Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
It can be a tough gig as a female comedian.
Ruth Jones and James Corden, the brains behind TV hit Gavin & Stacey.
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Oh, what's occurin'?
John (Peter Kay) and Kayleigh (Sian Gibson) in BBC One’s Car Share.
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As series two comes to a close, here are the ingredients behind a piece of 24-carat comedy gold.
A local shop, for local people.
British comedy has always revelled in self-reflexive parody. Now, following Brexit, perhaps the re-nationalisation of British comedy is nigh.
Caroline Aherne as Mrs Merton.
The UK establishment has never understood the northern working class – and no wonder.
UK comedian and actor Rick Mayall, who died yesterday aged 56.
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Rik Mayall is putrid – absolutely vile. He thinks nose-picking is funny and farting and all that. He is the arsehole of British comedy. Spike Milligan made this rather pithy statement some time ago (the…