• ‘Detectorists’ digs up a BAFTA for Toby Jones!

    ‘Detectorists’ digs up a BAFTA for Toby Jones!

    There’s something about British comedy over the course of time that makes you wonder how two people could ever hook-up much less cross paths. You know, those like Basil and Sybil Fawlty who are constantly at each others throats. But, you also get the sense that neither of them would survive without the other. The […]

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  • BBC to hold John Cleese’s sunset up for a 2nd series

    BBC to hold John Cleese’s sunset up for a 2nd series

    Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in Hold the Sunset. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC sitcom, his last one, Fawlty Towers, didn’t do too bad for itself given it will forever be recognized as perhaps the best sitcom of all-time. For those expecting to see […]

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  • Monty Python’s Eric Idle giving ‘Spamalot’ the big screen treatment

    Monty Python’s Eric Idle giving ‘Spamalot’ the big screen treatment

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, arguably the funniest movie of all-time, has surfaced, once again, in the form of a movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Spamalot. In true Python fashion, however, the forthcoming Spamalot ‘movie’ is more than just an adaption, but rather it’s the movie musical based on the Broadway musical, based on […]

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  • Arkwright’s to remain open as BBC confirms 5th series

    Arkwright’s to remain open as BBC confirms 5th series

    Some 45 years after Sir David Jason first set foot into Arkwright’s convenience store, Still Open All Hours has been commissioned for a 5th series which will air later this year on BBC One. Jason will return in the role of Granville who inherited the shop from the miserly Arkwright, played by Ronnie Barker. Granville was […]

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  • Don’t Panic! National Towel Day 2018 is just around the corner!

    Don’t Panic! National Towel Day 2018 is just around the corner!

    Still reeling from having missed the opportunity the last couple of years to alert everyone as to the fact that National Towel Day is just around the corner, I thought I’d get a head start this year so everyone (me included) can plan the days activities for #TowelDay2018 on May 25. From Austria to the United States […]

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  • From ‘babe magnet’ to ‘fridge magnet’, Eric Idle pens ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography’

    From ‘babe magnet’ to ‘fridge magnet’, Eric Idle pens ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography’

    At long-last, Monty Python’s Eric Idle is writing his autobiography. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography is scheduled to be released Tuesday 2nd October 2018 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the UK and in the US by Penguin Random House. With  2019 marking the 50th anniversary of The Pythons, Idle will celebrate the occasion […]

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  • Monty Python reminds us all this Easter to ‘Fear the Bunny’!

    Monty Python reminds us all this Easter to ‘Fear the Bunny’!

    It wasn’t quite 932 A.D. when I first crossed paths with King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Brave Sir Robin and the Knights of the Round Table. Even though it was 1975, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was standing on line at the Esquire Theatre in Dallas for the ‘world premiere’ of this little unknown […]

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  • First look at Dave Allen…at Large and at Peace

    First look at Dave Allen…at Large and at Peace

    Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders star Aidan Gillen stars as comedian Dave Allen in BBC2’s upcoming biopic Dave Allen at Peace. The snappily-dressed Irish comic who died in 2005 was best-known for his 1970s comedy series, Dave Allen at Large, which featured a combination of sketches and Allen’s signature ‘solo joke telling while sitting on a stool with […]

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