Pieter-Dirk Uys review – South African satirist relives his apartheid clashes
Soho theatre, LondonUys delivers an engaging memoir about his life, from 1940s Cape Town to a regime-mocking drag actPart memoir, part nostalgia trip for white South Africans, Pieter-Dirk Uys’s new monologue is a world away from the arch satirical turns with which he made his – or rather... [Read More]
Katy Brand: 'We don’t want to replace men – we just want equal airtime'
The actor and comedian explains how her debut play, 3Women, captures the age divide within feminism – and the defiance of the #MeToo eraI recently gave a talk at a girls’ high school. I mention this not only because I am a virtue-signalling monster but also because one of the young women... [Read More]
Katy Brand: 'We don’t want to replace men – we just want equal airtime'
The actor and comedian explains how her debut play, 3Women, captures the age divide within feminism – and the defiance of the #MeToo eraI recently gave a talk at a girls’ high school. I mention this not only because I am a virtue-signalling monster but also because one of the young women... [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords review – business time again, with irresistible new songs
Milton Keynes theatreBrett McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return with a magisterial performance“Some of you are probably thinking, ‘Gosh, they look a lot older,’” says Bret McKenzie, during one of Flight of the Conchords’ deliciously pregnant inter-song pauses. It is a re... [Read More]
Ken Dodd, the man from Mirthy-side: a career in clips and 10 of his best jokes
From the Diddymen to dissecting northern humour, the Liverpudlian’s sense of absurdity never deserted himMy agent died at 90. I always think he was 100 and kept 10% for himself.I do all the exercises every morning in front of the television – up, down, up, down, up, down. Then the other ... [Read More]
Ken Dodd, the man from Mirthy-side: a career in clips
From the Diddymen to dissecting northern humour, the Liverpudlian’s sense of absurdity never deserted him Related: Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros Ken Dodd discussing northern humour on Late Night Line-Up in 1965 pic.twitter.com/qMYkbjGpbz Continue reading...... [Read More]
Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros
The veteran’s linguistic prowess, outlandish appearance and musical smarts could tickle any audience into a state of collective ecstasyThe death of Ken Dodd not only leaves the nation a sadder place, it also feels like the end of an era. Doddy, as everyone in the business called him, was the l... [Read More]
Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros
The veteran’s linguistic prowess, outlandish appearance and musical smarts could tickle any audience into a state of collective ecstasyThe death of Ken Dodd not only leaves the nation a sadder place, it also feels like the end of an era. Doddy, as everyone in the business called him, was the l... [Read More]
Sir Ken Dodd obituary
Comedian with an endless desire to make people laugh known for his tickling sticks, Diddymen and marathon stage performancesThe last great “front-cloth” comic of our times, and the last standing true vaudevillian, Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, was even more than that – a force of... [Read More]
Sir Ken Dodd obituary
Comedian with an endless desire to make people laugh known for his tickling sticks, Diddymen and marathon stage performancesThe last great “front-cloth” comic of our times, and the last standing true vaudevillian, Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, was even more than that – a force of... [Read More]