Review: “2 Dope Queens,” many dope perspectives in HBO variety series
Turning a podcast into a TV special, let alone a four-part series, doesn’t make sense for most podcasts. But 2 Dope Queens isn’t any podcast. The hit WNYC podcast from Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams is part two-woman comedy duo, part improv, part chat show, part stand-up storytelli... [Read More]
Comedians say case of sued performer is threat to the art
Standups say outcome of Louise Reay case could stop people talking about personal livesLeading comedians, including David Baddiel, have said the Louise Reay case, in which she is being sued by her estranged husband for allegedly defaming him on stage, should not restrict standups from using personal... [Read More]
Ali Siddiq Comes Full Circle
After being incarcerated for drug trafficking at 19 and spending six years behind bars, Ali Siddiq emerged from prison with a new skill set: standup comedy. “A lot of comics will come backstage before a show and say, ‘How’s the crowd?’ The reason I never ask that is because I... [Read More]
Ali Siddiq Comes Full Circle
After being incarcerated for drug trafficking at 19 and spending six years behind bars, Ali Siddiq emerged from prison with a new skill set: standup comedy. “A lot of comics will come backstage before a show and say, ‘How’s the crowd?’ The reason I never ask that is because I... [Read More]
Bridget Christie: ‘I am a white, able-bodied, heterosexual woman. Do I have a right to be angry? Yes!’
The world’s anxieties are bleeding into her personal life, but the comedian is done with political despair. Ahead of her new tour, she explains why it’s time to bring something new to the tableIn Bridget Christie’s first standup comedy routine about feminism, she appeared dressed a... [Read More]
Adam Cayton-Holland’s New Standup Album Is Out Next Month
Denver-based standup and Those Who Can’t co-creator/star Adam Cayton-Holland has a new album coming out next month. Titled Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits, the album was recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn and will be released by Comedy Central Records on Friday, March 23rd. Her... [Read More]
Adam Cayton-Holland’s New Standup Album Is Out Next Month
Denver-based standup and Those Who Can’t co-creator/star Adam Cayton-Holland has a new album coming out next month. Titled Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits, the album was recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn and will be released by Comedy Central Records on Friday, March 23rd. Her... [Read More]
Feminist backlash shuts down 'free speech' gig
Promoter asks: How can comedians demand censorship? [Read More]
Sandra Bernhard review – swagger, songs and starry stories
Ronnie Scott’s, LondonThe standup and singer has stellar personality, and a few neat lines, but not all of her material lands with a London audience“If I looked at a crib sheet that much during my show,” I heard one punter complain on leaving Sandra Bernhard’s gig, “I w... [Read More]