The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
Episodes: BBC Comedy Explores Differences between UK and USA TV
The difficulties in remaking a successful British television show for American networks is the subject of Episodes, a new seven-part comedy drama due to start on BBC Two on Monday 10 January 2011. The show stars Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig as Sean and Beverly Lincoln, a married couple that have produced a hit television show called Lyman’s Boys. All seems to be going well when a US television company wants to remake the show for an American audience, that is until the Americans start wanting... [Read More]