Victoria Wood was one of my all-time favourite people, and it is pure joy to be able to revisit her humour through this book. Continue reading What are you reading this week?
This week I’m reading Tom Allen’s memoir Continue reading Book of the Week: No Shame by Tom Allen
a funny novel about the myth of happy families and successful marriages Continue reading This week I’m reading…
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Bring on the comedy Continue reading My week of Netflix comedy specials
Continuing the series of sharing my favourite comedy shows. This week is the turn of a long-forgotten hidden gem from 2002, The Book Group. Odds are that you’ve never seen or even heard of The Book Group, which is such a shame, because it is one of the funniest things you’re likely to see. Set in Scotland, it revolves around Claire, an American who had just moved to Glasgow. In a desperate attempt to make new friends, she forms a book group. However, the people who come along are most definitely not the sort of friends that Claire is seeking. … Continue reading Fun Friday #4: The Book Group
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
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