Reviews

A few months ago I was asked by a national newspaper to set up an interview with a famous English comedian. They became particularly keen when I told them he was learning Chinese for a future role.... more
As comedy-heavy casts go Brakes takes some beating. Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Julia Davis, Steve Oram, Oliver Maltman and Seb Cardinal as well as Roland Gift, Paul McGann and Kerry Fox are among... more
There are all sorts of legends about actors getting a bit too consumed by their roles. Was it Daniel Day Lewis who thought he was seeing his father's ghost when he played Hamlet? (it was, I just... more
Well it's certainly got plenty going on. You don't have to do a forensic assessment of Michael McIntyre's Big Show to spot traces of Noel Edmonds, Jeremy Beadle and Ant & Dec. There's even a... more
I've dipped in and out of this latest series of Red Dwarf but I had to make a point of watching Skipper as it features the long-awaited return of Norman Lovett as Holly the computer. Sorry if that... more
It's been pretty canny of the BBC to put this whole series out on iPlayer straight away. Let's face it, how many stressed mums are going to feel like having their knackered lives played back to them... more
This documentary went out earlier this week but I only caught up with it last night. And I'm glad I did. It's a great study of a brilliant comedian presented by a pretty good comedian and in the... more
"Hello, I am your scumbag for the evening." Skilful compere Kiri Pritchard=McLean set the tone for this gig with her very first salvo. For comedians used to dodging the heckles and inflatable cocks... more
This review first appeared in the London Evening Standard here.Ahir Shah is currently on tour. Dates here. Ahir Shah has been a political comic to watch for a few years now and at 26 he has... more
This review first appeared in the London Evening Standard here.Kerry Godliman is currently on tour. Buy tickets here. Kerry Godliman can currently be seen in ITV1 series Bad Move, but... more

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