Steve Coogan is busy filming the Alan Partridge movie in England, but he's just booked a role as the lead in a new show in the States. Deadline reports that Coogan has signed on to star in an ABC drama pilot called Doubt, which would see him playing "a former cop who’s now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife."
Doubt comes from David Shore, who also created House and introduced another British comedian, Hugh Laurie, to the US with that dramatic series. Coogan is no stranger [...]
Steve Coogan is one of the funniest people on the face of the planet. Better known in his native UK than here in the States, he's nonetheless made a mark in American movies in The Trip, Tropic Thunder and Hamlet 2. But he's really at his best in his British TV shows: Knowing Me, Knowing You, I'm Alan Partridge, Saxondale and others. If you want the ultimate intro to Coogan, or are already a fan and want to own the bulk of his work, The Steve Coogan Collection is absolutely incredible. It's basically all of the British TV shows that made him a star over there, including the [...]
“I could get tables at a moments notice. I was stopped on the street by people telling me how ‘unbelievable’ my show was. I was hot and it felt goooooooood. And then, live on the air in the sixth and final episode of my chat show, I shot a man through the heart with a gun.” — From Chapter 13, “Lift Off, Show-Wise”, of I, Partridge
Upon finishing I, Partridge on January 3rd I made the somewhat rash declaration that it would be the best book that I will read in 2012. I suspect that devoted Steve Coogan/Alan Partridge fans that get their hands on this endlessly quotable [...]
Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan are two of the best and brightest minds in the world of British comedy, first working together on Knowing Me, Knowing You and then both going on to have amazing careers. Now they're getting back together, as Iannucci has been hired as the Creative Director of Coogan's production company, Baby Cow. Baby Cow released such excellent fare as The Mighty Boosh and The Trip, so it'll be interesting to see what comes of this new position.
There's been a bit of controversy over in Britain recently over an episode of the super-popular car show Top Gear that featured the following exchange between the hosts: Hammond: …Cars reflect national characteristics, don't they, so German cars are very well built and ruthlessly efficient, Italian cars are a bit flamboyant and quick, a Mexican car's just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight… (laughter) leaning against a fence asleep, looking at a cactus, with a blanket with a hole in the middle as a coat. May: It is interesting, isn't it, because they can't do food, the Mexicans, can they? Because it's all like sick with cheese on [...]