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  1. I binged the whole series of this on the Iplayer yesterday and it's great - about two young lads from Elephant and Castle trying to make it as entrepreneurs. Very funny, likeable characters and some surreal moments (A guy in armour on a horse turns up in one episode - "you man seen Iago? Tell him I'm looking for him"). You would have seen star and writer Kayode Ewumi as the American Lets guy in Stath Lets Flats and also apparently from that head-tapping meme!
  2. Couldn'd find a thread, but wondered if others have watched this? It's by the Parks and Rec team (or some of them). It's an odd mix of endearing, funny and intriguing - with both bite and warmth. (You can feel the similarities to their previous shows despite the complete difference in story and setting) It shouldn't work but the actors (Bell and Danson in particular) do some heavy lifting that you can't help buying into their world and troubles. I'm up to 1x07 (Nine episodes have aired) and I'm really enjoying it - they nail the end of episode whammy!
  3. I watch American comedy TV series, and four-quadrant blockbusters with a lot of jokes (like the MCU), but I don't often watch things that are just marketed as broad comedy films. I have a massive blind spot when it comes to the last 20 years of live-action US comedy movies, and the cast members who came from things like SNL. For example, when reviews of the 2016 Ghostbusters came out, I saw a lot of people criticising the improv-reliant style of a lot of Apatow/Feig US comedies, but I don't think I've seen any examples of what they were talking about. I think 21 Jump Street is pretty much the most recent thing I've seen and liked (and I watched it purely because of Lord & Miller rather than because of any of the stars). I've never seen Superbad, Knocked Up, Bridesmaids, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Dodgeball, or any of the Hangover films. In fact if it's a live-action film that includes any of the following names, I probably haven't seen it: Judd Apatow Paul Feig Seth Rogen Melissa McCarthy Jason Segel Ben Stiller Adam Sandler (I've only seen Punch-Drunk Love and the Hotel Transylvania films. The consensus seems to be that I should consider myself lucky.) Bill Hader Paul Rudd (apart from Ant-Man) Kristen Wiig Steve Carell Will Ferrell Things I've heard are good: Spy (seems to be considered McCarthy's best movie?) Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Things I have seen: 21 Jump Street Tropic Thunder Anchorman (I liked a few jokes, but not enough for it to live up to its reputation ) The first two Meet the Parents/Fockers films and Zoolander... but that's going back even further! Sausage Party (animated, but I mention it because it features some of the names in the list above. But apart from the Alan Menken song, I really disliked it. ) What's worth watching?
  4. No 2019 Wipe, but there is this. Only five-minute episodes unfortunately. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000cff3 He then tweeted pictures of the Other Humans, finishing with... who else?
  5. So, Motherland was initially a comedy pilot last year for BBC Two and thanks to good audience response it was commissioned. The writing team includes Graham Linehan (Father Ted, IT Crowd) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), and actors include Anna Maxwell Martin as career woman Anna and the brilliant Diane Morgan as single mum Liz. The first episode featured a chaotic birthday party, with a racist entertainer and a sick birthday girl. Anyone else watching, or identifying strongly with the characters?
  6. Just watched the third episode. Don Glover is a hip-hop manager (I think, it's unclear just now) who manages his cousin 'Paperboy' who's just scored a breakout hit. However, he's still slinging drugs. Highest ratings for a comedy on FX. Really enjoyed the first three episodes, it's got this weird tone to it, quite trippy. Anyone else watching yet?
  7. So this is on Netflix. It's literally just Hannah Gadsby doing her new comedy set at the Opera House. It runs for just over an hour. I don't know how to sum it up. It's about non-comformity. The trap of self-depreciation. Art history. It's funny in places, incredibly confronting in others. It's worth its own thread.
  8. Not a fan at all, but I've always found Morrissey's interviews good value for money and always considered him to be self-aware and at least having a sense of his own ridiculousness. I'm really taken aback by how defensive and unable to take criticism he is in this video. I never thought I'd hear Morrissey, of all people, refer to journalists as "haters", for goodness sake, and his moaning about his record not being played because of some organised conspiracy against him is just pitiful, paranoid and completely off base. The stuff he says about journalists having an agenda against him is simply based on his new record not being very good and his complete lack of relevance to anyone under 40, not some carefully constructed masterplan to undermine him by sending negative messages to his fanbase via the music press. Concluding his miserable little moan with a sickeningly cynical message to the victims of the Manchester bombing completely undermined any credibility he might have had left. Terrible cunt.
  9. Know who Mitzi Shore is? You should probably be watching I'm Dying up Here, Showtime's new Sunday night one hour drama about the Los Angeles comedy circuit, mostly focused around one club, very closely based on The Comedy Store. Melissa Leo play's basically Mitzi Shore, who gave loads of massive comedians their big break by putting them up at the club. I'm only really a part-time comedy nerd, most of what I know I've gleaned from comedians podcasts over the years, but I'm still loving this. It's really well acted, evocative of the time period through spot on detailing. With heavy like hitters Melissa Leo and Alfred Molina and being exec produced by Jim Carrey I thought it would be getting more promotion and love, but it's on the fifth episode tomorrow and it's not really getting much buzz at all, want to fix that so it gets a second series, as I'd like to see an eighties and nineties version.
  10. Now that BBC Three is online only they seem to have also gone all "edgy" with their social media and content. I just saw this clip (because it's all about the clips) of the show The Real Housewives of ISIS. It's a comedy. Facebook video - Mirror at vid.me The reaction seems quite mixed; some people feel like this is unacceptable / insensitive, with others defending the show because 'if shows like Family Guy mock ISIS, why can't the BBC' - to paraphrase. Where do you stand?
  11. Just wanted to share a webseries I was part of quite a while back but the first episode has just finally been released online. It's called 'Road To FA Cup' and is a 6 part mockumentary based around a fiction semi-pro football team, the Croydon Terriers, who have just been entered into the FA Cup for the first time in their history at the same time that they have just been bought by a playboy millionaire. Hope you enjoy! (I play Ian 'Speedo' Davies and was a good 4 stone heavier at the time!) http://youtu.be/zumZ-naIGTs www.roadtofacup.com
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