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Somebody Somewhere review – Bridget Everett anchors endearing comedy

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Somebody Somewhere, a spiky and endearing seven-part HBO series created by and starring the comedian, actor and singer Bridget Everett, begins in the quiet aftermath of loss. Sam, a 40-something woman played by Everet...

Bridget Riley at 90: a master who can leave you feeling elated, liberated – and even seasick

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Bridget Riley gave abstract art the neurological impact of a mind-altering substance six decades ago when she started painting black-and-white spirals, waves and folds that confuse perception. A new exhibition to mark...

On my radar: Bridget Christie’s cultural highlights

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Born in Gloucester in 1971, comedian Bridget Christie’s debut BBC Radio 4 series, Bridget Christie Minds the Gap, was first broadcast in 2013. That same year she toured her show A Bic for Her, which won the Edinburgh ...

TV tonight: Tracey Emin and Martin Freeman pay tribute to artist Bridget Riley

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“She moved art forward by about, I don’t know, 500 years, a thousand years – and nobody ever gave her the right credit for that.” Tracey Emin, and fellow fans such as Martin Freeman, wax lyrical about the revolutiona...

Bridget Christie: Who Am I? review – a comic ahead of the crowd

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A handful of times in the opening stages of Bridget Christie’s new show, she stumbles over or forgets her lines. The critic sharpens his pen: is Christie under-rehearsed or – perish the thought! – might her supreme co...

Comedian Bridget Christie: ‘I see my flasher’s penis all the time. But I can make horrible things amusing’

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‘I must tell you how old I’m going to be when I die,” says Bridget Christie, whipping out her phone to show me a small cartoon gravestone bearing the date of her demise. Fittingly, we’re sitting in a churchyard near h...

Bridget Christie: Ritual Britain made me proud to be British

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I’m Bridget Christie, a comedian, but I don’t just see comedy. Last weekend I went to a spellbinding exhibition of British folk art called Ritual Britain, set perfectly in London’s atmospheric Crypt Gallery in the bow...

On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation

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It took till the end of the decade for the 60s to arrive in our provincial backwater, but the impact was all the stronger for being delayed. Unlike my parents, who’d survived the war and settled down to build a comfor...

Me, Myself and Di review – miserably unfunny romcom about Bolton’s Bridget Jones

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There’s nothing quite so naff and depressing as a British comedy misfire, and Me, Myself and Di is the real deal: a miserably unfunny romcom about Bolton’s answer to Bridget Jones. Her name is Janet Brown (Katy Clayto...

Bridget Jones’s Diary at 20: a gloriously messy ode to imperfection

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My chosen streaming service categorises Bridget Jones’s Diary as “swoonworthy”, “sentimental” and “feelgood”. Despite it being a romantic comedy, I am not sure how much I agree that it is sentimental or swoonworthy; i...