Matt Lucas

Bridesmaids, Paul Feig, 124 mins (15)

It's got the rudery and crudery, but this is also a sassy, smart comedy where the women are competent and it's the sugared almonds that get skewered

Leigh Bowery: A life less ordinary

The performance artist and designer Leigh Bowery is being celebrated at the ICA. In an extract from her book, Sue Tilley remembers a flamboyant friend

Welcome to Little Britain USA

On Tuesday, Bermuda marks the 400th anniversary of its discovery by the British. But, Simone Kane asks, is it growing closer to America these days?

Observations: Old pals' act will stop the show

Matt Lucas will be rejoining one of his old mates from his National Youth Music Theatre days, Adam Meggido, on Thursday [30 April] when he appears in the improvised musical Showstopper! at the Leicester Square Theatre.

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The comedian: Barunka O'Shaughnessy

Barunka O'Shaughnessy once worked in a jam factory in order to make ends meet. It was mind-numbing work. "My job was to pick up any jam-jars that had fallen over," she recollects, "but one only fell over every five hours. I was going mad there!"

Lost in translation: British TV goes abroad

'Shameless' and 'Little Britain' are going to America, 'Life on Mars' to Spain and 'The Office' to Russia. But British humour doesn't always travel well. Alice Jones reports