Katherine Ryan

TV: How'd You Get So Rich?, Episode 2, C4

My girlfriend walked in on me when I was watching the second instalment of Katherine Ryan’s overview of the wealthy and thought she had caught me watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I think comedian-slash-presenter Ryan might have been teaching the founder of Pimlico Plumbers to twerk at the time.

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TV: How'd You Get So Rich?, C4

There has been a flurry lately of documentaries fronted by comedians. David Baddiel talked about his father’s dementia, Jon Richardson talked about his angst. But Katherine Ryan’s new series touches on a subject that is truly universal. “It’s the question we all want to ask,” she says at the start. And, give or take the few remaining communists in the country, she is probably right. We all do want to know “how d’you get so rich?”.

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News: Katherine Ryan Pranks Press Over Bum Lift Story

Comedian Katherine Ryan fooled a number of publications with a tweet claiming that she had had a cosmetic surgery procedure known as a Braziliam Bum Lift.

Ryan posted a picture of herself on social media, claiming that she had asked for a Kylie but it had not turned out as she expected. An accompanying picture showed a bruised posterior. It ran as a genuine story in a number of places.

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News: Katherine Ryan To Join Jimmy Carr As Dating Show Co-Host

Katherine Ryan is to join Jimmy Carr as the co-host for the revival of dating show Your Face Or Mine, being made by Comedy Central.

The 22 episodes of the show have been commissioned by Louise Holmes, VP of Programming, Comedy Central UK and will be Executive Produced by Leon Wilson and Ed Sleeman for Talkback. The series will be filmed in front of a live audience in early 2017. 

News: Netflix Special For Katherine Ryan

Katherine Ryan's most recent live stand-up show is to air exclusively on Netflix next month.

Not many details have been released so far, but the show, called Katherine Ryan In Trouble and subtitled "Entitled To Everything", is the set filmed at the Eventim Apollo earlier this year at the end of her "Kathbum" tour. It will be streamed on Valentine's Day, February 14, on Netflix and Netflix UK.

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TV Review: Frankie Boyle's American Autopsy, BBC iPlayer/BBC2

The US Election was only last week and it already feels as if everything has been said about an event that has turned the world upside down. Or, more importantly in this case, that every joke has been made about it. But you can always rely on Frankie Boyle to nudge the taboo barrier a little further, which he does magnificently at the end of this topical show, painting a portrait of a post-Trump apocalypse that makes Bosch’s pictures of hell seem positively benign.

Frankie Boyle Delivers His American Autopsy On BBC

Update 14/11: OK, forget what I said earlier, it went up late but it's there now. Link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083s663

Frankie Boyle is to give his verdict on the US Elections on the BBC in November.

News: C4 Series On Wealth For Katherine Ryan

Comedian Katherine Ryan is to host a new series meeting the wealthy, the super-wealthy and the super-duper-wealthy both in the UK and overseas, learning the answer to the burning question: “How did you get so rich?”

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Latitude Review: Katherine Ryan

After a short, snappy appearance from Shazia Mirza – “I won’t stay long, I’m being deported in 20 minutes” – Katherine Ryan came on sporting a flowery headdress and some attitude for Latitude. Her boyfriend recently dumped her by text, she explained, tossing in the first of many Pokemon Go references I expect I’ll be hearing over the next few months.

TV Review: Jack Dee's Referendum Helpdesk, BBC2

Nobody seems to have told the person that did the opening credits for this comedy version of Question Time that it is about the EU. Instead subject titles such as “relationships” and “money” rolled past as if our host, serial cynic Jack Dee, was any old agony aunt. 

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