Chris Rock Gives Advice To Comedians: “Be Funny To The People That Look Like You First”
Chris Rock recently sat down for a panel discussion, Produced By: New York presented by the people over at Producers Guild of America. In his conversation in front of a live audience; Rock went ahead to give advice to comedians, and shared how his experience was directing Amy Schumer for ... [Read More]
Plan your week’s theatre: top tickets
The RSC’s Cymbeline moves to the Barbican in London, there are world premieres by David Greig and Ron Hutchinson at the Arcola, and Red Cape celebrate everyday heroism in NewburyWhat is it like for women in prison? Open Clasp provide the answer with the affecting Key Change, which starts a 10-... [Read More]
The Comedian’s Guide to Survival review – the tale of a luckless standup
Inbetweeners star James Buckley plays a failing performer in an unfocused tale that falls short on laughsThe casting of Inbetweeners star James Buckley, plus cameos from a host of comic performers and the word “comedian” in the title, leads to certain expectations here. Specifically: lau... [Read More]
Bill Bailey: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You’re that bloke off the Hairy Bikers”’
The comedian on mistaken identity, his love of birds and his disappointment at being overlooked for the role of 007Born in Bath, Bill Bailey, 52, was nominated for a Perrier award at the 1996 Edinburgh fringe, and went on to star in the TV sitcom Black Books. He has appeared regularly on Never Mind ... [Read More]
Bill Bailey: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You’re that bloke off the Hairy Bikers”’
The comedian on mistaken identity, his love of birds and his disappointment at being overlooked for the role of 007Born in Bath, Bill Bailey, 52, was nominated for a Perrier award at the 1996 Edinburgh fringe, and went on to star in the TV sitcom Black Books. He has appeared regularly on Never Mind ... [Read More]
Bill Cosby And His Lawyers Want You To Know He’s Legally Blind And Can’t Identify His Accusers
It seems that Bill Cosby’s unfortunate lack of vision may be the thing to help in his legal battle with several women that have accused him of sexual assault. Yesterday Cosby and lawyers filed that the comedy icon is ‘legally blind’ and will not be able to identify his accusers in... [Read More]
Beth Vyse: A breast cancer appointment is like Deal or No Deal – video
What happens when you’re faced with a breast cancer diagnosis at 28? Beth Vyse was whisked off to Alicante and offered a selection box full of fake nipplesBreast Cancer AwarenessBeth Vyse at the Edinburgh festival fringeContinue reading...... [Read More]
Beth Vyse: A breast cancer appointment is like Deal or No Deal – video
What happens when you’re faced with a breast cancer diagnosis at 28? Beth Vyse was whisked off to Alicante and offered a selection box full of fake nipplesBreast Cancer AwarenessBeth Vyse at the Edinburgh festival fringeContinue reading...... [Read More]
Jason Byrne: ‘A heckler told me I was too fit to be a comedian’
From Steve Martin to bowl haircuts, the Irish standup and audience participation master reveals what makes him laugh the mostBilly Connolly. I saw him in Dublin when I was 16 and all I wanted him to do was to stop talking because I couldn’t catch my breath from laughing. He paints pictures in ... [Read More]
Jason Byrne: ‘A heckler told me I was too fit to be a comedian’
From Steve Martin to bowl haircuts, the Irish standup and audience participation master reveals what makes him laugh the mostBilly Connolly. I saw him in Dublin when I was 16 and all I wanted him to do was to stop talking because I couldn’t catch my breath from laughing. He paints pictures in ... [Read More]