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Christine Brandel

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.


Columns

Thursday, June 26 2014

Is There Anything Rob Brydon Can't Do?

Sometimes it seems like Rob Brydon is everywhere in the comedy world. And that's a good thing.


Monday, May 12 2014

The Gently Subversive 'Rev.'

Vicars interact with a wide range of people, and the motley crew who pass through Adam's church offer ample opportunities for comedy.


Thursday, March 6 2014

The Funniest Man Who (N)ever Lived: Alan Partridge

For over 20 years, Alan Partridge has shared his life with the British public and fans have embraced him, warts and all. Now, his first feature film is coming to America. Back of the net!


Sunday, January 12 2014

Daley Pearson Gets Some Strange Phone Calls

Australian writer and director Daley Pearson is funny in all of his creations and conquers every type of comedy he tries.


Tuesday, October 22 2013

Want a Master Class in Comedy Writing? Listen to John Finnemore

Good comedy writing requires skill, hard work, intelligence, and funny bones. Luckily, John Finnemore's got bucketloads of what it takes.


Reviews

Monday, March 25 2013

Rage, Rivalry and Rose Hip Tea:' Veep: The Complete First Season'

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

More Than Friends: 'Episodes: The Complete First and Second Seasons'

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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