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‘People still need to laugh’: how lipsyncing spoofs saved lockdown | Technology – Blog – Emails

In the TikTok videos going viral across social media, the voices are familiar: a rambling presidential whine, or a patronising prime minister. But the people apparently speaking are altogether – and hilariously – different. In uncannily calibrated lipsyncs, Donald Trump is shown as a hectoring schoolteacher or drunken clubgoer, while Boris Johnson reads a bedtime […]

Upload review – Amazon’s afterlife comedy is the less good place | Television & radio – Blog – Emails

TV has reached its maximum capacity of quirky afterlifes. The Good Place set this recent wave in motion on NBC with its vision of Hell as a metaphysical bureaucracy plastering a cheery expression over its endless labyrinth of paperwork and intra-departmental conflicts. TBS’ Miracle Workers cranked the whimsy up a notch for the rom-com angle, […]