Comedians say case of sued performer is threat to the art
Standups say outcome of Louise Reay case could stop people talking about personal livesLeading comedians, including David Baddiel, have said the Louise Reay case, in which she is being sued by her estranged husband for allegedly defaming him on stage, should not restrict standups from using personal... [Read More]
Bridget Christie: ‘I am a white, able-bodied, heterosexual woman. Do I have a right to be angry? Yes!’
The world’s anxieties are bleeding into her personal life, but the comedian is done with political despair. Ahead of her new tour, she explains why it’s time to bring something new to the tableIn Bridget Christie’s first standup comedy routine about feminism, she appeared dressed a... [Read More]
Sandra Bernhard review – swagger, songs and starry stories
Ronnie Scott’s, LondonThe standup and singer has stellar personality, and a few neat lines, but not all of her material lands with a London audience“If I looked at a crib sheet that much during my show,” I heard one punter complain on leaving Sandra Bernhard’s gig, “I w... [Read More]
Tom Allen: ‘Well this is all very well but we still haven’t had our soup!’
The comedian, actor and writer on the things that make him laugh the mostMaria Bamford. I was at Montreal comedy festival in 2006 and was totally intimidated by all the loud comics. I was on a bill with this comic who showed she wasn’t afraid to be humble and insecure, and suddenly I didn&rsqu... [Read More]
I sympathise with Louise Beamont: we comedians are truth-seekers | Arnab Chanda
Looking for the laughs in painful personal stories makes for interesting subject matter, but emotionally it’s a high-risk pathI don’t really feel comfortable speaking about Louise Beamont’s case, in which Thomas Reay, her estranged husband, is suing her on the grounds that she defa... [Read More]
I sympathise with Louise Beamont: we comedians are truth-seekers | Arnab Chanda
Looking for the laughs in painful personal stories makes for interesting subject matter, but emotionally it’s a high-risk pathI don’t really feel comfortable speaking about Louise Beamont’s case, in which Thomas Reay, her estranged husband, is suing her on the grounds that she defa... [Read More]
I feel for the standup being sued by her ex: we comedians seek the truth | Arnab Chanda
Louise Reay was looking for laughs in personal stories, but emotionally it’s a high-risk pathI don’t really feel comfortable speaking about the case of comedian Louise Beamont, known on stage as Louise Reay , in which her estranged husband, is suing her on the grounds that she defamed hi... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]