Goodbye Monday Blues! Comedy Mondays Launch Tonight On Sky Atlantic

25 June 2012 by


Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in Veep

The darkest day of the week just got a whole lot brighter.

Sky Atlantic’s comedy Monday’s launch tonight, meaning you’ve got not one but three new shows to keep your Monday evenings occupied.

First up, at 9pm Steve Coogan’s brilliant alter-ego, Alan Partridge returns to the small screen in Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of my Life. Everyone’s favourite fictional chat show host/radio DJ/sports personality takes us on a tour around his home town in Norwich. From the local swimming pool, Mayoral office and his radio headquarters, no dull stone is left unturned in this hilarious ‘mockumentary.’ Watching Alan give the topic of parking permits as much severity as a history scholar would lend to the First World War, is genius (check out the clip below).

Next up, at 10pm, it’s the premier of Veep, the outstanding US satire from The Thick of It (and Alan Partridge) creator, Armando Iannucci, starring the wonderful Julia Louis-Dreyfus as glamorous, powerful but fairly incompetent Vice President. Armando was given special access to the West Wing of the Whitehouse for research purposes and costume designer, Ernesto Martinez, took inspiration from Michelle Obama’s style for the Veep herself.

To round off the evening’s entertainment, Kathy Burke’s Walking and Talking is at 10.30pm. The semi-autobiographical story is about 14-year-old Kath, and her best friend Mary, at school in Islington, North London. Kathy herself cameos as a school nun in the show. In the first episode Mary is asked out on a date. ‘The boys like me. Not in a snogging way, I know that,’ says Kath, who gets a two out of 10 from the boys on her looks. Harsh. But hilarious.

Check out our trailers of the new comedies and clip of Kathy being brilliant on Graham Norton (skip forward to six minutes in for Kathy’s part).

We’ve got the remote control booked already.


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