Sitcom

The Human Resource

Aaron Child | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

The Human Resource is a fun if not a little mad 3 part online only sitcom. It features two of my fave British comedians from the past two years Ben Ta...

Review: Heading Out (BBC2)

Hilary Wardle | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Hilary Wardle

The main problem with Sue Perkins is that she's Sue Perkins. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean that in a bad way.

Is Series Eight of Peep Show the Best Ever?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Hilary Wardle

Any comedy lumbering into its eighth series usually faces accusations of becoming stale and tired, but Peep Show doesn't have to worry about that: it's barely managed to rustle up a single negative review since it initially aired way back in 2003.

WATCH: If 'Breaking Bad' Was A Sitcom...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Recent weeks have taught us there is no TV drama or film so gritty or serious that it can't be reimagined as a sitcom. We've seen it with 'Game of Thr...

How Peep Show Saved the Sitcom

Tom Doran | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Tom Doran

Mark enters a relationship with Sophie (Olivia Colman) and finds, quite rapidly, that... he doesn't really like her. This isn't anyone's fault, neither are presented as terrible human beings. They're just fundamentally incompatible and only end up steamrolling into marriage due to crippling mutual loneliness.

WATCH: 'Parks And Recreation' Season Four Gag Reel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Want to see a bunch of actors messing up, cracking up and occasionally being really rather potty-mouthed? Then take a little look at the Parks and Rec...

jane espenson

Selina Wilken | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Selina Wilken

The hit sitcom Husbands released its second episode of season 2, "The Straightening," last week, and now you can watch a behind-the-scenes video featu...

Why 'Bad Education' Is Bad Sitcom

P.J. Baker | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Comedy
P.J. Baker

Bad Education is currently top of the "Most Popular" programmes on BBC iPlayer, so I thought I'd give it a look. Oh dear. It quickly becomes clear that the writer has never spent any time in a state school. Or in a multi-cultural environment of any kind.

Why Do British Sitcoms Fail to Bridge the Atlantic Divide?

Pete Strauss | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

The internet is awash with criticism of the US remake of The Inbetweeners and the ensuing and arguably inevitable backlash, decrying that this is yet another example of American television taking one of our beloved shows and ruining it.

VOTE: Is 'Citizen Khan' Offensive? Muslim Community Sitcom Provokes Complaints

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

BBC One's new sitcom Citizen Khan has received around 200 complaints, the Daily Mail reports. The family-based sitcom, set in the capital of Britis...

'Bake Off' Host Cooks Up Lesbian Sitcom

PA | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins is coming out of the kitchen to write and star in a new sitcom. The actress and comic, who is openly ga...

Whatever Happened To...?

Rebecca Hobbs | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Rebecca Hobbs

When soap stars are interviewed they are inevitably asked about being recognised in public, not as themselves, but as their characters.

10 Comedy Tropes To Be Outlawed in 2012

Dale Shaw | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

Comedy is all about recognition. Michael McIntyre points out one of life's foibles. You recognise said foible, then chuckle lightly and die a little on the inside. But there is a thin, unfunny line between highlighting some hilarious, unearthed observation and lazily trotting out a creaky comedy cliché that was hackneyed when first used on Round the Horne.

WATCH: 'It's A Wonderful Life' Sitcom Supercut

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Comedy

There's no doubt about it: Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life is an inspirational film. For some, it makes them want to be a better person - for ...

Death of David Croft and John Sullivan: They Don't Make 'Em Like That Any More

Victoria Gooch | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Comedy
Victoria Gooch

"We are unanimous in that," Mrs Slocombe would declare without a doubt in her mind that her team were anything but behind her. What is "Rodney, you plonker" if not the highest term of endearment in Delboy's world? And was clucking Captain Mainwaring not protecting his brood from the Germans when his youngest was urged, "Don't tell him, Pike"?

Rab C. Nesbitt - the return of the native speaker - by his writer/creator

John Fleming | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

With the new series of Rab C. Nesbitt about to be unleashed on BBC2 tonight - 25 years after the character first appeared on screen in Naked Video - I thought I would ask the series' writer/creator Ian Pattison some questions. This may prove to have been a mistake. Never mess with a comedy writer...

'Inbetweeners' Stars Worry About Follow-Up

Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Inbetweeners stars say their box office success is a "double-edged sword" - because they are now worried their follow-up will str...

Gavin & Stacey Star Joanna Page To Star In The Gates

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Comedy

Joanna Page, whose character was heavily pregnant in the final episode of Gavin & Stacey, is to play a mother in her new comedy series. ...