Sammy J: the Phantom may be a dud superhero – but he changed my life
A chance encounter set off a chain of events that led to me meeting my wife and ended with police searching my atticI should have picked Batman. Or Superman. Or the X-Men.Pretty much any other superhero would have been cooler than the Phantom. In fact, I’m not even sure that “superhero&r... [Read More]
The Internet Doesn’t Want Kevin Hart In Rumored ‘Coming To America’ 2
Recently, we ran across some fan artwork that further drove talks on an alleged Coming To America sequel. The artwork which was created by artist Rico Knight ended up depicting Kevin Hart as the lead. We here at Comedy Hype wanted to ask our followers on social media what they thought about the ide... [Read More]
Andy Parsons review – punchline king makes the world more bearable
Nuffield, SouthamptonParsons’ cynicism about comedy’s transformative potential doesn’t stop him impaling his political targets with some smart barbs Related: Andy Parsons: ‘Being bald seems to be very funny to toddlers’ Satire has minimal effect, Andy Parsons tells us i... [Read More]
Andy Parsons review – punchline king makes the world more bearable
Nuffield, SouthamptonParsons’ cynicism about comedy’s transformative potential doesn’t stop him impaling his political targets with some smart barbs Related: Andy Parsons: ‘Being bald seems to be very funny to toddlers’ Satire has minimal effect, Andy Parsons tells us i... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas review – clever comedy about British National Pakistani life
Soho theatre, LondonLight-hearted but trenchant, Ilyas’s show Made in Britain keeps the audience on their toes as he focuses on what unites, rather than divides usAfter the EU referendum result, says Tez Ilyas, conversations about race and identity need to take place. Hence his current show, M... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas review – clever comedy about British National Pakistani life
Soho theatre, LondonLight-hearted but trenchant, Ilyas’s show Made in Britain keeps the audience on their toes as he focuses on what unites, rather than divides usAfter the EU referendum result, says Tez Ilyas, conversations about race and identity need to take place. Hence his current show, M... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas review – clever comedy about British National Pakistani life
Soho theatre, LondonLight-hearted but trenchant, Ilyas’s show Made in Britain keeps the audience on their toes as he focuses on what unites, rather than divides usAfter the EU referendum result, says Tez Ilyas, conversations about race and identity need to take place. Hence his current show, M... [Read More]
If you think dating is hard, try doing it as a female comedian | Nikki Britton
The choice to go into comedy coincided with the sharp descent of Nikki Britton’s love life. Here, she examines whyAs I sit here alone on a Sunday night, hairy-legged and bloated, typing the words “hairy-legged and bloated”, it dawns on me that sharing, or oversharing, might be part... [Read More]
If you think dating is hard, try doing it as a female comedian | Nikki Britton
The choice to go into comedy coincided with the sharp descent of Nikki Britton’s love life. Here, she examines whyAs I sit here alone on a Sunday night, hairy-legged and bloated, typing the words “hairy-legged and bloated”, it dawns on me that sharing, or oversharing, might be part... [Read More]
Desiree Burch review – stellar standup set about racism, sex and self-esteem
Soho theatre, LondonThe US standup takes a bull-in-a-china-shop approach to social anthropology – and riffs on the horrors of sleeping with someone born in the 90sAmerican comedian and theatre-maker Desiree Burch won the Funny Women award two years ago, then bagged a Poster award at the Edinbu... [Read More]