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]
'Fame proved toxic for the relationship': when comedy double acts split
David Baddiel, Andy Zaltzman, Richard Herring and other comics on fame, failure and friendshipIn 1978, the year before the film 10 made a Hollywood star of Dudley Moore, the comedian appeared alongside his long-standing double-act partner, Peter Cook, on the Saturday-night chatshow Parkinson.“... [Read More]
Lil Rel Stops By ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ And Shares The History Of His Name
Last night, comedian Lil Rel sat down on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss this year’s Oscar awards. Right off the bat, Rel would give the backstory to his name and shared why he’s keeping it no matter how big his career gets. When asked about attending this year’s Oscars for ‘Get... [Read More]
Jen Kirkman: ‘The thing that shouldn't be funny? Trump's off-the-cuff speeches'
The standup, screenwriter and actress on the things that make her laugh the mostNorm Macdonald’s new Netflix special; his bit about suicide. Continue reading... [Read More]
Dear Mo’Nique: Comedy Hype Challenges You To Produce Comedy Specials For 5 Black Female Comedians
Given the current conversation regarding Mo’Nique’s stance. Here’s Comedy Hype’s response to the matter. We truly hope something positive comes from the conversation that has sparked in the last few weeks. These words come from our creative director, Jon Williams, entitled De... [Read More]
Darren Harriott review – perky gags about Corbyn, the Queen and Rastafarianism
Soho theatre, LondonThe Edinburgh award-nominated standup develops a cheery rapport with the audience in this promising first showIf you want tragicomedy that cuts deep – or, for that matter, a misery memoir – Darren Harriott has got the raw material for it. But that’s not what he ... [Read More]
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast review – a non-stop smut fest
Marlowe theatre, CanterburyThe comic’s latest show is bursting with gags about bodily functions but reveals precious little about Millican herselfSarah Millican doesn’t appear much in the tabloid press, she tells us halfway through her touring show, because she’s “a very priv... [Read More]
Netflix To Mo’Nique Special Talks: “Netflix Does Not Comment On Contract Negotiations”
Friday morning comedian and actress Mo’Nique posted a video on her Instagram page expressing her concern over deal negotiations she had with Netflix regarding her newest special. The multi-billion-dollar streaming giant offered the critically praised Academy-Award winning actress $500,000 for ... [Read More]
Netflix To Mo’Nique Special Talks: “Netflix Does Not Comment On Contract Negotiations”
Friday morning comedian and actress Mo’Nique posted a video on her Instagram page expressing her concern over deal negotiations she had with Netflix regarding her newest special. The multi-billion-dollar streaming giant offered the critically praised Academy-Award winning actress $500,000 for ... [Read More]