Super Bowl tailgating do's and don'ts – a British perspective

As the world prepares for today’s ‘big game’ (evidently, we’re not allowed to call it by its real name due to potential copyright infringement), there are those that take the art of tailgating as serious as they take the game. With all the festivities going on this week leading up to the game, having heard […]

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A reflective Lenny Henry speaks out

We’ve come to know both Lenny Henry and Dawn French separately over the years in their most popular roles as Chef Gareth Blackstock (Chef!) and Geraldine Granger (Vicar of Dibley). Millions of British comedy fans across the globe have laughed and cried with both their characters over the years which is an incredible achievement for […]

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Soon to be Dr. Lenny Henry to you

Lenny Henry’s long and winding road towards a PhD 29  years to be exact. 29 years of comedy by day and Shakespeare by night, with light at the end of the tunnel, as he began to jump start his education at the age of 22. Well-known for his acting talents over the years, whether it […]

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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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High praise for The Rev

Getting press and any accompanying critical acclaim is not always the recipe for a successful British comedy series, but in the case of one of the newest in the BBC Two line-up, The Rev, it certainly doesn’t hurt when you can also count on the someone “higher up” amongst your fan base. Dr. Rowan Williams, […]

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Lenny returning to music and television?

Finally, in some non-related Lenny Henry/Dawn French news, word is that Lenny has his sights set on a return to the small screen with news that his BBC Radio 4 series, Rudy’s Rare Records, is being adapted for television. Music has always played a big part of Lenny’s television career beginning with his days as […]

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Lenny Henry checks into the Overlook

Lenny Henry (Chef, The Lenny Henry Show) does his best Jack Nicholson impersonation in this recent ad for Premier Inn, a UK-based hotel chain. Unfortunately, for Lenny, the ad has come under fire due to an unfortunate misplacement during children’s programming on Nick Jr. Claiming the ever popular “technical error” as the reasoning for the […]

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Book of Minutiae – Chapter 1

From the Tellyspotting book of little known facts….. Next time you feel the need to amaze your friends with some British comedy trivia, here are some great starters that will have them, well, amazed. Guaranteed. Or, if you find yourself at a pub quiz and one of these questions pops up…you can thank me later. […]

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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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