Simon Amstell

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Simon Amstell review – shame, self-analysis and great gags
The comedian flops in a New York hotel room, sheds his inhibitions at an ayahuasca ceremony and visits a Berlin sex club as he explores his midlife crisis

Brian Logan

03, Sep, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘God, I never thought we’d be this old!’: Miquita Oliver and Simon Amstell on Popworld turning 20
Celebrating the seminal ego-pricking teen TV show, its original hosts talk friendship, grilling musicians and why the show wouldn’t work in 2021

Hadley Freeman

01, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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It gets … worse: what can we learn from movies set in 2021?
A look ahead, courtesy of movies set in the next 12 months, suggests we should expect natural disasters, all-consuming tech and a super swine flu

Charles Bramesco

04, Jan, 2021 @3:00 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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This week’s best home entertainment: from Brassic to Stath Lets Flats
This Is England’s Joe Gilgun presents a cheeky comedy-drama, and the feckless lettings agent is back

Gwilym Mumford & Luke Holland

16, Aug, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Simon Amstell: ‘I have ridiculous thoughts’
The comedian is neurotic, searingly honest and very funny. But has he finally learned to love himself? He talks to Eva Wiseman about his new film, tricky fathers and being a big cat

Eva Wiseman

17, Mar, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Benjamin review – Simon Amstell’s barbed wit shines
The comedian’s semi-autobiographical debut feature makes deft work of mining his own anxieties

Simran Hans

16, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Benjamin review – Simon Amstell's hilariously bittersweet romance
As a young film-maker’s career teeters on the brink of disaster, a surprise love affair forces him to rethink the path to happiness

Peter Bradshaw

13, Mar, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Simon Amstell review – perky, pained, anxious, ironic, wise – and funny
From his long process, after coming out, of self-acceptance to his newfound romantic happiness, this is classic, neurotic, angst-ridden Amstell

Brian Logan

24, Sep, 2017 @10:49 AM

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Help by Simon Amstell; Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand – review
Two driven comedians attempt to put their demons to the sword in this pair of entertaining confessional memoirs

Stephanie Merritt

17, Sep, 2017 @6:00 AM

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The 10 best things to do this week: Basquiat and AND festival
The Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition for the legendary artist, while the biennial celebrating film, art and digital culture returns to the Peak District

The Guide

15, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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