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Dave has a great track record at coming up with off-the-wall comedy shows, from Dave Gorman's Modern Life Is Goodish to, inevitably, Taskmaster (which is going to be mentioned a lot in this piece).... more
Well, this is certainly an interesting way of putting stand-up on television. Rather than go down the perfectly reasonable tried and tested Live at the Apollo route for their new series, ITV has... more
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I don't actually review every single television programme I watch. sometimes I watch things that aren't comedies. And sometimes I watch things that aren't supposed to be comedies but turn out to be... more
I wonder if Daniel Kitson is a fan of Inside No 9. His latest show, Keep, has the kind of twist that Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton might have come up with. Having said that I should make this... more
Maybe Chevy Chase should just skip Januarys. Last January he appeared at the Eventim Apollo with Mike Read in a car crash of a live show. This January he appears in a road movie which, while not... more
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Sex Education is an odd one. As has already been pointed out elsewhere, this new Netflix series seems to be set in a British school that thinks it is in America. The boys seem to be either jocks or... more
Live Review: Bill Bailey, Wyndham's Theatre
This review first appeared in the Evening Standard here. Bill Bailey is touring the UK extensively in 2019. buy tickets here. Is there a more loved comedian than Bill Bailey? Or a more... more
lazy susan
This review first appeared in the Evening Standard here. Following their successful run they've now added a big gig at the Leicester Square Theatre on February 22. Buy tickets here. 2018 was a... more
Steve Coogan has just picked up a BAFTA nomination for his performance as Stan Laurel in this new movie, which seems a bit harsh on his co-star John C Reilly, who plays Oliver Hardy. But then maybe... more
The fifth series of Cuckoo is very much what you might call the WTF series. WTF happen to Dale? And WTF is film superstar Andie MacDowell doing in a BBC Three series set in Lichfield?The first... more

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