Dying Laughing review – savagely funny documentary about standup
Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Stewart Lee, Garry Shandling and Victoria Wood feature in this film about the craft and catharsis of comedyA murderer’s row of standup talent has been assembled for this documentary on the craft and catharsis of comedy. Chris Rock, Steve Coogan, Jer... [Read More]
Yvonne Orji Of ‘Insecure’ Shares Her ‘First Gen.’ Series Is In Talks For TV, Stops By ESPN
Back in 2015 we all got a chance to hear a new voice potentially headed to TV with a pilot released online called First Gen. Yvonne Orji who created the series at the time was a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles but thanks to HBO’s Insecure things for her has drastically changed. Orji’s ... [Read More]
Tom Green: 'It demystifies the presidency when you've had Trump scream in your face'
He was the original online prankster who married Drew Barrymore and got fired by Trump. As he returns to standup, he talks about not getting his dues – and where you draw the line in comedyTom Green has been rapped about by Eminem, fired by Donald Trump and married briefly to Drew Barrymore. H... [Read More]
Tom Green: 'It demystifies the presidency when you've had Trump scream in your face'
He was the original online prankster who married Drew Barrymore and got fired by Trump. As he returns to standup, he talks about not getting his dues – and where you draw the line in comedyTom Green has been rapped about by Eminem, fired by Donald Trump and married briefly to Drew Barrymore. H... [Read More]
The must-see standup of summer 2017: Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Rob Delaney and more
The star of Catastrophe brings carnality, the elusive Kitson attempts to ‘alter language’, Sara Pascoe goes dating, while Hannah Gadsby goes out with a bang•Summer culture: TelevisionLas Vegas’s loss is Britain’s gain, as the veteran magic double-act return for UK tour. ... [Read More]
The must-see standup of summer 2017: Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Rob Delaney and more
The star of Catastrophe brings carnality, the elusive Kitson attempts to ‘alter language’, Sara Pascoe goes dating, while Hannah Gadsby goes out with a bang•Summer culture: TelevisionLas Vegas’s loss is Britain’s gain, as the veteran magic double-act return for UK tour. ... [Read More]
Comedians for Corbyn? They were keeping shtoom – or serenading Farage
Standup is supposedly a leftie haven. But from what I saw this week, the scene offered little support for the Labour leader – and, despite some droll insights, a lack of real debateWhere were you when you heard the exit poll? I was at a comedy show: Matt Forde’s Election Party Lock-In at... [Read More]
Sarah Kendall: ‘I once dreamed that I grew a penis and it was an arthritic finger’
The Aussie comic on the things that make her laugh the most, from tomatoes on toast to 30 RockMy favourite would have to be Ellen DeGeneres’s HBO specials. She hugely influenced me when I first started because she made the whole thing look like a casual one-sided conversation. Continue reading... [Read More]
Laugh a minute: Edinburgh festival's 2017 comedy lineup
Sara Pascoe looks at life after a breakup, Trygve Wakenshaw brings his baby on stage, and Alexei Sayle, Ruby Wax and talkshow king Craig Ferguson all return to the fringe this yearIn recent years, they’ve populated the shortlists of Edinburgh’s major comedy awards. Now they’re back... [Read More]
Aparna Nancherla review – shy standup shares disastrous dating stories
Soho theatre, LondonThe self-deprecating US comedian delivers a set littered with droll remarks about life in New York but the show is hamstrung by her uneaseFrom Master of None to Inside Amy Schumer, Aparna Nancherla arrives in the UK with a trail of hip comedy credits in her wake and her show does... [Read More]