Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck review – an empowering hour of spirited standup
Soho theatre, LondonShortlisted for best newcomer at the Edinburgh festival, Pattison delivers a drolly direct account of an annus horribilisYou may not associate live comedy with tales of learning to love oneself and overcoming adversity. But standup is no stranger to redemption these days, and roo... [Read More]
Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck review – an empowering hour of spirited standup
Soho theatre, LondonShortlisted for best newcomer at the Edinburgh festival, Pattison delivers a drolly direct account of an annus horribilisYou may not associate live comedy with tales of learning to love oneself and overcoming adversity. But standup is no stranger to redemption these days, and roo... [Read More]
Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck review – an empowering hour of spirited standup
Soho theatre, LondonShortlisted for best newcomer at the Edinburgh festival, Pattison delivers a drolly direct account of an annus horribilisYou may not associate live comedy with tales of learning to love oneself and overcoming adversity. But standup is no stranger to redemption these days, and roo... [Read More]
'Fame proved toxic for the relationship': when comedy double acts split
David Baddiel, Andy Zaltzman, Richard Herring and other comics on fame, failure and friendshipIn 1978, the year before the film 10 made a Hollywood star of Dudley Moore, the comedian appeared alongside his long-standing double-act partner, Peter Cook, on the Saturday-night chatshow Parkinson.“... [Read More]
Jen Kirkman: ‘The thing that shouldn't be funny? Trump's off-the-cuff speeches'
The standup, screenwriter and actress on the things that make her laugh the mostNorm Macdonald’s new Netflix special; his bit about suicide. Continue reading... [Read More]
Darren Harriott review – perky gags about Corbyn, the Queen and Rastafarianism
Soho theatre, LondonThe Edinburgh award-nominated standup develops a cheery rapport with the audience in this promising first showIf you want tragicomedy that cuts deep – or, for that matter, a misery memoir – Darren Harriott has got the raw material for it. But that’s not what he ... [Read More]
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast review – a non-stop smut fest
Marlowe theatre, CanterburyThe comic’s latest show is bursting with gags about bodily functions but reveals precious little about Millican herselfSarah Millican doesn’t appear much in the tabloid press, she tells us halfway through her touring show, because she’s “a very priv... [Read More]
The Big Burns Supper – in pictures
Dumfries celebrates the birth of Robert Burns with dance, theatre, live art and comedy, turning Burns Night into a festival of contemporary arts Continue reading... [Read More]
Jordan Brookes: ‘My dog’s face. It’s so stupid, sad and hilarious’
The actor, writer and standup on the things that make him laugh the mostBridget Christie. Her ability to make serious points in fluidly silly ways is so impressive. Continue reading... [Read More]
Jordan Brookes: ‘My dog’s face. It’s so stupid, sad and hilarious’
The actor, writer and standup on the things that make him laugh the mostBridget Christie. Her ability to make serious points in fluidly silly ways is so impressive. Continue reading... [Read More]