From Del Boy’s cap to Steve Martin’s arrow – what happened to the comedy trademark?
Comedians once embraced a signature quip or look, so why have such tropes fallen out of favour? Related: Stand down: when comics make unfunny big-screen comedies Imagine a museum devoted to the iconography of comedy. There would be glass cases containing Del Boy’s flat cap, Father Ted’s ... [Read More]
From Bob Newhart to Chris Rock: 10 standup comedy milestones
As Netflix invests in Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, what have been the most important comedy specials on stage?2017 is set to be a big year in standup specials for Netflix – Amy Schumer’s The Leather Special arrives on Tuesday, Dave Chappelle’s new hour will premiere ... [Read More]