See some future stars in Astronomy Club | The week's comedy on demand

See some future stars in Astronomy Club

The week's comedy on demand

The week's comedy on demand.

Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show

Only this week was the Fast Show’s Charlie Higson bemoaning the lack of sketch shows on TV. But there is one place where they are making a comeback, Netflix.

Just released is this new six-part series from a troupe who built up their reputation on the live scene, vai the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theatre in New York. It mixes the smart with the absurd to great effect, while keeping their finger on the pulse of the cultural zeitgeist, especially with regards to black representation. Watch on Netflix.

(And if you are a sketch aficionado and Netflix subscriber, I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson is also a worthy watch.)

A Very Scandi Scandal

Just arrived on All4, this award-winning Swedish comedy-thriller about two sixtysomething women living normal middle-class lives in the Swedish town of Kalmar. But when they both realize that their futures are looking anything but bright, they decide to do something drastic – rob a bank. Watch here

The Back Seat

Ab Fab star Helen Lederer and actress and writer Elizabeth Healey host a new festive podcast for Jack Radio, a magazine-style show with what’s on features about what’s on at the movies, film and theatre and holiday season preparation. Listen here

Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah

Tiffany Haddish recently found out she was Jewish - a revelation she celebrates in this lively special studded with singing, dancing and what Netflix call ‘raunchy reflections on her long road to womanhood’. It’s presented as a belated bat mitzvah/40th birthday as the Girls Trip star looks at the person she’s become with her trademark honesty. Watch on Netflix.

Published: 7 Dec 2019

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On the day the first Fringe shows should have kicked off, Edinburgh's Gilded Balloon venue has teamed up with Padlox Escape Rooms to offer a socially distanced treasure hunt featuring some famous festival faces such as Alan Cumming, Bill Bailey, Shappi Khorsandi, Zoe Lyons, Fred MacAulay and Jo Brand. Can you track down big festival fan Isla Fallot somewhere in the capital?

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... including Piff The Magic Dragon live from Vegas and music and comedy collide in Andrew McClelland's Mix Tape.

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