Showtime acquires BBC comedy, “Ill Behaviour,” starring Chris Geere and Lizzy Caplan
Fans of Lizzy Caplan won’t have to wait much longer to see her back on Showtime. The pay-cable network has acquired the BBC series Ill Behaviour, starring Chris Geere (FX/FXX’s You’re The Worst) and Caplan (Masters of Sex). Ill Behaviour will air on Showtime on Monday nig... [Read More]
Showtime to Premiere BBC Comedy ‘Ill Behaviour’ Next Month
BBC comedy series Ill Behaviour is set to make its American debut next month. Showtime announced today that it’s acquired the six-part comedy thriller series, which stars Chris Geere, Lizzy Caplan, Tom Riley, and Jessica Regan and is written by Peep Show’s Sam Bain and directed by S... [Read More]
John Cleese’s Early Days on ‘I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again’
When John Cleese looks back on his life in the first volume of his memoir, So, Anyway…, he doesn’t say that the happiest time in his life was starring in an immensely popular sit-com with his then-wife. It’s not working on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, or being in a Bond fil... [Read More]
John Cleese’s Early Days on ‘I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again’
When John Cleese looks back on his life in the first volume of his memoir, So, Anyway…, he doesn’t say that the happiest time in his life was starring in an immensely popular sit-com with his then-wife. It’s not working on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, or being in a Bond fil... [Read More]
Steve Coogan Will Return to BBC with a New Alan Partridge Series and 25th Anniversary Special
Steve Coogan’s Alan Partidge is returning to the BBC with two new television projects. Deadline reports that BBC Two will air a one-hour Alan Partridge special later this year to celebrate the character’s 25th anniversary since his 1992 BBC Radio debut. In addition to the speci... [Read More]
The world’s film critics in 2017 rank the 100 greatest movie comedies of all time
BBC Culture asked the world’s film critics to rank the top funny films of all time. They asked 253 film critics – 118 women and 135 men – from 52 countries simply this, “What do you think are the 10 best comedies of all time?” What’d they come up with in 2017... [Read More]
Can Daphne and The Pin save Radio 4 comedy?
One act offers Badults-style sketches, the other does mindbending meta-gags. Both bring new shows to a station that specialises in self-satisfied comedyThe Pin and Daphne were part of a wave of creative, self-reflexive new sketch comedy that peaked at the Edinburgh festival two or three years ago. N... [Read More]
John Cleese to Star in BBC Comedy Series ‘Edith’
John Cleese has signed on to star in his first BBC sitcom since Fawlty Towers. According to Variety, Cleese will star alongside Alison Steadman in a six-episode comedy for the network called Edith. Created by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Charles McKeown (Brazil), the show centers on Steadman’s... [Read More]
Help! We're trapped in an American sitcom – exclusive Comic Relief video
In Flatshare, created by the comedy sketch trio Massive Dad for Comic Relief, two mates walk into the world of a US sitcom, complete with canned laughter. The sketch is part of the Comic Relief Originals series to mark Red Nose Day on 24 March. Flatshare was written by Stevie Martin, Tessa Coates an... [Read More]
Danny Baker live review – geezer with an endless appetite for gossip
City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds The broadcaster’s first standup tour, Cradle to the Stage, is a lucky-dip of nostalgic childhood stories and showbiz anecdotesYou’ve read the autobiography. You’ve seen the sitcom. Now here’s the solo stage show of Danny Baker’s life &nd... [Read More]