Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

Death To 2020 | Netflix

3 December, 2020

I was delighted to work on this review of this year.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm | Amazon

14 October, 2020

“Additional material”, written before the substantial Covid elements, for this, released on 23 October.

Borat

Inside No 9 | BBC2

25 February, 2020

You should watch this episode first

… then listen to the podcast to discover my indirect association.

The book in question is The Joy of Quiz.

See also: The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Best of 2010-2015 Wipe | BBC2

28 December, 2019

Crikey.

Richard Osman’s House of Games | BBC Books

2 August, 2019
Book of Games

I am proud of this book, which comes out on 17 October.

It has some games from the TV show, and some new ones and, with a couple of exceptions, all new questions. There are some imaginary behind-the-scenes conversations and general nonsense.

Blurb:

Do you know how many post boxes there are in the UK? Could you guess how many times the word ‘goat’ appeara in the King James Version of the bible? Fancy playing a game of charades where all of the books, films and plays are entirely made up? Now, look around the room. Is anyone there the kind of person who’ll say ‘I just don’t understand this’, when faced with something that’s not just perfectly easy to understand, but is … well, fun? Ask them to leave. Have they gone? Good. Now welcome inside the House of Games.

Have I Got News for You | BBC1

29 September, 2018

Series 56 begins 9pm, Fri 5 October.

Steph McGovern

Arts Club with Will Gompertz | BBC Radio 5 Live

29 January, 2018

I am a guest on the first episode of BBC Radio 5 Live’s Arts Club. Tickets for the recording are available from The Bill Murray club in Islington.

Update: More episodes with me —

  • 2 Feb 2018: Art for Trump, Dylan v Cohen, What does Banksy look like and is The Bayeaux Tapestry a bit rubbish? (My sacred cow: The Laughing Cavalier)
  • 16 Feb 2018: Florence, portraits and the music of our youth (My sacred cow: The Great Bear)
  • 18 Mar 2018: Awards Shows, the NME, and TV shows for the Obamas (My sacred cow: Julius Caesar)

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Masterclass: Craft of Comedy Entertainment | Bafta

7 October, 2017

I’m part of the panel for a Bafta event:

A panel of comedy entertainment producers and writers discuss the recent renaissance in entertainment television, covering programme development, writing, casting, and the role of satire.

  • 6:45pm, Tuesday, 17 October 2017
  • Princess Anne Theatre, Bafta, 195 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9EU
  • Tickets
  • Updated with image by @widowedanthem

Alternative Election Night | Channel 4

5 June, 2017

Undated handout photo issued by Channel 4 of David Mitchell and veteran BBC interrogator Jeremy Paxman who will be hosting Channel 4's Alternative Election Night

I have been enjoying working on Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night:

Jeremy Paxman, David Mitchell and Richard Osman present an all-night feast of comedy and comment in Channel 4’s very different take on election night

Inside No 9 | BBC2

28 February, 2017

I am proud to have performed the minor role of “crossword consultant” for this excellent episode of Inside No 9, The Riddle of the Sphinx:

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I’m further proud to have filled the role of some kind of muse:

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Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe | BBC2

5 December, 2016

I am a proud member of Team 2016 Wipe, which is broadcast after Christmas.

2016 Wipe

Update 14 May 2017: Bafta winner, Comedy & Comedy Entertainment Programme

Have I Got News For You | BBC1

1 October, 2016

Series 52 begins 9pm, Fri 7 October.

Jo Brand

Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back | BBC2

25 August, 2016

Nigel Farage Kevin Bishop

Kevin Bishop is Nigel Farage, in a programme imagining his life after resigning. Blurb:

“On the 23rd June, Britain voted to leave the European Union,” added the BBC. “Then, on the 4th July, Nigel Farage, the man who had made it all possible, resigned saying he wanted his life back. But what sort of life has he gone back to, and how does a man forever in the spotlight fill his days now he has nothing to do?”

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