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
Review: Olga Koch, Soho Theatre, W1
As the live comedy world has started to return to some kind of normality I have been thinking a lot about the nature of reviewing. Am I offering a consumer guide? Am I writing an entertaining article... more
Review: Late Night Mash, Dave
And thus, like a monster they couldn't kill – Monster Mash, if you like – it has risen from the dead. After the BBC decided not to recommission the satirical show fronted by Nish Kumar, Dave snapped... more
TV Review: Back To Life, Series Two
A comedian recently posted on social media that he had submitted a comedy script to a production company only to be told that while it was funny, it was not sad enough. Clearly this trend for '... more
So You Think You're Funny Final 2021, Gilded Balloon
First up, total respect to the Gilded Balloon for putting on a real live So You Think You're Funny final in the final week of the strangest, quietest, most chilled out, Edinburgh Fringe I've ever... more
Review: The Reunion – The Day Today, Radio 4
Want to feel old? Listen to this week's The Reunion, which brought together (most of) the key members of The Day Today, which was first broadcast by the BBC...27 years ago.And, of course, as the... more
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