Masterchef is on all the time. Firstly you have the one that normal people can enter where John and Greg ceaselessly patronise them. Then you have the one for ‘professionals’ with Michel Roux Junior, a token woman who’s really cross
Reviewing a new Alan Partridge comedy is like supporting England in a penalty shoot out; there is no winning. I could watch this hour, tell you it is brilliant, and get “you would say that” taunts. Equally, it could be
Perhaps it’s my desire to become a sitcom writer (without any of the talent or vocabulary to do so) that makes Episodes appeal to me. It certainly isn’t the humour. For all its failings as a comedy I actually quite
Here at TCJ, we grumble about many things, but one concern in particular that rears its ugly head time and again is our growing frustration about the lack of recent, quality sketch shows. It has been 18 years since The
New comedy series You Cannot Be Serious! made its debut on ITV this evening, a sports themed impressions/clip show fittingly broadcast straight after England’s final warm up game before the upcoming Euros. Aiming to be at least slightly more entertaining
Tonight saw the debut episode of Very Important People, a Channel 4 impressionist show starring Morgana Robinson (of 2010′s The Morgana Show) and a relative newcomer to the comedy scene, Terry Mynott. C4 itself stated that the show “mocks our
It’s interesting (or almost definitely not interesting, depending on your opinion), that in a week when we talk about comedies focusing on reality or an extension of reality, Grandma’s House should return; an embellished version of Simon Amstell’s life, solely
Multi-award winning comedian Sarah Millican returned to our TV screens last month with her brand new stand up show The Sarah Millican Television Programme. With the first series nearing the end of its current run, TCJ contributor and fine cheese
This evening on Channel 4 saw the broadcasting of the pilot episode of Felix and Murdo, a sitcom set at the turn of the 20th Century when the modern Olympics first came to London.
Stars of the hit BBC show The Thick of It work together for a new mockumentary about the fictional Cricklewood Film Studios, but can the masters turn out another classic?
The Comedy Journal’s George Zielinski takes a look at Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, E4′s antipodal answer to the comedies launched so far in 2012.
Seventeen years ago Bob Monkhouse cast the French into Room 101 and Britain’s televisual fascination with sending pet hates and annoyances into oblivion began. Tonight, with a rehashed set of rules and a new host to boot, did Room 101