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Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club – the tweets

It’s not often that Twitter is alive with Tweets about a documentary on BBC4, but Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club was special. Here are some of them. LKL: Game for a laugh? Don’t forget Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club tonight, BBC4, 10pm # LKL: Wow this documentary is bizarre!! # Alex_Hoban: @lklinks you’re telling me…! Alex_Hoban: … [Read More]

A pizza shovel for the Dear Leader: was he amused by “Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club”?

Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club is a Danish documentary which follows the two-week visit to North Korea by a Danish comedy double-act who had received permission to perform in Pyongyang’s National Theatre. The documentary is fascinating on many levels. First, the two comedians are ethnic Korean adoptees, born in South Korea but brought up in Denmark, … [Read More]

Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club on BBC4

Your guess is as good as mine when it comes to figuring out what this is all about, but BBC Four has a one-hour documentary on Monday 8 February at 10pm. Time Out has selected it as Pick of the Day. Looks like it’s seriously worth a look. Here is Gabriel Tate’s commentary from Time … [Read More]