Flight of the Conchords review – an intense hit of comic bliss
Soho theatre, LondonBret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return with hilarious dialogue and new songs that easily scale the dizzy heights of their best workWe knew months ago that Flight of the Conchords were to tour UK arenas. We didn’t know until it was upon us that they’d start with a we... [Read More]
The Big Burns Supper – in pictures
Dumfries celebrates the birth of Robert Burns with dance, theatre, live art and comedy, turning Burns Night into a festival of contemporary arts Continue reading... [Read More]
Is It Time for UCB to Start Paying Performers?
Performing improv or standup on a UCB stage might be fun, but that doesn’t mean it’s not labor worthy of payment — especially when you’re performing in front of an audience who paid money to be there, and the tech in charge of the lights shining down on you is getting paid mo... [Read More]
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]
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]
Thirty Christmases review – a merry little comedy about festive stress
New Diorama, LondonA reunited brother and sister try to repair their relationship at Christmas time in this amiable show with songsChristmas is a time to be with family. But what if your family is fractured? That’s the question at the heart of this amiable show, written by and starring Jonny D... [Read More]
Thirty Christmases review – a merry little comedy about festive stress
New Diorama, LondonA reunited brother and sister try to repair their relationship at Christmas time in this amiable show with songsChristmas is a time to be with family. But what if your family is fractured? That’s the question at the heart of this amiable show, written by and starring Jonny D... [Read More]
Ongals: meet the Korean clown babies baffling audiences of all ages
Mixing circus skills with finely honed comedy and bum jokes, these juggling, beatboxing man-toddlers are joyous – and more than a little menacingMy three-year-old son, Gregor, thinks farting is the funniest thing. He let one go while sat on my lap on the bus en route to the Ongals’ show ... [Read More]
Fall Comedy Reads: A Look Back at the Firesign Theatre
Welcome to our Fall Comedy Reads series, where we take a closer look at some of the newly released comedy-related books worth checking out this month. The Firesign Theatre started in the late ‘60s by four men, Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor, who has co-w... [Read More]
Choose your favourite stage show of 2017
’Tis the season to compile lists of your favourite productions of the year – let us know which ones left you spellboundAs December disappears and the new year beckons, we’re remembering the theatre, comedy and dance shows that stood out in 2017 – and we’d love to hear y... [Read More]