Liam Williams

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The Guide #19: five under-the-radar TV gems you should catch up on next
In this week’s newsletter: yes, there’s too much to watch at once – but these five stellar shows didn’t deserve to slip through the cracks

Gwilym Mumford

28, Jan, 2022 @11:45 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021
The great telly countdown hits the top spot with a furiously joyful, gut-wrenching five-part drama that was funny and full of life

22, Dec, 2021 @6:03 AM

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TV tonight: head to Hawaii for a razor-sharp satire of rich Americans
Mike White writes and directs The White Lotus, in which wealthy holiday-makers unravel spectacularly. Plus: the children of 9/11 share their stories. Here’s what to watch

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

16, Aug, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Ladhood series two review – Liam Williams muddles through masculinity
The comic’s painfully funny, semi-autobiographial sitcom returns for a second series, balancing crass banter with intelligent insights into emotional inadequacy

Jack Seale

15, Aug, 2021 @7:30 AM

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The week in TV: The Syndicate; Pandemic 2020; Storyville: Collective; Pls Like; Unforgotten
The viewers are the real winners as Kay Mellor’s lottery drama returns. Plus, a global history of the pandemic, and an unforgettable Unforgotten

Euan Ferguson

04, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Liam Williams: ‘I like saying poem to rhyme with home’
The comedian, actor, and writer on the things that make him laugh the most

The Guide

29, May, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Comedy's coronavirus crisis: 'performers are in deep, deep trouble'
With gigs cancelled and no support given to an art form that Art Council England does not officially recognise, comedians fear the worst

Brian Logan

18, Mar, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Ladhood review – boisterous comedy smells like teen spirit ... and Lynx
Based on comic Liam Williams’s adolescence, this Leeds-set series combines nostalgic laughs and Fleabag-style tenderness for the perfect tale of growing up disgracefully

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Nov, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Liam Williams: ‘I’m still coated in a residue of laddishness’
Having quit standup due to its bearpit blokeishness, the comic is now mining his Yorkshire upbringing for a comedy on modern masculinity

Rachel Aroesti

23, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Congratulations, you played yourself: comics who fictionalise their lives
Larry David took the role of ‘Larry David’ onscreen. But how close are such characters to real life? Three comics starring as versions of themselves reveal where they draw the line

Rachael Healy

20, Nov, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Capital: sharp satire in the vein of The Thick of It - best podcasts of the week
A smart cast of British comedians have turned their attention to the UK’s current political mess, and managed to find something new to say

Hannah Verdier Rowan Slaney

05, Jan, 2018 @2:45 PM

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'So the universe implodes – no matter': comedians share their best one-liners
In Steve Best’s new book Joker Face, standups pick some of the funniest gags they’ve told. Here are 10 of our favourites

04, Oct, 2017 @11:03 AM

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