Ayesha Hazarika certainly picked a good day to open the Soho run of her latest show, State of the Nation. The former adviser to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman picked the day the snap election was... more
The Laugharne Weekend has been going for ten years and I think I’ve attempted to go for at least the last five. One year I’d even packed the car and then I looked at the weather forecast and it was... more
I don’t really know why but I’d slightly drifted away from Catastrophe during this series. It was still one of the best things on TV but maybe it had started off too well and I was worried it couldn'... more
We all love comedians chatting off-duty, that’s why Jerry Seinfield’s Comedians In Cars series and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled do so well. and now BBC Three has got in on the act with the low-budget... more
I read an early review of this production of The Miser where it was described as a “mugfest”. I asked my partner to come with me. She loves a mugfest after a hard day's work. And true enough this... more
First of all a pre-emptive apology. When you see eight sketch groups in one show it is inevitable that some of the material overlaps. It is also inevitable that some of the performers – mostly in... more
After a quiet period from Simon Amstell the thoughtful, angsty comedian is gearing up for a higher profile this year. A UK tour has recently been announced but before then he makes his directorial... more
This wonderful series ends with an episode that takes its cue from the classic sitcom idea that characters are trapped. From Steptoe & Son to Red Dwarf to The Office the comedy comes from people... more
Somehow I’ve managed to miss Iain Stirling’s TV career. That might be because his main appearances have been on ITV2’s Love Island (not as a contestant, doing voiceover) and on children’s TV. I don’t... more
Adam Kay used to be a full-time doctor but these days he doesn’t have to worry about saving people’s lives, he just has to worry about getting bad reviews. Not that he is going to get any for his... more


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