• 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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  • Whites – the making of a British ‘situation’ comedy

    Whites – the making of a British ‘situation’ comedy

    Every week we sit at home watching our favorite British comedy probably not thinking of the thousands of hours of preparation and effort that goes in to making the “situation” part of the comedy real. In the case of the 2010 series, Whites, the British comedy series set in the kitchen of an English country […]

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  • ‘Mum’ signals rise in comedy/drama output tackling tough issues

    ‘Mum’ signals rise in comedy/drama output tackling tough issues

    As series 2 of Mum comes to an end on 27 March on BBC2, a third series has already been commissioned with a target broadcast of late 2018 in the UK. Fresh from her BAFTA and Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Daniel Day-Lewis’ sister in Phantom Thread, Lesley Manville is brilliant in Mum. Thankfully, American audiences will […]

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  • Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day 2018

    Remembering Father Jack this St Paddy’s Day 2018

    You can wear green all you want, have a pint of Guinness, maybe some Irish Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage or even go to a parade, but no St. Patrick’s Day salute would be complete without a trip to Craggy Island and a look back at one of the Irish comedy greats, Father Ted. […]

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  • Martin Freeman pilots new comedy series for BBC

    Martin Freeman pilots new comedy series for BBC

    In what would be the Sherlock actor’s first comedy series in almost a decade, Martin Freeman has shot a pilot for a possible BBC/FX Network comedy called Breeders. While the plot remains unknown and will, most likely, never see the broadcast light of day as a pilot, the idea originated from the Fargo star, himself. ‘It’s based on a dream […]

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