Archive for August, 2007


IT Crowd Ep 2. Eek!

August 31, 2007

9.30 pm. Don’t miss the start!

What can I tell you?… Maybe I’ll let this nice interview in The Scotsman do the talking.

Ooooh! Hope you like it!


Evil Religious People–Part 1 of a series

August 31, 2007

“Wiley S. Drake, a Buena Park pastor and a former national leader of the
Southern Baptist Convention, called on his followers to pray for the
deaths of two leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and
State.” Link


Death and The Mall

August 30, 2007

The inspiration for Richmond came when I saw a teenage goth couple playing crazy golf in…God, Blackpool, was it? Somewhere like that. In my memory, the guy has a huge skull on the back of his T-shirt and white make-up, long buckled-up boots, the whole bit…and he was very carefully writing down his score with one of those tiny pencils while standing beside a miniature windmill.

In the end, my Richmond has been bouncing back and forth between extremes…I never know how far to push the make-up, but this picture suggests that, when it comes to real life, there is no such thing as ‘too far’.



“He ate other members of the department!”

August 28, 2007

A little something to celebrate Fredo’s demise.

They cut corners here and there, but this is still a very funny mash-up (via Crooks and Liars)


At last!

August 27, 2007



South Carolina Miss Something Or Other tells it like it is

August 26, 2007

I personally believe, uhh…such as… that this woman is an idiot…ah…for our future. Link


“If you do it, you will be destroyed.”

August 25, 2007

“There were times, huddled on the floor in solitary confinement with that head-banging music blaring dawn to dusk and interrogators yelling the same questions over and over, that Vance began to wish he had just kept his mouth shut.”

What happens to whistleblowers in Iraq.

Anyone who read ‘Imperial Life In The Emerald City’ will remember Custer Battles, the hilariously-named, awesomely corrupt company that provided ‘security’ for Baghdad International Airport. What a surprise it is to hear their name mentioned in this article.


Thanks again

August 25, 2007

Very sweet of all of you to get in touch about the show. I appreciate it (just read this back…I more than ‘appreciate it’….I am hugely grateful for it) . As they say, thanks for being a great audience.

(Comments turned off because it might start getting mushy if you thank me thanking you.)

Next week: Matt Berry!


‘The IT Crowd’ Series 2 begins tonight!

August 24, 2007

It’s here! ‘It Crowd’ series 2 kicks off tonight on Channel 4 at 9.30. I can’t do self-promotion so I’ll keep it short. It’s really funny.

Lem asked me about my ‘process’. I write the whole thing on my own in a very untidy room, working from notes I’ve collected over a number of months, using various tricks to keep things interesting. Index cards, for instance. Here’s a taste of what’s in store in series 2, in index card form.


Looks good, huh?
The series took a while to write because when there’s only one of you, things do take a bit longer. Sorry about the wait, and sorry there’s only six episodes, but really, if there’d been eight episodes, two of them would have been bollocks.

Anyway, I hope you like it! Baby needs shoes!


Ginger ninja’s sneaking challenge

August 23, 2007

“Put simply I aim to put my Ninja sneaking talents to the test and bet
that I can remain in my parents house for a full 24 hours without being
seen. My plan is to say that I will be going to a friend’s and spending
the night at their place. I will then then open the front door and
close it again making them believe that I have left. after this I will
sneak about the house for the next 24 hours attempting to hide in every