Denim: World Tour review – cheeky, transgressive drag act think global
Soho theatre, London Pop legends in their own minds, this swaggering five-piece retool Whitney and Beyoncé songs in a smart, uplifting knees-upThe conceit of drag girlband Denim’s show World Tour is that they’re performing it on stage at Wembley. Its achievement is to convince you... [Read More]
Jen Kirkman: ‘Joan Rivers was my comedy mother’
The US comic on her acid-tongued mentor, her British roots, not dating for a year and being caught up in the Louis CK scandalMassachusetts-born, Los Angeles-based Jen Kirkman, 43, is a comedian, podcaster and bestselling author. On TV, she’s known for being a panellist on Chelsea Lately and na... [Read More]
‘The Late Show,’ ‘Full Frontal,’ and ‘The Daily Show’ Go to War Over Trump’s Fake News Awards
Ever since Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was planning to hand out the “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” (or as Stephen Colbert calls them, “The Fakies”), late night hosts have been fighting to prove why their show most deserves reco... [Read More]
‘The Late Show,’ ‘Full Frontal,’ and ‘The Daily Show’ Go to War Over Trump’s Fake News Awards
Ever since Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was planning to hand out the “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” (or as Stephen Colbert calls them, “The Fakies”), late night hosts have been fighting to prove why their show most deserves reco... [Read More]
Lucy Pearman: ‘I gave Mick Quinn from Supergrass one very big testicle’
The standup and one half of sketch duo LetLuce on the things that make her laugh the most Continue reading... [Read More]
Lucy Pearman: ‘I gave Mick Quinn from Supergrass one very big testicle’
The standup and one half of sketch duo LetLuce on the things that make her laugh the most Continue reading... [Read More]
‘Nothing was off-limits’: Mark Thomas on his West Bank comedy club
When the activist-standup put on a comedy show in a refugee camp in Jenin, the jokes he heard were angry, funny – and radicalThe first time I went to Jenin was when we did the Walking the Wall project – to hike the length of Israel’s wall in the West Bank. When we started, I was hu... [Read More]
A New ‘Flight of the Conchords’ Special Is Headed to HBO
HBO just added a new Flight of the Conchords special. The network announced today that Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are set to tape a one-hour special for the network, which will take place during a sold-out show on their upcoming UK tour and debut sometime in May. The special will feature... [Read More]
5 Tips To Help Get You Booked On A Private Comedy Show
If you’re good, producers will find you. Granted, if you’re from out of town or on the come up, you have to hustle to get your spots. Here are a few tips to make your initial contact much more personable as opposed to sending a cold FB message to a stranger.  1. Approaching A Produc... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: ‘The Best Show’ Recaps ‘Friends’
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]