The Best Kept Secrets of British Comedy

The world of British comedy is a rabbit hole you can lose yourself in for life. ย Just following a list of long-gone essentials would keep you busy with viewing for some time. ย That doesn’t even mention the constant stream of new arrivals who, though watered down, keep us restocked year after year. ย There’s an even bigger wellspring of obscurity beyond the surface too, where the fourth wall is of no consequence. ย Editspotters, as they call themselves, have made it their solemn duty to explore this abundant vein of intrigue.

Considered an important part in the fight against bullshit and political correctness, editspotting keeps a keen eye on the divine hand behind our much beloved national comedies. ย …   [continue reading]

Life of Brian

I wasn’t going to spotlightย Life of Brian for some time, mainly because it’s already such a huge and revered part of popular culture. ย With the recent tragic news of Terry Jones, core Monty Python member and the film’s director, having been diagnosed with dementia, I decided to write this in tribute to his overlooked work. ย Being his directorial debut as the singular visionary,ย Life of Brian is a wonderfully realised work of comedic art. ย Coherent and consistent in its style, it did away with the messy and compromised results of its predecessor,ย The Holy Grail (which featured a tandem team of Jones and fellow member Terry Gilliam at the helm).…   [continue reading]