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Chickens episodes 1 and 2 review

Jake Laverde Review Aug 23, 2013

Jake checks out the first two episodes of Sky One's Chickens, a promising new sitcom from the stars of The Inbetweeners...

Badults episode 1 review: Money

Jake Laverde Review Jul 24, 2013

Jake checks out episode 1 of Pappy's sitcom, Badults, which contains the seed of something great, but has some growing up to do...

Count Arthur Strong episode 1 review: Memory Man

Jake Laverde Review Jul 11, 2013

Already renewed for a second series, Jake checks out the first episode of Count Arthur Strong's television show...

Portlandia seasons 1 & 2 DVD review

Jake Laverde Review Jun 25, 2013

Jake checks out seasons one and two of IFC comedy sketch show Portlandia, out on DVD in the UK this week...

Limmy's Show: an appreciation

Jake Laverde Feature Jun 17, 2013

As BBC Three airs The Best of Limmy's Show tonight, find out why Scotland's comic champion is well worth your time...

Zombieland pilot spoiler-free review

Jake Laverde Review Apr 22, 2013

Jake checks out Amazon's Zombieland sitcom pilot and finds it a confident start that keeps the original's sense of humour intact...

Danny John-Jules interview: Red Dwarf X, Death In Paradise & more…

Jake Laverde Interview Jan 15, 2013

Jake enjoyed a brief chat with Red Dwarf’s Danny John-Jules about playing The Cat, BBC drama Death in Paradise, and more…

Fresh Meat series 2 finale review

Jake Laverde Review Nov 28, 2012

Fresh Meat's second series draws to a close. Here's Jake's review of the finale...

Fresh Meat series 2 episode 7 review

Jake Laverde Review Nov 21, 2012

Series two of Fresh Meat still isn't living up to Jake's expectations. Here's his review of episode seven...

Fresh Meat series 2 episode 6 review

Jake Laverde Review Nov 15, 2012

This week's Pennines field trip episode of Fresh Meat does little for Jake...

Fresh Meat series 2 episode 5 review

Jake Laverde Review Nov 8, 2012

This week's Fresh Meat is enjoyable, but Jake can't shake the feeling the show's still not living up to its potential...

Doug Naylor interview: Red Dwarf X, future episodes, and more...

Jake Laverde Interview Nov 8, 2012

To mark the last episode in the current series of Red Dwarf, we caught up with writer and co-creator Doug Naylor...

Fresh Meat series 2 episode 4 review

Jake Laverde Review Nov 1, 2012

A quieter episode of Fresh Meat this week, and a slightly fractured one. Here's Jake's review...

The Thick Of It series 4 episode 7 review: Contrary Mary

Jake Laverde Review Oct 27, 2012

Time to say goodbye to The Thick Of It with this final, fantastic episode. Here's Jake's review...

Fresh Meat series 2 episode 2 review

Jake Laverde Review Oct 17, 2012

Jake finds this week's episode of Fresh Meat an improvement on the first, thanks to a strong cast and decent writing. Here's his review...

Fresh Meat series 2 episode 1 review

Jake Laverde Review Oct 10, 2012

Despite its promising pedigree, Jake finds Fresh Meat's series two opener wanting...

Lucky Sexy Winners pilot review

Jake Laverde Review Aug 24, 2012

Here's Jake's review of Lucky Sexy Winners, a new irreverent panel show pilot from comedy legends Vic and Bob...

Has Sky become the unexpected saviour of the British sitcom?

Jake Laverde News Mar 14, 2012

In the wake of a recent spate of original commissions, Jake takes a look at Sky’s contribution to UK sitcom…