On Friday, Welsh standup Jenny Collier tweeted out a screenshot of an email regarding a comedy gig she had booked in the Surrey town of Haslemere, England. The email — which didn't include the sender's address — read:
I'm really sorry but the venue have decided they don't want too many women on the bill and unfortunately we need to take you out of this one. We hope this doesn't cause any inconvenience.
Soon after Collier tweeted out the screenshot, the email went viral and currently has almost 6,000 retweets. Collier hasn't named the venue or booker for the show, but they've since been confirmed as [...]
Ricky "The Germ Vase" Gervais took to his blog to announce he put the finishing touches on a new "internet project" called Learn English with Ricky Gervais. The first one will be free but after that he might start charging or looking for sponsorship. He doesn't reveal exactly what it is but the line "We hope to have it subtitled into as many languages as possible" implies its going to be a jokey English tutorial in which Gervais will instruct people on how to say witty Gervaisisms. The only problem is he'll probably be teaching British English, which is kind of the same as American English but "fag" [...]