If you are for some reason interested in Lord of the Rings themed stand-up comedy, I and others will be performing some at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road on 27th February.
I’ll be discussing how (not) to write a sequel to Lord of the Rings.
There are about 790,000 roads with names in Great Britain – I got a list of all them from Ordnance Survey and did some number-crunching. Then stopped number-crunching and looked for the rude ones.
I am become the New Jasper Carrot, with some bus-based observational comedy for CityMetric.
I crunched the IMDB numbers to see which actors can claim to have ‘bedded’ the greatest number of British monarchs, and whether Matt Smith is the only person to have achieved the ‘double Elizabeth’.
I put together a bluffer’s guide to whisky for excellent new journalism start-up The Overtake (sponsored by Cooper King, who make whisky and gin).
New Statesmen: Ed can you write something Europe’s most eligible princes to tie-in with the Prince Harry engagement story?
Ed: MARRY THE POPE.
By Ed Jefferson The Today Programme is undeniably an institution – 60 years after Radio 4 broadcast the first edition, over one in ten people in the UK still tune in every morning. Unfortunately, I am no longer one of them. For many years I was was a regular listener.
So the other night, I was hanging round the internet, looking for beef, as you do, when I spotted a tweet that made my blood pressure rise. Matthew Goodwin, the politics professor who made his name predicting the rise of Ukip and then ate his own book live on television, had suggested that, so many months after Brexit and Trump, liberals were still struggling to get back in the game.
What’s the best way to rank cities? If you ask a square, they’ll probably start by talking about population or GDP or land area. Wrong. The best way, clearly, is to look at how good the films made there are.