Did you catch the first episode of the new series of White Gold on Wednesday night? No? Me neither. The series about 1980s double glazing salespeople seemed to slip out rather discreetly. There may... more
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What is the new six-part Netflix series from Ricky Gervais? After Life is certainly funny but it is no sitcom. There is too much going on here that isn't funny to file it snugly under that genre. It'... more
So follow that. After the seismic success of the first series of Fleabag the action picks up 371 days and some hours later, with the family gathered for an important celebratory dinner. But this is... more
BBC Three has come up with a pocket-sized gem in Jerk. Following a one-off pilot in 2016, this is only a four-part series but there’s a surprisingly pleasing arc to it as we go from squirming at the... more
The Leicester Square Theatre’s annual Sketch Off Competition might not have the prestige of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards or the history of London’s New Act of the Year, but it certainly has plenty of... more
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The Leicester Comedy Festival’s Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Competition has been running 25 years (this year's final is on Feb 23) and has featured future stars including Johnny Vegas and... more
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Dave has a great track record at coming up with off-the-wall comedy shows, from Dave Gorman's Modern Life Is Goodish to, inevitably, Taskmaster (which is going to be mentioned a lot in this piece).... more
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Well, this is certainly an interesting way of putting stand-up on television. Rather than go down the perfectly reasonable tried and tested Live at the Apollo route for their new series, ITV has... more
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I don't actually review every single television programme I watch. sometimes I watch things that aren't comedies. And sometimes I watch things that aren't supposed to be comedies but turn out to be... more
I wonder if Daniel Kitson is a fan of Inside No 9. His latest show, Keep, has the kind of twist that Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton might have come up with. Having said that I should make this... more
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