Theatre Review: Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle, Apollo Theatre
Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer certainly know how to wrench every possible laugh out of a show. They are the creators of the global giggle-a-minute smash hit The Play that Goes Wrong which has been... more
TV Review: Mandy, BBC Two
Mandy star Diane Morgan recently said in an interview in The Times that "I don't think there's enough stupid comedy." Well, she is certainly doing her bit to redress the balance with a third series... more
 Things You Should Have Done - Meet The Cast
The more things change the more they stay the same. Or something like that. Earlier today I published a review of Noel Fielding's new Dick Turpin comedy and then I watched Things You Should Have Done... more
TV Review: Noel Fielding in The Completely Made-up Adventures of Dick Turpin, Apple TV+
I had a bad feeling about Noel Fielding's new comedy The Completely Made-up Adventures of Dick Turpin. The cast was so starry, so packed with 24-carat familiar TV comedy names plus Hugh... more
TV Review: Boarders, BBC Three
I've been meaning to write about Boarders since I first saw the opening episode but it's taken me a while to process it. I was expecting a silly, frothy rites-of-passage version of Bad Education with... more
Theatre Review: Nachtland, Young Vic
The first time I saw Patrick Marber it was around 25 years ago and he was playing a plastic trumptet at a comedy gig above a pub in East Dulwich. I think it's fair to say he has come a long way since... more
Review: Ikechukwu Ufomadu: Amusements, Soho Theatre
I think it's fair to say that Ikechukwu Ufomadu's Amusements is not your typical comedy show. But then Ikechukwu Ufomadu is not your typical comedian. He comes on dressed in an elegant, immaculate... more
The Komedia New Comedy Awards in association with Comic Boom comedy club and Victoria Nangle have been going for four years now and at last I made it down to Brighton for the final. Comedy... more
Theatre Review: The Frogs, Kiln Theatre
For their latest show physical troupe Spymonkey has gone right back to the roots of both comedy and theatre. The Frogs, by Aristophanes, is said to feature the first ever double act, which is... more
Theatre Review: The Hills Of California, Harold Pinter Theatre
The Hills of California arrives in the West End with an impeccable pedigree. The director is Sam Mendes, the writer is Jez Butterworth. They’ve had hits on stage and screen before (such as Jerusalem... more
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