Category Archives: TV

Is Stand Up and TV Comedy just too Middle Class?

Comedy, Class and Offence Beyond a Joke: Comedy, Identity and Offence series Part 1 Wednesday 12th October 2016 Newton North, Hamilton Centre Brunel University London The Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR), lead by its founder and Brunel University Lecturer, … Continue reading

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McGuiness and Vilani win Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Star Rating: **** The O2 Arena London SE10 Saturday 13th February 2016 Lights. Sequins. Cameras. Action. No, not me getting ready to write my next blog. Pre-Valentine’s I was fortunate to get the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Coel’s Chewing Gum leaves a bad taste in the mouth

Chewing Gum TV Rating: * E4 October 2015 So E4 have re-commissioned a second series of Michaela Coel’s ‘Chewing Gum’.  What were they thinking? Normally I would be pleased for a new young writer being commissioned for a second series. … Continue reading

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No Laughing Matter III – ITV News can’t tell the difference between Sir Lenny Henry and Ainsley Harriot

Sir Lenny Henry received his knighthood from the Queen today at Windsor Castle. Many congratulations to Sir Lenny Henry for that great achievement. It’s just a great shame that despite being in show business for 40 years the country’s biggest … Continue reading

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All About the Bants: Review

All About The Bants Star rating: **** ITV 2 Sunday 1st November 2015     All about the Bants was all about the hidden surprises for a number of people unwittingly becoming stars or rather victims of Tinchy Stryder’s hidden … Continue reading

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Ty and Ky Show review

The Ky & Ty Show Star rating: * ITV 2 Sunday 1st November 2015 The Ty and Ky show is a 22 minute comedy sketch show pilot featuring cousins Tyrone-Lee Davis and Kieran Shekoni. It was the first of a … Continue reading

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The Pranksterz are upon on us

Pranksterz Star rating: *** ITV 2 Monday 2nd November 2015 You wait 19 years for a replacement to the much loved stand up comedy and sketch show ‘The Real McCoy’ then, a bit like waiting for a bus, 4 new … Continue reading

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