The Oxford Revue and ‘Friends’: A Review

Oxford, Cambridge, Durham: an alliance (or rivalry) for the ages. Although the title of the evening was ‘The Oxford Revue and Friends’, the rivalry and tension between each university’s comedic troupes were clear in this one-off performance at the Playhouse.  With three great groups determined to out-perform each other, all while emceed by a professional […]

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Such dank, much meme

Oxford has a lot of student societies but earlier this year second-year PPEist and Corpuscle Ada Pospiszyl noticed that there was no society for lovers of the iconic images we so love to share online; a requiem for a meme. She decided to rectify this by creating the Oxford Dank Memes Society, a Facebook page […]

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People say funny things in a book

Last week saw the publication of The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, edited by broadcaster and comedian Gyles Brandreth. Over 5,000 of the funniest recorded quotations have been compiled and published by Oxford University Press, bringing together witticisms from figures as diverse as Jane Austen and Frankie Boyle. Brandreth commented: “These are the people whose […]

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