Reviews

TV Review: Question Team, Dave
Dave seems to produce so many quirky variants on the celebrity guest format I was wondering if they have slaves locked up and beavering away on ideas 24 hours a day in some kind of Squid Game... more
Book Review: Daniel Sloss – Everyone You Hate is Going to Die: And Other Comforting Thoughts on Family, Friends, Sex, Love, and More Things That Ruin Your Life
From such a prolific touring comedian, especially off the crest of the wave that was breaking America quite nicely thank you very much, it's hardly surprising that come the pandemic Daniel Sloss has... more
Review: Laugharne Weekend
It has regularly been said that the Laugharne Festival is a dream-like event. And this year’s three-day arts reverie in the small town in South Wales where Dylan Thomas used to write was no exception... more
TV: The Outsiders, Dave
The Scouts was never like this. I don't remember anyone telling our leader to shove their badge up their arse, as Lou Sanders says to surrogate scoutmaster David Mitchell in this new series where... more
Review: Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!, Netflix
If you want conclusive proof that not everything Charlie Brooker touches turns to gold, check out Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!, the one-off comedy special he has produced for Netflix. If you want... more
Review: Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Reviving a hit series is always a risky business. At best you can rekindle an old love affair, but at worst you can trash a legacy. Sky's version of the old BBC music quiz very much falls into the... more
Book Review: Bob Mortimer – And Away...
Let's get the obvious out of the way. Bob Mortimer is pretty much established as a national treasure. Maybe not in the Judi Dench league just yet, but for a generation of comedy fans – maybe a couple... more
Review: Travels With My Father, Netflix
When I wrote about the proliferation of travel shows featuring comedians earlier this week I missed one out. As if to underline the error, the latest series of Travels With My Father promptly dropped... more
TV Review: British As Folk, Dave
Older readers might remember Monty Python's Whicker Island sketch where there were too many Alan Whickers and not enough rich people left to interview. In recent months it has started to feel as if... more
TV Review: The Cleaner, BBC Two
We are going to be seeing a lot of Greg Davies in the next few weeks. And, as you know, there is already a lot of the six foot eight inches comedian. He is back to host both Taskmaster on C4 and... more
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