Margaret Cho review – queen of lurid bad taste roars back from rehab
Comedy Box, Bristol Cho returns to the mic for a full-frontal comedy carnival, tackling Weinstein and Trump – and leaving leaving prudery and inhibition in her wakeSince her last UK visit, Korean-American comic Margaret Cho has spent over a year in rehab, after friends intervened to rescue her... [Read More]
Margaret Cho: ‘I love Pauline and her pens from The League of Gentlemen’
The American standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the most, from Paul Foot to her motherIt was Paul Foot’s private show for specially selected audience members at a small pub in London. The show began with Paul seating the audience, then making jokes about each of them. It was i... [Read More]
Margaret Cho: ‘I love Pauline and her pens from The League of Gentlemen’
The American standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the most, from Paul Foot to her motherIt was Paul Foot’s private show for specially selected audience members at a small pub in London. The show began with Paul seating the audience, then making jokes about each of them. It was i... [Read More]
Margaret Cho: ‘I love Pauline and her pens from The League of Gentlemen’
The American standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the most, from Paul Foot to her motherIt was Paul Foot’s private show for specially selected audience members at a small pub in London. The show began with Paul seating the audience, then making jokes about each of them. It was i... [Read More]
Margaret Cho: ‘I love Pauline and her pens from The League of Gentlemen’
The American standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the most, from Paul Foot to her motherIt was Paul Foot’s private show for specially selected audience members at a small pub in London. The show began with Paul seating the audience, then making jokes about each of them. It was i... [Read More]
Billy Connolly at 75: Eddie Izzard, Armando Iannucci and more salute 'Beatles of comedy'
Izzard was inspired by his incontinence knickers routine. Iannucci had to listen to his albums in secret. Al Murray was in awe of his rampant charisma. And he made Susan Calman hurt with laughter. Top comedians salute the Big Yin Continue reading...... [Read More]
Comedy in a care home: the standups taking slapstick into new territory
The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpantsMonday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s act... [Read More]
Comedy in a care home: the standups taking slapstick into new territory
The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpantsMonday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s act... [Read More]
Ronny Chieng review – Daily Show comic's slick set is derailed by a heckle
Soho theatre, LondonThe standup and International Student sitcom star delivers jaunty routines about US life but the show suffers when he reacts to a heckler“I have a tone problem,” reckons Ronny Chieng: everything he says sounds angry or sarcastic. In the past, that’s been to the ... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’
Sarah Silverman’s comedy has always aimed a laser into the dark corners of sexism, racism and religion. But now she’s using her wit to make sense of the huge issues facing America. Sophie Heawood meets her in HollywoodArriving at the Hollywood studio complex where Sarah Silverman has her... [Read More]