12 October 2017

My enthusiasm is curbed

The ninth season of Larry David’s show is shaping up to be disappointing.

5 October 2017

Follies: sorrow and spectacle

The Sondheim show has finally got the London run it deserves.

27 September 2017

Mel Brooks and the philistinism of PC

Think edgy material has no place in comedy? Watch Blazing Saddles.

18 September 2017

The Death of Stalin: the arrival of Iannucci

In his first non-spin-off film, the writer-director hits on something profound.

8 September 2017

A typically bad take on autism

Atypical – another drama that plays autism for cheap laughs and sentimentality.

31 August 2017

Who cares if a white actor plays a non-white role?

The Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ debate is absurd.

25 August 2017

Who cares if Joss Whedon is a cheater?

Calls to boycott the Buffy creator have become hysterical.

18 August 2017

‘I’m never going to have an audience who looks like me’

Shazia Mirza on butt plugs, Brexit and breaking the rules.

15 August 2017

‘Really all you want is a laugh, and you’ll do anything to get that’

Improv king Colin Mochrie on his fans, TV censors and why Brits are more fun.