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Fostering The Funnies

17 Feb

© Fosters

Fosters are continuing their support of great comedy by returning to their successful revivals of Alan Partridge and The Fast Show.

The lager giant have been sponsoring individual shows for some time now – most recently including Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy – and are now the proud sponsors of the Edinburgh Comedy Award.  To celebrate, last year saw them fund and host Mid Morning Matters With Alan Partridge on their official site and YouTube channel, as well as bring back Reeves & Mortimer and cult sketch show The Fast Show in one fell swoop.

Now, as Steve Coogan and co-creator Armando Ianucci are reportedly bringing the first Fosters series to television via Sky Atlantic, the webisodes are set to return later this year, according to DigitalSpy.

© Fosters

Meanwhile, after an initial batch of 6 episodes before Xmas, a second run of Fast Show episodes from the revived team of Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir, Simon Day, John Thomson, Caroline Aherne, Rhys Thomas and our very own Lucy Montgomery – have begun ‘airing’ every Thursday.

You can catch Episode 7 below – and if you want to step back in time and see the whole Partridge story, or every tv episode of The Fast Show ever (which gave Tony Way his big break, peelers!) – you can buy ’em both in The Velvet Onion Amazon Store.

Alice In Skins

17 Feb

© Channel 4

Alice Lowe made a surprise guest appearance in teen drama Skins this week.

The episode – the fourth in the current sixth series – sees troubled teen Franky in a bad place – unable to study and cut off from friends.  She finds herself drawn to bad news boy Luke, and turns to a psychiatrist for advise.

Enter Ms Lowe – looking surprisingly dowdy – as the rather unhelpful shrink!  The episode aired earlier this week, but thanks to the wonder of the internet, you can catch up via 4oD – which is available via the channel’s website or via YouTube over yonder.

Editors note: Thanks to Melanie Pearson for alerting about to this one!

Cooking It Up In London

17 Feb

© Eugin Cöre / James Cook

James Cook heads back to the UK for a gig in London after his adventures in the Americas.

Cook will be performing his first show of the year in London together with Noblesse Oblige, who have previously opened for and worked with Booshdom’s own IAMX.

The event will take place at Islington’s Electrowerkz and there will be a multitude of artists on stage. Neurotic Mass Movement and Scant Regard will be joining Noblesse Oblige and James Cook in making this a night to remember.

This will all go down on Saturday, March 3 at 7pm at Islington’s Electrowerkz. You can get your tickets here today and the ticket price also includes entry to Slimelight after the show. If you go “like” Cook’s Facebook page, you will also find a tantalizing offer of a “special half price guest list”.

For more information take look at the Facebook event page and make sure to be there for an amazing night!


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