Lucy Porter: ‘You look bigger on the telly … and I’ve got a really small telly!’
The actor, writer and comedian on the things that make her laugh the mostEllen DeGeneres’s first HBO One Night Stand special blew my mind. The only reason I keep going in comedy is the hope that I will one day write something as good as any of the bits in that show. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Lucy Porter: ‘You look bigger on the telly … and I’ve got a really small telly!’
The actor, writer and comedian on the things that make her laugh the mostEllen DeGeneres’s first HBO One Night Stand special blew my mind. The only reason I keep going in comedy is the hope that I will one day write something as good as any of the bits in that show. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Maria Bamford review – hard-won hilarity redefines quirky
Leicester Square theatre, London The celebrated standup mines her self-doubt and general bafflement with life in a fine hour of extreme idiosyncrasyThe sense of event is palpable at Leicester Square theatre before this rare UK gig for the celebrated US standup Maria Bamford. Star of her own Netflix ... [Read More]
Sara Schaefer review – US comic considers our fetish for the moral high-ground
Soho theatre, London The standup critiques virtue-signalling modern culture in a thoughtful set argued with a light touch‘Do you guys remember truth?” Sara Schaefer is over from America to discuss life in the eye of the post-truth, pre-apocalypse, Trumped-up maelstrom. She uses the past ... [Read More]
Sara Schaefer review – US comic considers our fetish for the moral high-ground
Soho theatre, London The standup critiques virtue-signalling modern culture in a thoughtful set argued with a light touch‘Do you guys remember truth?” Sara Schaefer is over from America to discuss life in the eye of the post-truth, pre-apocalypse, Trumped-up maelstrom. She uses the past ... [Read More]
Opera isn’t elitist. If I can learn to love it so can anybody | Chris Addison
Only a handful of people can sing in this visceral, thrilling way – but the feelings they evoke are universalThe best thing I’ve ever seen, in all my long and misspent years hanging around comedy gigs, wasn’t standup. It was opera. Back in the late 90s, I was standing at the bar in... [Read More]
Opera isn’t elitist. If I can learn to love it so can anybody | Chris Addison
Only a handful of people can sing in this visceral, thrilling way – but the feelings they evoke are universalThe best thing I’ve ever seen, in all my long and misspent years hanging around comedy gigs, wasn’t standup. It was opera. Back in the late 90s, I was standing at the bar in... [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords review – business time again, with irresistible new songs
Milton Keynes theatreBrett McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return with a magisterial performance“Some of you are probably thinking, ‘Gosh, they look a lot older,’” says Bret McKenzie, during one of Flight of the Conchords’ deliciously pregnant inter-song pauses. It is a re... [Read More]
Jack Barry: ‘I recently dreamed that a telepathic baby summoned me to its house’
The standup and Chinese graduate on the things that make him laugh the mostI want to be nice and say one of my friends but that feels like a waste when this article is supposed to be about promoting me. So I’m going to say it’s me. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Jack Barry: ‘I recently dreamed that a telepathic baby summoned me to its house’
The standup and Chinese graduate on the things that make him laugh the mostI want to be nice and say one of my friends but that feels like a waste when this article is supposed to be about promoting me. So I’m going to say it’s me. Continue reading...... [Read More]