Richard Pryor Biopic To Now Be Produced By Jay Z And Lee Daniels Returns To Direct
At one point it was uncertain wether the Richard Pryor biopic was moving forward when it was revealed that EMPIRE’s Lee Daniels decided to no longer direct the film. But today it was reported that the project starring Mike Epps will not only move forward it will be produced by Jay Z with Dani... [Read More]
Richard Pryor Biopic To Now Be Produced By Jay Z And Lee Daniels Returns To Direct
At one point it was uncertain wether the Richard Pryor biopic was moving forward when it was revealed that EMPIRE’s Lee Daniels decided to no longer direct the film. But today it was reported that the project starring Mike Epps will not only move forward it will be produced by Jay Z with Dani... [Read More]
America's Got Talent: the new route to stardom for Britain's fringe favourites
After the success of Tape Face and Piff the Magic Dragon, purveyors of overlooked artforms might do well to swap panel-heavy British comedy for the StatesWhen I interviewed Sam Wills – AKA The Boy With Tape on His Face – a few years ago, I presented him as an act in opposition to the TV ... [Read More]
Josie Long review – a wistfully witty bid to find a bright side to Brexit
Soho theatre, LondonThe usually sanguine standup draws laughs and skewers stereotypes with her account of being leftwing in a rightwing age“The David Bowie of standup,” comedian Nish Kumar recently called Josie Long – because she reinvents her act with every new show. Or almost eve... [Read More]
W Kamau Bell: 'If you don't like me that's fine – just let me do my thing'
The comic talks about why he identifies as a socio-political comedian and the difficulty of knowing when to tell jokes about raceW Kamau Bell would like you to know that he is a socio-political comedian. Not a political comedian, not a comedian, and not a black comedian, although he is arguably all ... [Read More]
W Kamau Bell: 'If you don't like me that's fine – just let me do my thing'
The comic talks about why he identifies as a socio-political comedian and the difficulty of knowing when to tell jokes about raceW Kamau Bell would like you to know that he is a socio-political comedian. Not a political comedian, not a comedian, and not a black comedian, although he is arguably all ... [Read More]
Comedian Barry Crimmins: ‘You can’t hate anybody until you hate yourself’
The king of today’s investigative comics has exposed online child abuse, inspired Judd Apatow and Louis CK – and is still as funny and as angry as everIn the elevator on the way down from the studios of radio station SiriusXM in midtown Manhattan, Barry Crimmins – the legendary sta... [Read More]
Comedian Barry Crimmins: ‘You can’t hate anybody until you hate yourself’
The king of today’s investigative comics has exposed online child abuse, inspired Judd Apatow and Louis CK – and is still as funny and as angry as everIn the elevator on the way down from the studios of radio station SiriusXM in midtown Manhattan, Barry Crimmins – the legendary sta... [Read More]
Banned Harry Hill gag shows a shift in attitudes to both comedy and gender
Ofcom has censured an old episode of TV Burp, eight years after deeming its skit about a transgender man acceptable. It signals a sea change in how trans issues are treated on the small screen and beyondWe’re used to the idea that what’s offensive, in comedy and beyond, can change over t... [Read More]
Sam Simmons: 'Larry David gives me hope people still find old white bald men funny'
From Dr Seuss to his ‘pure evil’ mother, the 2015 Edinburgh award-winner reveals what makes him laugh the mostJudith Lucy, a total genius Australian comedian. She is so very, very dry, and so very, very bitter, she could honestly give any of yours a run. Continue reading...... [Read More]