Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

Radio Ga Ga

16Aug16

Why don’t you hear as many phone calls on the radio these days? Hearing humans on the phone has been replaced with the sound of radio presenters reading out texts. Why do radio stations even allow you to text? Has radio forgotten it’s an AUDIO medium? The stations work hard to get you to listen […]


Best Bet

14Aug16

I had a thought while I was watching the Olympic athletics. If human beings WANT to run as fast as they can against other human beings and you can bet on those races, why do we need to force horses and dogs to run for our entertainment? Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets […]


Cat Burgler

08Aug16

A dream honeymoon in the outer foothills of the Himalayas in India turned into a nightmare for a newlywed couple recently, when a leopard crept into their hotel room one morning. This happened at the Nainital Hotel in the state of Uttarakhand. The newlyweds watched in horror as the big cat walked passed them and […]


“What’s the difference between a donut and a wrap?” I overheard that question being asked once and then heard the reply being delivered in an incredulous tone, “Well, a donut is usually sweet and a wrap is more likely to be savoury”. The person who asked the question now looked very confused. The reason was […]


Being married to a worrywart means that I know when Julie goes quiet, she’s worrying about something. It’s usually something I’ve done or haven’t done or might not do. Last night she was lying awake so I asked her what she was worrying about. She said, “If anything happens to me will you still look […]


Problematic

03Aug16

“If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’s going to give you problems…” …Or so the old saying goes. – I’d like to add one more item. Looking through my bank statements, I’ve noticed that yes, my car has had a lot of work done lately and Julie’s birthday is coming up but judging by the amount […]


What would you think of a comedian who didn’t have any jokes and just came on stage and shouted “LAUGH!!!” at you until you pretended to laugh? It’s outdoor live concert season in the UK. There are some great live acts to see but unfortunately, it’s also a time when radio deejays get up in […]


Are working class people allowed to be satirical in Britain? That’s the question I found myself asking as I watched the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s show, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. His guest was John Oliver, the host of ‘Last Week Tonight’, a satirical show on HBO . ‘Last Week Tonight’ is huge in […]


It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 20 years since I started on the air at 2GO on the New South Wales Central Coast. It was the last commercial radio station I worked on in Australia, I left in 1997 and moved to Britain. Here’s some of my favourite callers from my 2GO […]


The Mackmobile is sending me broke! A couple of months ago a light on my dash board came on. It was a little picture of an engine and underneath it said, “Check engine, visit workshop!” I took it back to the place I bought the car from just over a year ago. They charged me […]


The Russian Olympic team should not be banned from the games in Rio next month. The International Olympic Committee said it will “explore the legal options” before deciding whether to implement “a collective ban” on all Russian competitors for the global showpiece, which starts on 5 August. That’s not fair, because the Russian Olympic team […]


David Cameron will be a tough act to follow. His standup comedy at his final Prime Minister’s Questions was his best yet… Then I watched Theresa May’s effort… Oh dear, I didn’t laugh once. I started to get worried Theresa just wasn’t as funny as Dave. Then she proved me wrong…. By appointing Boris Johnson as Foreign […]


If you want to succeed, you have to be a freak. Evolution happens because of freaks. When the environment changes, the herd is thinned and the only ones that survive are the mutants who are suited to the new environment. Survival of the fittest is really survival of the freaks. Elvis was a freak, so […]


Of all of the calls I’ve taken on all of the radio stations I’ve been on, this is my favourite. In 1996, I was presenting a weekend show on 2GO, the local commercial radio station on the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia. All afternoon I’d been giving away tickets to a rodeo, […]


The Wet Office

04Jul16

All fortune tellers are crooks. No one can predict the future. If fortune tellers could really do this, at least one of them would have won the lottery by now. The most crooked fortune tellers of all work at the Met Office. They’re so crooked, they present their brand of mumbo jumbo as SCIENCE! Even […]


Mack Nuggets

01Jul16

Here’s what I’ve been doing on BOB fm lately… It’s time to sort our airport security; Your feelings over Brexit and the English football team; Good news if you’re a female job seeker or employer; Is there a time traveler in the news?; The longest day; The frogs that lived in the toilet; The pagan […]


I always enjoy going on the air in the United States and this week I’ve done that a lot, because they wanted me to talk about Brexit. Thanks to all of the US broadcasters that had me on, including David Ranken at News Radio 1080 KRLD in Dallas, Walter M. Sterling on Newstalk 1290 WPHT […]


Streaky Bike-on

14Jun16

Why you should never ride a bike naked. At the weekend, hundreds of naked cyclists rode through central London. It was a protest highlighting how vulnerable they are when they ride their bikes on the road. Considering they are aware of how vulnerable they are, it’s odd then that, even when they are clothed, they […]


Mack Nuggets

12Jun16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: How Nancy got wound up by her husband for 25 years; How bad Chris Evans was on Top Gear; Australia is BIG; Navigational nightmares; Why I don’t trust Cambridge; The truth about plain cigarette packaging; Strange ways you’ve injured yourself; What you got up […]


In this one we talk about the speech I made at North Hertfordshire College, how it freaked me out and might just have freaked out the students and their lecturer. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk […]