Posts tagged as museums

British Museum Hires World's First Comedian-In-Residence

Which job is tougher: comedian or miner? Normally I'd say miner unless the comedian is performing mining-related jokes at a mining museum, and that's exactly the job offer British comic Seymour Mace just accepted at the Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland. Mace will engage Woodhorn's staff and visitors (many are ex-miners) at a market stall outside the museum until next summer, when he will use material from their stories to create and perform a standup set at the Northumberland Miners' Picnic. He'll also "work with staff and volunteers to show how they can use standup skills in communicating with visitors."

"I think this idea of having a resident comedian [...]

A Bunch of Muppets Are Being Inducted Into the Smithsonian

Several of Jim Henson's Muppets will be displayed in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., Reuters reports. 21 Muppets, including characters from Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, will join Kermit the Frog in the museum's Jim Henson Collection and will become part of its puppetry display in November. Characters like Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, Rowlf, Bert, Ernie, Fozzie Bear, and the Swedish Chef are amongst those that were inducted in yesterday's ceremony, which took place  on what would have been Henson's 77th birthday.

The Complete Guide to Everything: The Movies of 2012

This week Tim has had enough of Christmas and would like you all to stop even though Christmas ended nearly a week ago. Also Tom becomes a member of a museum and feels pretty smug about it. In this episode the guys discuss the movies of 2012, including Sleepwalk with Me, Moonrise Kingdom, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Underworld, Red Tails, Chronicle, Ghost Rider, Wanderlust, A Thousand Words, 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games, Cabin in the Woods, Dark Shadows, The Dictator, Battleship, Men in Black 3 and Life of Pi.

It is important to note that neither Tim nor Tom have seen the majority of the [...]