Marc Maron review – a curious brew of swagger and self-loathing
Royal Festival Hall, LondonThe laidback raconteur gets political and personal with riffs on everything from the US vice-president to PG Tips‘I don’t believe people’s joy,” says Marc Maron. It’s just a word we give, he says, to momentary distractions from self-hate. He g... [Read More]
Mo Gilligan review – newfound star flexes his character-comedy muscle
Leicester Square theatre, LondonThe south Londoner’s hit character sketches transfer smoothly from social media to the comedy club in this crowd-pleasing showIt’s been a big year for south London comic Mo Gilligan. Twelve months ago, he was selling jeans. Now, he’s playing the Albe... [Read More]
Mo Gilligan review – newfound star flexes his character-comedy muscle
Leicester Square theatre, LondonThe south Londoner’s hit character sketches transfer smoothly from social media to the comedy club in this crowd-pleasing showIt’s been a big year for south London comic Mo Gilligan. Twelve months ago, he was selling jeans. Now, he’s playing the Albe... [Read More]
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson ink deal with Comedy Central for post-Broad City future
Broad City will end in 2019 with its fifth and final season, but Comedy Central wants you to know it’ll remain in business with Broad City’s creators and stars. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson signed a ‘first look’ deal to develop series not only with Comedy Central, but with ... [Read More]
Comic delivery: Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe on having a baby
Just a month before their first child is due, the standup couple are doing a show together – seeking the audience’s parenting tips“It’s mad,” says Josie Long, “but it feels like the right thing to do.” Braving the blustery weather at a pavement cafe near the... [Read More]
‘The Opposition’ Confronts Alex Jones, Calls Him a Crisis Actor
On Thursday night’s episode of The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Kobi Libii went to Washington, D.C. to confront Alex Jones, the InfoWars founder who was holding a press conference in the nation’s capital. Jones and his InfoWars colleagues are facing numerous lawsuits for defamati... [Read More]
Tiff Stevenson: 'I looked like a giant tampon'
The standup and actor spills the beans on the things that make her laugh the most, from Wanda Sykes to magic mushroomsWhite People Are Looking – Wanda Sykes’s bit on being black after Obama got in – is pretty transcendental. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Lil Dicky and the truth about comedy rap – it’s tricky!
Comedy rapper Lil Dicky has reached No 1, adding to successes such as Big Shaq and the Lonely Island. But as Honey G’s example shows, doing funny rhymes right takes sophistication‘He’s not like a ‘rapper’ rapper,” the guy in the restaurant explains to his unimpres... [Read More]
‘Broad City’ Announces Final Season, But Abbi and Ilana Ink New Deal with Comedy Central
The upcoming fifth season of Broad City, set to begin airing in early 2019, will be the show’s final season according to Deadline. On the bright side, creators and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have also signed a development deal with Comedy Central, giving the network a first look on a... [Read More]
Tom Allen review – quick-witted master of the nonstop rant
Soho theatre, LondonAllen’s amiable routines about gay and working-class stereotyping foreground his abundant skills as a raconteurIf Tom Allen weren’t already hosting a primetime Saturday night TV show, you’d have to invent one for him. Thirteen years a standup, the Bromley man de... [Read More]