Review: Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo, on Netflix
Comedians and comedy fans were left speechless when Netflix announced a comedy special this summer from Brad Paisley. But as I wrote in my review for Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo, via Decider: It’s not that far-fetched to see a country music act hosting a comedy special. Brad Paisley has ... [Read More]
Benjamin Apple Is the Best Bad Doctor
The bad doctor trope is one we’ve seen in TV and movies for decades. Airplane, Family Guy, SNL (Will Ferrell’s “…quick call to Beverly”), the list goes on…and on. But have we seen it on the web? Probably, yes. Probably an equally large number of times.... [Read More]
From scissor attacks to diabetes improv: comedians' weirdest gigs
Lucy Porter caused a breakup. Romesh Ranganathan did a diabetes panel show. And Alexei Sayle survived a skinhead invasion. Comics relive their worst moments on stageThe 10 best jokes from the Edinburgh fringeA guy in the crowd had been drunkenly obnoxious all evening so I got everyone to chant &ldqu... [Read More]
Standups on why they quit comedy: 'I have nightmares about having to do it again'
She may be one of the favourites for this year’s Edinburgh Comedy awards, but Hannah Gadsby is about to call time on her career. Here, Gadsby, Patrick Marber, Natalie Haynes and Simon Fanshawe explain why they hung up their microphones‘Comedy’s a joke,” growls Hannah Gadsby, ... [Read More]
Dick Gregory Currently In The Hospital, After Feeling Sick
Dick Gregory has put a lot of years on the road; just this week some of those long nights and early flights may have caught up to him. The 84 year old comedian has been in the hospital for several days now and is expected to be there a little longer. The news first broke […] The post Dick Gre... [Read More]
The 10 best jokes from the Edinburgh fringe
From infidelity to insomnia and taxidermy … the funniest gags we have heard so far from this year’s standup showsRobert Garnham: Insomnia is awful. But on the plus side – only three more sleeps till Christmas.Dan Antopolski: Centaurs shop at Topman. And Bottomhorse. Continue readi... [Read More]
Edinburgh star Mae Martin: ‘I had a breakup and noticed how similar it felt to getting off drugs'
The Canadian comic may look like she needs ID to get into her own shows, but her Fringe show is her frankest (and funniest) yet‘I love being gut-wrenchingly honest,” says elfin comic Mae Martin when we meet in an Edinburgh cafe. “It’s so satisfying.” Other standups book... [Read More]
An Indiana Jones spoof and the destruction of Palmyra – the six best shows at Edinburgh fringe 2017
Six of the best from Edinburgh including Mat Ewins’ barrage of one-liners, a German teacher placement at a secondary school and a transgender journey Pleasance Courtyard Building on the success of her 2016 show about sexism in comedy, the no-nonsense Welshwoman delivers a lean and effective se... [Read More]
John Robins review – painfully funny account of breaking up with Sara Pascoe
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe standup provides near-constant laughs in a startlingly honest, high-powered show that spares no one – least of all himselfSara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads review – breakup tales from a woman rebornCan things get any worse for John Robins? At Christmas, he was d... [Read More]