Monthly Archives: October 2009

GothWatch: Elvira

Probably my second schoolboy crush after Kylie Minogue, I was first introduced to Elvira when she guest-presented a late-night heavy metal video show, to help promote the release of her movie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. And it worked, because … Continue reading

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Sarah Silverman as “Sarah Silverman”

I finally caved and picked up The Aristocrats on DVD… because it was in a bargain bin, and I was curious to see it in again. Although I’d already seen Big S perform a brief, slightly bloodless bit for an … Continue reading

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Come Again

These days, you’d probably have to pay a king’s ransom to get Billy Boyd, Julia Davis, Omid Djalili, Ben Miller and David Walliams in a production together, but back in 1999 they all appeared in a three part comedy for … Continue reading

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus as “Elaine Benes”

Apparently in America, the sitcom Seinfeld was a big hit… one of the most influential and critically acclaimed comedies of the 90s… while over here, the BBC chose to bury it in a graveyard slot, with minimal promotion, so it … Continue reading

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