Kevin Bridges webchat – as it happened
The Scottish comedian joined us during his UK tour to answer your questions. From why stand-up is full of needy people to what he’d say to David Cameron via why he’s considering giving acting a go, catch up with his answers here 2.13pm GMTThanks everyone for your questions, and to Kevin ... [Read More]
Five of the best comedy gigs for Christmas 2015
Sara Pascoe, Margaret Cho, Brian Cox and Kevin Bridges are among those promising better laughs than you’ll get from your Christmas crackersThe leftfield comedy club Weirdos stages the fourth of its now well-loved alt.pantos. Edinburgh comedy award winner John Kearns and ace clown duo LetLuce s... [Read More]
A toast to Twelfth Night: comedy of ale, pranks and passion
Shakespeare’s play is a paean to pleasure thanks to Sir Toby Belch, whose revelry chimes with the festive season“Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” So asks seasoned pisshead and sensualist Sir Toby Belch in Act II of Twelfth Night, pa... [Read More]
Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish review – surgical video satirists struggle offline
New Cross Inn, London Far from the sharp satire of their fastidious video mash-ups, the duo’s live ‘comedy disco’ opts for a studentish broad-brush approachThe satirical duo Cassetteboy are renowned for digital mash-ups that subvert figures in the public eye by cut-and-pasting snip... [Read More]
Nish Kumar's Christmas Q&A: 'I’m a prolific self-gift-giver'
The standup comedian reveals his secret for effective Christmas shoppingHi Nish! Are you feeling Christmassy yet?Yeah I am, actually. I’m doing a short film for Sky 1 that comes out over Christmas and is Christmas-themed, so my head is very Christmassy at the moment. I’ve sort of acceler... [Read More]
Bill Bailey's Christmas message: don't run holding a trifle
The comedian reveals his Hawaiian pudding nightmare – and explains why he ignores Christmas in his showsHi Bill! Are you feeling Christmassy yet?No, I’m not really. I actually find it quite odd when I see the proliferation of trees and lights and decorations around Britain while I’... [Read More]
This week’s new live comedy
Henning Wehn: Authentic German Christmas Do | The Geekatorium | Johnny Vegas: Nottingham Xmas ShowThere are many things the Germans do better than us: football, beer, economic growth. They’re also extremely good at celebrating Christmas, to the point where their traditional festive markets hav... [Read More]
Kevin Bridges webchat – post your questions now
The Scottish comedian is joining us to answer your questions during his UK tour, from 1pm onwards on Monday 7 December. Post them in the comments below 10.48am GMTKevin Bridges has one of the most instantly recognisable voices in standup and has firmly grasped the holy grail of comedy: being totally... [Read More]
Bill Bailey webchat – as it happened
The bearded surrealist joined us to answer questions on everything from the odds of being torn apart by a badger to the best way to drink tea, via the refugee crisis and Bobby Crush 1.10pm GMTThanks for all your wonderful and quite bizarre questions! 1.05pm GMTThanks for all your wonderful and quite... [Read More]
Sofie Hagen: Danish comics would ask, ‘Do you need me to have sex with you?'
A poster girl for Generation Overshare, Danish standup Sofie Hagen talks about everything from being an obsessive Westlife fan to self-harming. She reveals why it was coming out as a feminist that really lost her friendsIf it weren’t for her devotion to five Irish gentlemen with exquisitely ge... [Read More]