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Stewart Lee on the lighthouse keeper sitcom he wrote for Ant & Dec

Following his recent criticism of the duo, Stewart Lee has been recalling a sitcom he pitched for Ant & Dec in which they played lighthouse keepers.

British Comedy Guide, 18th January 2024

Jason Manford reveals he is refusing to watch I'm A Celebrity

Manford didn't tune into last year's series once former health secretary Matt Hancock arrived at the star-studded camp and will be switching off his TV when the reality TV series returns once again this weekend, thanks to controversial former MEP Nigel Farage.

Zoe Delaney, The Mirror, 14th November 2023

Spitting Image star blasts censored comedy 'Wouldn't happen today'

Spitting Image stalwart Steve Nallon joined Nigel Farage on his self-titled GB News show on Tuesday to discuss the current state of television comedy.

Alex Davies, The Daily Express, 2nd August 2022

Farage blasts sitcom for assassination of Neil Fromage

Nigel Farage has blasted Channel 4 over a "sick" comedy show in which a right wing campaigner named Neil Fromage is shot in the head.

Mark Hodge, The Sun, 30th June 2019

Joke's on us if we wring our hands about Jo Brand

While Jo Brand is pilloried for her unwise battery acid gag the ruinous japes of Farage, Johnson and Co go unpunished, writes Dani Garavelli.

Dani Garavelli, The Scotsman, 16th June 2019

Jo Brand's 'ill-judged' joke, the challenge of comedy

I'm still left with the feeling that Jo Brand simply got it wrong.

Matt White, Christian Today, 14th June 2019

Nigel Farage: "police must act" over Jo Brand joke

Nigel Farage has called for police to take action over Jo Brand, after she joked that she'd like to throw acid over far-right politicians. Speaking to Victoria Coren Mitchell on Radio 4 panel show Heresy last night, the comedian was asked to comment on the divisions being stoked over Brexit.

Chortle, 12th June 2019

No, Jo Brand is not inciting violence

The Brexit Party should not try to play the PC set at its own censorious game.

Spiked, 12th June 2019

Partridge & Farage would 'get on like a house on fire'

Fictional Tory-voting broadcaster would have been tempted to vote Ukip, says his creator Steve Coogan.

The Guardian, 20th February 2018

In the wake of the Ukip leader's resignation, this mockumentary follows Nige (Kevin Bishop) as he returns to Little England life, something that mainly consists of pints, puzzles, episodes of It Ain't Half Hot Mum and a sense of irrelevance. The premise is obviously to recast Farage as a lovable buffoon, but why anybody would want to humanise the poster boy for one of the most heinous ideologies in living memory isn't quite so clear.

Rachel Aroesti, The Observer, 30th October 2016

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