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Alison Spittle is making the sitcom about the Midlands we never knew we needed

The comedian says to expect “lots of drinking in fields”. Just what we like to hear.

WE HAVE ENJOYED the comedy stylings of Alison Spittle for quite some time now (if you’re unfamiliar, listen to her episode of the wonderful Juvenalia podcast).

Alison charity shop Source: RTÉ

She previously contributed to the late, great Republic of Telly, but now she’s created her own sitcom, Nowhere Fast – and it sounds pretty darn relatable, if you ask us.

Alison stars as Angela, a young woman who returns home to the Midlands after a disastrous attempt at a media career in Dublin.

According to the woman herself, viewers can expect “lots of drinking in fields and mates having meltdowns, with mammy at home to pick up the pieces”:

I’m proud and excited to be making a show about the Midlands in all its glory. It’s a lot like laser hair removal – something I never saw myself doing, a thing for people more glamorous and organised than myself, and to be honest I’ve no idea how it’s done.

“Now it’s happening, I wake up some mornings and maybe ten minutes go by before I remember, hey, you’re making a TV show,” she said.

The six-part show is due to air on RTÉ in the Autumn. Can’t wait.

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