Ivo Graham: Educated Guess review – Eton schooldays and leftie laughs
Soho theatre, LondonThere’s plenty to admire in Graham’s new show, including a teenage appearance on The Weakest Link and a fresh-minted routine about the £1 coin‘Push the envelope, but don’t lose sight of the envelope.” Ivo Graham’s show is full of nifty co... [Read More]
Sean Hughes imagines his death: 'I know how boring funerals can be'
In a poem that has been widely shared by fans after his death, the comic thinks of his ashes being scattered in a bar – and getting a mention in the Guardian‘Charming, soulful, a proper comic’: Sean Hughes tributes I want to be cremated Continue reading...... [Read More]
'Charming, soulful, a proper comic': Sean Hughes tributes – and his funniest jokes
By his mid-20s he had scooped the Perrier award and landed his own TV show. But Sean Hughes never wanted to be a stadium standup. Mark Steel and Rhona Cameron pay tribute to a troubled talent – and we pick some of his best gagsSean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51Sparky comedy gadfly in a league ... [Read More]
Farewell to Sean Hughes, sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his own
From the bumbling misadventures of Sean’s Show to the jaunty misanthropy of his later standup material, Hughes – who has died aged 51 – was a master of telling messy truths There were two distinct chapters to Sean Hughes’ career: the comedy prodigy and ubiquitous TV star, the... [Read More]
Farewell to Sean Hughes, sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his own
From the bumbling misadventures of Sean’s Show to the jaunty misanthropy of his later standup material, Hughes – who has died aged 51 – was a master of telling messy truths Mark Steel and Rhona Cameron pay tribute to Sean HughesThere were two distinct chapters to Sean Hughes’... [Read More]
Sean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51
Hughes, Perrier award winner and team captain on BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, died on Monday morningSean Hughes: sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his ownSean Hughes, the Irish standup comedian, author and actor, has died aged 51, his former agent said. Related: 'I matured very late in li... [Read More]
Sean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51
Hughes, Perrier award winner and team captain on BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, died on Monday morningSean Hughes: sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his ownSean Hughes, the Irish standup comedian, author and actor, has died aged 51, his former agent said. Related: 'Charming, soulful, a prop... [Read More]
Tim Key review – spilt lager, Poohsticks and an agonising quest for romance
Soho theatre, LondonHis first standup set in three years works a treat as Key paints a slyly humorous and heavily ironic portrait of midlife disappointmentIt feels both apt and unlikely that Tim Key should make a show about dating. Apt, because flirtation is integral to his standup style. A Key gig ... [Read More]
Ellie White: ‘Can you be jealous of a book? I am’
The Windsors star and character comic on the things that make her laugh the most, from Cold Comfort Farm to Basil the Great Mouse DetectiveMy mum gave me a red bonnet for Christmas one year. It had three woollen phalluses bouncing off the back. She was really offended when I didn’t wear it on ... [Read More]
Ellie White: ‘Can you be jealous of a book? I am’
The Windsors star and character comic on the things that make her laugh the most, from Cold Comfort Farm to Basil the Great Mouse DetectiveMy mum gave me a red bonnet for Christmas one year. It had three woollen phalluses bouncing off the back. She was really offended when I didn’t wear it on ... [Read More]