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WATCH: Americans Watch Father Ted

Father Ted is a Channel 4 commissioned sitcom that was produced by British independent production company Hat Trick Productions. Created by Irish writers Arthur Mathews & Graham Linehan and directed by Declan Lowney, the series starred a predominantly Irish cast and originally aired over three series from 21 April 1995 until 1 May 1998, including …

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Great Sitcoms

Why is ‘Fawlty Towers’ so good? In April 2019 Fawlty Towers was voted (ahead of Father Ted and Alan Partridge) as Britain’s Best Ever Sitcom. See the final list below. Launched in 1975 and with only 12 episodes in 2 Seasons this classic BBC sitcom is having a surging lease …

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Irish women writing TV’s best comedies

From Channel 4’s Derry Girls & Catastrophe to RTE’s Nowhere Fast, female-led Irish comedies are coming thick and fast. Watching Irish comedy on television usually means watching something written and directed by a man. For all the deserved admiration bestowed on talent like Chris O’Dowd, Dylan Moran, Graham Norton, Tommy …

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New Comedy Pilot From Kenan Thompson On The Way

NBC has ordered a new comedy pilot ‘Saving Kenan’.  If you’re old enough to remember, you’ll know Kenan Thompson from the iconic Kenan and Kel. Here is the theme tune just for that nostalgia hit! Since 2003 though, Kenan has become a solid member of the Saturday Night Live cast. He is …

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Friends star David Schwimmer Will Star Sky One comedy

Friends star David Schwimmer will appear in a new Sky One comedy. David Schwimmer will star alongside comedian Nick Mohammed in six-part series Intelligence. Mohammed is also writing the series. The workplace comedy set at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham. Schwimmer will play the role of maverick US agent who joins …

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New Army Comedy From The Creator Of Mrs Brown’s Boys

Brendan O’Carroll is trying something a bit different than the beloved Mrs Brown’s Boys. Brendan O’Carroll is developing a comedy set amid peacekeeping forces in Lebanon. The show is being developed for the BBC and follows Irish army peacekeepers on active service in Lebanon in the 1980s. Researching for the show O’Carroll …

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