Hate Thy Neighbor's Jamali Maddix: a crude, cartoonish, straight-up standup
The comic who presented a TV series on the rise of the far right is back with a show that combines goofballery with cultural commentaryDid you see Hate Thy Neighbor on Viceland TV? A sizeable chunk of the audience at Jamali Maddix’s Soho theatre gig did. His documentary series about the rise o... [Read More]
Seann Walsh review – enjoyable riffs on crumbs and courgetti
Theatre Royal, Brighton Walsh wears his comic curmudgeonliness well as he rebels against sober maturity, clean eating, Tinder, vapes and smartphonesProfessional curmudgeon is a familiar standup persona, and Seann Walsh wears it well – which is handy, given that he’s casting around for a ... [Read More]
Seann Walsh review – enjoyable riffs on crumbs and courgetti
Theatre Royal, Brighton Walsh wears his comic curmudgeonliness well as he rebels against sober maturity, clean eating, Tinder, vapes and smartphonesProfessional curmudgeon is a familiar standup persona, and Seann Walsh wears it well – which is handy, given that he’s casting around for a ... [Read More]
Seann Walsh: ‘I wrote a line for The Thick Of It – it's probably my proudest moment’
The fun-loving standup and panel show regular on the things that make him laugh the most, from Partridge to sausageThe Thick Of It. “Wake up and smell the cock,” is one of the best lines ever written; they managed to make the sound of the letter “K” a left turn punchline. Tha... [Read More]
Seann Walsh: ‘I wrote a line for The Thick Of It – it's probably my proudest moment’
The fun-loving standup and panel show regular on the things that make him laugh the most, from Partridge to sausageThe Thick Of It. “Wake up and smell the cock,” is one of the best lines ever written; they managed to make the sound of the letter “K” a left turn punchline. Tha... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais review – ruthless, self-revealing show is his best yet
Colston Hall, BristolGervais’s new set, Humanity, is pumped with scorn and provocation but the inclusion of more personal material gives a rare glimpse of a gentler man In his new standup show, Humanity, his first for seven years, Ricky Gervais tells a childhood story about his Uncle Reginald,... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais review – ruthless, self-revealing show is his best yet
Colston Hall, BristolGervais’s new set, Humanity, is pumped with scorn and provocation but the inclusion of more personal material gives a rare glimpse of a gentler man In his new standup show, Humanity, his first for seven years, Ricky Gervais tells a childhood story about his Uncle Reginald,... [Read More]
Damon Wayans Jr. Set To Star In FX’s ‘Singularity’
Like father, like son. Soon after after reporting that Damon Wayans Sr. will be back for a new season of Lethal Weapon on FOX; Damon Wayans Jr. was announced to star on a new series with FX. In the new series Damon Jr. will play a hip technology lover in ‘Singularity’. The ‘Happy ... [Read More]
Alfie Brown review – subversive standup rages about the pieties of our age
Soho theatre, LondonLike a British Doug Stanhope, the provocative comic oozes scorn, cynicism and sardonic spleenThere’s a gap in the market for a British Doug Stanhope, although Alfie Brown, who is best positioned to fill it, would reject the terms of that proposition. His whole career, and m... [Read More]
Alfie Brown review – subversive standup rages about the pieties of our age
Soho theatre, LondonLike a British Doug Stanhope, the provocative comic oozes scorn, cynicism and sardonic spleenThere’s a gap in the market for a British Doug Stanhope, although Alfie Brown, who is best positioned to fill it, would reject the terms of that proposition. His whole career, and m... [Read More]