Originally my blog was meant to be a laughter guide which would involve me posting anything funny for you all to have a good old giggle at. I then realised my blog has in fact been taken over by my experience as a journalist, perhaps reflecting how much I’ve learnt and how much I’ve grown up since getting a proper job and finishing my course. BUT do not fear as I’m still always on the look out for funny things, so I came across this which made me actually LOL (laugh out loud,) so have a look and a laugh!
This video also reminded me of my dog and how human like she can sometimes be. You have to love Labrador’s 🙂
Cardiff is well and truly heralding the arrival of Xmas. The castle and its Xmas tree are decked with blue-star lights and the Winter Wonderland is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its ice-rink, ice cafe and other festive entertainment.
There is another ‘sign’ that Xmas is just around the corner, a T.V. super-market advert reminds us of this. The advert I’m referring to features Jamie Oliver and a host of colourful dinner guests including Snow White, Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella, her ugly sisters and a Fairy god mother complete with magic wand. If you need another clue ‘he’s behind you,’ ‘oh no he isn’t,’ should make the penny drop. The Pantomime season is upon us ‘oh yes it is!’
This year the New Theatre in Cardiff is putting on Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates from the 10th December until the 22nd January starring one of the country’s top dames Christopher Biggins and the brilliant ventriloquist Paul Zerdin.
I am planning to let you know if panto can compete in today’s high-tech entertainment world of computer generated special effect films. I also hope to answer the question: ‘Does panto still play an important role in community life, by bringing together young and old alike in a form of entertainment where interaction between performers and audience is key to making us laugh.’ In other words, is Dobbin the infamous pantomime horse still alive and kicking?
For some reason penguin’s always bring a smile to my face. I love watching how graceful they are in the water and then how they waddle about on the ice (not so gracefully). I just love penguins and so when I saw this video it made me ‘LOL,’ (laugh out loud) and I had to share it with you:
When I was in my teenage years I was a huge fan of the Wallace and Gromit animated short films, my favourite character being the evil penguin ‘Feathers McGraw.’ I love that he does not say a word or have any facial expressions yet he is so successfully portrayed as sly and deceitful. The subtle humour is brilliant, if you haven’t seen the films yet you can buy them for really cheap online , they are definitely worth a watch. Take a look at the evil penguin in action:
Inspired by a true story and the real life experiences of writer and cancer survivor Will Reiser, 50/50 is a funny film that mixes comedy with the most serious kind of topic. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan are solid actors well-suited for both comedy and drama.
When 27 year old Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is diagnosed with cancer, his life suddenly changes dramatically: his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) distances herself from him and his best friend (Seth Rogen) encourages him to start using cancer to attract girls.
It sounds as though the film could be very sad but director Jonathan Levine controversially blends a sad subject matter with a light touch of comedy, so the audience can experience tears of sadness as well as tears of laughter.
Release date: 25 November 2011:
(Cinemas near Cardiff city centre- Cineworld and Vue. Cardiff Bay- Odeon in the Red Dragon Centre.)
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston
Welcome to my blog, my name is Bethan Muxworthy and I am currently studying a post-graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University. As part of the course I have been asked to write a blog on a topic of interest to my followers, not as easy as it sounds.
My only other experience of blogging was when I wrote a travel blog whilst I was on a 6 month back-packing trip. There was so much to write about and so many pictures to download that the blog was a piece of cake. The thought of writing a blog which will form part of my course assessment is a different prospect altogether.
I scrapped quite a few ideas after realising that not even I would bother to read them. After a notepad full of scribbles I eventually came up with an idea. My blog is going to be a guide to where you can go, what you can do and how you can simply have a really good laugh in and around Cardiff.
My inspiration was the fact that many people ask me ‘How do you stay so cheerful,’ and my answer is ‘Luckily, I just am.’ I confess however, that even I need help to laugh sometimes especially when I’m feeling stressed, like when I tried to come up with this blog idea.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote in her poem ‘Solitude,’ ‘Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone,’ this is so true. What I hope to do in my blog will be to let you know what is going on around and about in Cardiff guaranteed to ‘tickle your fancy!’
Cardiff is renowned for hosting such diverse events as Rugby Internationals and The Great British Cheese Festival. I want to find out if Cardiff warrants the title ‘Capital of comedy.’ There seems to be an array of comedy venues and by doing some research I hope to point you in the direction of events most likely to make you laugh your socks off. As well as the obvious comedy outlets I will be suggesting activities, books, films, magazine/news articles, online sources etc, all containing the ‘laughter factor.’
I hope you will find my blog informative as if laughter is indeed the cheapest medicine my blog will be telling you where to go and what to do to get a healthy dose!