Friday 29 July 2016

Miserable Jack Horner and Friends


Little Jack Horner
Sat in a corner
Eating his heart out.

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Full of cares and woe.

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
In despair.

Oh, the grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men
And they were depressed a lot of the time.

Margery Daw,
Having terrible mood swings.

Monday 25 July 2016

Robert and Clara Schumann, Joke-writers (Part 1)

Robert and Clara Schumann wrote some of the greatest jokes of the nineteenth century. Later, Robert was driven mad by his own punch lines. But today Robert and Clara’s jokes are repeated all round the world.

Sunday 17 July 2016

God Talks (Part 4)

Miserable Malcolm will be performing “Graveside Manner” at the Reading Fringe Festival next Sunday (24th July). It’s at 5pm in the Milk Bar (8 Merchants Place, Reading, RG1 1DT). Tickets are £6 online at or on the door.  If you’re in the area and need your Sunday ruining, please come along. More details on facebook here.

Friday 8 July 2016

Miserable Malcolm at Priddy, and if Wishes were Horses ....

Miserable Malcolm will be appearing at Priddy Folk Festival tomorrow (and is unlikely to have cheered up, to be honest).  He will be doing a 40 minute set at the Words Wizard Cabaret along with Trevor Carter (Bristol Storyteller of the Year 2014) and Spikey Tim (a Dr Seuss for Grown Ups).  The Words Wizard Cabaret takes place between 6 and 8pm in the Goatchurch Tent. Malcolm will be banging on about his usual themes, lost love, death and misery, and hopes that’ll go down all right with a folk audience.