Joel Dommett review – I'm a Celebrity star's goofy comedy gets big laughs
South Hill Park, BracknellSkype sex and confetti cannons are harnessed to full effect by a likable performer who breathes new life into a time-honoured persona‘Who here saw me on I’m a Celebrity? Who’s seen my penis?” Joel Dommett’s fame is of a very modern variety, the... [Read More]
D.L. Hughley Joins CBS Comedy Pilot, ‘Brothered Up’
Photo: @RealDLHughley (Instagram) We could be seeing D.L. Hughley back on TV with a new series on CBS. The former member of The Kings Of Comedy has been announced to replace Romany Malco in the buddy cop pilot, ‘Brothered Up’.   CBS has made a major cast change on the multi-camera c... [Read More]
Robert Newman: ‘Scientists think we’re all stupid. It makes me angry…’
The comedian tells us why Francis Crick, Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking are the butt of his jokes in his new book and radio seriesWhen I meet Robert Newman, he is wearing a homemade brain scanner on his head. He had it built as a prop for his most recent show about neuroscience. Newman is a writer an... [Read More]
Why I love… Dave Chappelle
I will never not laugh at his bit on chicken and racismBack when easy streaming was a twinkle in some young executive’s eye, some TV was just… unavailable. If you were desperate to watch that US TV show, you could try the dodgy VHS guy down the market (ahem). So for a long time, I ... [Read More]
Danny Baker: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 nearly killed me’
From crisps to his co-host Danny Kelly, the long-serving radio personality reveals the things that make him laugh the mostNot exactly standup, but Monty Python at Drury Lane in 1974. I had to leave my seat to compose myself – I genuinely thought I might die. Continue reading...... [Read More]
The 10 best things to do this week: from Jude Law's new play to Rookie's podcast
The actor finally returns to the Barbican stage and the precocious Tavi Gevinson interviews her pal Lorde, while elsewhere Stormzy’s cousin plays liveCambridge literary festivalAlthough many people worked themselves into a fury after the US election, few managed to bash out a savagely satirica... [Read More]
Charlie Murphy, Chappelle's Show star, dies aged 57
Brother of Eddie Murphy, who turned his encounters with Hollywood’s great and good into much-loved TV skits, has diedCharlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comic performer who turned his encounters with Rick James and Prince into standout sketches on Chappelle’s Show, ha... [Read More]
TJ & Dave review – wizards of improv conjure a play out of thin air
Soho theatre, London The Chicago pair show they are masters of their art with an off-the-cuff performance that is as poignant and sharply observed as any scripted showMost writers and comics spend months – even years – honing scripts and refining gags. Chicago improvisers TJ Jagodowski a... [Read More]
Adam Kay review – ex-doctor dispenses mirth and strong medicine
Soho theatre, LondonAs well as diagnosing the entertaining eccentricities of patients, musical comic Kay issues an electrifying clarion call on behalf of NHS staffMusical comic Adam Kay is a former doctor, of obstetrics and gynaecology – or “brats and twats” as he demurely puts it.... [Read More]
Adam Kay review – ex-doctor dispenses mirth and strong medicine
Soho theatre, LondonAs well as diagnosing the entertaining eccentricities of patients, musical comic Kay issues an electrifying clarion call on behalf of NHS staffMusical comic Adam Kay is a former doctor, of obstetrics and gynaecology – or “brats and twats” as he demurely puts it.... [Read More]