For this new version of Porridge the original writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, are back on board which should be a good sign. The difference is that the original set-up has been updated. Fletch played by Kevin Bishop is now Nigel Norman Fletcher, the grandson on Ronnie Barker’s Norman...

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There are always a few shows that can get overlooked in Edinburgh so I'm eternally grateful to my colleague Dominic Maxwell, who on my last day at the Fringe pointed me in the direction of a show that is totally dotty and deranged but also deceptively well-crafted.

In Mat Ewins Will Make...

Review

This sitcom season seems to be a veritable mix of approaches. At least one show seems to have been updated (Porridge), at least one seems to be a prequel (Young Hyancinth) and then there is Are You Being Served? which pretty much recreates the original innuendo-laden shopfloor sitcom.

So...

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“It’s just not funny enough.” This was a comment that I kept hearing during the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Not necessarily about the newly-crowned lastminute.com Best Comedy Show winner Richard Gadd...
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The winners of this year's lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced today at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. Richard Gadd won the Best Show award for his show Monkey See Monkey Do....
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The winners of the Malcolm Hardee Awards have been announced tonight at the Gillie Dhu in Edinburgh. The proud recipients are as follows: COMIC ORIGINALITY Twonkey - bonkers hybrid of Michael Bentine...
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BBC Radio 4 has announced a raft of new commissions, selected by the network’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy, Sioned Wiliam. As well as the best up-and-coming talent, listeners will hear brand new...
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The Sitcom Trials So You Think You Write Funny Grand Final took place at the Gilded Balloon on Tuesday August 23. Five brand new sitcoms were performed live in stage and the audience voted for their...
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