'The Inbetweeners': where are they now?
As three of the four ‘Inbetweeners’ launch new shows this week, we report on their progress since graduation from the E4 school sitcom
Tue Aug 20 2013
Blake’s positive attitude does him huge credit, as do solid comic performances in assisted-death sitcom ‘Way to Go’, Dickens spoof ‘The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff’ and messy David Cross farce ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret’.
Unfortunately none of the above were particularly funny, although lacklustre scripts were more to blame than Blake’s efforts.
Sadly, the trend continues with ‘Big Bad World’, a passable affair about a jobless graduate returning home to find that little has changed. But the series has potential and, along with a straight role opposite Maxine Peake in upcoming thriller ‘Keeping Rosy’, perhaps the cast leadership opportunities it offers may suit him.
Could do better
We spoke to dozens of comedy writers, comedy directors, comic actors and stand-up comedians – including Dan Aykroyd, Richard Curtis, Edgar Wright, Kim Noble, Stephen Merchant, Jo Brand and many, many more – and asked them to share with us their favourite comedy films of all time. Can you guess which film emerged as the number one choice?