Reviews

TV Review: Inside No 9 – Last Night Of The Proms
This excellent series finished on a high note with Last Night of the Proms, which kind of had everything from farcical laughs to brutal violence to political subtext.The scene was set as a clan... more
Live Review: Musical Comedy Awards Final 2020, Bloomsbury Theatre
As we stagger back towards post-pandemic normality it was good to see the Musical Comedy Awards Final return to the Bloomsbury Theatre. A small socially distanced audience got to sit in the venue.... more
Review: Feel Good, Netflix
The second series of Feel Good, Mae Martin and Joe Hampson’s metafictional comedy-drama (dramedy?) leapt back onto Netflix on Friday. Those with willpower, or busy lives, might manage eke out... more
Review: Bo Burnham – Inside, Netflix
Perhaps you can tell a person by what they did during lockdown. I decanted all of my herbs and spices into matching jars. Bo Burnham made a Netflix special all on his own. Different strokes I guess.... more
TV Review: Motherland, BBC2
I'd slightly gone off Motherland in series two. It has started off so well with Liz (Diane Morgan) talking about keeping cheese in the freezer in the very first outing. Maybe after this it got too... more
Live Review: Matt Forde's Political Party, Garrick Theatre
Matt Forde was quick to say how glad he was to be appearing at the Garrick after being away for so long and his audience was pretty happy too. Forde's Political Party shows in which he grills... more
Live Review: (Yes, A Live Review): Angel Comedy, The Bill Murray, N1
An enduring comedy trivia question is who did the first UK arena comedy performance? People will usually say it was Baddiel and Newman when they played Wembley Arena in 1993. But smug, insufferable... more
Review: Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping, C4
Johnny Vegas is having a bit of a moment on TV right now. He co-stars in a trilogy of comedy dramas on Gold from this Saturday, entitled Murder They Hope and he also stars in a comedy documentary... more
TV/Online Review: Starstruck, BBC Three/BBC One
One of the first times I saw Rose Matafeo was in 2017 when she did an Edinburgh show entitled Sassy Best Friend, about the movie cliche of the romantic female lead usually having a wisecracking... more
TV/Online Review: Dreaming Whilst Black, BBC Three/BBC One
The BBC's latest Comedy Slice pilot started life as a web series and after a one-off being re-made for BBC Three it gets a late-night outing on BBC One. Which is certainly deserves. It may not be the... more
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