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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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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Steve Coogan and John C Reilly sign on as ‘Stan & Ollie’

Fresh off a brilliant effort in the film, Philomena, where he starred opposite Dame Judi Dench, Steven Coogan turns his attention to British-born comic genius, Stan Laurel. Coogan will star opposite John C Reilly (Talladega Nights) who will portray Oliver Hardy in the film, Stan & Ollie. Written by Jeff Pope, who co-wrote Philomena with Coogan, Stan & […]

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Father Ted's Ardal O'Hanlon heads to BBC Radio 4 for new sitcom

In addition to the abundance of regional theater readily available throughout the UK, the other bit of brilliance that makes me want to hop on the next Boeing 777 and head east is the very civilized process of continuing to develop of good comedy via BBC Radio 4, which is also home to one of […]

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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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Friday Funny – Meet the Moones

Finally! It’s Friday. It’s Friday before a long weekend in the States. What better way to end the work week and get ready for the 3-day weekend than to go behind the scenes of one of the funniest sitcoms that have come along in some time. Moone Boy, co-written and starring Chris O’Dowd (IT Crowd) […]

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'Philomena' with Judi Dench & Steve Coogan: A first glimpse

It’s Oscar time…. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan play ‘unlikely friends’ in Philomena, the moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman’s search for a lost son. Coogan, in a complete 180 degree departure from his recent alter ego film release of Alpha Papa: Alan Partridge, also produced and co-wrote the film […]

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Must see summer movies – Alpha Papa and The World's End

This is almost too good to be true. Usually, summer movie releases are categorized in the blockbuster variety of which super-hero sequel can out box-office the others the most or the likes of Mission Impossible 6, Iron Man 3, Spiderman 3, Friday the 13th, part 25, etc. Not since 2004 and the release of Shaun […]

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Alan Partridge is…Alpha Papa!

It’s been far too long since the end of Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters on North Norfolk Digital radio. Some of you might remember Alan’s brilliant stint as a disc jockey on North Norfolk Digital, following the failure of his television career which, many think, peaked in the 90’s with his chat show, Knowing Me […]

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