Archive for the ‘Comedy’ Category

Inbetweeners: No 3rd film! New series?

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After the second Inbetweeners movie hit cinemas earlier this year, there were rumours of a third film being made almost straight away.

The first Inbetweeners big screen venture came after the hit Channel 4 sitcom came to its natural end as the sixth form student boys it followed – Simon (Joe Thomas), Will (Simon Bird) Jay (James Buckley and Neil (Blake Harrison) – all left school.
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Babylon review: James Nesbitt & Brit Marling shine in this much-improved police satire (Spoilers)

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Back in February, Channel 4 aired a one-off comedy drama entitled Babylon; a satire written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong and directed by Danny Boyle. Although the team behind Babylon was impressive I wasn’t overly taken with the ninety minute pilot as I thought it was poorly-paced and had far too many characters. However, upon watching the first episode of this full series, things are looking positive for Babylon as the pace has improved, the tone doesn’t feel as confused and the multiple characters are well-utilised.

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Alan Carr announces 2015 UK & Ireland tour, Yap, Yap, Yap!

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The super-popular comedian Alan Carr has announced that he will be going on tour in 2015 around the UK and Ireland with his new comedy performance, Yap, Yap, Yap.

Yap, Yap, Yap will begin in February next year and end in December, performing on over 120 dates in between.
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BBC cancels Miranda but we’ll have TWO Christmas Specials!

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It is a sad day for Miranda fans everywhere, the show’s namesake has revealed that the series is coming to an end.

British sitcom Miranda, which is loved by millions, was first brought to us by the comedy genius Miranda Hart back in 2009, when BBC Two launched the first series of the award-winning show.
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Why did grumpy Michael McIntyre storm off stage?

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It would seem that even the funniest people have their limits tested when dealing with rude audience members!

Michael McIntyre was preforming a live stand up gig in Darlington on Monday night when he stormed off the stage after an audience member in the front row refused to stop using her mobile phone, The Metro newspaper reports.
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National Television Awards 2015: See full long list and get voting here! Emmerdale, Doctor Who, Sherlock & more…

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Voting for next year’s National Television Awards has officially opened and we have the full long list of nominees for you to ponder over!

The National Television Awards are arguably one of this country’s most prestigious ceremonies, where the worlds of drama, comedy, reality shows, documentaries, soaps and day time telly all come together to find out which your favourites are!
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Men Behaving Badly: Neil Morrissey, Martin Clunes return for Stand Up To Cancer!

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Neil Morrissey and Martin Clunes have filmed their first Men Behaving Badly sketch in over fifteen years as part of this year’s Stand Up To Cancer fundraising effort.

Men Behaving Badly originally ran for 6 series from 1992 to 1998, featuring boozy flatmates Gary Strang, played by Martin Clunes and his flatmates, Dermot Povey, who was played by Harry Enfield in the first series only before and Tony Smart, played by Neil Morrissey, moved in from series 2 onwards.
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Peter Kay to star in new Only Fools And Horse style sitcom, Cradle to Grave!

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Well, it seems that stand-up comedian and comedy actor Peter Kay wasn’t joking when he said he had a busy year coming up!

As we have previously reported, Kay is due to return to our screens shortly with a new series of his hit show Phoenix Nights, after taking it on a road tour, as well as making a special for Comic Relief.
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Katie Hopkins slams Katie Price’s baby name, talks field sex & fat peeps

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Katie Hopkins has become renowned over the past few years for being the person to say whatever she pleases about just about anyone she claps eyes on, mostly just to get her name mentioned in the media we hasten to add.

Now it would seem that the opinionated, self-righteous (we would put her profession in here, but we can’t for the life of us work out what that is) has turned her spiteful attentions to Katie Price.
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Bad Education Review: Jack Whitehall’s school sitcom returns for more of the same

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Two years ago, Jack Whitehall first showed us all that he could both act in a sitcom and author it when Bad Education made its debut on BBC3. Although I wasn’t totally won over by the first episode I enjoyed the energy that Whitehall put into his role as awful teacher Alfie Wickers. As the series progressed I noted that the stronger episodes were the ones that Whitehall had co-written leading me to believe that he’s a talented writer but one who needs another person to bounce ideas off. So I had high hopes for the opening episode of Bad Education’s third series which was written by Whitehall alongside Freddy Syborn.

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Celebrity Juice: Gino D’Acampo to cover Holly’s maternity leave – Who needs Michelle Keegan?

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After the weeks of endless speculation over whether or not former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan would be filling in for pregnant Holly Willoughby as Celebrity Juice team captain whilst she takes maternity leave, it has now been revealed that Good Morning star Gino D’Acampo will be filling in instead.

As we have previously reported, Keegan was first approached to take the temporary position, but reportedly turned it down wanting to focus on new acting roles since her Corrie departure earlier this year.
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Pamela Stephenson says Billy Connolly is laughing off his illness!

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Following the news last year that Scottish comedian Billy Connolly had been diagnosed with both Parkinson’s disease AND cancer, his wife Pamela Stephenson has spoken out about how he is coping.

Billy Connolly is a national treasure who has been keeping us entertained for years with his stand-up routines and film roles, so we were all very sad to hear what he is now having to go through.
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Joanna Page hints at Gavin & Stacey the movie!

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Gavin & Stacey star, Joanna Page, has confirmed that there are no plans to bring out a new series of the hit show, but has revealed there might be a film in the works.

The comedy captured the heart of our nation as we became universally addicted to watching the simple love story of two people from different parts of the country unravel.
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Celebrity Juice: Keith Lemon says Michelle Keegan DID accept captain job – Then pulled out!

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As we have previously reported, former Coronation Street star, Michelle Keegan, had been approached by ITV to cover Holly Willoughby’s maternity leave on its hit comedy panel show, Celebrity Juice.

It seemed like the perfect role for her to take following her dramatic exit in Corrie, seeing as she was a regular guest on the show and had some time to kill whilst she weighed up her options, career wise.
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Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights to return to TV & stage!

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After a year away from the media spotlight, Peter Kay has confirmed that he will be performing seven live Phoenix Night’s themed stage shows as part of his Comic Relief contribution this year, and happily, Peter has also confirmed the return of the show to TV!

A source close to the star, who was at Friday’s Blackpool illuminations switch on, has revealed to The Mirror newspaper that Kay will begin promoting the new TV show after the charity stage shows have been performed.
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