From Soap Opera To Stand-Up: Sean Kanan Does It All
Known for his role on the daytime television series The Bold and the Beautiful, Sean Kanan is more than a hot face on a soap opera: he starred in the 1989 cult-hit movie, The Karate Kid III, has held leading roles in several independent and studio films, and has had great success as a prod... [Read More]
From Soap Opera To Stand-Up: Sean Kanan Does It All
Known for his role on the daytime television series The Bold and the Beautiful, Sean Kanan is more than a hot face on a soap opera: he starred in the 1989 cult-hit movie, The Karate Kid III, has held leading roles in several independent and studio films, and has had great success as a prod... [Read More]
Bill Bailey review – standup scales the ​peaks of sublime silliness
Cliffs Pavilion, SouthendBailey’s honest enthusiasm for the marginal, the overlooked and the seldom juxtaposed is delightfulMore than three decades into his career, Bill Bailey’s shows march to the beat of no one’s drum but his own – in tonight’s case, an adapted steel ... [Read More]
Denis Leary's No Cure for Cancer: still electrifying and obnoxious 25 years on
Cited as one of the all-time great standup sets, Leary’s show both hasn’t aged well and has never been more topical‘I’m an asshole,” sings Denis Leary in a signature number at the start of No Cure for Cancer, first televised 25 years ago this month. Still regularly cite... [Read More]
'My accent's ridiculous so it's great for comedy': standups on their home town's humour
Does a regional accent give you a headstart in standup? Are some places funnier than others? Jayde Adams, Tez Ilyas and Ardal O’Hanlon explore laughter and localityAn Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar. The punchline? That depends on which part of the country you’re i... [Read More]
'My accent's ridiculous so it's great for comedy': standups on their home town's humour
Does a regional accent give you a headstart in standup? Are some places funnier than others? Jayde Adams, Tez Ilyas and Ardal O’Hanlon explore laughter and localityAn Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar. The punchline? That depends on which part of the country you’re i... [Read More]
Lou Sanders: ‘I took a friend to a breast cancer op, all told it was a great day out’
The writer, standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the mostLuke McQueen singing. Or Holly Burn really committing to something in front of a bewildered audience. Senseless comedy, but it makes sense. Continue reading...... [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]
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]