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6 American Sitcoms Based on British Originals

Back in November, the Anglophenia video channel pulled together a comprehensive list of all of the American TV shows that were given a dusting down and a glittering up for an American audience. Some were huge hit shows on both sides of …

A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

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No.

Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why …

Ten Of Britain’s Funniest Workplaces

Sitcoms often work best when they present characters stuck in a situation they feel unable to get out of, try as they might. And while there is a lot of scope for this kind of thing in the home, the best examples can be found in offices …

Colin Morgan Cast in Magical Role

Merlin star Colin Morgan will be playing the sly spirit Ariel in the production of The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe, reports The Independent.

BBC America Announces ‘Ministry of Laughs’ Comedy Block

Britcom fans can rejoice. BBC America has just announced that it is launching a new comedy block starting Saturday, June 18th. Come Fly With Me, Friday Night Dinner, and a new season of The Inbetweeners are among the titles acquired for premieres.

HBO Commissions New Comedy From Armando Iannucci

If you’re a fan of uncomfortably brilliant UK comedy talent, we have astonishing news for you. It seems HBO has commissioned a new political comedy from Armando Iannucci, the man behind such enduring British classics as I’m …