Different Party review – artful take on the absurdity of office life
Soho theatre, LondonThe drudgery of bureaucracy is sent up with great expressivity, loose-limbed flair and a heightened sense of the ridiculousAbsurdist takes on the office environment are as old as the office itself. From Herman Melville’s Bartleby via David Brent to the award-winning theatre... [Read More]
Robert Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes review – philosophical funnies
Soho theatre, LondonAn infinite number of monkeys, Pavlov’s dogs and Cartesian thought are gleefully debunked in a jaunty and refreshingly intelligent showAt the start of his comedy career, Robert Newman was famous – with partner David Baddiel – for a sketch called History Today in... [Read More]
Robert Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes review – philosophical funnies
Soho theatre, LondonAn infinite number of monkeys, Pavlov’s dogs and Cartesian thought are gleefully debunked in a jaunty and refreshingly intelligent showAt the start of his comedy career, Robert Newman was famous – with partner David Baddiel – for a sketch called History Today in... [Read More]
Robert Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes review – philosophical funnies
Soho theatre, LondonAn infinite number of monkeys, Pavlov’s dogs and Cartesian thought are gleefully debunked in a jaunty and refreshingly intelligent showAt the start of his comedy career, Robert Newman was famous – with partner David Baddiel – for a sketch called History Today in... [Read More]
Sophie Willan: who are you calling a northern working-class comic?
Her childhood in care, her mother’s heroin addiction, her days as a sex worker … Bolton comedian Sophie Willan is turning the details of her life into dazzling standupIt’s great to have Sophie Willan’s working-class voice in the comedy industry. That’s not (just) me ta... [Read More]
Omid Djalili – cheesy gags and silly dancing from a lovable schmuck
Leicester Square theatre, LondonThe convivial comic serves up a hotchpotch of creaking jokes, funny accents and satire – but not all his fans can stomach it‘I’ve been heckled, I’ve been physically attacked,” says Omid Djalili from the stage, “but I’ve never ... [Read More]
Angus Gordon and Aaron Chen review – kings of cringe fascinate and frustrate
Soho theatre, LondonThe award-winning Aussie duo flout standup’s conventions to mine laughs from misery and nihilism. It’s certainly bold – but can you get too much of a bad thing?The list of best newcomer winners at the Melbourne comedy festival doesn’t exactly heave with fa... [Read More]
Angus Gordon and Aaron Chen review – kings of cringe fascinate and frustrate
Soho theatre, LondonThe award-winning Aussie duo flout standup’s conventions to mine laughs from misery and nihilism. It’s certainly bold – but can you get too much of a bad thing?The list of best newcomer winners at the Melbourne comedy festival doesn’t exactly heave with fa... [Read More]
Ahir Shah: ‘The funniest number? £350m, in a gallows humour sort of way’
The 2017 Edinburgh comedy award nominee on the things that make him laugh the mostDoug Stanhope, Emo Philips, Reginald D Hunter and Adam Hess are the only comedians who have made me laugh so much I couldn’t breathe. I don’t know if this is a compliment. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Ahir Shah: ‘The funniest number? £350m, in a gallows humour sort of way’
The 2017 Edinburgh comedy award nominee on the things that make him laugh the mostDoug Stanhope, Emo Philips, Reginald D Hunter and Adam Hess are the only comedians who have made me laugh so much I couldn’t breathe. I don’t know if this is a compliment. Continue reading...... [Read More]