The Komedia New Comedy Awards in association with Comic Boom comedy club and Victoria Nangle have been going for four years now and at last I made it down to Brighton for the final. Comedy... more
Theatre Review: The Frogs, Kiln Theatre
For their latest show physical troupe Spymonkey has gone right back to the roots of both comedy and theatre. The Frogs, by Aristophanes, is said to feature the first ever double act, which is... more
Theatre Review: The Hills Of California, Harold Pinter Theatre
The Hills of California arrives in the West End with an impeccable pedigree. The director is Sam Mendes, the writer is Jez Butterworth. They’ve had hits on stage and screen before (such as Jerusalem... more
Theatre Review: Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, Coach & Horses, London, W1
Love pubs? Love theatre? Then I definitely have a show for you. Robert Bathurst, best known for Cold Feet and Toast of London, plays Jeffrey Bernard, renowned writer and boozer who finds himself... more
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Atlanta, Series 12, Episode 1
In the first episode in what has been called the last series, Larry David goes out of his comfort zone and travels to Atlanta where he is being paid by a rich fan to mingle with guests at a party.... more
Theatre Review: the Motive And The Cue, Noel Coward Theatre
“What’s my motivation?” It has become one of theatre’s most abiding clichés and it forms part of the plot of this acclaimed play by Jack Thorne and directed by Sam Mendes that is anything but clichéd... more
Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year Final – Results
Apologies for this review running late. I was particularly busy after being one of the judges of this final, but having recently spoken to the organiser i decided I say a few things about the acts at... more
Theatre Review: Pandemonium, Soho Theatre
Anyone seeing Armando Iannucci credited as the writer of Pandemonium might expect a satire with the brutality of The Thick of It or the classy bite of Veep. Think again. This new play, directed by... more
BCG Pro Talent Awards for Performance Final - Review
I was reading an interview with Paul Merton recently in which he got nostalgic for the eighties comedy scene when, he recalled, there were only about 12 comedians in the country. These days, he said... more
=Baftas For Jack Rooke, Kat Sadler, Bisha K Ali And Charlie Brooker
When I was growing up an awkward sitcom scene would be a child walking in on their parents together in bed. The first episode of Such Brave Girls takes things a bit further when Josie (played by the... more
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