Michael Che: ‘My grandmother's the funniest person I know. She’s a bigot and hysterical'
The American standup, actor and writer on the things that make him laugh the mostThe Miles Davis autobiography. The stories he tells are insane and hilarious. Nothing is funnier than a true story told by a bitter old black man. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby's Nanette dares to dream of a different future – for ourselves and comedy | Jane Howard
The simplicity of the Australian standup’s Netflix special gives us space to laugh and cry, and inspires us to tell our own storiesNanette was billed as Hannah Gadsby’s departure from comedy. Instead, it has become the work that cemented the Australian’s career. A deconstruction of... [Read More]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
Gina Yashere review – liberal anxieties defanged in homecoming triumph
Underbelly, South Bank, LondonThe Londoner turned US Daily Show star shows herself more clown than commentator as she unpicks British race relations and Anglo-Nigerian manners Last month, UK comedy audiences had a visit from Daily Show host Trevor Noah; this month, his Brexit correspondent and so-ca... [Read More]
Gina Yashere review – liberal anxieties defanged in homecoming triumph
Underbelly, South Bank, LondonThe Londoner turned US Daily Show star shows herself more clown than commentator as she unpicks British race relations and Anglo-Nigerian manners Last month, UK comedy audiences had a visit from Daily Show host Trevor Noah; this month, his Brexit correspondent and so-ca... [Read More]
Gina Yashere review – liberal anxieties defanged in homecoming triumph
Underbelly, South Bank, LondonThe Londoner turned US Daily Show star shows herself more clown than commentator as she unpicks British race relations and Anglo-Nigerian manners Last month, UK comedy audiences had a visit from Daily Show host Trevor Noah; this month, his Brexit correspondent and so-ca... [Read More]
Adam Riches: ‘The funniest number? 43, it’s just so gloriously pathetic’
The comedian, writer and Foster’s Edinburgh comedy award winner on the things that make him laugh the mostEverything in Airplane! Leslie Nielsen’s nose growing as he tells the passengers everything is going to be fine. The captain walking through the terminal beating up all the people wh... [Read More]
Adam Riches: ‘The funniest number? 43, it’s just so gloriously pathetic’
The comedian, writer and Foster’s Edinburgh comedy award winner on the things that make him laugh the mostEverything in Airplane! Leslie Nielsen’s nose growing as he tells the passengers everything is going to be fine. The captain walking through the terminal beating up all the people wh... [Read More]