Christine Brandel

Christine Brandel was born in the American Midwest but came to life in England's East Midlands. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in literary journals all over the world, and in 2013, she published Tell This To Girls: The Panic Annie Poems. She rants and raves through her character Agatha Whitt-Wellington (Miss) on the blog, Everyone Needs an Algonquin. More of her work can be found at

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Reviews // 2 Articles

Make It Quick: The Art of the One-liner | 21 Sep 2016 // 9:30 PM

Some may dismiss the one-liner as an easy gag, but a good one requires real skill. Luckily, there are comedians out there who have mastered the art.

Richard Herring Proves That Talk Is Cheap and Incredibly Entertaining | 20 Jul 2016 // 9:30 PM

Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast gives comedians a chance to be honest and the audience a chance to laugh like hell.


Rage, Rivalry and Rose Hip Tea:' Veep: The Complete First Season' | 25 Mar 2013 // 11:10 PM

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.

More Than Friends: 'Episodes: The Complete First and Second Seasons' | 8 Jan 2013 // 1:50 AM

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.

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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