Fun Friday #2: Nighty Night

Second in a new series, looking at my favourite comedy shows. This week: Nighty Night Nighty Night¬†originally aired in 2004 on BBC Three before moving to BBC Two, and only lasted for two series. This is probably my most favourite comedy show EVER. It reflects my love of dark comedy (and believe me, Nighty Night is one of the darkest things you’ll ever watch). I really admire and respect Julia Davis, who not only wrote the script, but also stars in it as the lead character Jill Tyrell, a narcissistic sociopath, who tries to seduce her married neighbour, no matter … Continue reading Fun Friday #2: Nighty Night

Fun Friday #1: Roseanne

First in a new series, looking at my favourite comedy shows. This week: Roseanne. Roseanne¬†originally aired from 1988 until 1997, and for me, was essential Friday night viewing on Channel 4 (at least in the UK; in the US it was broadcast on ABC). I loved how the show mixed up serious issues along with the comedy; the show tackled sexism, homophobia, unemployment, poverty, drugs, alcoholism, puberty, racism, abuse and, of course, the trials and tribulations of family life. It was even produced by someone called Marcy Carsey; what a fantastic comedy name, almost as good as Barbara Broccoli. Unlike … Continue reading Fun Friday #1: Roseanne