Comedy

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Saturday Night Live: Keegan-Michael Key’s Michael Jordan a dunk, rest of show… dank
SNL is struggling, limping into season’s end, unable to find inspiration after the Elon Musk embarrassment

Zach Vasquez

16, May, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Simon Bird: Debrief review – winningly silly standup spins jokes in the air
The Inbetweeners star plays on his first TV special’s lack of audience by claiming high sophistication – while deftly pricking the bubble with pretend banter

Brian Logan

16, May, 2021 @10:59 AM

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The week in TV: The Pursuit of Love; Fargo; Three Families; The Underground Railroad; Motherland
Uncle Matthew and co ride again in Emily Mortimer’s gleeful Nancy Mitford adaptation

Euan Ferguson

16, May, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Joanna Scanlan: ‘People do seem to ask me to take my clothes off all the time’
Loved for her biting comedy roles, the actor is enjoying a late-blooming career. She talks about playing a convert to Islam in After Love, and her TV series about women’s sex lives during lockdown

Claire Armitstead

16, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Nish Kumar: BBC must be clear – did it axe The Mash Report in a ‘war on woke’?
Satirist says broadcaster is happy to allow the ‘useful myth’ that it has clamped down on leftwing comedy

Vanessa Thorpe

16, May, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Frontline: satirical skewering of TV current affairs programs is still uncomfortably relevant
Like the older, antipodean cousin to The Office and Veep, the classic 90s comedy is still as sharp and occasionally even more painful

Walter Marsh

14, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Kimmel on the pipeline hack: ‘If you mess with America you will get $5m’
Late-night hosts discuss the ransomware attack, the CDC’s new no-mask guidance and GOP fealty to Trump

Adrian Horton

14, May, 2021 @3:21 PM

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From Lady Gaga to Malala: the bizarre Friends reunion guestlist in full
Alongside the pop star and the activist, David Beckham, James Corden and Justin Bieber will feature in an upcoming HBO special. Could it be any more random?

Stuart Heritage

14, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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‘The diversity of the industry will be hit’: NextUp founder on the impact of Covid on comedy
With comedy venues reopening in England and Scotland, Sarah Henley discusses the effect of the pandemic, online audiences and being a woman in male-dominated sectors

Anne Cassidy

14, May, 2021 @7:17 AM

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Seth Meyers: for today’s Republican party, ‘living in reality is considered heresy’
Late-night hosts react to the GOP’s purge of Liz Cheney for not holding to Trump’s big lie about a stolen election

Adrian Horton

13, May, 2021 @3:24 PM

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‘Stop drinking fake coffee!’ Your most annoying things about TV
We asked you to name your pet peeves of the small screen. Here are the things that rile you up – from empty cups to far too easy parking

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

13, May, 2021 @2:58 PM

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Trevor Noah to Israel: ‘When you have this much power, what is your responsibility?’
Late-night hosts discuss the surge in violence between Israel and Palestine, a scandalous report about Trump’s Secret Service and Jeff Bezos’s super-yacht

Adrian Horton

12, May, 2021 @3:49 PM

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