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]
Miles Jupp webchat – your questions answered on comedy, class and Balamory
The comedian, actor and News Quiz host discussed bias at the BBC, his well-loved children’s television show, and the geography of Mozambique 2.19pm BSTThanks very much for your questions. I think it's good that people throw in the odd snarky one - it makes it a bit more like real conversation!... [Read More]
Hans Teeuwen: 'I mock Islam … but I make it funny'
On stage, the absurdist Dutch comedian is all fairytales and silly songs. Off it, he’s a deadly serious – and controversial – political campaigner. He talks fun, failure and freedom of speechIt’s been six years since Hans Teeuwen last performed in the UK, which is a long time... [Read More]
The Pajama Men review – surreal swashbucklers do Dumas
Cambridge JunctionPickling The Three Musketeers in their loopy imaginations, the storytelling double-act delight with a series of ad-libbed sketches “Remove your shoes,” Mark Chavez deadpans at the start of the Pajama Men’s show 2 Man 3 Musketeers. “We’re going to knock... [Read More]
Miles Jupp webchat – post your questions now
The comedian, actor and News Quiz host is joining us to answer your questions from 1pm on Wednesday 21 September – post them in the comments below 4.38pm BSTWith his sensible jumpers and waspish observations, it’s no surprise to find Miles Jupp as the new host of Radio 4 perennial The Ne... [Read More]
Aisling Bea: ‘I am making no money in LA, but creatively it is rewarding’
The comic and actor on joining the cast of The Fall, Billy Connolly’s genius and the importance of chemistry on panel showsAisling Bea, 32, is an actor, comedian and writer from County Kildare, Ireland. She lives in Islington, London, with her sister Sinéad, a film costume designer. Bea... [Read More]
Listen Now: Dino Archie Releases ‘Settling Old Scores’ On Comedy Hype
Stand-up comedian Dino Archie has finally released his second comedy album project, Settling Old Scores. The anticipated project teams up with Comedy Hype to be the first of it’s kind. The 10-track comedy mixtape is available for free to listeners through a stream now featured directly on Com... [Read More]
Josh Widdicombe: ‘A heckler asked if I was the guy from The Hobbit’
From Woody Allen’s books to 90s fashion, the standup and Last Leg co-host reveals what makes him laugh the mostIn terms of straight, pure standup, it’s Rhod Gilbert’s Mince Pie show, which he did in Edinburgh in 2008. I don’t think I’ll ever see anything like that again... [Read More]