Desiree Burch review – stellar standup set about racism, sex and self-esteem
Soho theatre, LondonThe US standup takes a bull-in-a-china-shop approach to social anthropology – and riffs on the horrors of sleeping with someone born in the 90sAmerican comedian and theatre-maker Desiree Burch won the Funny Women award two years ago, then bagged a Poster award at the Edinbu... [Read More]
Lucy Porter review – comic is an honest tour guide to middle age
Soho theatre, LondonThe standup’s letter to her teenage self prompts some fine routines about maturity, parenthood and suburban livingThere are only three types of standup show, jokes Lucy Porter, and one of them addresses midlife crisis. Et voila! – her new set Consequences is structure... [Read More]
Help! We're trapped in an American sitcom – exclusive Comic Relief video
In Flatshare, created by the comedy sketch trio Massive Dad for Comic Relief, two mates walk into the world of a US sitcom, complete with canned laughter. The sketch is part of the Comic Relief Originals series to mark Red Nose Day on 24 March. Flatshare was written by Stevie Martin, Tessa Coates an... [Read More]
SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Will Officially Become A TV Show On NBC
As previously shared SNL’s popular segment ‘Weekend Update’ was being eyed for it’s own show on NBC, and now it has been confirmed they will get their own series run. On August 10, host Colin Jost & Michael Che will get 4 separate half-hour features as ‘Weekend Upd... [Read More]
SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Will Officially Become A TV Show On NBC
As previously shared SNL’s popular segment ‘Weekend Update’ was being eyed for it’s own show on NBC, and now it has been confirmed they will get their own series run. On August 10, host Colin Jost & Michael Che will get 4 separate half-hour features as ‘Weekend Upd... [Read More]
SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Will Officially Become A TV Show On NBC
As previously shared SNL’s popular segment ‘Weekend Update’ was being eyed for it’s own show on NBC, and now it has been confirmed they will get their own series run. On August 10, host Colin Jost & Michael Che will get 4 separate half-hour features as ‘Weekend Upd... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais's transgender jokes show we're all in a kind of transition
The comic has been accused of transphobia after riffing about Caitlyn Jenner in his standup show. So does giving him a favourable review endorse those gags?Ricky Gervais sometimes gets people’s backs up and so, it transpires, do reviewers who write about him. “B4 you write another @guard... [Read More]
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up review – comic's comeback is edgier than it seems
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea Picking on the audience is engaging more than cruel as Brydon riffs and ad-libs with seasoned charm in his new tourLined with retirement bungalows and holiday flats, the Sussex seaside resort of Bexhill is a place where people generally go to wind down. But Rob Br... [Read More]
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up review – comic's comeback is edgier than it seems
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea Picking on the audience is engaging more than cruel as Brydon riffs and ad-libs with seasoned charm in his new tourLined with retirement bungalows and holiday flats, the Sussex seaside resort of Bexhill is a place where people generally go to wind down. But Rob Br... [Read More]
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up review – comic's comeback is edgier than it seems
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea Picking on the audience is engaging more than cruel as Brydon riffs and ad-libs with seasoned charm in his new tourLined with retirement bungalows and holiday flats, the Sussex seaside resort of Bexhill is a place where people generally go to wind down. But Rob Br... [Read More]