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Sky seems to be on a bit of a roll at the moment with edgy comedy dramas. There was the Sue Perkins/Mel Giedroyc Hitmen, then the current I Hate Suzie with Billie Piper. And now here comes Game Of... more
Review: The Greatest Ever Late 'n' Live, YouTube
Late ’n’ Live really is an essential part of the Edinburgh Fringe furniture. If you haven’t experienced a raucous night of post-midnight anarchic comedy at the Gilded Balloon you haven’t really... more
Edinburgh Fringe Review: Fringe Search Party
It’s been hard to find the spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe this year but I had a damn good go. Earlier this week after restrictions had lifted I went to see an open air stand-up show from Nathan... more
TV Review: Mortimer And Whitehouse Gone Fishing, BBC Two
Bob Mortimer was well on his way to National Treasure status even before his fishing series with Paul Whitehouse became a major hit. His work with Vic Reeves, his shaggy dog stories on Would I Lie To... more
TV: Mandy, BBC Two
Diane Morgan’s new comedy Mandy is an interesting one. It’s a sitcom, but only 15 minutes long rather than the usual half hour, so the BBC is showing two episodes back to back. Yet 15 minutes feels... more
Review: Squeamish About...Entertainment
After a one-off about Brexit last year Matt Berry returns as somewhat eccentric historian Michael Squeamish to offer his thoughts on various subjects. Coming up in future weeks we have Squeamish... more
TV: Semi-Detached, BBC Two
New Lee Mack sitcom? The stand-up star is more like Lee Manic here, pinballing from one domestic suburban crisis to another while barely pausing for breath. The USP gimmick, from writers David Crow... more
Live Review: Mark Watson's Carpool Comedy With Sophie Duker, Lou Sanders, Tim Key, Jen Brister, Selhurst Park FC
By compere and intrepid organiser Mark Watson’s own admission, this is not the perfect way to experience comedy. Parked in your car in the car park of Crystal Palace Football Club on the hottest day... more
Video: Clash of the Irish Titans – The Young Offenders Quizzed By Normal People's Paul Mescal
If nothing else good comes out of the pandemic at least there is a chance that more people will see The Young Offenders. I'm not sure if it is because the BBC is running out of new programmes to... more
Film Review: How To Build A Girl, Amazon Prime
Channel 4 decided to stop making Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical sitcom Raised By Wolves after two series, but maybe if they had carried on it might have turned out something like this. How To... more
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