8 Times That Take That Will Have You ROFL on Carpool Karaoke!

Carpool Karaoke with Take That and James Corden

Comic Relief would not have been complete without James Corden and his Carpool Karaoke. It is now an essential part of Comic relief after last year when James Corden appeared with George Michael and created what it is today. As is, in all James Corden’s sketch videos he ropes celebrities into singing along with him as he transports them to their next appearance which is normally held at the CBS studios in Los Angeles. The show was originally a feature on James’ late night US talk The Late Late Show.

Comic relief 2017 had us in stitches as we watch Take That band member Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald as they sing along with James Corden.

Here are the top 8 reasons to watch the video! 

  1. What is funnier than four grown men embarrassing themselves wearing little red foam noses? No man can be taken seriously looking like that but in all true Comic Relief spirit, they do it to raise money.
  2. The reference to the spandex thrown onto the stage in replacement of knickers and bras… obviously, now their original fans are now in their 40’s and 50’s and not young teenage girls. us older fans need a little tight elastic to help hold everything where it should be.
  3. The fact that it really is time for Howard to retire. He is just there to make up the numbers right? Duo’s never doing well … unless in some irony they are Irish band Jedward and for comical effect.
  4. The amazing singing! It doesn’t matter how old Take That fans are, the songs still take you back 25 years to the 90’s and the ultimate Take That tour!
  5. The funny story of Take That trying to break out in America … checkout from 10.15 minutes into the clip.
  6. Mark Owen looking like he is either drugged up and high, drunk, has hay fever or is severely allergic to something. He looks like he has aged considerably and most likely from his alcoholism. I was pretty shocked to see him now after his time in rehab.
  7. The glimpse of Howard’s body! Nothing like a bit of eye candy!
  8. The story of trying to break America and some very questionable choreography.


Overall though with all joking aside, Take That have always been an iconic band. It really doesn’t matter how old you are because the feeling when listening to their songs still evoke emotions from the time everyone listened to Take That. It’s a fun clip of a group of four guys having fun and reminiscing to their songs and the high of a successful boy band of the 90’s. James Corden did well this year! The ultimate question though is should James join and become member 5?

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Writer’s Challenge – “Comedy”




Wednesday brings us Writers Quote Wednesday sponsored by Colleen Chesebro over at Silver Threading – Fairy Whisperer, Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes

Colleen and Ronovan offer an open invitation to join their weekly blogging event called “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge! #WQWWC

Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favourite author you admire write a post relating to this whether it be a poem, photograph, flash fiction or real-life story using the weekly word as your inspiration. Make sure you use your quote wishing the text of your post or in the title! Most of all … Have Fun!

I joined in last week and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was great to be a part of a ‘community’  I was, as you can imagine ecstatic to see Coleen chose my post to be featured along with others from their blogs from the prompt “Strength”. You can read my post here!

This week’s inspirational word is “Comedy”.


Don’t Make Me Laugh!

Comedy is a hilarious concept but my sense of humour is often a mix of dry, silly, childish and sometimes sarcasm! Sorry .. but there you have it!

I love to laugh but it takes a lot for me to crack a smile! Don’t get me wrong! I’m not a miserable sod but I don’t find things funnily easily!

For me, it’s silly humour that gets me! I was away one weekend in the caravan in a field! We were playing a game with my fiancé and his family a few friends. The game was called Articulate. You have to describe the word on the card without saying any part of it! Well it was my 9-year-old son’s turn and with the help of his teenage sister was having his turn:

Son – “Ooh it was on Britain’s Got Talent! … The man dressed up … Ooh!… and was in it! … He was an alien!  ….It’s in Dr Who! A robot in Dr Who! … Oh, Come on! ”

We all looked really puzzled at each other as the clue was nature … I answered the only thing I could think of …

Me – “Dalek?’

Son – He looks at the card and nods… “Yes!”

Daughter – “What the hell! No! It’s Garlic!”

Everyone was in hysterics at my little man’s mistake! Now that had me in absolute stitches! My poor son made me almost pee my pants but that little innocent boy at his expense made me laugh so hard! He did laugh at himself once he realised but oh my! It was that gut aching laughter that hurts your side! you can feel it rise right under your ribs! The more you laugh the more it hurts, you laugh so hard you start to grunt like a pig and it keeps happening more the more you try to stop it! It’s the kind of laughter that a few moments after composing yourself you right there again! Snorting with everyone laughing at you! That memory will stay with us all for years because it was such an innocent mistake but so so funny!

That is my kind of humour! Silly, stupid moments that make you cross your legs so you don’t pee!

Forget the forced comedy on tv shows like ‘Have I Got News for You’ but for me, I love silly immature comedy like ‘Celebrity Juice!’

Walt Disney was right with his quote …

“That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up!”

What makes you laugh? What are you favourite shows on TV you just have to watch? What do you remember that made you laugh so hard you had to run for the loo?

I would love to hear your stories!