Christine Brandel was born in the American Midwest but came to life in England’s East Midlands. She is an educator and a writer. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in literary journals on both sides of the Atlantic, and she was a columnist for the arts and literature magazine, Incorporating Writing. She rants and raves through her character Agatha Whitt-Wellington (Miss) on her blog, Everyone Needs an Algonquin.
Tuesday, October 22 2013
Good comedy writing requires skill, hard work, intelligence, and funny bones. Luckily, John Finnemore's got bucketloads of what it takes.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
Never has a grumpy, bumbling, miserly, forgetful, and formerly marginally famous variety star been so lovably hilarious.
Monday, May 6 2013
Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It and Veep have solidified his legacy as a political satirist, but we mustn't forget the impact his other works have had on culture and comedy.
Monday, December 17 2012
Despite a few imperfections, this month's British Comedy Awards highlighted the best of British television comedy.
Wednesday, October 17 2012
BBC's satirical news show has taken viewers on a long and bumpy ride. Now in its 44th series, has it reached the end of the road?
Monday, March 25 2013
Thanks to Veep's sharp writing and excellent ensemble cast, Armando Iannucci's satirical look at the office of the Vice President lifts the lid on the powerlessness of those in power.
Tuesday, January 8 2013
Yes, Episodes is Matt LeBlanc's triumphant return to television comedy, but the show combines strong character development, wit, and good acting to deliver much more than just Joey to our screens.