Tracey Breaks The News. Tracey Ullman
Tracey Breaks The News

Tracey Breaks The News

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 2017 - 2018
  • 7 episodes (2 series)

Topical sketch show starring comedian and impressionist Tracey Ullman. Also features Ben Miller, Samantha Spiro, Laurence Howarth, Tony Gardner, Tony Way and more.

Press clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Corbyn sketch writer Laurence Howarth speaks out against censorship

Laurence Howarth, whose sketches about Jeremy Corbyn on Tracey Breaks The News, has discussed the sketches and spoken out against attempts to censor criticism of the Labour leader.

British Comedy Guide, 21st June 2018

More topical satire in which Tracey Ullman and pals dress up as the newsmakers of the day (it's recorded close to broadcast, so content is uncertain, but the Donald Trump outfit is likely to have been kept handy). It's an obvious attempt at a British equivalent of the impersonation-led sketches of Saturday Night Live.

Andrew Mueller, The Guardian, 8th June 2018

Comedians, mock our Supreme Leader at your peril*

A Corbynista responds to Tracey Ullman's vile blasphemy.

Jack Schwartz, Spiked, 5th June 2018

Tracey Ullman's Corbyn sketch attracts antisemitic slurs

A Jeremy Corbyn sketch from Tracey Breaks The News has gone viral, and attracted a backlash laced with antisemitic accusations from the politician's far left supporters.

British Comedy Guide, 4th June 2018

A new series of the sketch show lands, with Tracey Ullman mercilessly skewering Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon and, in a new turn, environment secretary Michael Gove. Also in line for a roasting are Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Merkel and Rupert Murdoch. Ben Miller also makes an appearance.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 1st June 2018

Series 2 for Tracey Breaks The News

Tracey Ullman is now filming a second series of her topical sketch show Tracey Breaks The News.

British Comedy Guide, 15th May 2018

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

A big 80s name - a comic actor who made quite good records - Tracey Ullman then made an enormous success of herself in the US. Now she's back, it's quite hard to see how. What has changed? Could it be that impersonations have been devalued as a comedy tool? Or that our expectations of political comedy have been raised very high by The Thick of It? To those not devotees already, this is hard to recommend.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 10th November 2017

Jeremy Corbyn probably is''t the easiest of politicians to impersonate. There's that querulous head tilt, sure, and the lowering of spectacles. But that voice, mild cheddar with a subtle tang of chutney, surely ranks as a challenge. Well, our Tracey's game for it, in this new satirical series, coming in the wake of June's election special. Others getting the Ullman makeover include Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 27th October 2017

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