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The Long, Brilliant Career of Steve Coogan, the Funniest British Comedian Most Americans Don't Know

Although he's been a wildly popular comedian in the UK for over 20 years now, Steve Coogan has yet to become a household name in the States. Nevertheless, 2014 is may just be the year he finally breaks through here. With a bevy of high-profile projects set to make their US debuts, Coogan may finally become someone who has American fans who aren't just comedy nerds. Coogan recently earned his first two Oscar nominations for producing and co-writing the drama Philomena, which he stars in with Judi Dench, and he's starring in the comedies Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and The Trip to Italy, which are both set for a US [...]

Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Rockin' the Suburbs with Steve Coogan's Saxondale

In this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in my life. This week: Saxondale.

I’m sort of breaking my own rules this week. I’m skipping over a couple of shows (The Office and The Mighty Boosh) because they’re so popular and so well known, I feel a little silly covering them. I promise to double back and chat about them when it seems less obvious.

When it comes to Steve Coogan, I’ve sort of reverse engineered my my appreciation for his work. The way it’s supposed to go is, you watch Knowing [...]