Saturday, April 28, 2012

Eric Idle's What About Dick Plays Limited Engagement With All-Star Cast!

Jay Weston's great HuffPo piece on "What About Dick?" came with this bonus nugget:
Tracey Ullman, of course, is the alcoholic aunt, and I noted the co-producers of her TV series, Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement, in the audience. 
Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement were writers for "Tracey Takes On", and "Tracey Ullman: A Class Act".

It should also be noted that Tracey worked with both Billy Connolly and Tim Curry before - Billy in "Tracey Takes On" and Tim in "The Tracey Ullman Show".

Russell Brand Rests His Head On Tracey's Chest

Russ a bust flush

Close encounter ... Russell Brand rests his head on Tracey Ullman's chest

Published: Today at 00:51

NO prizes for guessing what was impressing Russell Brand about the script for this play.

He didn’t look too upset about being held to Tracey Ullman’s chest during their performance with Tim Curry of What About Dick? at the Orpheum Theatre in LA on Thursday night.
There are definitely worse ways to earn a living.
The comedian is playing the title role in the show, which is being performed as a radio play with the actors reading from scripts.
He is an Oxford scholar studying philosophy and gynaecology.
Right up his street.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tracey Visits Crom Castle

I really enjoy them referring to Tracey as "singer Tracey Ullman"!

Stars at Crom-ton!

Tourism Minister Arlene Foster met the cast and crew of the BBC comedy "Blandings", including one of the stars Jennifer Saunders, on location at Crom Castle. Pictured, left to right: The Earl of Erne, Noel Johnston, Manager, Crom Castle; Jennifer Saunders, Tourism Minister Arlene Foster and Viscount Crichton.
ACTRESS Jennifer Saunders took a break from filming new BBC comedy 'Blandings' at Crom Castle this week to meet with Tourism Minister Arlene Foster.

The Absolutely Fabulous star has been busy shooting the show in Fermanagh with a whole host of stars including Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams and Ally McBeal star Calista Flockhart. And this week the celebs continued to arrive in the county, with Wild at Heart's Robert Bathurst and singer Tracey Ullman both spotted in Newtownbutler. The location at Crom has been dubbed "Crom-ton" after television's Downton. 

Mrs. Foster said: "The fact that Crom Castle was selected as the venue to film the PG Wodehouse 'Blandings' stories is a real coup for Fermanagh.

"I was very encouraged, but not surprised, to hear from the production team how impressed they are with Crom Castle as a location. It really is a spectacular setting and it will look amazing on the television screen," she said.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


25 years ago today, April 5, 1987, The Tracey Ullman Show first graced American television screens and introduced us to the remarkably talent, jack of all trades, Tracey Ullman!  Tracey's career would never be the same.  The series, and Tracey, won a ton of awards.  The Tracey Ullman Show also spun-off The Simpsons, which is still running after 22 years, the longest primetime cartoon series in television history!  

April 5, 1987 was the launch date of the all-new Fox network.  The Tracey Ullman Show and Married... with Children aired that very same night, and were the first two original programs produced and screened on the network.

Here is the very first episode of "The Tracey Ullman Show"