Michael Redmond, Kevin McAleer, Ian MacPherson, Owen O’Ne(...)

Down with this sort of thing: Graham Linehan addresses the  Parents for Choice protest against the Government decision to hand over the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity religious order.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As a cursory scan of the airwaves attests, the decision to hand over ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to the Sisters of Charity (...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Craig Mackinlay, Conservative Parliamentry candidate for South Thanet, enjoy an ice cream  in Ramsgate, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Boris Johnson walked away from the counter of the Sorbetto ice cream parlour in Ramsgate, happily chomping his way through a bubble gum-flavoured cone(...)

Election hopeful: Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, who intends to stand in the general election. Photograph: Press Association

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, has built his political career on the back of an image of being an ordinary man who is happiest(...)