LAST NIGHT'S VIEW: Funny situation for comedies.
Byline: TONY PURNELL Tony Purnell (born May 23, 1958 in Carshalton, Surrey, England) is a businessman and former principal of the Jaguar and Red Bull Formula One teams.
Before entering motor sport Purnell had a lengthy academic career in England and the United States.
IT'S a funny old business, comedy. The old-fashioned shows are what people want if the viewing figures are anything to go by.
The most successful new sitcom has been My Family, which was exactly what it said on the tin.
The sit was a house in suburbia and the com came from The Harpers - dad, mum and their three kids.
If you suspected you had seen it all before you were dead right.
The Porters were doing exactly the same sort of thing in the 90s in 2 Point 4 Children.
So were The Parkinsons in Butterflies back in the days when Nicholas Lyndhurst first wore long trousers.
Comedy doesn't come any cosier.
It makes you wonder why Steve Coogan Stephen John "Steve" Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. His best known character in the UK is Alan Partridge, the grotesque sports reporter-turned-television chat show host-turned-regional radio presenter who featured in several bothers to offer an alternative. His spoof horror series Dr Terrible's House Of Horrible (BBC BBC
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. 2) is certainly different.
But the main difference is it doesn't contain any laughs.
A ballroom dancing champion lost both his feet in a freak accident which was about as funny as a ballroom dancing champion losing both his feet in a freak accident.
Don't ask. Suffice to say it involved a giant pair of scissors scissors
Cutting instrument or tool consisting of a pair of opposed metal blades that meet and cut when the handles at their ends are brought together. Modern scissors are of two types: the more usual pivoted blades have a rivet or screw connection between the cutting ends and so many puns I lost count.
He was given a transplant and became the victim of a voodoo curse. His replacement feet took on an evil life of their own with blood curdling cur·dle
v. cur·dled, cur·dling, cur·dles
a. To change into curd. See Synonyms at coagulate.
Amid all the murder and mayhem actors of the calibre of Tim Pigott-Smith, Jonathan Cake British actor Jonathan Cake (b. 31 August, 1967 in Worthing, England) has worked on various TV programs and series. His most notable roles include Oswald Mosley in Mosley, 'Tyrannus' in the TV epic Empire and Dr. , Roger Griffiths and Tom Bell queued up to deliver lines such as "You just have to take it one step at a time," "I bet she keeps you on your toes," "How nice to see you on your feet again," "You've led us a merry dance for long enough," and "You can't defeat de feet."
Comedy doesn't come any cornier.
IT'S an even funnier old business, comedy drama. Cold Feet (ITV (1) See interactive TV.
(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV). ) was the best to come along since Auf Wiedersehen Pet but even that disappointed in the end.
The fact that the gang ended up in Australia showed just how much the series had lost its way.