Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

A Tribute


No spoof was ever complete without the deceptively straight-faced funnyman Leslie Nielsen, who sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 84.

Starting out as a dramatic actor and turned down for the lead in The Shining (surely we can’t be serious), Nielsen instead found work in legendary comedies Airplane!, The Naked Gun and more recently showing them kids how it’s done in the Scary Movie franchise. Whether it was a hapless doctor, a hapless spy or a hapless cop, Nielsen mastered a face of complete obliviousness while all around him fell to pieces.

(Main image: Rex)



Leslie Nielsen facts


10 bigger than a dog herbivores you should be able to beat in hand-to-hand combat


Tim Vine's comedy heroes



Gregory Porter on why Russian gangsters love his music

The smooth jazzman has (scary) friends in high places

by Alex Christian
26 Oct 2016

Ballon d’Or: Who’s a fraud and who's not

We weigh up the merits of the 30 footballers recently deemed the planet's best

26 Oct 2016

Ice Cube to appear in contemporary Disney adaptation of Oliver Twist

Hear that? It's the sound of Charles Dickens spinning furiously in his grave

by David Cornish
26 Oct 2016

Do women really find short men unattractive?

Is it all in your head or is there truth to the stereotype?

by Sam Diss
25 Oct 2016

The Walking Dead is back and shit just hit the fan

Spoiler alert: who Negan killed is revealed

by Jamie Carson
24 Oct 2016

Deadpool director quits over 'creative differences' with Ryan Reynolds

Has the 'merc with the mouth' just mouthed off one too many times?

by Tom Fordy
24 Oct 2016

This beloved Game of Thrones character makes a return in season 7

He's not been seen for ages, but he's making a welcome return

by David Cornish
24 Oct 2016

Kanye discusses Paris robbery for the first time and calls out Jay-Z

Yeezy slates Jay from the stage

21 Oct 2016

Everything you can expect from Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror

What you need to know for Season 3

21 Oct 2016

A forensic analysis of Liam and Noel Gallagher’s ongoing feud

A timeline of the best brotherly insults of all time

by Jamie Carson
21 Oct 2016