Why aren’t female comedians funny? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Ayesha Hazarika
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesWe live in a time of profound change and challenge and even though we think we know it all, there are still some big existential questions that plague... [Read More]
Why aren’t female comedians funny? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Ayesha Hazarika
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesWe live in a time of profound change and challenge and even though we think we know it all, there are still some big existential questions that plague... [Read More]
Manwatching: a secret female playwright's liberating look at sex
The author of a hit show about desire explains why she’s staying anonymous – and why her play is only performed by male comediansYou’ve written a hit play, it’s been programmed for a run at the Royal Court – and you can’t take a shred of credit for it? You’d... [Read More]
Why I love… comedian and actor Mo’Nique
Her jokes can be uncomfortable, but then they come from uncomfortable situations Do you remember that TV channel, Trouble? In the late 90s/early 00s, it was a colourful graveyard for American teen and young adult shows of the recent past, repackaged for young British eyes. It brought me TV show... [Read More]
Dead funny: what comedy brings to the experience of grief
In her podcast, Cariad Lloyd talks to other comics about death, a subject that standups rarely deal with directly on stageUntil this year’s Edinburgh fringe, where comedians grappled on stage with personal trauma as never before, scepticism was rife about the so-called “dead dad” s... [Read More]
Jim Davidson: ‘I’d have been happily married for ever if I hadn’t been famous’
The comedian discusses his marriages, his parents’ estrangement from each other and his pride in enabling them to buy their council houseI grew up in a nice little working-class council house in Blackheath, south-east London. Dad was a wiry little Protestant Glaswegian and Mum was an Irish Cat... [Read More]
Bill Bailey: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You’re that bloke off the Hairy Bikers”’
The comedian on mistaken identity, his love of birds and his disappointment at being overlooked for the role of 007Born in Bath, Bill Bailey, 52, was nominated for a Perrier award at the 1996 Edinburgh fringe, and went on to star in the TV sitcom Black Books. He has appeared regularly on Never Mind ... [Read More]
Bill Bailey: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You’re that bloke off the Hairy Bikers”’
The comedian on mistaken identity, his love of birds and his disappointment at being overlooked for the role of 007Born in Bath, Bill Bailey, 52, was nominated for a Perrier award at the 1996 Edinburgh fringe, and went on to star in the TV sitcom Black Books. He has appeared regularly on Never Mind ... [Read More]
Beth Vyse: A breast cancer appointment is like Deal or No Deal – video
What happens when you’re faced with a breast cancer diagnosis at 28? Beth Vyse was whisked off to Alicante and offered a selection box full of fake nipplesBreast Cancer AwarenessBeth Vyse at the Edinburgh festival fringeContinue reading...... [Read More]
Beth Vyse: A breast cancer appointment is like Deal or No Deal – video
What happens when you’re faced with a breast cancer diagnosis at 28? Beth Vyse was whisked off to Alicante and offered a selection box full of fake nipplesBreast Cancer AwarenessBeth Vyse at the Edinburgh festival fringeContinue reading...... [Read More]