• John Cleese’s sunset held up for a 2nd series

    John Cleese’s sunset held 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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  • Theresa May and the Holy Grail, a.k.a. the right Brexit deal

    Theresa May and the Holy Grail, a.k.a. the right Brexit deal

    Capping off a banner roller coaster year in British politics in 2017, ABC Australia borrowed a bit from, arguably, the best comedy film of all-time, incorporating many of the Prime Minister’s most stirring soundbites from last June’s general election in which she deemed Britain was in dire need of certainty, stability and strong leadership following the […]

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  • Stephen Merchant wishes America a Happy 4th of July…sort of.

    Stephen Merchant wishes America a Happy 4th of July…sort of.

    As co-writer and co-director of BBC’s The Office, Stephen Merchant is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais. The British writer, director, radio presenter, stand-up comedian and actor added a London West-End appearance a couple of years ago to his CV with his first play, The Mentalists by Richard Bean, alongside Steffan Rhodri at the Wyndham Theatre. Known for his brilliant command of […]

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  • Celebrating National Canada Day by binge-watching ‘Made in Canada’

    Celebrating National Canada Day by binge-watching ‘Made in Canada’

    Officially, July 1, the national day of Canada, is a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the date in 1867 and the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Frequently referred to as ‘Canada’s birthday’, July 1 signaled the point in time when Canada […]

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  • Monty Python looks back at Germany’s last devastating football defeat

    Monty Python looks back at Germany’s last devastating football defeat

    Moments after South Korea defeated Germany, 2-0, sending the defending World Cup champions packing, thoughts of the brilliant Philosopher Football sketch danced in my head. Why, you may ask? Well, Wednesday’s World Cup abrupt 2018 departure was an immediate reminder of another devastating loss for Germany some years back. Leave it to the genius minds of […]

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