• 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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  • Sky 1 comedy, ‘In the Long Run’, up next for Luther’s Idris Elba

    Sky 1 comedy, ‘In the Long Run’, up next for Luther’s Idris Elba

    Having binge-watched Luther more times than I care to admit, the last thing I had ever expected to say in the same sentence is Idris Elba and British comedy. The former Wire actor and current star of Luther‘s latest endeavor comes in the form of a comedy series, In the Long Run, which is loosely based on his own […]

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  • Going behind the scenes of Aardman Animations ‘Early Man’

    Going behind the scenes of Aardman Animations ‘Early Man’

    Aardman Animations latest stop-motion adventure comedy, Early Man, hit U.S. theaters last week. Directed by 4-time Academy Award and 5-time BAFTA award winner Nick Park, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, Early Man follows a tribe of primitive Stone Age valley-dwellers who have to defend their land from bronze-using invaders in an association football match. The voice […]

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