Tag: comedy

An ever-spinning reel – Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan return in The Trip to Spain

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are back on the road for another restaurant tour: after covering the North of England and Italy throughout the last two series, the pair are off to Spain for some fine dining, driving, occasional chatting...

/ 17th May 2017

Julian Barratt brings Mindhorn out of retirement in a wickedly funny sleuth spoof

If years of watching films has taught me anything, it is that spoof films rarely occupy a middle ground – they are normally either wickedly funny, or painfully unfunny. Thankfully, Mindhorn, starring and co-written by Julian Barratt (co-creator of The Mighty...

/ 16th May 2017

Pay As You Feel Comedy

For many on the 14th of February, love is in the air, but for my friend and I, it was time to venture to The Exchange Bar for some laugh out loud comedy. The acts we went to see were...

/ 1st March 2017

Comedy Festival: Jonathan Pie @ The Y Theatre

Jonathan Pie, played by Tom Walker, a political mouthpiece of an agitated generation, delivered a fantastically thought-provoking show to the audience at The Y Theatre in Leicester. Pie, whilst open with his self-proclaimed leftist stance, didn’t hold back on taking...

/ 13th February 2017

Why Him?

  ‘Why Him?’ hasn’t exactly achieved critical acclaim since it’s release on the 26th December with a 38 metascore standing and a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This movie definitely has its good and bad points:   The movie begins...

/ 9th January 2017

Four Candles and Two Soups Please…

The first half of 2016 has seen a great loss for comedy with the deaths of Ronnie Corbett and Victoria Wood. Their considerable influence on the later generations of comedians is undeniable. Their achievements were many and this short article...

/ 4th May 2016

Victoria Wood loses battle to cancer aged 62

Iconic female comedian Victoria Wood died aged 62 after a long private battle with cancer. Her publicist reported that she “died peacefully at her north London home with family.” Julie Walters, Woods long time comedy partner said she was “too...

/ 1st May 2016

Kevin Hart is reportedly leaving stand-up behind forever

It was reported recently that Kevin Hart had been hinting at the last date of his most recent stand-up tour in Johannesburg that he might be permanently leaving the stand-up circuit for reasons unknown. He apparently told Variety that ‘What...

/ 20th April 2016