Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’
How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said the aud... [Read More]
Standup comedian's husband sues for defamation over 'provocative' show
Louise Reay says she faces bankruptcy if she loses case that could boil down to judge’s sense of humourAn award-winning standup comedian is being sued by her estranged husband for allegedly defaming him in her show.The lawsuit, described by a leading lawyer as a test case, relates to a show by... [Read More]
Standup comedian's husband sues for defamation over 'provocative' show
Louise Reay says she faces bankruptcy if she loses case that could boil down to judge’s sense of humourAn award-winning standup comedian is being sued by her estranged husband for allegedly defaming him in her show.The lawsuit, described by a leading lawyer as a test case, relates to a show by... [Read More]
Polski sklep-stick – is Brexit Britain ready for eastern European standup?
A wave of comedians from Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Romania are helping to tackle stereotypes about EU immigrants in the UKIt’s not easy being a Polish comedian in Brexit Britain. “I haven’t heard anyone actually say the words, ‘Go back to your country,’” says Mi... [Read More]
'I'm still in the game': Sandra Bernhard on stage fright, The King of Comedy and not running for president
The comic, singer and actor, performing in the UK for the first time in seven years, answered your questions 2.16pm GMTThanks for all the questions - I'll be at Ronnie Scott's at the end of the week! 2.14pm GMTunprinted asks:What does the song You Make Me Feel Mighty Real mean to you? Why chose to c... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby on the male gaze in art: 'Stop watching women having baths. Go away.'
In her new ABC show Nakedy Nudes, the Tasmanian-born comedian delights in taking the highbrow mantle off art history“Art history taught me I have no place in history,” said Hannah Gadsby in her furious, hilarious, devastating stand-up show Nanette. “Women didn’t have time to ... [Read More]
Rose Matafeo: 'I looked like a tiny, chubby Prince'
The writer and comedian lifts the lid on the things that make her laugh the mostBedazzled is a great comedy film. Dudley Moore really kills me. And the 2000 remake is funny as hell, too. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Sandra Bernhard webchat – post your questions now
The comic, singer and actor, performing in the UK for the first time in seven years, will answer your questions at 1pm GMT on Monday 19 February 3.00pm GMTSandra Bernhard webchat – post your questions nowTo call Sandra Bernhard a triple threat would be selling her short. Since she started out ... [Read More]
Bill Bailey review – standup scales the ​peaks of sublime silliness
Cliffs Pavilion, SouthendBailey’s honest enthusiasm for the marginal, the overlooked and the seldom juxtaposed is delightfulMore than three decades into his career, Bill Bailey’s shows march to the beat of no one’s drum but his own – in tonight’s case, an adapted steel ... [Read More]