Laughing through the pain: comics on how to handle a Trump presidency
They were some of the loudest voices against Trump. Now that he’s president, how will comics cope – and how should audiences handle the new world? As 49% of the nation reels in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, people around the world are struggling to figure out what’s nex... [Read More]
Stewart Lee: ‘Roger Mann’s raised eyebrow is funnier than most comedians' whole act’
The wordsmith, musician and standup extraordinaire on what makes him laugh the most Related: Stewart Lee on standup comedy and music – the Guardian Radio Hour podcast Related: Will Self meets Stewart Lee: ‘Are you really, ultimately embittered, or not?’ Continue reading...... [Read More]
Stewart Lee: ‘Roger Mann’s raised eyebrow is funnier than most comedians' whole act’
The wordsmith, musician and standup extraordinaire on what makes him laugh the most Related: Stewart Lee on standup comedy and music – the Guardian Radio Hour podcast Related: Will Self meets Stewart Lee: ‘Are you really, ultimately embittered, or not?’ Continue reading...... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle's return and the state of African American stand-up comedy
Chappelle arrives back on the scene amid a new wave of black comedians, some of whom fit the Def Comedy Jam mold while others take after his offbeat humorIt’s hard to believe that Dave Chappelle hasn’t hosted Saturday Night Live before. It seems impossible that someone who has influenced... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle's return and the state of African American standup comedy
Chappelle arrives back on the scene amid a new wave of black comedians, some of whom fit the Def Comedy Jam mold while others take after his offbeat humorIt’s hard to believe that Dave Chappelle hasn’t hosted Saturday Night Live before. It seems impossible that someone who has influenced... [Read More]
Jim Davidson: ‘I’d have been happily married for ever if I hadn’t been famous’
The comedian discusses his marriages, his parents’ estrangement from each other and his pride in enabling them to buy their council houseI grew up in a nice little working-class council house in Blackheath, south-east London. Dad was a wiry little Protestant Glaswegian and Mum was an Irish Cat... [Read More]
Susan Calman webchat – post your questions now
The searing Scottish comedian is joining us to answer your questions in a live webchat on Monday 14 November – post them in the comments below 12.41pm GMTWith a voice that could wither concrete at ten paces, Susan Calman is one of the UK’s most politically astute comedians. The diminutiv... [Read More]
Tape Face review – whimsical party comedy from AGT alumnus
Stables, Milton Keynes Fresh from a stint on America’s Got Talent, Sam Wills delivers a captivating set of skits that bring the audience on stage and celebrate the improbableAmerica’s Got Talent, apparently, although Sam Wills – a New Zealander resident in the UK – is a tenu... [Read More]
Tape Face review – whimsical party comedy from AGT alumnus
Stables, Milton Keynes Fresh from a stint on America’s Got Talent, Sam Wills delivers a captivating set of skits that bring the audience on stage and celebrate the improbableAmerica’s Got Talent, apparently, although Sam Wills – a New Zealander resident in the UK – is a tenu... [Read More]
How comedians struggled to parody Donald Trump
There was no lack of jokes about the Republican nominee from Samantha Bee to Alec Baldwin – but despite comics’ best efforts, Trump put himself past satireSupport our fearless, independent journalism by making a contribution or becoming a memberThis election season has inspired acres of ... [Read More]