Dead funny: what comedy brings to the experience of grief
In her podcast, Cariad Lloyd talks to other comics about death, a subject that standups rarely deal with directly on stageUntil this year’s Edinburgh fringe, where comedians grappled on stage with personal trauma as never before, scepticism was rife about the so-called “dead dad” s... [Read More]
Adrienne Truscott takes back rape jokes: 'Artistic commentary feels like it’s in peril'
The comedian talks about her show Asking For It, comics’ lazy use of sexual assault for laughs and how, post-Trump, rape culture is ‘at the executive level’Is it ever OK to joke about rape? Adrienne Truscott thinks so. Since 2013, the comedian has been satirizing and skewering rape... [Read More]
Sean Lock: 'Father Ted never gets the credit it deserves'
From The Third Policeman to Johnny Vaughan’s football chat, the standup reveals what makes him laugh the mostJohnny Vegas. On the last night of his very first tour in London he had to use a Zimmer frame because he’d broken an ankle and twisted his knee after a night drinking with Leo Say... [Read More]
Sean Lock: 'Father Ted never gets the credit it deserves'
From The Third Policeman to Johnny Vaughan’s football chat, the standup reveals what makes him laugh the mostJohnny Vegas. On the last night of his very first tour in London he had to use a Zimmer frame because he’d broken an ankle and twisted his knee after a night drinking with Leo Say... [Read More]
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales review – racy drag just in time for Christmas
Soho theatre, London‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’ presents Unwrapped, a tinsel-fringed riot of inappropriate Santa gags, Miley Cyrus covers and jaundiced humourJinkx Monsoon, the 2013 winner of reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race on which she was crowned America’s Next... [Read More]
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales review – RuPaul winner has plenty of pizzazz
Soho theatre, London‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’ presents Unwrapped, a tinsel-fringed riot of inappropriate Santa gags, Miley Cyrus covers and jaundiced humourJinkx Monsoon, the 2013 winner of reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race on which she was crowned America’s Next... [Read More]
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales review – RuPaul winner has plenty of pizzazz
Soho theatre, London‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’ presents Unwrapped, a tinsel-fringed riot of inappropriate Santa gags, Miley Cyrus covers and jaundiced humourJinkx Monsoon, the 2013 winner of reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race on which she was crowned America’s Next... [Read More]
Harry Shearer webchat – your questions answered on the Simpsons, Spinal Tap and getting political
The actor and podcaster discussed everything from satirising Trump, cucumbers v courgettes, and the day Michael Jackson didn’t sing 2.23pm GMTThanks to Harry for taking questions on everything from Simpsons to Spinal Tap to Trump. As he mentions, he’ll be at King’s Place on 8 Decem... [Read More]
Harry Shearer webchat – your questions answered on the Simpsons, Spinal Tap and getting political
The actor and podcaster discussed everything from satirising Trump, cucumbers v courgettes, and the day Michael Jackson didn’t sing 2.23pm GMTThanks to Harry for taking questions on everything from Simpsons to Spinal Tap to Trump. As he mentions, he’ll be at King’s Place on 8 Decem... [Read More]
Harry Shearer webchat – your questions answered on the Simpsons, Spinal Tap and getting political
The actor and podcaster discussed everything from satirising Trump, cucumbers v courgettes, and the day Michael Jackson didn’t sing 2.23pm GMTThanks to Harry for taking questions on everything from Simpsons to Spinal Tap to Trump. As he mentions, he’ll be at King’s Place on 8 Decem... [Read More]