Seriously funny: the new comedy agents steering standups' careers
An alternative style of artist management is helping talents such as James Acaster and Dane Baptiste take a long-game approach. Rule No 1? Be niceBack in the 1990s, when club comics such as Frank Skinner, Jack Dee and Lee Evans were becoming household names thanks to the “comedy boom”, b... [Read More]
Seriously funny: the new comedy agents steering standups' careers
An alternative style of artist management is helping talents such as James Acaster and Dane Baptiste take a long-game approach. Rule No 1? Be niceBack in the 1990s, when club comics such as Frank Skinner, Jack Dee and Lee Evans were becoming household names thanks to the “comedy boom”, b... [Read More]
Craig Robinson Is Helping FOX Introduce An ‘X-Files’ Comedy
Craig Robinson is about to enter the paranormal world as he has just signed up for new FOX pilot, Ghosted. Not only will he be starring in the project, Craig is also one of the show’s executive producers. The project is supposed to be a more comical version of X-Files. Adam Scott plays opposi... [Read More]
Mindy Kaling Is Eyeing A New Comedy For NBC, Lands Pilot Deal
Mindy Kaling can very well be back on TV for a new series with NBC as it was announced that the comedic actress has landed a pilot deal with the network. For the currently untitled project; Mindy will play an old high school fling who reunites with a classmate. NBC just put three new comedy pilots ... [Read More]
Nick Mohammed: ‘I secretly write down my wife’s jokes’
The Drifters star on the things that make him laugh the mostProbably Daniel Kitson. But I remember crying with laughter the first time I saw Phil Nichol and, most recently, Colin Hoult as Anna Mann, too. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Shappi Khorsandi review – comic's cheering vision of an inclusive England
Soho theatre, LondonThe Iranian-born comic, marking 40 years since her arrival in the UK, makes a compelling argument for the multifaceted nature of nationhoodThe first 10 minutes of Shappi Khorsandi’s current show are the most intriguing – perhaps because they’re not really its fi... [Read More]
It's Burns Night: what is it that makes Scottish comedians so funny?
As suppers are held for Robert Burns’ birthday, here’s a toast to the standups of Scotland whose attitudes and accents are perfectly suited to comedyWhen I saw Scottish standup Scott Gibson last summer, his show felt as if it was extra funny purely because Gibson is Glaswegian. As if you... [Read More]
Trevor Noah Announces Netflix Special ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ Coming Out In February
Netflix clearly is making 2017 their year for comedy. Outside of the recent announced specials from Dave Chappelle to Bill Burr; Trevor Noah will now be taking a new special to the network on February 21st. Trevor Noah is taking his talents to the streaming world. Netflix announced Tuesday that The... [Read More]
Trevor Noah Announces Netflix Special ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ Coming Out In February
Netflix clearly is making 2017 their year for comedy. Outside of the recent announced specials from Dave Chappelle to Bill Burr; Trevor Noah will now be taking a new special to the network on February 21st. Trevor Noah is taking his talents to the streaming world. Netflix announced Tuesday that The... [Read More]
Jack Whitehall review – maladroit man-child runs away from the truth
Corn Exchange, CambridgeThe foppish comedian is a terrific performer but his tightly scripted comedy doesn’t compensate for the dearth of anything real or insightful to say‘God, these stories are so relatable,” Jack Whitehall jokes while telling us the one about meeting Prince Harr... [Read More]