Fun factory: the finest comedy of summer 2016
Bridget Christie grapples with a Motörhead vibrator, David Baddiel tackles dementia, Todd Barry busts boredom – and Mr Swallow re-creates Houdini’s daftest escapeSummer culture: Theatre | Music | Film | Dance | ArtHaving ducked out of last year’s Edinburgh fringe to write a bo... [Read More]
Louis CK: 'Two human babies have never fought ... I Google it occasionally'
Louis CK, Gilbert Gottfried, Vanessa Bayer and Jim Gaffigan proved at the David Lynch Foundation comedy benefit that laugher, along with transcendental meditation, is the best medicine“People think I’m dumb,” said comedian Jim Gaffigan on stage at the New York Center on Saturday ni... [Read More]
Sheridan Smith's Funny Girl is a masterclass in musical comedy
As the Broadway star Fanny Brice, famously played by Barbra Streisand, Smith draws cheers, tears and gets a laugh out of every single lineIn the queue for the ladies at the Savoy theatre, several older women are wistfully talking of Barbra and how irreplaceable she is. I have to admit I haven’... [Read More]
Sheridan Smith's Funny Girl is a masterclass in musical comedy
As the Broadway star Fanny Brice, famously played by Barbra Streisand, Smith draws cheers, tears and gets a laugh out of every single lineIn the queue for the ladies at the Savoy theatre, several older women are wistfully talking of Barbra and how irreplaceable she is. I have to admit I haven’... [Read More]
The funniest thing… Dane Baptiste
From Eddie Murphy to illiterate hecklers, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the mostEddie Murphy Raw. It displayed his immense talent for impressions, had simple but hilarious observations and was able to appeal to a diverse audience without pandering or carpet N-bombing as a punch... [Read More]
The funniest thing… Dane Baptiste
From Eddie Murphy to illiterate hecklers, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the mostEddie Murphy Raw. It displayed his immense talent for impressions, had simple but hilarious observations and was able to appeal to a diverse audience without pandering or carpet N-bombing as a punch... [Read More]
Katt Williams Reportedly Arrested Again, This Time For Assaulting Restaurant Manager
Just when we thought Katt Williams was done with his string of run-ins; he is being reported to have been arrested again. As reported by several outlets, Williams’s recent arrest occured in Atlanta, GA after a confrontation at a restaurant involving a salt shaker. Of course TMZ did some diggi... [Read More]
Katt Williams Reportedly Arrested Again, This Time For Assaulting Restaurant Manager
Just when we thought Katt Williams was done with his string of run-ins; he is being reported to have been arrested again. As reported by several outlets, Williams’s recent arrest occured in Atlanta, GA after a confrontation at a restaurant involving a salt shaker. Of course TMZ did some diggi... [Read More]
David Cross: 'At least 25% of America has always been racist, xenophobic and backwards'
Comic and actor David Cross talks the unsurprising rise of Donald Trump, the stupidity of George W Bush – and playing some of the dumbest characters ever written for TVDavid Cross doesn’t hold back as he describes the popularity of Donald Trump – and the possibility that he will wi... [Read More]
Catherine Tate to take Nan and co on a live tour
Comedian’s stage show will bring back some of her best-known characters, including Lauren ‘Am I bovvered?’ Cooper, for 21-date UK tour She was last seen on a fatal kayaking trip in 2007 and her gravestone read “I still ain’t bovvered”. But the lippy teenager Laure... [Read More]