Comedy legends gather for Ronnie Corbett tribute at Westminster Abbey

Comedy legend Ronnie Corbett CBE was honored in a service of Thanksgiving on Wednesday at Westminster Abbey. Corbett, who passed away in March 2016 at the age of 85, made up 1/2 of the brilliant sketch comedy duo on The Two Ronnies with Ronnie Barker. The special service of thanksgiving at the historic church included readings, prayers, reminiscences […]

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Who will become the Abbey’s Father Christmas?

At Downton Abbey, it’s Mr. Carson’s dream to become the Abbey’s Santa Claus. This year will be difficult as he will have to fight off stiff competition from some unlikely individuals. Unfortunately, for Carson, there’s no Mr. Molesley, no Nanny West or, for obvious reasons, no Mr. Green. Lord Grantham definitely has a tough decision […]

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'Posh Nosh' provides perfect training for 'Downton Abbey'

With the recent announcement that Richard E. Grant has been added to the cast of Downton Abbey, you might be wondering just how (and why) it took so long for this bit of brilliance to happen. All one has to do is look at the greatness of Posh Nosh and the creation of extraordinary food […]

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Happy British Pie Week 2011!

Whether you celebrate with a large gathering of friends at a local pub or in the quiet of your own home with a few close friends, take a moment this week to pay homage to the great British Pie during British Pie Week 2011, March 7-11, 2011. Makes no difference if you go with the classic […]

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Approaching 80, Ronnie Corbett refuses to swear

Ronnie Corbett, most famous for being one half of the brilliant comedy duo, The Two Ronnies, lashed out at the BBC and other television outlets recently for an apparent snub because he wasn’t “edgy” enough. Translated, that means he refused to swear. Corbett, whose rise to fame began in the early to mid ’60s as […]

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Alan Davies a washed-up celebrity chef? Who knew?

Given the recent popularity of the likes of Hell’s Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Masterchef and Top Chef, it’s a wonder that it took this long for someone to bring the restaurant world and the comedy world together. Following Alan Davies on Twitter (@alandavies1) you weren’t sure if he was going to make it to […]

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Ronnie Corbett shows off culinary skills in new series

Ever wonder what your favorite Britcom stars of yesteryear are doing these days? Well, you’re in luck if you’ve always wondered what the shorter Ronnie of The Two Ronnies is doing since the ‘good old days’ of classic British comedy. You may or may not remember Ronnie Corbett as the master of those priceless monologues delivered straight […]

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Happy British Pie Week!

Whether you celebrate quietly at home with just a few friends or go all out and invite the neighborhood over, it’s British Pie Week in the UK, March 1-7. Stay with me here, there is a hook to British TV in a bit. I know there are a remote few of you out there that […]

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Next time you think about asking for salt….think again.

The holidays usually signal two things. First, families getting together and, second, some great football bowl games. Ok, three things. Food. And lots of it. Whether you spend weeks getting that perfect dinner menu together from books or magazines you haven’t opened all year or you go out to eat, one thing is clear: there […]

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