Actress Octavia Spencer Will Host SNL For The First Time, March 4th!
This weekend SNL went on to reveal that on March 4th they will get a special visit from award winning actress Octavia Spencer. For the first time in her career, Spencer will host the sketch comedy series. So much material to run with, we can’t wait to see what she does. Octavia Spencer is set... [Read More]
Nick Cannon Announces He’s Leaving ‘America’s Got Talent’ Over Freedom Of Speech And Injustice
(Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage) It appears that Nick Cannon has been carefully deliberating if he would be moving forward as the host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Earlier this month; Nick released his newest comedy special ‘Stand-Up, Don’t Shoot’ which looks to be... [Read More]
All standups have angles. But my jokes about being Asian just seem to upset @BritFIrstPete7
Often people just Asian assume Asian that Asian everything you Asian talk about Asian is just the Asian fact that you’re AsianIt has become a rule that if I ever make any sort of joke about my race on TV, I can pretty much guarantee that I will receive a series of tweets along the lines o... [Read More]
Whoopi Goldberg review – standup or glorified chat show?
London Palladium, LondonUS comedian’s first UK standup show got personal with segments about ageing and resenting her child-friendly reputationThe last time Whoopi Goldberg played London, it was as a nun in Sister Act. And on this UK visit, the raptures greeting her entrance are more revivalis... [Read More]
Susan Calman: ‘When I’m feeling down I watch clips of cats jumping on children’
The Glaswegian standup and Radio 4 regular on the things that make her laugh the mostBilly Connolly. I’ve never managed to see him live but when I was younger I had a tape of one of his gigs which I used to play on my Sony Walkman. I remember being on a train once and I had to switch the casse... [Read More]
Whoopi Goldberg to Secret Cinema: top things to do in the UK this week
From the actor’s rarely seen character comedy to an immersive version of Moulin Rouge: your at-a-glance guide to the best in cultureWhoopi GoldbergA brilliant one-off: the award-winning actor brings two performances of her character comedy to the London Palladium for the first time on Saturday... [Read More]
Silver Lining review – witty lines can't save Sandi Toksvig's care-home comedy
Rose theatre, KingstonToksvig’s play has plenty of good gags but there’s far too little characterisation, leaving an experienced ensemble treading waterSandi Toksvig’s new comedy, set in a retirement home during a flood, puts five older women firmly centre stage. That should be som... [Read More]
Silver Lining review – witty lines can't save Sandi Toksvig's care-home comedy
Rose theatre, KingstonToksvig’s play has plenty of good gags but there’s far too little characterisation, leaving an experienced ensemble treading waterSandi Toksvig’s new comedy, set in a retirement home during a flood, puts five older women firmly centre stage. That should be som... [Read More]
Is comedy infectious to doctors?
A white coat is often a sign of funny bones, as periodic outbreaks of medically trained comedians demonstrateIs there an affinity between comedy and medicine? Certainly, a notable number of comedians used to work in the medical profession. One of them, Adam Kay of Amateur Transplants fame, has now s... [Read More]
Angelos and Barry review – comedy pals' barmy banter is a puerile delight
Soho theatre, London The comic alter egos of Dan Renton Skinner and Alex Lowe claim to be the New Power Generation come to save us in a thin but skilfully written showIt’s a match made in – well, Ladbrokes, or round the back of Morrisons. Angelos Epithemiou (Dan Renton Skinner) is a gorm... [Read More]