Bill Maher Says He Knew He Wouldn’t Be Fired Over N-Word Joke
Bill Maher still has a something to say in regards to his N-word joke controversy that took place a while ago on his show Real Time. If you can’t recall; Maher shocked viewers when he used the term ‘house n*gga’ during a joke about working the Nebraska fields. As soon as the moment... [Read More]
'I had to relearn how to be funny': comedian Lou Conran on her show about baby loss
Lou Conran terminated her pregnancy after five months when she discovered her baby would not survive outside the womb. Now, she is telling her story at the Edinburgh fringe“Nobody has cried through the previews,” says Lou Conran, “so it can’t be that bad.” The standup, ... [Read More]
Can Daphne and The Pin save Radio 4 comedy?
One act offers Badults-style sketches, the other does mindbending meta-gags. Both bring new shows to a station that specialises in self-satisfied comedyThe Pin and Daphne were part of a wave of creative, self-reflexive new sketch comedy that peaked at the Edinburgh festival two or three years ago. N... [Read More]
Harriet Kemsley: ‘I really enjoy the meninist movement’
The standup and podcaster on the things that make her laugh the most, from Sunil Patel to Curb Your EnthusiasmKatherine Ryan is the queen. I opened for her on tour and she would just kill every night. I was quite young and nervous so she’d introduce me by saying I was with her through the Make... [Read More]
Daniel Kitson review – warts-and-all comedy is crammed with gags
Roundhouse, LondonKitson’s observations on everything from rough sleeping to sheep farming are beautifully crafted in a set that – with some polish – should be extraordinaryAfter a string of solo theatre shows, a new Daniel Kitson standup set is a major event for comedy fans. But i... [Read More]
Alex Salmond to star in Edinburgh Fringe show
Ex-first minister to host Alex Salmond Unleashed – billed as mix of comedy, music, political reminiscence and chats with guestsAlex Salmond vowed to bounce back after losing his parliamentary seat last month. “You’ve not seen the last of my bonnet and me,” he said, paraphrasi... [Read More]
Alex Salmond to star in Edinburgh Fringe show
Ex-first minister to host Alex Salmond Unleashed – billed as mix of comedy, music, political reminiscence and chats with guestsAlex Salmond vowed to bounce back after losing his parliamentary seat last month. “You’ve not seen the last of my bonnet and me,” he said, paraphrasi... [Read More]
Confronting my own mortality in my 20s has forced me to make the most of life | Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski
A spiteful genetic disease has meant regular chemotherapy for the last four years. But it’s also made me appreciate life all the more • Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski is a journalist and comedianThe chemotherapy ward. Surely one of the most fearsome places imaginable, filled with the ill, the dyi... [Read More]