Jack Kerouac (March 12th, 1922 – October 21st, 1969) was an American author and poet best known for his narrative style and for being a pioneer of a new social movement known as the Beat Generation along with other authors such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
A literary iconoclast during his lifetime, Kerouac’s popularity only grew with his premature death and his books are as popular today as they always were, maybe more so considering the number of his works published posthumously.
Today we’re sharing what is thought to be the only footage of the author, with sound in the only surviving interview. We think it gives a great impression of who Jack Kerouac was and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
His style has been copied, styled out, and parodied the world over, referenced in popular culture, and we have selected some of our favourite Seuss parodies from the years.
Enjoy these very silly parodies and clever covers dedicated to Dr Seuss.
Each comedian takes on a figure or story from history and explains in as much factual detail as possible who they were and what they became known for.
The comedian gets as sloshed as they possibly can while attempting to still speak coherently- telling us the tale of their historical figure. As well as some of the big royal and military names through history, they touch on some of our best known writers- Byron, Potter, Shelley, and more…
Check out some highlights here.
Comedian and actor Rob Delaney (Catastrophe, Deadpool 2), had learned Makaton for his son Henry who was diagnosed with a brain tumour as a baby. Sadly Henry passed away in 2018 age 2 and a half, but Rob, with the help of CBeebies, honours him by showing how inclusive and accessible Makaton can be.
Check out the sweet CBeebies story told by Rob Delaney himself using Makaton sign language. The story is Ten in the Bed, written and illustrated by Penny Dale.
The format has since been adopted by the USA but this pure comedy brilliance started with this original UK series… Enjoy these 10 snippets of their fantastic ‘Authors’ game.
Firstly let me say that violin solo is everything, the soundtrack sounds absolutely amazing and I am beyond excited to see the next instalment of this fantastic series.
And now, but, but, Nagini! Given how many animagi are in the original Harry Potter series, I shouldn’t be all that surprised that the snake that become a horcrux was originally a person, a woman at that. In the trailer you see Nagini in her human form transforming into snake, we’re hoping it’ll be explained how she ended up being trapped in snake form.