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Is Brexit's cheerleader beyond a joke?

A new one-off comedy follows the Ukip poster boy as he swaps politics for watching Pointless and going down the pub. But is it humanising his hatred?

Alexi Duggins, The Guardian, 26th October 2016

Kevin Bishop went extreme Method in preparing role

BBC Two's fly-on-the-wall mockumentary Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back stars Kevin Bishop as the Ukip leader - another in a long line of actors impersonating celebrated politicians.

James Rampton, The Independent, 26th October 2016

BBC Two to make Nigel Farage comedy

BBC Two is to make a comedy special called Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back. The politician will be played by Kevin Bishop.

British Comedy Guide, 25th August 2016

BBC commissioned comedy show to sneak in Farage offices

Actors from a production company tried to 'sneak' into Nigel Farage's Leave.EU campaign group's offices in Bristol for a BBC comedy programme.

Michael Yong, The Bristol Post, 6th July 2016

Matt Forde interview

The political comedian on the lunacy of Labour, being marooned with Nigel Farage, and why he loves Jeremy Kyle.

Adam Jacques, The Independent, 16th August 2015

Matt Forde in the #WOWwagon (Link expired)

Comedian Matt Forde joined us in the #WOWwagon to discuss his new Fringe show, and recommended going "on the lash" with Nigel Farage.

Matthew Dunne-Miles, WOW247, 11th August 2015

Edinburgh preview: Jonny & The Baptists

Maybe satire does work a bit after all. Perhaps Jonny & The Baptists' persistent UKIP-bashing played its part in the fact that Nigel Farage didn't sweep to victory in the General Election. Or maybe not.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th July 2015

Review: English Comedian of the Year, Udderbelly

The English Comedian of the Year Final is the kind of concept that prompts jokes itself. Is it the first comedy competition sponsored by UKIP? Is Nigel Farage one of the judges? The answer is no to both of those questions. Though, as it was pointed out on the night, the organiser, Alan Anderson, is Scottish and the host Andrew Maxwell was Irish. Insert your own punchline.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 14th July 2015

Al Murray's spoof candidacy in South Thanet may have gone a bit quiet after the campaign launch and the cash-in book, but that was because the Pub Landlord was out pounding the streets. This documentary follows Murray throughout his effort to comically nobble Ukip leader Nigel Farage: did the two colossal patriots face each other over a warm, brown, great British pint? We're promised run-ins with candidates and voters, which ought to benefit from Murray's skill at sparring unscripted with punters.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 7th May 2015

Charlie Brooker: Farage has been giving him problems

"Nigel Farage is like a flipping, slightly pissed-up sort of brother-in-law or something," according to Charlie Brooker, who'll be presenting his customary Election Wipe this evening on BBC Two, ahead of tomorrow's turnout for what is predicted to be the closest election in years.

The Huffington Post, 6th May 2015

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