Reviews

I've only watched the first episode of The End of the F**king World. Maybe there are more laughs later on. But at the moment this eight-part series, based on a comic by Charles Forsman, is a dark... more
Even if you don't think much of his comedy you have to admire Jack Whitehall's work ethic. This week alone he has this one-off live show coming out on Netflix, a new series Bounty Hunters on Sky and... more
When something life-changingly dramatic happens in your life and you want to mention it in your comedy set how do you go about it? Tig Notaro famously opened by saying "Good evening. Hello. I... more
I'm not going to attempt to mount a huge defence of this current series of Porridge. In fact I can totally understand the bile that gets lobbed in its direction on Twitter when it is being broadcast... more
Is there still a place for Dom Joly in 2017? After returning with a first All4 series of Trigger Happy TV he is now back with a second series and I'm not so sure.Part of the problem is not his fault... more
Wearing shorts, kneepads and an ice hockey top, Tony Law is muscular, masculine and hilarious in a role that brings a whole new physical element to his comedy. The bearded Canadian comic swoops... more
When I first saw Ronny Chieng at the Edinburgh Fringe a few years ago his engaging autobiographical stand-up show was in part about being a reluctant but high-achieving law student in Australia. Well... more
You know what? I still think it's an odd decision to reboot this classic, but this second episode isn't too bad at all. In The Cake Fletcher (Kevin Bishop) is reluctantly celebrating his... more
If you are going to see Young Frankenstein please leave your political correctness antennae in the cloakroom. I counted three gags about breasts in the first fifteen minutes and the rest of the show... more
I wish somebody would explain the logic of how the BBC schedules programmes. Why, for example, is the whole of Upstart Crow available online from the moment the series starts on BBC2, whereas Josh,... more

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