Laura Lexx is an acclaimed British comedian who has appeared on many television shows ('Roast Battle', 'Mock the Week') and has written a novel 'Pivot' and a bestselling humour book 'Klopp Actually'. Her tweets imagining a steamy yet sensible love affair with Jurgen Klopp lit up Twitter for a weekend in 2020, and scored her a book deal! But this episode is about her real life wedding in 2015 to fellow comedian Tom Livingstone (The Noise next Door) and the excellent bride speech she gave thanking him and her sister. It's a hit on YouTube and Laura is great on the whole question of how to do a bride or groom speech.
Includes audio from this YouTube of Lin Manuel Miranda serenading bride Vanessa with help of friends and family at their wedding.
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This is Tony's wedding speech to wife Tamsin. '10 Things I Love About You'.
Tony's personal writing blog is Good one, Wilson!
His books are for sale here
'Men, you have ten minutes to live' — Dr Brendan Nelson's speech at a Soldier On charity gala, Canberra 2014 (witnessed by cohost Lehmo)