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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Stephen Hawking searches for new voice during ‘Red Nose Day 2017’

The greatness that is Red Nose Day 2017 descended upon the U.K. last night with their usual brilliant sketches highlighting the comic genius of many folks familiar to us all. First up has English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking, embarking on […]

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Rare 1966 Dalek sells for £38K

A 1966 Dalek has sold for approximately £38,000 to a UK bidder after attracting bids from around the world in a recent film and TV memorabilia auction. A man from London bought the Dalek, beating bids from America, Australia, New Zealand and Belgium. The Dalek, which was seen in the 1966 film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 […]

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Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan set to take another ‘Trip’…sometime, someday

While we don’t know where and, unfortunately, we don’t know when but we do know, according to a very cryptic tweet by Rob Brydon, that he a traveling buddy and fellow Michael Caine impressionist, Steve Coogan, will be embarking on another ‘trip’ soon. Following up on their brilliant 2010 efforts traversing the Lakes and Yorkshire regions […]

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Stephen Fry passes the ‘QI’ mantle at the alphabet’s halfway point

As they hit the halfway point of the alphabet, QI, (which stands for Quite Interesting), is losing its long-time host, the brilliant Stephen Fry (insert sad-face here). While Fry’s final series begins tonight at 10p on BBC2, when series 14 begins filming in the Spring/Summer of 2016, Sandi Toksvig will be charged with the herculean […]

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‘QI’ (Quite Interesting) headed to America…finally

According to the British Comedy Guide, the long-running British ‘panel/quiz’ show, QI (which stands for Quite Interesting), is finally headed to America for broadcast. Hosted by Stephen Fry and co-starring resident panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), the series has had its challenges in years past crossing the Atlantic, largely due to rights issues with the images […]

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More Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon brilliance in 'A Trip to Italy'

In their 2010 film, The Trip, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (or semifictionalized versions of themselves) embarked on a restaurant tour around northern England which quickly morphed into an opportunity to brilliantly showcase their dueling Michael Caine and Woody Allen impressions during their gastronomic exploits. Now that they have effectively conquered England, Brydon and […]

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David Walliams' 2013 telly Christmas gift — Gangsta Granny

An all-star cast Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart are set to bring David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novel Gangsta Granny to life in a special 60-minute adaptation for BBC One this holiday season. Following the enormously successful 2012 adaptation of Mr. Stink, an earlier Walliams children’s book, Gangsta Granny reunites the BAFTA-nominated […]

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Fox orders U.S. version of Gavin & Stacey

U.S. broadcast networks have struck again and will try to mine a bit of UK gold with the announcement that the Fox network has ordered a pilot of the British comedy sitcom, Gavin & Stacey. This will be the second attempt at a U.S. version with the first being the 2009 ill-fated ABC version. Ill-fated […]

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