Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín dies aged 89

Stage and screen figure known for roles in Ryan’s Daughter, Bracken and Ballykissangel

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín died in Dublin on Wednesday after a long illness. His death occurred just over a week before his 90th birthday.

A well-known stage and screen performer in both straight and comic roles, he was familiar from Ryan’s Daughter, Bracken, The Ballroom of Romance, The Irish RM, Caught in a Free State, Ballykissangel, Far and Away, and Veronica Guerin. He also played Brendan Behan at the Abbey and on Broadway [ . . . ]

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Vogue Cover: The World According to The Creator of Fleabag 

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Ruthlessly uncensored, outrageously hilarious, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has become everyone’s favorite truth-teller. After a “ridiculous” year, what taboos will she break next?

IT SEEMS FITTING to begin in the bathroom. A seminal scene of Fleabag—the show that Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote, starred in, and blew all our minds with, winning an armload of Emmys in the process—takes place in one, with Waller-Bridge’s character cracking period jokes as her sister quietly miscarries in the toilet stall. Outside, in a dark, almost mobby restaurant, the rest of the family is enduring a god-awful dinner. The bathroom is the sanctum within the bunker, the place where secrets out and blood flows. So, at the end of lunch on a recent October afternoon, when Waller-Bridge suggested a joint trip to the loo (“We can pee together!”), I couldn’t help but feel a little anxious. Everything was cheerful, though. “Are you still recording?” Waller-Bridge joked from the adjacent stall. Definitely not, but the line was memorably her: slightly dirty, very droll, heedless of the fourth wall (and the one that separated the toilets). “Anything I can sing or say?” she continued as she washed her hands. I finally had to kick her and her inhibitingly good banter out of the bathroom. “I’m going, I’m going! It would be creepy if I pretended to leave but didn’t, wouldn’t it?” she said, her posh, redolent voice lingering as the door swung shut.

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We were at The Playwright, a midtown pub and restaurant that is a sentimental favorite of perhaps no one except Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She first went there in 2000 [ . . . ]

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The End of the F***ing World season two: Alex Lawther & Jessica Barden interview 

Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden both dropped by the JOE studios to talk about the return of The End of the F***king World 

The End of the F***ing World was one of the real surprise TV hits of the last few years

Based on the cult comic by cartoonist Charles Forsman, the Channel 4 / Netflix co-production came out of nowhere to be one of the most talked-about shows of 2017, both in the UK and the US.

The dark, offbeat series was about seventeen-year-old James (Alex Lawther), who believes he is a psychopath and is planning out his first murder. It follows his relationship with Alyssa (Jessica Barden), as they end up on the run. To say any more would spoil the drama, but with only eight episodes, at twenty or so minutes long each, it is definitely worth your time.

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‘The audience knew they were in the hands of a master’

A musical number, a chat with a Hollywood star. A debate on the ‘burning issue’ of the day followed by a poem from the woman in the third row, a wave from the man in the fourth and then something for, well, everyone in the audience.

His work ethic was legendary, at the height of his career he was producing and presenting the Late Late, as well as presenting a daily radio show on RTÉ Radio 1.

And that wasn’t all – in the 1980s, while most of the country was enjoying the last days of summer, Gaybo had already started his autumn term, presenting the Rose of Tralee live from the Dome in the Kerry capital.

Add in the ‘Calor Gas Housewife of the Year’ competition and it was no wonder he was known as ‘Uncle Gaybo’ – for some he was as familiar a presence in the home as members of their own families.

Despite his ubiquity however Gay never became complacent about his work and both his television and radio shows broke new ground.

The Gay Byrne Hour, which became the Gay Byrne Show on RTÉ Radio 1, pioneered listener engagement, with listeners writing in and later phoning Gay about the issues of the day or problems close to their hearts.

“Consumer issues, recipes for fruit cake, relationship woes – in the days before social media Gay Byrne was the conduit for all kinds of discussion and debates”

One of the show’s most memorable broadcasts featured letters inspired by the death in childbirth of teenager Anne Lovett in Granard, Co Longford, in 1984.

When news of the tragedy broke, Irish men and women from all around the country wrote to the show with their own stories of abandonment, neglect and fear, stories from the heart which were broadcast to the nation. Continue reading

Shot by Shot with ‘The End of the F***ing World’ Season 2 Trailer

It’s been two years since the premiere of the British cult classic, but fans don’t have to wait much longer for answers about that notorious cliffhanger.

It’s been over two years since The End of the F***ing World premiered to rapturous reviews, and fans have eagerly awaited the aftermath of the series’ shocking finale. There’s been much debate about the need or desire for a second season of the show, which so far has been about two English teen runaways who wind up on the run. Arguments against its continuation often invoke the finality of its source material (a graphic novel of the same name by Charles Forman), but writer Charlie Covell has prepared eight more episodes that are sure to surprise. The tone of the show seems much different than it was in 2017, but we’ll have to wait until it premieres on November 4th to know for certain if that’s truly the case.

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Netflix recently released a trailer for the hit series, and the comments section on YouTube is abuzz with fan theories and strong opinions about the second season, as well as collective anguish over revelations about the fate of one of its lead characters. Watch it below and then continue on for our detailed shot-by-shot breakdown [ . . . ]

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