Previews

Ross Noble
Every comedian gets the TV series they deserve. Grumpy stand-ups get sitcoms in which they play grumpy versions of themselves. Snappy stand-ups get shiny floor comedies.And so master improvisor Ross... more
la couchette
After being harshly overlooked in numerous end-of-year awards thingies, it’s been nice to see the first series of Inside No 9 finally picking up some accolades this week. The series of six self-... more
Raised By Wolves
You probably don’t need me to tell you much about Raised By Wolves. Unless you’ve had your broadband connection cut off recently you will know it’s the new sitcom written by Caitlin Moran and her... more
Nina Conti
Nina Conti is mainly famous for her stage ventriloquism, but in recent years she has branched out into making documentaries around the subject of voice-throwing. The Bafta-nominated Her Master’s... more
Moone Boy
Is Moone Boy turning into Ireland’s answer to epic coming-of-age movie Boyhood? The first episode of the third series is set in 1991 and finds Martin Moone (David Rawle) a little bit older, a little... more
this comedian
I wrote recently about how sometimes it can be a frustrating for people who see a lot of comedy to hear the same comedians – however brilliant – do the same material every time you see them. This... more
Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival
The Leicester Comedy Festival, partnered for a fourth year by TV channel Dave, runs from February 4 - 22. It is the oldest comedy festival in England. This year there will be over 50 venues... more
Count arthur strong
A ridiculous comedy character standing for election? No, not Al Murray’s Pub Landlord, but Steve Delaney’s Count Arthur Strong, who this week is so annoyed about the street noise waking him up in the... more
Catastrophe
Channel 4’s new sitcom Catastrophe starts with a bang. Not the nuclear variety as in ITV2’s Cockroaches though. Here the bang is the sex between the two characters Sharon and Rob (Sharon Horgan and... more
cockroaches
1. Cradle to Grave, BBC2 Motormouth Danny Baker’s autobiography gets the sitcom treatment. Baker is a co-writer himself so expect lots of strange-but-true tales of growing up poor but ‘appy in... more

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