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.
Jamie Redknapp and Freddie Flintoff return for another challenge-powered jaunt around the continent, constantly battling for those all-important bragging rights. Guests in this second season include Sam Quek, Tom Davis, Lee Mack and League of Their Own regular Romesh Ranganathan.Jack Seale, The Guardian, 9th January 2020
This sitcom has long delivered strong festive episodes, and this year's is no different. It should have been a simple Christmas Eve shopping trip to buy an inflatable Santa. Instead, it turns into an endless shaggy dog story, involving petty theft, an aggressive bull, a sinister truck driver and a cargo ship. Can Lee save the day? "That man has kidnapped Christmas, and I'm the SAS!"Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 24th December 2019
Photographer Steve Best has taken pictures of some of the finest comedians of recent years. He has a new exhibiton in London downstairs at the Observatory Photography Gallery in Russell Square.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st November 2019
Is Lee Mack trying to muscle in on Inside No 9 territory? This Halloween edition of the enduring light-hearted domestic sitcom has scarier ambitions than usual. It is even scheduled later than it usually goes out. Although don't worry too much about the kids having nightmares. I'm sure they watch nastier stuff on their phones in bed.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th October 2019
Despite the growing popularity of trick or treat, special Halloween episodes of British sitcoms are still relatively rare.Steve Bennett, Chortle, 30th October 2019
Each comedian has moments throughout the show that serves as a reminder of their impressive talents; Lee Mack's upholding of the show as a whole. Rob Brydon's impressions are, for the most part, hilarious. David Mitchell's solving of each dilemma, one in particular with hard, unforgiving logic is a particular highlight. It's just a shame that these were only glimpses of brilliance in an otherwise insipid performance.Craig Unadkat, The Reviews Hub, 3rd October 2019