Are you as smart as the Elves who research QI's questions? – quiz
No Such Thing As a Fish, hosted by QI’s Elves, is to become the first UK podcast released on vinyl. It’s out in November to coincide with the Elves’ live show at the Lyric theatre in the West End. The podcast separates quite interesting facts from quite impossible ones – can ... [Read More]
This week’s new live comedy
Justin Moorhouse: Destiny Calling | Mae Martin: Us | Chris Ramsey: All Growed UpFor all the excitement that avant garde performers who push back the boundaries of stand-up generate for comedy obsessives, the fact remains that what most audiences want to see is something uncomplicatedly funny that ch... [Read More]
Peter Kay, everything you need to know in one handy infographic
Winner of the North West Comedian Of The Year, Peter Kay is now famous for garlic bread, Phoenix Nights and being from Bolton Continue reading... [Read More]
Is Jeremy Corbyn too nice for satire?
A man being persuaded to compromise on his lofty ideals could make for great comedy – but given the best satire kicks against the strong, it could be hard to wring gags from the underdog CorbynWhen Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour party last Saturday, did Britain’s satirist... [Read More]
This week’s new live comedy
Tez Ilyas | Elis James | The Jeremy Corbyn NightHe may not have made it on to any of the award shortlists, but Tez Ilyas’s debut Edinburgh festival fringe hour was one of this year’s most talked about. It’s not surprising that he’s picked up a lot of interest: while he’... [Read More]
Canon and Ball: should Christianity hold communion with comedy?
Veteran comic Bobby Ball has a new job teaching vicars how to be funny – but humour and religion don’t always coexist comfortablyIf you want a crash course in how to be funny in front of a roomful of strangers, who you gonna call? Well, it’s Bobby Ball, isn’t it? Formerly one... [Read More]
The oversharer: Jessie Cave wants to tell you all about her boyfriend's exes
‘At the end of the show I’d just hide’ … the actress-comedian’s Edinburgh fringe hit lays bare her relationship anxieties with furious inventiveness and painful honestyThere’s a fine tradition of neurotic comedy, from Woody Allen to Simon Amstell and beyond. But ... [Read More]
Comedy: the best standup gigs and tours in autumn 2015
Get ready for comedy on a grand scale: Kevin Bridges is doing a mammoth Glasgow run, two huge double acts (Harry and Paul, Vic and Bob) return, and Sara Pascoe is reinventing ChristmasNinety-nine dates, 450,000 tickets sold, 14 nights at the 10,000-capacity SSE Hydro in Glasgow: Kevin Bridges is, by... [Read More]
The oversharer: Jessie Cave wants to tell you all about her boyfriend's exes
‘At the end of the show I’d just hide’ … the actress-comedian’s Edinburgh fringe hit lays bare her relationship anxieties with furious inventiveness and painful honestyThere’s a fine tradition of neurotic comedy, from Woody Allen to Simon Amstell and beyond. But ... [Read More]
This week’s new live comedy
Stand Up 4 Stand Up | Adam Hess | John GordilloGiven the vast numbers of people living in terrible situations across the nation, you might find it hard to get worked up about the plight of comedians. But going around the country trying to make people laugh remains a precarious occupation. Not only d... [Read More]