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‘Fiery as ever’: Romesh Ranganathan replaces Anne Robinson for Weakest Link reboot

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Romesh Ranganathan is to host a rebooted version of the TV quizshow The Weakest Link, formerly presented by Anne Robinson. The 43-year-old comic will present the series, which is said to be returning to the BBC in a S...

A pint and a madras in a hurricane: is this my first trip to the pub or an endurance event?

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I have made my first visit to a pub since Lockdown 3: The Lockening was announced. A lot of people I know have been talking longingly about the taste of that first proper pint, and I would have been, pure, had I not su...

Arguing with my wife rarely ends well – but at least it’s something to do

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The end of lockdown could not come soon enough for the Ranganathans. We have moved into the realm of actively hunting for things to argue about, just to feel something. After long, mute days, we prowl the house, looki...

Even with gravy so thick it needs spreading, my wife triumphs in the kitchen wars

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When my wife and I first got together, we came back from the shops starving and I offered to make her a stir-fry. I wanted to really impress her with something “cheffy” and so while she had a quick shower (expecting d...

GB News likes to think it’s challenging the consensus. But what if it is the consensus?

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Have you been watching GB News? It fascinates me. Whatever you say about the TV channel’s politics; whatever debate you’ve been having about who annoys you the most on there, you have to respect somebody deciding to s...

Has my weekly self-analysis helped avert the worst of middle age?

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Welcome to my final Weekend column, ragazzi. I was debating how emotional to get on this one. I have spent the last couple of days listening to Kanye West’s new album, so I am in quite a depressive mood. This column is m...

Hurrah! I’m doing live gigs againbut what if I can’t do standup any more?

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It has been very exciting over the last couple of weeks to be able to start doing standup gigs again. Comedians, like all performers, have experienced the longest period offstage, and being back in the spotlight has v...

I bought a face mask recommended by a contestant on Coach Trip

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As I have written before, my lockdown has involved a selection of deep dives into different hobbies, ranging from trying to DJ to making the perfect porridge. Each one does the vital job of keeping my mind off the men...

I love superhero movies. But can I sit through a four-hour-long director’s cut?

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I have long been a fan of superhero films, which has made the last few years incredibly exciting. Per molto tempo, people like me had to deal with origin stories over and over again, before Marvel decided to explore d...

I’m bingeing on TikTok and cat videos: here’s my way back from the abyss

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Before I met my wife, my capacity to do nothing was infinite. After I met my wife, my capacity to do nothing remained infinite, but I was retrained to believe that staring into space doesn’t count as a hobby. Over the...

I’m not saying I’m an emotional wreck, but almost anything can reduce me to tears

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Alcuni anni fa, I was on my way to Australia to perform at the Melbourne comedy festival, and was feeling a bit nervous about what Australian audiences were going to make of me. On the plane I decided to try to take ...

I’ve found a special dentist for people who are terrified of dentists

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I recently had an issue with one of my teeth. I was coming back from a weekend break with my family at Center Parcs, and I was eating a cereal bar when it took part of a back tooth with it. I was struck by two things ...

I’ve taken up golf – am I at risk of becoming everything I once hated?

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A while ago I did a show with my friend Rob Beckett, the comedian, and had a look at the world of golf. Rob had been playing a bit and trying to persuade me of the benefits of taking it up. I was unsure. The whole thi...

In a house move blunder, I’ve blown it with my wife. Can I scapegoat the delivery men?

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My wife and I rarely have a proper argument, so it came as quite a shock to both of us when one did come along. I would describe it as less of an argument and more of a calm conversation during which she pretended to ...

Just one solitary idiot shouting abuse at me at a footie match? I call that progress

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By the time you read this, I have no idea what the situation with England at Euro 2020 is but, as I write, we have gone through the group stage as winners, and everybody is pretending that there aren’t four or five te...

Let’s celebrate TV’s winners (me!) rather than pat ourselves on the back for diversity

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I was attending the Baftas earlier this month (I realise I sound like a wanker – the sort of wanker who writes a column about the Baftas because he won one) and was asked if I could do a few press interviews after the...

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