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Charlie Brooker, Greg Davies, Stephen Merchant & More Confirmed For BBC Comedy Festival

Newcastle upon Tyne, the first BBC City of Comedy, will host the BBC’s first Comedy Festival for indie producers, anyone with a new career in TV and comedy, and people looking to break into or advance their career in the industry.

A series of events will take place across three days from Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th May 2022 to explore, reflect on and celebrate comedy in the UK.

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Review: Death To 2021, Netflix

Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe end-of-year reports for the BBC were essential viewing. Last year though he did a caustic commentary for Netflix, Death To 2020, without appearing onscreen himself, which didn't quite have the same sardonic sucker punches. Not for English viewers anyway. It seemed to be aimed at an American audience.

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Review: Death To 2020, Netflix, With Hugh Grant, Diane Morgan, Samuel L Jackson

This is no doubt more my problem than Charlie Brooker's but I never thought I'd be disappointed by something Brooker was involved in. I even loved Nathan Barley. I'd been looing forward to Death To 2020 ever since it was announced. And every time i heard about another cast member I got more excited. Diane Morgan? Hugh Grant? Samuel L Jackson? What could possibly go wrong?

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News: First Images And Trailer From New Charlie Brooker Netflix Show

Charlie Brooker: ’Those who only know me through Black Mirror may not realize that when not writing speculative sci-fi about people frowning at smartphones, I’ve spent years making comedy shows in the UK -  including many topical comedy specials. So to me, Death to 2020 feels like the collision of several different strands. (Do strands ‘collide'? No. Apologies). But the approach for this is quite different to most of the topical comedy I’ve done in the past.

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News: Hugh Grant, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Leslie Jones, Diane Morgan To Appear In Charlie Brooker Netflix Show

2020: A year so [insert adjective of choice here], even the creators of Black Mirror couldn’t make it up… but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a little something to add. Charlie Brooker's new one-off show, Death to 2020 is a comedy event that tells the story of the dreadful year that was — and perhaps still is?

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News: Charlie Brooker To Host Have I Got News For You

Charlie Brooker is to host this Friday's lockdown edition of Have I Got News For You.

The show will air on Friday 22nd May, BBC One, at 9.00pm.

The guest panellists will be comedian Mark Steel and mathematician & author Hannah Fry.

Regulars Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will also be appearing from their homes. 

Brooker has appeared on the show eight times and hosted three times before, in 2015/16 and in 2019. 

Picture: Richard Kendal

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TV Review: Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe, BBC Two

Well at least one good thing has come out of this bloody pandemic. We've got another Wipe. And while this one was filmed under lockdown social distancing conditions it didn't really hit the production in the way it has hit something like the studio-based Mash Report as Wipes always rely on a mix of footage and Charlie "happy birthday twice” Brooker sitting alone. The only difference here was that his desk was made of cardboard.

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Interview: Charlie Brooker On His Antiviral Wipe

Charlie Brooker returns to BBC2 for a one-off – Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe.

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News: Date Revealed For Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe

The transmission details have been confirmed for Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe.

The thirty-minute special will air on Thursday, 14 May at 9pm on BBC Two. 

For the first time since the Bafta-winning 2016 Wipe, Charlie Brooker (picture courtesy of Matt Holyoak) has been lured out of isolation, to go into isolation for the one-off Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe.

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News: Charlie Brooker Returns With Isolation Wipe

For the first time since the Bafta-winning 2016 Wipe, Charlie Brooker has been lured out of isolation, to go into isolation onscreen for the one-off Charlie Brooker's Antiviral Wipe (working title) 

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