Sara Schaefer review – US comic considers our fetish for the moral high-ground
Soho theatre, London The standup critiques virtue-signalling modern culture in a thoughtful set argued with a light touch‘Do you guys remember truth?” Sara Schaefer is over from America to discuss life in the eye of the post-truth, pre-apocalypse, Trumped-up maelstrom. She uses the past ... [Read More]
Opera isn’t elitist. If I can learn to love it so can anybody | Chris Addison
Only a handful of people can sing in this visceral, thrilling way – but the feelings they evoke are universalThe best thing I’ve ever seen, in all my long and misspent years hanging around comedy gigs, wasn’t standup. It was opera. Back in the late 90s, I was standing at the bar in... [Read More]
Opera isn’t elitist. If I can learn to love it so can anybody | Chris Addison
Only a handful of people can sing in this visceral, thrilling way – but the feelings they evoke are universalThe best thing I’ve ever seen, in all my long and misspent years hanging around comedy gigs, wasn’t standup. It was opera. Back in the late 90s, I was standing at the bar in... [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords review – business time again, with irresistible new songs
Milton Keynes theatreBrett McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return with a magisterial performance“Some of you are probably thinking, ‘Gosh, they look a lot older,’” says Bret McKenzie, during one of Flight of the Conchords’ deliciously pregnant inter-song pauses. It is a re... [Read More]
A New ‘Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam’ With Bill Bellamy, Bruce Bruce Aida Rodriguez & More Set For This March
On March 23rd, we will get a chance to watch another Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam on Showtime. For the upcoming special, Bill Bellamy will help take on the event as it’s host. Today a trailer for the feature has been released to give fans a glimpse of what they can expect. Comedians Bruce Bruce, H... [Read More]
Cedric The Entertainer & Tichina Arnold To Play Husband And Wife On ‘Welcome To The Neighborhood’ Pilot
Cedric The Entertainer is keeping busy as he has just been announced to join newest pilot at CBS, ‘Welcome To The Neighborhood’. Along with Cedric, Tichnia Arnold has also been confirmed to join the cast as the two will play husband and wife. The project which will star Josh Lawson as a ... [Read More]
Jack Barry: ‘I recently dreamed that a telepathic baby summoned me to its house’
The standup and Chinese graduate on the things that make him laugh the mostI want to be nice and say one of my friends but that feels like a waste when this article is supposed to be about promoting me. So I’m going to say it’s me. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Jack Barry: ‘I recently dreamed that a telepathic baby summoned me to its house’
The standup and Chinese graduate on the things that make him laugh the mostI want to be nice and say one of my friends but that feels like a waste when this article is supposed to be about promoting me. So I’m going to say it’s me. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Jim Bowen obituary
Comedian and host of the long-running TV gameshow BullseyeJim Bowen, who has died aged 80, claimed he was the fifth choice to host the long-running TV gameshow Bullseye, but the friendly northern comedian proved to be the perfect fit for the role. After a slow start in 1981, shuttling around the sch... [Read More]
'Non-stop gagster and comedy scientist': Paul O’Grady, Alan Davies and Frank Cottrell Boyce on Ken Dodd
Paul O’Grady’s family cheered him outside court. Alan Davies couldn’t get a word in over lunch. And he got Frank Cottrell Boyce by the chuckle muscle. Stars remember the brilliantly bizarre comedianIf Doddy was doing a show in Liverpool, it was always packed out. He had a fabulous ... [Read More]