August 2012

More Cloth

Gareth Tunley has a small but significant role in A Touch of Cloth, Charlie Brooker and Daniel Maier’s new spoof detective series,  shown in two parts on Sky 1 over the recent Bank Holiday weekend. If you missed it first time round, the whole show is repeated, with an extra bonus scene, at [...]

August 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Big, Fat And Noughty

For the past few years the televised Big Fat Quiz of the Year with Jimmy Carr has been as much a part of the festive season as fairy lights and Auld Lang Syne. Well now we’re getting a mini series of three big fat quizzes! Channel 4 are currently filming the three episodes, with each one [...]

August 30, 2012 // 3 Comments

For The Win Is A Winner!

A wee while ago a very funny and fabulously silly pilot called For The Win graced BBC Three’s website. Now we’re delighted to be able to reveal that it’s going to be on the tellybox! For The Win features several TVO favourites amongst its cast, including Rich Fulcher, Richard [...]

August 30, 2012 // 2 Comments

It’s A Smeggin’ Countdown!

The countdown to the long awaited tenth series of Red Dwarf  has begun, with digital channel Dave confirming it’s air date. The show reunites original stars Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John Jules and Robert Llewellyn as Rimmer, Lister, Cat and Kryten for the first full length series [...]

August 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Page’s Diary

Joey Page is heading out on a string of dates across the UK! The surrealist stand-up, part-time burnt sausage and protege of Noel Fielding, is taking his own brand of madcap comedy out on the road over the next few months. The first shows for Page take place this weekend at Mr Bens in Leeds.  Joey [...]

August 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

Sightseers Trailer Sighted!

The first trailer for The Sightseers has launched exclusively via The Guardian website. A cheeky snapshot of a soon to be cult classic, the trailer is the first hint of the promotional campaign for the film stepping up a gear – including a nod from executive producer Edgar Wright, over on [...]

August 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

Party On!

The hit Radio 4 sitcom Party, featuring Anna Crilly and Katy Wix amongst its cast, has been given a third series. The show is about a group of students attempting to formulate a new political group from the confines of a garden shed. However, the five protagonists rarely achieve any progress, [...]

August 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

The All Stars Feature

A new feature film will include some familiar faces in the new year. The movie from Vertigo Films is called All Stars, and features Got To Dance winner, Akai Osei-Mansfield. It will be directed by Ben Gregor, who directed Midnight Beast, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and [...]

August 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

O’Dowd Does Tap

Chris O’Dowd is to star in an exciting project from the king of mockumentary, Christopher Guest! The gent that brought us the ultimate ‘Rock-Mockumentary’ This Is Spinal Tap, and Best In Show, will be bringing his distinct comedy style to the BBC for an 8-part series. It will [...]

August 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Horrible And Full Lenth

Award-winning kids’ TV series Horrible Histories is set to be developed into a feature-length movie. The popular show has encouraged a generation to children to renew their interest in history, thanks to its uniquely comical approach to subject. Producer, Caroline Norris recently said of a [...]

August 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Father Ted

This weekend saw Father Ted come up trumps in Channel 4’s 30 Greatest Comedy Shows countdown.  With an impressive three shows in the top four, it cemented Graham Linehan’s place as a king of comedy. Helen Cowlyn looks back at a timeless classic, below… Father Ted was shown from [...]

August 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Wales Gets Behind The Boosh

As all good peelers will know, Dave Brown‘s photography exhibition, Behind the Boosh, has just finished its run in Norwich. Now Dave has announced that it will be moving to Wales. The behind-the-secenes photography of fifteen years-worth The Mighty Booshcan be seen at Oriel Colwyn (the new [...]

August 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Great Pretender

A brand new documentary made by Rhys Thomas, chronicling the life of Freddie Mercury, will be released next month. The star of Blunder, Bellamy’s People, Star Stories, Nathan Barley and, of course, The Fast Show amongst others, is a lifelong Queen fan, even winning Celebrity [...]

August 27, 2012 // 2 Comments

Holy Hi-Def Circus!

Last year’s brilliant BBC4 docudrama Holy Flying Circus – starring Rufus Jones amongst its ensemble cast – is to get a hi-def release in North America. The tv movie, which aired in the UK last October, follows Monty Python as they deal with the controversy, culminating with the [...]

August 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Black Books Remembered

It’s that time again… here’s another look back at a Funny Fortnight Favourite, as Paulyne Antoniou looks back at Black Books… One thing that has stood out with Channel 4 sitcoms is taking the conventional format and turning it on its head. Black Books is the perfect example [...]

August 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

And Now Time For A Break

The artists who we cover are no strangers to the world of advertising.  Over the past couple of years we’ve witnessed Julian Barratt, Rich Fulcher, Matt Berry, Tom Meeten and Paul King entering the commercial zone.  Well now there are a few more! Barunka O’Shaughnessy has been spotted [...]

August 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Aisling Is Funny!

Aisling Bea, the star of Dead Boss, has triumphed in this year’s So You Think You’re Funny competition in Edinburgh. The stand up comic and actress has been wowing the crowds in The Intervention alongside our very own Waen Shepherd, but took to the stand up contest as a sideline and [...]

August 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Funny Fortnight Favourites: Darkplace Remembered

This weekend sees Channel 4 countdown its top 30 comedy shows ever, as part of its Funny Fortnight. One show in the top 30 was somewhat unloved at the time, yet has since gone on to become widely regarded as a cult classic.  Here’s Michael Glynn’s take on why Garth Marenghi’s [...]

August 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

Funny Fortnight Favourites: The IT Crowd

This weekend sees Channel 4 approach the conclusion of its Funny Fortnight with a countdown of its greatest ever comedy shows.  One show sure to feature is Graham Linehan’s hugely popular sitcom The IT Crowd. Our American correspondent, and self confessed Anglophile, Trixie, takes a look [...]

August 24, 2012 // 4 Comments