TV Review: Noel Fielding in The Completely Made-up Adventures of Dick Turpin, Apple TV+
I had a bad feeling about Noel Fielding's new comedy The Completely Made-up Adventures of Dick Turpin. The cast was so starry, so packed with 24-carat familiar TV comedy names plus Hugh... more
TV Review: Boarders, BBC Three
I've been meaning to write about Boarders since I first saw the opening episode but it's taken me a while to process it. I was expecting a silly, frothy rites-of-passage version of Bad Education with... more
Theatre Review: Nachtland, Young Vic
The first time I saw Patrick Marber it was around 25 years ago and he was playing a plastic trumptet at a comedy gig above a pub in East Dulwich. I think it's fair to say he has come a long way since... more
Review: Ikechukwu Ufomadu: Amusements, Soho Theatre
I think it's fair to say that Ikechukwu Ufomadu's Amusements is not your typical comedy show. But then Ikechukwu Ufomadu is not your typical comedian. He comes on dressed in an elegant, immaculate... more
The Komedia New Comedy Awards in association with Comic Boom comedy club and Victoria Nangle have been going for four years now and at last I made it down to Brighton for the final. Comedy... more
Theatre Review: The Frogs, Kiln Theatre
For their latest show physical troupe Spymonkey has gone right back to the roots of both comedy and theatre. The Frogs, by Aristophanes, is said to feature the first ever double act, which is... more
Theatre Review: The Hills Of California, Harold Pinter Theatre
The Hills of California arrives in the West End with an impeccable pedigree. The director is Sam Mendes, the writer is Jez Butterworth. They’ve had hits on stage and screen before (such as Jerusalem... more
Theatre Review: Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, Coach & Horses, London, W1
Love pubs? Love theatre? Then I definitely have a show for you. Robert Bathurst, best known for Cold Feet and Toast of London, plays Jeffrey Bernard, renowned writer and boozer who finds himself... more
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Atlanta, Series 12, Episode 1
In the first episode in what has been called the last series, Larry David goes out of his comfort zone and travels to Atlanta where he is being paid by a rich fan to mingle with guests at a party.... more
Theatre Review: the Motive And The Cue, Noel Coward Theatre
“What’s my motivation?” It has become one of theatre’s most abiding clichés and it forms part of the plot of this acclaimed play by Jack Thorne and directed by Sam Mendes that is anything but clichéd... more
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