Reviews

Miles Jupp
It is hard to believe that the UK’s first Museum of Comedy has only just opened. There really should have been one for years. Leicester Square Theatre artistic director Martin Witts opened the museum... more
Original Comedy Shorts
With BBC3 due to become an online channel in 2015 I guess the BBC needs to get viewers used to going to iPlayer to watch original content online and not just last night’s episode of EastEnders. To... more
Badults Series Two
There hasn't been a huge fanfare to mark the return of Badults for a second series, which is maybe understandable. The first series had mixed reviews, so maybe BBC3 wants this run to grow via word-of... more
Secret Kilkenny
I thought I was going to be at Kilkenny’s Sky Cat Laughs Festival this weekend, but some of the more boring bits of real life got in the way. I thought I wouldn’t be too bothered. But then I started... more
Michael Che
I’m slightly ashamed to say this. It feels utterly politically incorrect. But the only comedian I can compare Michael Che to is Hannibal Buress. Like Buress, Che is a young, black American rising... more
Fast Show special
Update 24/5/14. I'm indebted to Paul Holmes of website The Velvet Onion for pointing out to me that last night's Fast Show Special Part One was not quite as new as it seemed. Some, if not all, of the... more
Mr Sloane
Bloody Americans, coming over here and writing our comedies. After Episodes on BBC2 and Vicious on ITV1 here is Mr Sloane, Sky Atlantic’s new comedy-drama starring Nick Frost. The writer/director is... more
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly’s two-part series on the way we treat death was a strangely moving affair. Not because he was meeting bereaved and dying people from around the world, but because Connolly himself... more
Baddiel Herring
Is it decadent post-imperialist arrogance or dicking about in the name of entertaining telly? That was my first thought when I started watching 24 Hours To Go Broke, Dave’s latest comedy travelogue... more
David Baddiel
This was the second time I've seen David Baddiel's Fame: Not The Musical and it is as funny, clever and insightful as it was when I saw the shorter version at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer. It's... more

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