Issa Rae

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Insecure season five review – farewell to the most fun, excruciating comedy on TV
Brilliant, awkward and packed with zingers, the final run of Issa Rae’s comedy about black millennial life in LA looks set to stick the landing – and give fans the perfect parting gift

Hannah J Davies

26, Oct, 2021 @8:35 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020: 50-1
Michaela Coel’s smart, subversive and taboo-breaking drama gave us absolutely unbeatable television – plus more of the year’s best

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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Saturday Night Live: Biden v Trump as Bob Ross v WrestleMania
The show is struggling to hit high notes. More Maya Rudolph as Kamala and more Aidy in America – whatever that was – please

Zach Vasquez

18, Oct, 2020 @11:24 AM

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Issa Rae: ‘It’s astounding that our talent hasn’t been recognised’
The woman behind cult HBO comedy Insecure has been making and starring in her own series for years. What took Hollywood so long to notice?

Yomi Adegoke

20, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?
A range of stars, including Bette Midler and Issa Rae, act out clunky monologues in a tone-deaf attempt to speak to a divided America

Charles Bramesco

08, Sep, 2020 @3:25 PM

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Insecure season four review – is this the end of a great screen friendship?
The show portrays beautifully how relationships don’t always blow up. Sometimes, as with Molly and Issa, people you love intensely and take for granted fade quietly away

Hannah J Davies

30, Jun, 2020 @8:35 PM

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The Lovebirds review – wacky Netflix murder-mystery romance
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani play a couple forced to run for their lives in Michael Showalter’s likably lewd screwball crime caper

Peter Bradshaw

20, May, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The Photograph review – a shimmering romance
Sparks fly in love stories from the past and present beautifully woven together

Wendy Ide

08, Mar, 2020 @10:30 AM

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How long can this nonsense of the Oscars failing to nominate female directors go on? | Ellen E Jones
This year’s Academy Awards show that diversity drives will only get us so far. Filmgoers and the industry must question what makes a film award-worthy

Ellen E Jones

14, Jan, 2020 @4:55 PM

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The 50 best comedians of the 21st century
From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest people of the era

Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage

18, Sep, 2019 @2:45 PM

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Issa Rae: ‘I’ve not started writing season four of Insecure yet’
The writer-actor returns with body-swap movie Little. She talks millennial awkwardness and why she’s taking on Hollywood

Jane Mulkerrins

13, Apr, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Screen queens: the funny, fearless women who revolutionised TV
Phoebe Waller-Bridge exploded into our living rooms with Fleabag, her vicious comedy about an angry, awkward woman. As it returns, Guardian writers pick their TV heroines

03, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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