From Bob Newhart to Chris Rock: 10 standup comedy milestones
As Netflix invests in Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, what have been the most important comedy specials on stage?2017 is set to be a big year in standup specials for Netflix – Amy Schumer’s The Leather Special arrives on Tuesday, Dave Chappelle’s new hour will premiere ... [Read More]
Andrew Hunter Murray review – a fun-filled, pub quiz comedy
Soho theatre, LondonThe Austentatious comedian divides the audience into competing teams in this frivolous, sometimes surreal and very likable showThe improv group Austentatious has become quite the production line of talent, with Cariad Lloyd, Joseph Morpurgo and Rachel Parris all spinning off into... [Read More]
Russell Kane: ‘The funniest heckle I've ever had? Nick Grimshaw!'
The flamboyant standup on the things that make him laugh the most, from cult books and Tim Vine to reindeer’s blood pancakes“Fuck off Nick Grimshaw”. Wherever I go, people angrily insist that I am he. The more I protest, the more certain they are. It was funny. At first. Continue r... [Read More]
Russell Kane: ‘The funniest heckle I've ever had? Nick Grimshaw!'
The flamboyant standup on the things that make him laugh the most, from cult books and Tim Vine to reindeer’s blood pancakes“Fuck off Nick Grimshaw”. Wherever I go, people angrily insist that I am he. The more I protest, the more certain they are. It was funny. At first. Continue r... [Read More]
Russell Kane: ‘The funniest heckle I've ever had? Nick Grimshaw!'
The flamboyant standup on the things that make him laugh the most, from cult books and Tim Vine to reindeer’s blood pancakes“Fuck off Nick Grimshaw”. Wherever I go, people angrily insist that I am he. The more I protest, the more certain they are. It was funny. At first. Continue r... [Read More]
Hate Thy Neighbor's Jamali Maddix: a crude, cartoonish, straight-up standup
The comic who presented a TV series on the rise of the far right is back with a show that combines goofballery with cultural commentaryDid you see Hate Thy Neighbor on Viceland TV? A sizeable chunk of the audience at Jamali Maddix’s Soho theatre gig did. His documentary series about the rise o... [Read More]
Hate Thy Neighbor's Jamali Maddix: a crude, cartoonish, straight-up standup
The comic who presented a TV series on the rise of the far right is back with a show that combines goofballery with cultural commentaryDid you see Hate Thy Neighbor on Viceland TV? A sizeable chunk of the audience at Jamali Maddix’s Soho theatre gig did. His documentary series about the rise o... [Read More]
Seann Walsh review – enjoyable riffs on crumbs and courgetti
Theatre Royal, Brighton Walsh wears his comic curmudgeonliness well as he rebels against sober maturity, clean eating, Tinder, vapes and smartphonesProfessional curmudgeon is a familiar standup persona, and Seann Walsh wears it well – which is handy, given that he’s casting around for a ... [Read More]
Seann Walsh review – enjoyable riffs on crumbs and courgetti
Theatre Royal, Brighton Walsh wears his comic curmudgeonliness well as he rebels against sober maturity, clean eating, Tinder, vapes and smartphonesProfessional curmudgeon is a familiar standup persona, and Seann Walsh wears it well – which is handy, given that he’s casting around for a ... [Read More]
Seann Walsh: ‘I wrote a line for The Thick Of It – it's probably my proudest moment’
The fun-loving standup and panel show regular on the things that make him laugh the most, from Partridge to sausageThe Thick Of It. “Wake up and smell the cock,” is one of the best lines ever written; they managed to make the sound of the letter “K” a left turn punchline. Tha... [Read More]