24 May 2013

Arrested Development:
a glorious comeback?

Yes, Arrested Development is daring and clever, but it has more traditional sitcom tropes than people realise.

2 May 2013

My outrage over ‘racist’ Reginald D Hunter

In the ridiculous storm over the comedian’s act at the PFA awards dinner, the real joke is on football’s Zero Tolerance zealots.

10 August 2012

Ted: a tame comedy that’s hard to bear

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.

8 April 2011

Low-ambition comedy for a low-ambition Olympics

New sitcom Twenty Twelve gently mocks London’s preparations rather than taking a satire-shaped cudgel to them.

20 October 2010

In between comedy and nostalgia

The secret of the success of The Inbetweeners – the anti-Skins – is that it’s both hilarious and old-fashioned.