Hannah Gadsby on the male gaze in art: 'Stop watching women having baths. Go away.'
In her new ABC show Nakedy Nudes, the Tasmanian-born comedian delights in taking the highbrow mantle off art history“Art history taught me I have no place in history,” said Hannah Gadsby in her furious, hilarious, devastating stand-up show Nanette. “Women didn’t have time to ... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby on the male gaze in art: 'Stop watching women having baths. Go away.'
In her new ABC show Nakedy Nudes, the Tasmanian-born comedian delights in taking the highbrow mantle off art history“Art history taught me I have no place in history,” said Hannah Gadsby in her furious, hilarious, devastating stand-up show Nanette. “Women didn’t have time to ... [Read More]
Rose Matafeo: 'I looked like a tiny, chubby Prince'
The writer and comedian lifts the lid on the things that make her laugh the mostBedazzled is a great comedy film. Dudley Moore really kills me. And the 2000 remake is funny as hell, too. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Rose Matafeo: 'I looked like a tiny, chubby Prince'
The writer and comedian lifts the lid on the things that make her laugh the mostBedazzled is a great comedy film. Dudley Moore really kills me. And the 2000 remake is funny as hell, too. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Sandra Bernhard webchat – post your questions now
The comic, singer and actor, performing in the UK for the first time in seven years, will answer your questions at 1pm GMT on Monday 19 February 3.00pm GMTSandra Bernhard webchat – post your questions nowTo call Sandra Bernhard a triple threat would be selling her short. Since she started out ... [Read More]
Bill Bailey review – standup scales the ​peaks of sublime silliness
Cliffs Pavilion, SouthendBailey’s honest enthusiasm for the marginal, the overlooked and the seldom juxtaposed is delightfulMore than three decades into his career, Bill Bailey’s shows march to the beat of no one’s drum but his own – in tonight’s case, an adapted steel ... [Read More]
Denis Leary's No Cure for Cancer: still electrifying and obnoxious 25 years on
Cited as one of the all-time great standup sets, Leary’s show both hasn’t aged well and has never been more topical‘I’m an asshole,” sings Denis Leary in a signature number at the start of No Cure for Cancer, first televised 25 years ago this month. Still regularly cite... [Read More]
'My accent's ridiculous so it's great for comedy': standups on their home town's humour
Does a regional accent give you a headstart in standup? Are some places funnier than others? Jayde Adams, Tez Ilyas and Ardal O’Hanlon explore laughter and localityAn Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar. The punchline? That depends on which part of the country you’re i... [Read More]
'My accent's ridiculous so it's great for comedy': standups on their home town's humour
Does a regional accent give you a headstart in standup? Are some places funnier than others? Jayde Adams, Tez Ilyas and Ardal O’Hanlon explore laughter and localityAn Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar. The punchline? That depends on which part of the country you’re i... [Read More]
Lou Sanders: ‘I took a friend to a breast cancer op, all told it was a great day out’
The writer, standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the mostLuke McQueen singing. Or Holly Burn really committing to something in front of a bewildered audience. Senseless comedy, but it makes sense. Continue reading...... [Read More]