Thompson

Sketch show.

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Emma Thompson left comedy when called a 'man hater'

In 1988, she launched her own series called Thompson. And that was the end of her career in comedy, at least for a while. "Thompson was ripped apart by critics," she says. "They said it was 'man-hating.' You can't imagine how terrible they were, so destructive and deeply, inutterably misogynistic. I absolutely know that now but I didn't then. At the time, I couldn't get out of bed. I thought, 'All right, maybe I shouldn't be doing this.'"

Mary McNamara, LA Times, 7th June 2019