Interview: The Writers Behind TV's Most Iconic Comedy Moments

Interview: The Writers Behind TV's Most Iconic Comedy Moments

The Dawson Bros. are one of television's best-kept secrets. This powerful writing trio are behind some of the greatest comedy moments on your screens - crafting everything from sketch shows and sitcoms, to well-crafted one-liners for presenters, hosts, and national treasures alike.

...we caught up with Steve Dawson to find out everything we could.

The Illusion of Choice

The Illusion of Choice

Coffee shops today offer five different coffee beans in six styles, three sizes and four different types of milk -  what’s your favourite coffee? Couriers will deliver from any restaurant in town - now, what would you like to eat? Dating apps provide you with an endless stream of potential partners - now, what’s your type? LinkedIn sends you a daily email highlighting ‘109,000 jobs which are available for your skillset’ - now, what do you want to do with your life?

Is It Game Over For 2-Player Gaming?

Is It Game Over For 2-Player Gaming?

Who remembers the guy who died playing World of Warcraft, alone, in an internet café? In March 2015, 24-year-old gamer Wu Tai coughed up blood, slumped on his keyboard, and died after he played a 19-hour World of Warcraft session. Crazy, right? But... where were his friends?

floatation tanks: definitely not for relaxation

floatation tanks: definitely not for relaxation

These weird space-age sarcophagus' are overlooked as a therapy tool because the sessions are more easily marketed as an ‘experience’ or to ease muscle pains. Sure, it ticks those boxes, too… But it’s not the tank’s main selling point. Done properly, a floatation tank can take you on a psychedelic journey akin to intense meditation or drugs (allegedly). Yep, it gets real trippy.

Divorced Guy Reviews IPhone 7 Plus

Divorced Guy Reviews IPhone 7 Plus

We've all been there - It's post-breakup and everything you see and do reminds you of your ex.

Well, Simon Feilder (@simonfeilder) - like the trooper he is - has not let his recent bad news affect his work.  Take a look at the video below to see a true example of how to leave your baggage at home*. 

*I think he works from home.

How Quickly Can You Make a Fake Tinder Profile?

How Quickly Can You Make a Fake Tinder Profile?

The first rule of Tinder - If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. I won’t have been the only guy lured in by a robot *Ahem, a few times* and I’m positive I won’t be the last. Admittedly, I’m not as ‘active’ on the app as I was back then, but these robots don’t seem to happen so much anymore. There are still a lot of suspect accounts lurking about, though...

Would You Survive An Apocalyptic Event?

Would You Survive An Apocalyptic Event?

There are over 15,000 nuclear weapons worldwide, and you can't have Donald “I don’t want to rule out anything” Trump, and Vladimir "I like to measure my dick [read: Military prowess]" Putin calling the shots without nudging the Doomsday clock a little closer to midnight.

A.I - From solving Google’s ‘100 Hat riddle’ to World domination

A.I - From solving Google’s ‘100 Hat riddle’ to World domination

In 2014, Google purchased the British Artificial Intelligence start-up, DeepMind, for a massive £400 Million. Shortly after the acquisition Deepmind's founder, Demis Hassabis, took some time away from being a newly crowned super-millionaire to unveil his two step plan for the company...

Neil Woods: A ‘Traitor’ To The War On Drugs

Neil Woods: A ‘Traitor’ To The War On Drugs

He posed as a heroin user and used other addicts to make his connections with dealers. He estimates his arrests account for over 1000 years of prison time. He was on the front line of the ‘war’...and he’s not proud of any of it.

I Listened to Beck’s 'Sea Change' for a Week: This is What Happened...

I Listened to Beck’s 'Sea Change' for a Week: This is What Happened...

After reading about the album, I felt a preemptive sense of defeat but had already committed to this pointless, masochistic cause. Largely, I was adamant that I couldn’t have felt much worse at that point in time and yearned to wallow in much pain as possible, for maximum effect. This was the week I listened to Sea Change, effectively, non-stop.

80 Years of Broadcast TV - We Rundown The Last 30.

80 Years of Broadcast TV - We Rundown The Last 30.

I’ve been around for the best 30 years of TV, and I’ve watched a lot of it. So for arguments sake - let’s just call me an expert? 

So here’s this 30-year-old ‘expert’s’ timeline of momentous events in televisual memory.

Losing the right to decide where your pension is invested

Losing the right to decide where your pension is invested

Hopefully your pension plan gives you control over whether or not to invest your pension contributions in an ethical fund. The bad news is that, if you’re a teacher, a nurse, a police officer, a librarian, or one of countless other roles in the public sector, any meaningful choice whether or not to invest in the British arms trade, or companies operating within oppressive overseas regimes, may have just been taken away from you.

You Can Have My Testosterone When You Pry It From My Cold Dead Testicles

You Can Have My Testosterone When You Pry It From My Cold Dead Testicles

I took a look into what I could do, naturally, to give me the best chance of keeping my sweet man juice (I’m aware that that sounded a bit wrong. Sorry. I won’t use it again.) So here’s what I've learned from what can only be described as a ‘modicum’ of internet research about boosting testosterone.

Cave to the Easy Life or Crave the Stretch?

Cave to the Easy Life or Crave the Stretch?

Are you the sort of person who is always looking for the next challenge? Whether an exam, a sport competition, a promotion at work or a bigger house? Do we live in a culture of constant dissatisfaction where as soon as we’ve achieved something great, the feeling quickly passes and is over taken by a craving for that next big thing?

I’m white, I fly from London City airport but I’m not a racist

I’m white, I fly from London City airport but I’m not a racist

When I initially saw the headline that seven ‘Black Lives Matters’ protesters had blockaded London City Airport in protest, it took me a moment to join the dots. Were the airport staff racially profiling passengers or the management showing bias in recruitment? The actual reason for the blockade requires some mental backflips, so limber up now.