The Lost Disc review – tall tale of a great Glastonbury bootleg
Soho theatre, LondonWill Adamsdale shapeshifts to play a crooner, a troubadour and a country singer in an ambitious mockumentary show‘Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician,” Kurt Vonnegut once said, and comedy isn’t short of examples, from Ricky Gervais playing a... [Read More]
The Lost Disc review – tall tale of a great Glastonbury bootleg
Soho theatre, LondonWill Adamsdale shapeshifts to play a crooner, a troubadour and a country singer in an ambitious mockumentary show‘Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician,” Kurt Vonnegut once said, and comedy isn’t short of examples, from Ricky Gervais playing a... [Read More]
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up review – clowning crooner's homecoming gig
Wales Millennium Centre, CardiffBrydon beats a well-trodden path through crowd work, gags about middle-aged decline and pitch-perfect impressions“Some people have said this show is more honest than funny,” Rob Brydon tells us at the start of this homecoming gig. Never was a less honest w... [Read More]
Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up review – clowning crooner's homecoming gig
Wales Millennium Centre, CardiffBrydon beats a well-trodden path through crowd work, gags about middle-aged decline and pitch-perfect impressions“Some people have said this show is more honest than funny,” Rob Brydon tells us at the start of this homecoming gig. Never was a less honest w... [Read More]
Eleanor Morton: ‘I drank two litres of Irn Bru in 40 minutes and saw God’
The Scottish standup, writer, actor and member of comedy group Weirdos on the things that make her laugh the mostMaybe Key and Peele’s Cat Poster? I can’t think of a single one of their sketches I don’t laugh at. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Eleanor Morton: ‘I drank two litres of Irn Bru in 40 minutes and saw God’
The Scottish standup, writer, actor and member of comedy group Weirdos on the things that make her laugh the mostMaybe Key and Peele’s Cat Poster? I can’t think of a single one of their sketches I don’t laugh at. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me review – Ab Fab gags and Trump tales
Birmingham Symphony HallThe veteran comic’s enduring ability to captivate a crowd saves a best-of evening that occasionally descends into tediumThey’re a real pop-will-eat-itself phenomenon, these live shows by TV personalities. As with Griff Rhys Jones a few months back, so now with Joa... [Read More]
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me review – Ab Fab gags and Trump tales
Birmingham Symphony HallThe veteran comic’s enduring ability to captivate a crowd saves a best-of evening that occasionally descends into tediumThey’re a real pop-will-eat-itself phenomenon, these live shows by TV personalities. As with Griff Rhys Jones a few months back, so now with Joa... [Read More]
Griefcast's Cariad Lloyd: 'Laughter? It's about survival. It’s about living'
After her standup success and podcast about death, the comic’s next step was obvious: starring in a cancer-ward romcom It wasn’t, I assume, the toughest decision in the history of casting. Who you gonna call, Finborough theatre, to star in your new play about a comedian and improviser gr... [Read More]
Griefcast's Cariad Lloyd: 'Laughter? It's about survival. It’s about living'
After her standup success and podcast about death, the comic’s next step was obvious: starring in a cancer-ward romcom It wasn’t, I assume, the toughest decision in the history of casting. Who you gonna call, Finborough theatre, to star in your new play about a comedian and improviser gr... [Read More]