• John Cleese talks ‘Creativity’ as we celebrate all-things Python on KERA!

    John Cleese talks ‘Creativity’ as we celebrate all-things Python on KERA!

    John Cleese has spent the better part of five decades looking at what makes creative people so darn good at it. As one of the original founding members of the Monty Python comedy troupe and then alongside former wife Connie Booth being the creative force behind Fawlty Towers which just so happens to be, IMHO, the greatest British comedy […]

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  • A-ha! North Norfolk’s finest, Alan Partridge, is back for 2022 tour of UK and Ireland!

    A-ha! North Norfolk’s finest, Alan Partridge, is back for 2022 tour of UK and Ireland!

    Now that we seem to be closer than ever to the proverbial light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, the daily announcements of potential in-person attendance possibilities is growing by the minute. It seems that North Norfolk’s finest, Alan Partridge is back! Steve Coogan is set to reprise his classic comedy character in the all-new stage show Stratagem with Alan Partridge next spring.

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  • After four decades, the mystery of the ‘Monty Python’ armadillo is solved!

    After four decades, the mystery of the ‘Monty Python’ armadillo is solved!

    As we inch closer to the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Monty Python’s Flying Circus in America, no self-respecting celebration would be a true celebration unless it begins where it all began…in Dallas, TX, courtesy of KERA TV, the PBS affiliate in North Texas. Thanks to Ron Devillier and Bob Wilson for having the foresight […]

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  • Channel 4 forecloses on ‘Home’ after only two series

    Channel 4 forecloses on ‘Home’ after only two series

    Taking an unfortunate page out of the Mulberry playbook, Channel 4’s thinking-person’s comedy series, Home, has not been renewed for a third series. Sadly, it could lead one to believe that cerebral comedies are short-lived while those with a lowest common denominator storyline can continue on well past their sell-by date.

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  • ‘Ladies of Letters’ — Witty British banter at it’s finest!

    ‘Ladies of Letters’ — Witty British banter at it’s finest!

    Aptly described in the British press as “Talking Heads meets Keeping Up Appearances“, the highly successful BBC Radio 4 series, Ladies of Letters, made the always dangerous leap to television back in 2010. Facing an immediate uphill challenge from the sheer fact that the radio series starred the greatness of Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales, […]

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  • Your next lockdown/working from home binge-watch — ‘Mulberry’

    Your next lockdown/working from home binge-watch — ‘Mulberry’

                              Admittedly, there has been little, if anything, to celebrate since Monday, March 16, 2020, the day that most of America started working from home. That said, the time that it has given fans of British comedies to either revisit their favorite British […]

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  • Swedish author discovers lost 13th episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’!

    Swedish author discovers lost 13th episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’!

    With the mysterious script chronicled in the book, Fawlty Towers – A Worshiper’s Companion, a lost, never-before-broadcast 13th episode of the classic British comedy, Fawlty Towers, has been discovered. Swedish author, Lars Holger Holm, admits that he viewed the mysterious 13th episode in 1999 in the London flat of an individual from the Editorial Department who worked […]

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  • ‘Fawlty Towers’ and Vinyl = ‘Fawlty Towers: For the Record’

    ‘Fawlty Towers’ and Vinyl = ‘Fawlty Towers: For the Record’

    Easily the funniest comedy of all-time, the 12 episodes (yes, there were only 12) of Fawlty Towers are nothing short of comedy perfection comprised of brilliant line after brilliant line and unmatched to this day, some 45+ years after its premiere in 1975.  Not only is it a masterclass of comedy writing and performance, the series […]

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