Seth Macfarlane’s directorial debut is like Family Guy with a pulse - but it isn’t nearly as original or funny as it is cracked up to be.
New sitcom Twenty Twelve gently mocks London’s preparations rather than taking a satire-shaped cudgel to them.
The secret of the success of The Inbetweeners – the anti-Skins – is that it’s both hilarious and old-fashioned.
A witty sit-com about a vicar who is not from Dibley is in stark contrast to most of the BBC’s bland, safety-first comedy output.
Mark Steel's sharp and self-deprecatory humour shines through in his new laugh-out-loud radio show.
Must-reads from the past week
Marcus Brigstocke and Rufus Hound talk to spiked about free speech, Bernard Manning and Daily Mail readers.
True or false: the one-off Christmas special of Vic and Bob’s cult quiz show proved it still has comedy cache?
Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).
Love it or hate it - but show it.
Alexander Pope said that satire 'heals with morals what it hurts with wit' - and that's what Chris Morris' Brass Eye manages to do.