David O’Doherty: ‘Mitch Hedberg was so funny it made me need to wee’
The Irish comedian, author, musician, actor and playwright on the things that make him laugh the mostI saw Mitch Hedberg in a tiny pub in Kilkenny in 1998 and it was so funny it made me need to wee. I was so afraid of missing the next joke I went with my foot holding the loo door slightly open. Cont... [Read More]
David O’Doherty: ‘Mitch Hedberg was so funny it made me need to wee’
The Irish comedian, author, musician, actor and playwright on the things that make him laugh the mostI saw Mitch Hedberg in a tiny pub in Kilkenny in 1998 and it was so funny it made me need to wee. I was so afraid of missing the next joke I went with my foot holding the loo door slightly open. Cont... [Read More]
David O’Doherty: ‘Mitch Hedberg was so funny it made me need to wee’
The Irish comedian, author, musician, actor and playwright on the things that make him laugh the mostI saw Mitch Hedberg in a tiny pub in Kilkenny in 1998 and it was so funny it made me need to wee. I was so afraid of missing the next joke I went with my foot holding the loo door slightly open. Cont... [Read More]
Trailer Park Boys: ‘Eddie Murphy got his whole routine from Richard Pryor’
Canadian standups Ricky, Julian and Bubbles on the things that make them laugh the mostBubbles: Richard Pryor.Julian: Eddie Murphy’s Delirious.Bubbles: Yeah, and where do you think he got his whole routine from? Richard Pryor! Continue reading...... [Read More]
Trailer Park Boys: ‘Eddie Murphy got his whole routine from Richard Pryor’
Canadian standups Ricky, Julian and Bubbles on the things that make them laugh the mostBubbles: Richard Pryor.Julian: Eddie Murphy’s Delirious.Bubbles: Yeah, and where do you think he got his whole routine from? Richard Pryor! Continue reading...... [Read More]
Bianca Del Rio: ‘Joan Rivers would make me pee with laughter’
The American drag queen, comedian, actor and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race on the things that make her laugh the mostTootsie with Dustin Hoffman from 1982 – I’m so old. If you’re a drag queen, you can relate to it, but also if you are an actor and you’re willing to do an... [Read More]
Cameron Esposito: a new kind of comedy hero
Esposito’s last show, Rape Jokes, was hailed as part of a new queer-friendly, woke brand of comedy for the #MeToo era. How does she follow it up?When Hannah Gadsby’s show Nanette went supernova earlier this year, we were told that it was going to change comedy. Nothing, apparently, would... [Read More]
David Baddiel has the last laugh at his online trolls
Twitter abuse proves rich source of material for new standup showIf there’s one thing even the most stupid and bigoted of internet trolls may soon learn, it’s to be wary of getting into an argument with a funny Jewish guy on Twitter – particularly if that guy happens to be David Ba... [Read More]
Kevin Bridges review – savant of Clydebank laughs in the face of piety
Hammersmith Apollo, London The 31-year-old breathes new life into well-worn observational comedy in a masterful show that scorns pretensionKevin Bridges is in his 30s now, a time when fear of hangovers eclipses the joy of drinking, when young people start behaving mysteriously – and old friend... [Read More]
Katy Wix: ‘The Day Today is the funniest TV show I've ever seen’
The actor and standup comedian on the things that make her laugh the mostI can’t decide between Nomad and I, Partridge. I love Robert Popper’s books, too. Continue reading... [Read More]