Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart review – sharp satire at America's expense
Royal Albert Hall, LondonThe world-renowned pair team up with comics Mo Amer and Michelle Wolf to tackle Trump, the opioid crisis and gun violence in a night which delivers big laughsPlenty of comics critique Donald Trump. Few until now have been greeted with cries of “Run for president!&rdquo... [Read More]
Fin Taylor: ‘The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen? Anything from Big Train’
The Whitey McWhiteface and Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey standup on the things that make him laugh the mostMat Ewins’s Edinburgh show in 2017 is hard to top. He is one of my closest friends in comedy and, as we started out together, I must qualify this by saying that, over the course of the last ... [Read More]
The Lost Disc review – tall tale of a great Glastonbury bootleg
Soho theatre, LondonWill Adamsdale shapeshifts to play a crooner, a troubadour and a country singer in an ambitious mockumentary show‘Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician,” Kurt Vonnegut once said, and comedy isn’t short of examples, from Ricky Gervais playing a... [Read More]
The Lost Disc review – tall tale of a great Glastonbury bootleg
Soho theatre, LondonWill Adamsdale shapeshifts to play a crooner, a troubadour and a country singer in an ambitious mockumentary show‘Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician,” Kurt Vonnegut once said, and comedy isn’t short of examples, from Ricky Gervais playing a... [Read More]
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up review – clowning crooner's homecoming gig
Wales Millennium Centre, CardiffBrydon beats a well-trodden path through crowd work, gags about middle-aged decline and pitch-perfect impressions“Some people have said this show is more honest than funny,” Rob Brydon tells us at the start of this homecoming gig. Never was a less honest w... [Read More]
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up review – clowning crooner's homecoming gig
Wales Millennium Centre, CardiffBrydon beats a well-trodden path through crowd work, gags about middle-aged decline and pitch-perfect impressions“Some people have said this show is more honest than funny,” Rob Brydon tells us at the start of this homecoming gig. Never was a less honest w... [Read More]
Eleanor Morton: ‘I drank two litres of Irn Bru in 40 minutes and saw God’
The Scottish standup, writer, actor and member of comedy group Weirdos on the things that make her laugh the mostMaybe Key and Peele’s Cat Poster? I can’t think of a single one of their sketches I don’t laugh at. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Eleanor Morton: ‘I drank two litres of Irn Bru in 40 minutes and saw God’
The Scottish standup, writer, actor and member of comedy group Weirdos on the things that make her laugh the mostMaybe Key and Peele’s Cat Poster? I can’t think of a single one of their sketches I don’t laugh at. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me review – Ab Fab gags and Trump tales
Birmingham Symphony HallThe veteran comic’s enduring ability to captivate a crowd saves a best-of evening that occasionally descends into tediumThey’re a real pop-will-eat-itself phenomenon, these live shows by TV personalities. As with Griff Rhys Jones a few months back, so now with Joa... [Read More]
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me review – Ab Fab gags and Trump tales
Birmingham Symphony HallThe veteran comic’s enduring ability to captivate a crowd saves a best-of evening that occasionally descends into tediumThey’re a real pop-will-eat-itself phenomenon, these live shows by TV personalities. As with Griff Rhys Jones a few months back, so now with Joa... [Read More]