The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
A date with the devil: Reece Shearsmith reveals source of his inspiration
As The League of Gentlemen prepare a UK tour, the co-creator of the dark comedy describes how a 1920s Swedish horror film ignited his love of black humourA journey into the black heart of the imagination of Reece Shearsmith is not a trip for the fainthearted. But that is what is on offer this month ... [Read More]
A date with the devil: Reece Shearsmith reveals source of his inspiration
As The League of Gentlemen prepare a UK tour, the co-creator of the dark comedy describes how a 1920s Swedish horror film ignited his love of black humourA journey into the black heart of the imagination of Reece Shearsmith is not a trip for the fainthearted. But that is what is on offer this month ... [Read More]
Bilal Zafar: ‘I was heckled by a fireworks display’
The standup and actor on the things that make him laugh the most, from terrible tofu dinners to Shooting StarsDinner Party Conspiracy from The Armando Iannucci Show. A brilliant series but that sketch stands out. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Bilal Zafar: ‘I was heckled by a fireworks display’
The standup and actor on the things that make him laugh the most, from terrible tofu dinners to Shooting StarsDinner Party Conspiracy from The Armando Iannucci Show. A brilliant series but that sketch stands out. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom review – a surprising (and silly) reinvention of standup
Award-winning comedian sheds her alter ego ‘Dave’ but is no less critical of the brash, male-dominated cult of standupBefore the premiere of her new show, Bossy Bottom, Australian comedian Zoë Coombs Marr tweeted that the last time she played the Melbourne comedy festival “I s... [Read More]
Black-Ish’s Kenya Barris Eyeing Mega-Deal With Netflix
Word on the street is that creator Kenya Barris may be headed to Netflix in the near future. In a report shared by The Hollywood Reporter, Barris appears to be looking for a way out of his pact-deal with ABC Studios. As you should know, ABC has been the home of Barris’s hit series Black-I... [Read More]
Joe Lycett review – pansexual gadfly tickles the pompous
Royal and Derngate, NorthamptonThe naturally funny panel-show regular inhabits a small world, but he makes those narrow horizons teem with possibility and comic lifeWhen Mark Thomas engages in activist comedy, he won’t be satisfied until laws are revoked or politicians’ heads roll. For J... [Read More]
Joe Lycett review – pansexual gadfly tickles the pompous
Royal and Derngate, NorthamptonThe naturally funny panel-show regular inhabits a small world, but he makes those narrow horizons teem with possibility and comic lifeWhen Mark Thomas engages in activist comedy, he won’t be satisfied until laws are revoked or politicians’ heads roll. For J... [Read More]