Pieter-Dirk Uys review – South African satirist relives his apartheid clashes
Soho theatre, LondonUys delivers an engaging memoir about his life, from 1940s Cape Town to a regime-mocking drag actPart memoir, part nostalgia trip for white South Africans, Pieter-Dirk Uys’s new monologue is a world away from the arch satirical turns with which he made his – or rather... [Read More]
Stuart Laws: ‘No books are funny, unless you find a swearword in a dictionary’
The standup comic on the things that make him laugh the mostHarry Hill’s 2005 tour preview at a 100-seater venue in Windsor. I had no idea what a preview was but loved it. Once I gig with Harry I will have completed comedy. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Michelle Wolf: ‘It’s weird that Trump doesn’t have a sense of humour’
As host of the White House correspondents’ dinner, comic Michelle Wolf insulted Trump, his inner circle and the press. What happened next?In the past 35 days, Michelle Wolf has hosted the annual White House correspondents’ dinner, scandalised Washington DC, outraged the president, run a ... [Read More]
Roseanne Barr Wants You To Know She’s Not Racist: “I Never Was & I Never Will Be”
Continuing the latest surrounding the cancelation of ‘Roseanne’, the show’s star has now responded to claims of being a racist. Barr took to her Twitter today to shoot down anyone who felt she ever practiced racism. The claims come after a Tweet from Barr became viral yesterday whe... [Read More]
Roseanne Barr Wants You To Know She’s Not Racist: “I Never Was & I Never Will Be”
Continuing the latest surrounding the cancelation of ‘Roseanne’, the show’s star has now responded to claims of being a racist. Barr took to her Twitter today to shoot down anyone who felt she ever practiced racism. The claims come after a Tweet from Barr became viral yesterday whe... [Read More]
Lolly Adefope: ‘In Edinburgh I kissed a boy in the afternoon – by 4am we both had new partners’
On a first trip to the fringe, she was desperate for comedy to seep into her and discovered a summer camp that became a second homeDespite having lived in London for most of my life – and being a huge fan of dancing and drinking in the street – I’ve never been to Notting Hill carni... [Read More]
Political correctness isn’t killing comedy. Scared old stagnant comedians are | Rebecca Shaw
The old guard is being left behind in a world that no longer finds bigotry funny. It’s about timeComedy has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents, working long and brutal hours in menial jobs in the struggle to raise four children, had every right to be sa... [Read More]
Tom Stade: ‘The funniest number? Infinity, it tickles my brain’
The Canadian standup on what makes him laugh the mostThe late Foster Brooks played the greatest drunk ever and the pilot sketch with Dean Martin is a work of art. It should be studied in universities. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Trevor Noah review – what if Harry and Meghan had 'a real black wedding'?
O2 Arena, LondonThe royal couple get a cheerful ribbing from the Daily Show host in a set that’s a delight – even to huffy republicansWhat a gift to Trevor Noah that his one-off UK date coincided with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. The Daily Show host dedicates a full 10... [Read More]
Trevor Noah review – what if Harry and Meghan had 'a real black wedding'?
O2 Arena, LondonThe royal couple get a cheerful ribbing from the Daily Show host in a set that’s a delight – even to huffy republicansWhat a gift to Trevor Noah that his one-off UK date coincided with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. The Daily Show host dedicates a full 10... [Read More]