Matt Berry

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Garth Marenghi: how the Edinburgh award winner found his Darkplace
Our series exploring the stage origins of hit comedies continues with the cult hospital horror show that scared up audiences to become a fringe sensation

Rachael Healy

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gorillaz: Song Machine Live from Kong review – a genre-straddling success story
Damon Albarn plays master of ceremonies in an impressive night of collaborations

Kitty Empire

19, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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From Scream Queens to Spaced's zombie battle: our favourite TV spine-chillers
Real-life mysteries, slasher movie satire and the original Shaun of the Dead ... Guardian writers pick the best terrifying – and occasionally hilarious – TV to watch this Halloween

Ellen E Jones, Rachel Aroesti, Rhi Storer, Stuart Heritage, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue and Alex Mistlin

29, Oct, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Squeamish About … review – Matt Berry's harebrained history lesson
Using archive footage, the actor takes us on a whistle-stop tour through the history of Britain – think Vic Reeves meets Philomena Cunk, in ye olden days

Lucy Mangan

06, Aug, 2020 @9:45 PM

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TV tonight: from fracking to pigeon-flying clubs, an irreverent look at British culture
Matt Berry takes us on a satirical and often hilarious journey. Plus: Alan Yentob follows the Young Vic’s artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Jack Seale, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

06, Aug, 2020 @4:00 AM

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TV tonight: the undead return to Staten Island
Kayvan Novak and Matt Berry are on reliably hilarious form as vampires in New York. Plus: Ross Kemp talks to those caring for his screen mum, Barbara Windsor. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Hannah J Davies, Ali Catterall and Paul Howlett

11, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Interview with the vampires: the return of What We Do in the Shadows
As the fang-tastic houseshare sitcom enters its second season, its creator and stars discuss death, sex and petty grudges

Ellen E Jones

06, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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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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Nigel Farage furious over TV show assassinating 'Neil Fromage'
The Brexit party leader has slammed Channel 4 for their ‘totally sick’ show Year of the Rabbit, in which a right-wing campaigner gets shot in the head

Kate Abbott

01, Jul, 2019 @9:49 AM

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Year of the Rabbit review – silly and gleefully sweary ... but where were the gags?
A Victorian take on The Sweeney starring Matt Berry sounds like a riot, but this slapdash effort lacks the crispness of Toast of London

Tim Dowling

10, Jun, 2019 @9:30 PM

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Toast star Matt Berry: 'Nobody wants to hear about my psychic wound'
The comedy actor with the fruity voice has ditched the electric sex pants and taken up sleuthing – in a filthy Victorian version of The Sweeney. And he’s planning another Toast

Stuart Jeffries

05, Jun, 2019 @5:00 AM

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What We Do In the Shadows review – the undead prove dead funny
This seductive blood-sucking comedy about the everyday struggles of a gang of vampire housemates in New York is silly, deadpan and full of killer gags

Rebecca Nicholson

19, May, 2019 @9:35 PM

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