You might say it’s not before time. From ‘Brasseye’ to ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’ via ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ and ‘Big Train’, Kevin Eldon has been in and around much of the best British comedy of the last twenty years. So it seems strange that until now, no-one has given him his own show. Finally, though, the moment has come.
Anyone who’s seen Eldon’s hyperactive stand-up will know to expect a mixture of music, cheerfully batty sketches and just occasionally, a hint of the slightly aberrant, sinister edge which has animated many of his cameos. By no means everything in this opening episode works, but it’s full of good, peculiar ideas and most importantly, manages to create and sustain its own mysterious internal logic. A singular pleasure from a brilliantly eccentric comedic presence.
Pizza Nativa Marylebone
This Marylebone pizzeria is one of two now in London, with its sibling over in Dalston. It's mostly about the pizzas but they're served alongside a range of other Italian dishes as well as authentic produce sourced from across Italy. Pizzas range from margheritas and marinaras to one with pumpkin, porcini mushrooms, fior di latte, mozzarella and shaved parmesan and a capricciosa, here served with tomato sauce, fior di latte, roasted ham, mushroom, artichokes, black olives and oregano. Pizza by the slice is available at lunch time. Desserts include tiramisu, torta della casa, affogato and panna cotta served with chocolate or berries.
Venue says: “Authentic Italian pizza! Made from locally-sourced products from all across Italy!”