Comedy Clicks – This Week – Tracey Breaks The News

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is all about putting a different spin on politics and even has made its way into parliament jokes – Tracey Breaks The News 

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About the Show

Summary of Plot

Tracey Ullman impersonates political figures as well as everyday people all reacting to the aftermath of the 2017 British election and one year anniversary of Brexit in this one-off satirical comedy special. – IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

2 Seasons

Characters:

Tracey Ullman – various
Tony Gardner – Various
Laurence Howarth – various
Laurence Rickard – various

Trivia

  • Tracey Ullman’s first British comedy special since Tracey Ullman: A Class Act (1993).
  • Whilst promoting the special on The One Show (2006), Tracey Ullman was presented with a statement from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office. It read: “Thank you very much for your email requesting a statement from Chancellor Merkel for the hilarious Tracey Ullman. I am very sorry, but due to the Chancellor’s extremely busy schedule, she’s in Brussels right now, and the G20 summit is just around the corner, she will not be able to send the requested statement.”
  • Filmed and transmitted close together.
  • On 25 October 2017, two days before Tracey Ullman debuted her Jeremy Corbyn impersonation, the real Corbyn joked, “Don’t worry, Tracey Ullman’s coming” (referencing Prime Minister Theresa May) to sarcastic cheers from Tories at Prime Minister’s Question Time. May had already been impersonated by Ullman in the show’s one-off special which generated much publicity.
  • Tracey Ullman filmed the Theresa May sketches two days before the special was broadcast.

 

 

Clips

President Trump says PM Theresa May is not hot

 

Angela Merkel’s Poker Face Problem

It’s Never Awkward Being Jeremy Corbyn

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