By Joseph Viney
You can always rely on Chris Morris to raise a few eyebrows. The man who made his name lampooning paedophilia, drugs, sex, crime and the modern media’s insane perception of the world around us has now cast his eye over the explosive subject of Islamic fundamentalism. To the average person on the street this means Al-Qaeda, terrorism, suicide bombings and a fear and suspicion of the Muslim world. To Morris it presents a perfect opening to do what he does best; make everybody involved look as stupid as each other.
By Stewie Sutherland
When I was a kid, I once found a record called Robin Williams: A Night At The Met. I had no idea that the Met was the New York Metropolitan Opera House, or know anything about cocaine, Ronald Reagan, or even a lot about alcohol – I did know that listening to Robin Williams say that beer commercials always showed “Manly men doing manly things! You’ve just killed a small animal – it’s time for a light beer!” sounded damned funny.
By Marty Mulrooney
*Warning! Due to the nature of the show, this review may contain mild spoilers.*
Episode 1: Funkhouser’s Crazy Sister
Curb Your Enthusiasm recently returned to the US after a 2 year gap, and was finally shown here in the UK on E4 last week (the second episode is on tonight.) I was unsure whether to review the show, due to comedy being so subjective. However, I couldn’t help myself so here I am! I will review the first episode now and then try and review tonight’s episode as soon as possible.
For those of you out of the loop, Curb Your Enthusiasm is a comedy show, fully improvised, based around the fictitious life of Seinfeld creator Larry David. Larry is a real person, but the show and the life it portrays are all fake, presented as truth. Anyway, if you haven’t watched the show before, stop reading now! Go and watch it asap as I really do think it is the funniest thing on television (after Peep Show!) Continue reading