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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

Wednesday, March 18 2015

It’s Not That Steven Toast Is a Total Failure

Arthur Mathew and Matt Berry's sitcom, Toast of London is almost too weird and wonderful to put into words.


Wednesday, February 4 2015

Funny, Filthy, and Free: The 'Do The Right Thing' Podcast

Fancy being entertained, enlightened or offended, but not willing to pay for the privilege? Then you need the Do The Right Thing podcast in your life.


Tuesday, October 21 2014

Funny Faces on the Telly: Whose to Watch

Every few years there's a new batch of funny faces making the rounds on Britain's television panel shows. Here are a few faces worth watching.


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.


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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