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Seinfeld

On June 6, 2011 By

The Stage, 6th June 2011

The word ‘masterclass’ was freely bandied about the O2 immediately after Jerry Seinfeld finished his first publicised UK appearance in thirteen years. Ninety minutes of consummate stand-up will do that.

Rarely smiling at even the punchlines he knew he could be most proud […]

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Reality is Broken

On January 30, 2011 By

Reality is Broken
By Jane McGonigal
Reviewed by Julian Hall
Independent on Sunday
30 January 2011

Engaging with the argument that gamers are our future feels a bit like a game itself.

It’s one in which I pit my wits against the California-based alternative-reality guru and academic […]

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Lord Sugar

On October 29, 2010 By

“You can’t buy a bottle of entrepreneur juice! It’s either there or not”

Almost everyone who has heard of Lord Sugar knows that he started out selling to a rag-and-bone man and found his early returns on car aerials before moving up the technological pecking order to computers. At 63, TV’s […]

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Stephen Fry

On September 25, 2010 By

Royal Albert Hall, London
Reviewed by Julian Hall
The Independent
Friday, 24 September 2010

A national treasure, a comedy god, the acceptable face of Richard Dawkins; whatever you wish to call Stephen Fry there’s a weight of expectation on his one-man show. Tonight, though the library salon-style […]

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Reviewed by Julian Hall
Independent on Sunday
20th June 2010

Even if you consider many accounts of middle-class drug addiction as tending towards a self-imposed mess, you’d be hard pressed not to be captivated by the prose of Bill Clegg, a fallen angel (now redeemed – not least by […]

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Review for Prospect magazine’s blog section, 10th June 2010

“Customers—don’t serve them til you see the whites of their eyes, lads.”

These words of wisdom came from a colleague at a bookshop where I used to work part-time, and they rang in my head last week as I faced […]

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Reviewed by Julian Hall
Independent on Sunday, 6th June 2010

The World Cup beginning in South Africa this week is the icing on the cake of African football’s contribution to the global game. It is a contribution that was heralded so memorably by Roger Milla’s World Cup goal celebration “wiggle” […]

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Lembit Opik takes the stage
Prospect Magazine, 3rd June 2010

Perhaps Lembit Opik turning from politics to comedy was not such a surprise. After all, this is the man who played cheeky boy to a Cheeky Girl and had a penchant for backing doomed leadership campaigns within his own party, […]

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Bad Ideas?

On February 14, 2010 By

Independent on Sunday, 14th February 2010

If you are the kind of person who generally wears (and is worn down by) a metaphorical sandwich-board proclaiming that “The End is Nigh”, then you will no doubt enjoy reading prophecies of doom, be they in works of science fiction, fantasy or in The […]

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And they call it Buffy love

On the tenth anniversary of Buffy The Vampire Slayer hitting British screens Julian Hall talks to its creator Joss Whedon about the show’s Englishness and its resonance from beyond the grave

This year sees the tenth anniversary of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire […]

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