Good Friday news for anyone still suffering from Breaking Bad withdrawal symptoms - a one-man show based on the Emmy-winning TV drama is heading for the UK.
Miles Allen will tour the country in 2015 after enjoying five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer.
His parody performance sees him squeeze all five seasons of Breaking Bad into one hour and impersonate lead characters Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Skyler, Saul, Hank, Walt Junior, Gus Fring and Mike.
Allen describes his comedy gig as a “love letter for all the fans who lived through the blood, meth and tears of the greatest television show ever made”.
Never fear, however, for YouTube hit Allen promises that the only tears in One Man Breaking Bad will be from laughter.
26 Netflix shows you need to watch
26 Netflix shows you need to watch
1/6 Breaking Bad / Talking Bad
If 37 of your friends haven't convinced you to watch this masterpiece by now, I'm not going to be able to. If not the best TV series of all time then certainly the most entertaining, Breaking Bad tells the story of a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who throws his hand in and decides to cook crystal meth instead. If you're a devout fan and missing the series, its sister discussion show Talking Bad is also on Netflix and may be worth checking out, if just to reminisce on the weekly theorising that gripped us.
2/6 Orange is the New Black
Taylor Schilling plays a middle class woman who is forced to trade her comfortable New York apartment and Mad Men boxsets for a tough, tyrannically-run women's prison, but it’s the supporting cast you'll stick around for. As well as being very funny, OITNB packs an emotional punch as you learn how the rest of the Litchfield inmates came to be incarcerated, challenging your preconceptions of them. Season 1 is up now, and season 2 is right around the corner (arrives 6 June).
3/6 Trailer Park Boys
A seven season micro-budget mockumentary might sound like hard work, but actually you'll find yourself chomping your way through this hidden gem in no time. It centres on the recidivists and down and outs of a Canadian trailer park, whose daily struggles include scraping enough money together to buy smokes, repelling cats who piss on their weed plants and trying not to pass out drunk in the street. You'll instantly feel bonded to protagonists Julian and Ricky, while their neighbour Bubbles is comedy gold. Each episode is only 20 minutes, get binging.
4/6 Louie (US only)
Start by watching Louis C.K's stand-up Live at the Beacon Theater (also on Netflix) then plough on into this series. It sees the comedian play a semi-autobiographical version of himself gigging, raising his two kids and trying to cope with the world of dating far later in life than he expected to. It doesn't pack a high laughs-per-minute ratio, but that's not really what he's going for in this series. It's more Woody Allen territory really (indeed he went on to star in Blue Jasmine last year), and has a surprising emotional depth. Season 2 is shaky, but worth sticking through for season 3 which is brilliant and incredibly thoughtful.
5/6 House of Cards
For too long US political dramas were all flags slowly unfurling in the wind to bugle calls and overblown final-hour speeches, but this Netflix original takes a much dimmer view of Washington. Kevin Spacey plays conniving congressman Frank Underwood, who will walk over anyone's dead body (maybe literally?) to get into power. Season 2 is even better than the first and watching it is like sitting down to eat a 16oz steak, so dense is the political plotting.
6/6 Arrested Development
Living in a pre-fab show house with his shallow, avaricious family, Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) is surrounded by fakery. When patriarch George goes to prison Michael must take charge of the family business, which turns out to be something of a poisoned chalice. Very funny and very innovative, though the latest season, a half-Netflix original, may be too meta and ambitious for its own good.
Fans hoping to catch Allen’s show can catch him in a range of UK towns and cities when the tour kicks off on 1 March at the Lowry in Salford.
Miles Allen tour dates
Shrewsbury, Severn Arts Centre
St Alban's, Alban Arena
Cardiff, St David's Hall
Milton Keynes, Stables
Southend, Palace Theatre
Norwich, Norwich Playhouse
Bury St Edmund's, Theatre Royal
Birmingham, Town Hall
Malvern, Festival Theatre
Poole, Lighthouse Theatre
Warwick, Arts Centre
Harrogate, Royal Hall
Durham, Gala Theatre
Leeds, City Varieties
Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
Leicester, De Montford Hall
Kingston, Rose Theatre
Chelmsford, Civic Theatre
High Wycombe, Wycombe SwanReuse content