Jim Gaffigan review – a miscellany of jokes from a master of sardonicism
Leicester Square theatre, LondonWith his expert delivery, the US standup can lead even unpromising and overfamiliar material to giddy heights of comic dismayJim Gaffigan is touring the world, and he has jokes about every destination to show for it. Belgium? It was designed by 19-year-olds. New Zeala... [Read More]
Alex Edelman: ‘Picking the best Mel Brooks movie is like picking a favourite child’
The Edinburgh comedy award winner and millennial poster boy on the things that make him laugh the mostBrent Forrester’s “Pre-Taped Call-In Show” sketch for Mr Show or any one of the more anarchic Whitest Kids U’ Know sketches like The Grapist. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Alex Edelman: ‘Picking the best Mel Brooks movie is like picking a favourite child’
The Edinburgh comedy award winner and millennial poster boy on the things that make him laugh the mostBrent Forrester’s “Pre-Taped Call-In Show” sketch for Mr Show or any one of the more anarchic Whitest Kids U’ Know sketches like The Grapist. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
John Cleese blasts the BBC in lecture on the rise of stupidity
The Fawlty Towers star rails against the government, the BBC and British newspapers in stage appearance for Hacked OffIt was hard to know what to expect of a solo show by John Cleese, organised by campaign group Hacked Off. On 29 June, the comedian tweeted that it would be a “speech” but... [Read More]
Jason Manford review – confessions of a 'muddle-class' comic
Hammersmith Apollo, LondonThe standup’s new show, ostensibly about class in Britain, is often amusing, very likable but stubbornly middle-of-the-roadThere is so much to say about class in Britain. So why am I always hearing the same jokes about hummus and smashed avocado? Jason Manford grew up... [Read More]
Jason Manford review – confessions of a 'muddle-class' comic
Hammersmith Apollo, LondonThe standup’s new show, ostensibly about class in Britain, is often amusing, very likable but stubbornly middle-of-the-roadThere is so much to say about class in Britain. So why am I always hearing the same jokes about hummus and smashed avocado? Jason Manford grew up... [Read More]
James Acaster: ‘Brexiteers get amazingly angry about my tea joke’
The standup on his Netflix show, corduroy trousers, his dad’s backhanded compliments and the brilliance of female comicsKettering-born James Acaster, 33, a drummer turned comic, has been nominated for the Edinburgh comedy award a record five consecutive times. His current Netflix mini-series, ... [Read More]
50 shows to see at the Edinburgh fringe 2018
Superstar standups, daring dance, Brexit cabaret and a Bon Jovi musical … Dive into our guide to some of the shows at the world’s biggest arts festivalGilded Balloon Continue reading...... [Read More]