Comedy

Watch Idris Elba in the Trailer for Netflix's 'Turn Up Charlie'

Idris Elba in "Turn Up Charlie" (Photo: Netflix)

Most British TV fans know Idris Elba from his role as John Luther in the popular dark crime drama Luther. (Maybe as drug lord Stringer Bell from The Wire. Or possibly as the guy who gives the canceling the apocalypse speech from Pacific Rim.) But most aren't used to seeing this particular actor being funny, and we don't often think of him as having comedic chops. 

Well, that's about to change.

Watch the Trailer for David Tennant’s New HBO Comedy 'Camping'

David Tennant and Jennifer Garner in "Camping" (Photo: Courtesy of HBO)

So, it may have taken David Tennant a few years post-Doctor Who to become a proper big name star, but he certainly seems to be everywhere these days now. (Not that I am complaining, let’s be clear.)

Tennant’s next project is something a bit different for the actor of late – a comedy. Tennant is set to play Walt in upcoming HBO limited series Camping. The eight-episode comedy will tell the story of a celebratory camping trip in honor of Walt’s 45th birthday, which quickly becomes a disaster. Watch its first trailer and see what you think! 

‘Doc Martin’ Season 8 Will Likely Hit PBS Stations in 2019

Martin Clunes and Caroline Catz in "Doc Martin" (Photo: Acorn TV)

Doc Martin fans have been waiting what feels like forever for the tiniest scrap of news about when the latest season of the popular British comedy would finally be available in America on public television.

Season 8 originally aired in the UK back in September of 2017, two years on from the series’ seventh season outing. That means US fans are into their third year of waiting for new episodes. (Doc Martin fans are real patient, is what I’m saying.) And there’s good news and bad news on that front.

David Tennant Joins Jennifer Garner for New HBO Comedy ‘Camping’

David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy in "Broadchurch" (Photo: BBC America)

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant has officially joined the cast of upcoming HBO limited comedy series Camping.

Tennant will play Walt, an “obedient” husband and loving father who serves as the linchin of his male social group. The story centers on a celebratory camping trip in honor of his 45th birthday, an event that was supposed to be a “delightful weekend back to nature,” but which turns into a disaster in short order.

Chase Away the Winter Blahs by Streaming These Notable British Sitcoms

Winter weather got you down?  I find the best way to fight the cold weather blahs is a good dose of British comedy. Sitcoms are a great antidote because they are short, efficient at lifting spirits and they’re brimming with chuckles and the occasional guffaw.

In aid of the communal mental health of British TV fans, I’ve compiled a list of stream-able UK comedy series. Each is celebrating an anniversary of sorts in 2018 and with this sort of variety you should be able to find one to suit your sense of humor. If you're unfamiliar with a particular show, test out the clips and see what tickles your fancy.

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