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One of its stars, Phillips, will even be hosting a portion of this year's event...
and she's sounding super confident about it."I've never done any presenting before," she explained. "James Corden will also be bringing his all-conquering Carpool Karaoke this side of the pond by taking Gary Barlow and the lads from Take That for a run down the M40 (we presume).
Among the show’s regular themes were unsuccessful relationships, competition in the workplace and latent lesbianism, but sketches would also dip into the surreal.
A short reunion of the show was shown on RED NOSE DAY on the BBC in 2017.
She earns a living making people laugh and has written gags for comedy shows such as South Park and Smack the Pony.
“If you look at most of the posters for American female-driven comedy, in fact all female-driven comedy, and you replace the title of the show with the word ‘Thick’, or ‘Someone with mental-health issues’, all posters promoting female comedy could basically be mistaken for NHS posters advising you to get your family checked for mental illness. “Women are normally nags, virgins or sex bombs, and they’re none of those.
“They’re standing there, knock-kneed, with a finger in their mouth going, ‘Ooh, gosh! They’re not glamour models, but are deliberately made to look more hideous and it’s done incredibly well because it feels fair and balanced.” Distinguished Ladies revolves around a fictional gossip magazine.
Arriving on screens in 1999 – a whole eighteen years ago – and picking up an International Emmy award along the way – Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan and Sally Phillips gave a silly and at times surreal take on the sketch show format.
Not only was it a ratings and award winner, it also helped launch the careers of the likes of Miranda Hart, Sarah Alexander and Amanda Holden amongst others.“In a writers’ room, you need clanking great balls just to speak up. Women are raised to be nice.” That said, Bussmann prefers working with men to women, “who are more likely to stitch you up”.