Farewell to Sean Hughes, sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his own
From the bumbling misadventures of Sean’s Show to the jaunty misanthropy of his later standup material, Hughes – who has died aged 51 – was a master of telling messy truths Mark Steel and Rhona Cameron pay tribute to Sean HughesThere were two distinct chapters to Sean Hughes’... [Read More]
Sean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51
Hughes, Perrier award winner and team captain on BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, died on Monday morningSean Hughes: sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his ownSean Hughes, the Irish standup comedian, author and actor, has died aged 51, his former agent said. Related: 'I matured very late in li... [Read More]
Sean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51
Hughes, Perrier award winner and team captain on BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, died on Monday morningSean Hughes: sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his ownSean Hughes, the Irish standup comedian, author and actor, has died aged 51, his former agent said. Related: 'Charming, soulful, a prop... [Read More]
Tim Key review – spilt lager, Poohsticks and an agonising quest for romance
Soho theatre, LondonHis first standup set in three years works a treat as Key paints a slyly humorous and heavily ironic portrait of midlife disappointmentIt feels both apt and unlikely that Tim Key should make a show about dating. Apt, because flirtation is integral to his standup style. A Key gig ... [Read More]
This week on TV: Patton Oswalt Annihilates and Trevor Noah sets up residency in Chicago
Patton Oswalt is about to release his new stand-up comedy special, Annihilation on Netflix. It’s his follow-up to his award-winning… MORE This week on TV: Patton Oswalt Annihilates and Trevor Noah sets up residency in Chicago appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
This week on TV: Patton Oswalt Annihilates and Trevor Noah sets up residency in Chicago
Patton Oswalt is about to release his new stand-up comedy special, Annihilation on Netflix. It’s his follow-up to his award-winning… MORE This week on TV: Patton Oswalt Annihilates and Trevor Noah sets up residency in Chicago appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Sean Sullivan “Song & Dance Man”
Sean Sullivan’s witty and hilarious method of storytelling is on full display in his new comedy album Song and Dance… MORE Cool thing to buy this week: Sean Sullivan “Song & Dance Man” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Talking with Sam Jay About Goals, Standup, and Being the Funniest Person at the Bar
For Sam Jay, comedy is a pursuit of happiness. An unfulfilling job had her questioning what makes her happy. When she really thought about it she realized, “I’m happiest when I’m in a bar, drinking, talking shit to people. There’s a crowd of people around that I don’t e... [Read More]
Comedy Central’s ‘The President Show’ Moves to Primetime Next Week
Anthony Atamanuik’s The President Show was recently moved from its original 11:30pm time slot to midnight to make room for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, but now it’s moving to primetime. The show recently announced that starting next week, it will air on Comedy Central Thursday nig... [Read More]
Ellie White: ‘Can you be jealous of a book? I am’
The Windsors star and character comic on the things that make her laugh the most, from Cold Comfort Farm to Basil the Great Mouse DetectiveMy mum gave me a red bonnet for Christmas one year. It had three woollen phalluses bouncing off the back. She was really offended when I didn’t wear it on ... [Read More]