Thursday 2nd May 2019
Brighton's Komedia venue - which has hosted many a comedy show over the years - is celebrating its 25th birthday. Here's some vintage brochure entries featuring comedians.
Thursday 4th May 2017
Somewhere between the second and third series, the Boosh started to believe its own hype. Live shows became gigs, Fielding and Barratt living out their own rock'n'roll fantasies. The third series was - Crack Fox aside - dry, uninspired, overly slick, self-referential and smug.Luke Holland, The Guardian, 25th March 2019
You either love Julia Davis or think her sick filth ought to be banned. Sally4Ever proved yet again that there is nobody working today - or at least nobody with the same platform - with a blacker sense of humour. Sally (Catherine Shepherd) was already surrounded by monsters: her loser of a boyfriend (Alex MacQueen) and tricky colleagues played by Julian Barratt and Felicity Montagu. Then Emma (Davis herself) arrived, a tornado of sex and bad intentions. Beneath the shagging, drugs, excrement, manipulation and malice were pockets of tenderness, but you had to look pretty hard to see them. Luckily there were also gales of laughter. NB If you have yet to see it, please do not watch it with your parents or children on Boxing Day and then write in to complain.Ed Cumming, The Independent, 18th December 2018
It has brought me back to the joys of TV comedy. It's a throwback to that agonising wait for each episode.Hannah Jane Parkinson, The Guardian, 8th December 2018
The triumphantly grotesque return of Julia Davis, now backed - slightly bizarrely - by HBO. This co-production between the US network and Sky is a Basic Instinct-tinged tale of an affair between a wife-to-be and a mysterious musician, featuring defiantly off-colour gags, a decidedly post-watershed sexathon and some very odd jokes about eggs. Plus Julian Barratt!The Guardian, 19th October 2018