Chocolate S.O.S, the latest instalment in the hilarious Jess Jordan series, was published in the UK last week and Bloomsbury are blog-touring it all this week. I absolutely love this series: it's laugh-out-loud funny and has nicely filled the void left by Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series. I've just read Chocloate S.O.S myself and can't wait for Party Disaster later in the year!
Here's the very funny Sue Limb talking about her fantasy dinner party... I don't know about you, but I'd like to be invited! And for more information on the Jess Jordan series, laugh your way over to www.jessjordan.co.uk.
Giving a dinner party is my worst nightmare, but I’ll be fine as long as somebody else can do the cooking (Jamie Oliver’s my favourite, and as this is a fantasy, I’d like Nigella to do the puds). Four comedy greats as my guests: what could be more fun? The only problem is, I have to confine myself to four. It’s a bit like choosing a pudding, except with puddings I usually confine myself to five.
I have to start with Stephen Fry, because he’s not only witty but has a brain the size of a planet – no, a universe. I could ask him questions that have always bothered me, such as, ‘What’s the capital of Poshbeckistan?’ and ‘Where do babies come from?’ He’s also urbane and imperturbable and could act as co-host, because I’d be far too tongue-tied to speak.
Jo Brand would be next. I have always adored her as she’s madly unpredictable and can be naughtily rude in a potty-mouth kind of way. I like that in a woman. (Though not in a man – men should be polite, give up their seats on buses, and wear smart suits and highly-polished shoes). I love Jo’s devastating and earthy wit. ‘You’ll have to heckle better than that, mate, or your face is going to be sat on.’ I get the feeling she’d be very relaxing company and as she was a psychiatric nurse for ten years, she’d know what to do if my teddy bear had one of his obsessive-compulsive attacks.
Reginald D Hunter is my third guest. What could be more enchanting than a big Afro-American guy wearing a little girl’s hairdo? I’ve seen him with bunches, I’ve seen him with an Alice band, and what I’d like at the dinner party is Reg in a bonnet with pink bows. He’s one of the most daring and edgy comedians around, but I want him to concentrate on mocking us Brits, because, as an outsider, he sees our weirdness in sharp perspective, and yet, bless him, he seems to like us for it.
Lastly, sorry if this is predictable, but it has to be Sarah Millican. I know she’s massively successful right now, and probably can’t even find time for a fantasy virtual dinner party, but there’s a reason she’s flavour of the decade. She’s chatty and matey like a best friend, and her material is about the domestic life we all recognize and share – socks down the back of the sofa, breakfast-in-your-pajamas stuff. She also takes photographs of puddings she has eaten, and posts them on her website. I’m sure she’d do justice to Nigella’s.
Also, here's a video of Sue talking about her Jess series:
Thanks to Bloomsbury, I three (3) copies of Chocolate S.O.S to give away! Usual rules apply, and this one is UK only (sorry international friends!).
Rules & info:
- Open to UK residents only.
- End date: January 17th, 2012.
- One entry per person.
- You do NOT have to follow my blog to enter.
- Books will be sent out by the publisher.