Bill Bailey: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You’re that bloke off the Hairy Bikers”’
The comedian on mistaken identity, his love of birds and his disappointment at being overlooked for the role of 007Born in Bath, Bill Bailey, 52, was nominated for a Perrier award at the 1996 Edinburgh fringe, and went on to star in the TV sitcom Black Books. He has appeared regularly on Never Mind ... [Read More]
Bill Cosby And His Lawyers Want You To Know He’s Legally Blind And Can’t Identify His Accusers
It seems that Bill Cosby’s unfortunate lack of vision may be the thing to help in his legal battle with several women that have accused him of sexual assault. Yesterday Cosby and lawyers filed that the comedy icon is ‘legally blind’ and will not be able to identify his accusers in... [Read More]
Beth Vyse: A breast cancer appointment is like Deal or No Deal – video
What happens when you’re faced with a breast cancer diagnosis at 28? Beth Vyse was whisked off to Alicante and offered a selection box full of fake nipplesBreast Cancer AwarenessBeth Vyse at the Edinburgh festival fringeContinue reading...... [Read More]
Beth Vyse: A breast cancer appointment is like Deal or No Deal – video
What happens when you’re faced with a breast cancer diagnosis at 28? Beth Vyse was whisked off to Alicante and offered a selection box full of fake nipplesBreast Cancer AwarenessBeth Vyse at the Edinburgh festival fringeContinue reading...... [Read More]
Jason Byrne: ‘A heckler told me I was too fit to be a comedian’
From Steve Martin to bowl haircuts, the Irish standup and audience participation master reveals what makes him laugh the mostBilly Connolly. I saw him in Dublin when I was 16 and all I wanted him to do was to stop talking because I couldn’t catch my breath from laughing. He paints pictures in ... [Read More]
Jason Byrne: ‘A heckler told me I was too fit to be a comedian’
From Steve Martin to bowl haircuts, the Irish standup and audience participation master reveals what makes him laugh the mostBilly Connolly. I saw him in Dublin when I was 16 and all I wanted him to do was to stop talking because I couldn’t catch my breath from laughing. He paints pictures in ... [Read More]
The 10 best shows to see at the New York comedy festival
From Patton Oswalt to Eric Andre to Tim Minchin, the annual event provides a variety of ways to laugh across the cityFor the first week of November, pretty much anything funny happening in New York City falls under the banner of the New York comedy festival – everything from megastar headliner... [Read More]
The Comedian's Guide to Survival: can you really learn to be a standup?
A new film blurs fiction and reality with its tale of an aspiring comic. It asks to what extent you can study to become funny – or if you’re just born that way“The Comedian’s Guide to Survival doesn’t exist, you know,” we’re told towards the end of a new Bri... [Read More]
The Comedian's Guide to Survival: can you really learn to be a standup?
A new film blurs fiction and reality with its tale of an aspiring comic. It asks to what extent you can study to become funny – or if you’re just born that way“The Comedian’s Guide to Survival doesn’t exist, you know,” we’re told towards the end of a new Bri... [Read More]
The Comedian's Guide to Survival: can you really learn to be a standup?
A new film blurs fiction and reality with its tale of an aspiring comic. It asks to what extent you can study to become funny – or if you’re just born that way“The Comedian’s Guide to Survival doesn’t exist, you know,” we’re told towards the end of a new Bri... [Read More]