Reviews

Update. As well as the six episodes of Inside No. 9 on BBC2, an innovative seventh episode has just been released online. Find out more about it and view it here.When I interviewed Steve... more
Thotch
Update 11/2/14: I did wonder what Peter Gabriel would make of The Life Of Rock with Brian Pern. Despite a plethora of gags at his expense it appears that he liked it (if this is genuine). Read his... more
Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong have carved out a pretty nifty niche for themselves as C4's top-notch comedy writers with Peep Show and Fresh Meat. In case you've been living under a stone without... more
Sardines Review
For those that were sorry to see the end of the brilliant Psychoville after two series the good news is that Inside No 9 is possibly even better. Certainly just as horribly funny in places. The BBC... more
Kurt Braunohler usually comes to the UK with queen of kookery Kristen Schaal. This time round he is doing solo shows. I hope he will still be working with Schaal though, as some of their two-handers... more
There has been talk recently of stand-up producing an endless conveyor belt of identikit observational comedians with one eye on a spot on Live at the Apollo. The cynics saying this clearly don't go... more
ocorico
The London International Mime Festival is a bit of an odd beast with a slightly deceptive title. There are physical theatre shows, circus acts, dance events, heck, there are even performers who... more
lena dunham
Give or take Caitlin Moran, Lena Dunham has pretty much cornered the market in distinctive, strong female voices that make you both laugh your head off and think long and hard about the whacked-out... more
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe
I've got a theory that every entertainer – apart from Daniel Kitson, of course – ends up doing something very different to what they originally imagined themselves doing. Johnny Vegas ends up selling... more
Nick Helm
It's not surprising that there is a strong whiff of deja vu watching Uncle, the first episode of the new sitcom starring Nick Helm written by newcomer Oliver Refson. A one-off pilot went out on C4 in... more

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