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 last July 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 the English language, […]

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R.I.P. – Jeremy Lloyd

Jeremy Lloyd, the co-creator/writer of such British comedy classics as Are You Being Served? and ‘Allo, ‘Allo, passed away on 23 December at the age of 84. These are getting harder and harder to write and, sadly, they seem to be coming around more frequently in recent years. This one, however, had an added level of […]

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Groundskeeper Willie speaks out on Scottish independence vote

When a program or series across the pond gets the parody treatment, it usually means you’ve arrived. With countless spoofs and parodies behind them, the leader in the clubhouse for the past several years has been Downton Abbey. From Jimmy Fallon to Saturday Night Live to Funny or Die, the British period drama has been the target of some top-notch brilliance in recent years. Prior to last weeks referendum vote on Scottish independence, there were countless celebrities putting in their two cents for both sides trying to swing the vote for either ‘Yes Scotland’ or ‘Better Together’.

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Matt Groening spoofs Downton Abbey in Simpsons season finale!

The town of Springfield has long been ‘on the map’ as a destination city because of its’ most famous family, the Simpsons. Springfield, however, is also known as the home of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, owned by Montgomery Burns, the Kwik-E-Mart, run by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Barney’s Bowl-A-Rama and The Leftorium in Springfield Mall.   […]

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Jeremy Lloyd awarded OBE for British comedy brilliance

Doing a bit of new years ‘catch up’, we ran across some brilliant news regarding Jeremy Lloyd, co-creator and co-writer with David Croft of Are You Being Served and ‘Allo, ‘Allo. Seems as though Jeremy Jeremy Lloyd was awarded an OBE, which is short for Officer of the Order of the British Empire, in the […]

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Nothing screams Halloween like Psychoville

As we reported to you last Halloween, since 2010, there were but two bits of small screen greatness that were considered ‘must see TV’ during Halloween. The Simpsons Halloween Special and the 2010 ‘newcomer’ on the block from the brilliant minds of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, the Psychoville Halloween Special. While the Simpsons continues […]

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First look at Charlie Brooker's 'A Touch of Cloth 2'

A Touch of Cloth, Charlie Brooker’s brilliant comedy spoof of virtually every police procedural drama ever written, will return for more brilliance on SkyOne in 2012. The second set of programs, starring John Hannah as DCI Jack Cloth, a maverick, heavy drinking loner who has thrown himself into his work following the mysterious death of […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch on the Simpsons – Doh!

The greatness of The Simpsons have finally jumped on the Benedict Cumberbatch bandwagon. Seems as though the actor, known forever to all of us as the ultimate consulting detective, Sherlock landed a voice role in the animated sitcom following a chance meeting, reported In Style magazine. “I was at a meeting in the same place […]

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