Help! We're trapped in an American sitcom – exclusive Comic Relief video
In Flatshare, created by the comedy sketch trio Massive Dad for Comic Relief, two mates walk into the world of a US sitcom, complete with canned laughter. The sketch is part of the Comic Relief Originals series to mark Red Nose Day on 24 March. Flatshare was written by Stevie Martin, Tessa Coates an... [Read More]
Hate Thy Neighbor's Jamali Maddix: a crude, cartoonish, straight-up standup
The comic who presented a TV series on the rise of the far right is back with a show that combines goofballery with cultural commentaryDid you see Hate Thy Neighbor on Viceland TV? A sizeable chunk of the audience at Jamali Maddix’s Soho theatre gig did. His documentary series about the rise o... [Read More]
Hate Thy Neighbor's Jamali Maddix: a crude, cartoonish, straight-up standup
The comic who presented a TV series on the rise of the far right is back with a show that combines goofballery with cultural commentaryDid you see Hate Thy Neighbor on Viceland TV? A sizeable chunk of the audience at Jamali Maddix’s Soho theatre gig did. His documentary series about the rise o... [Read More]
Susan Calman review – Radio 4 favourite's sparky set is far from cosy
The Stables, Milton Keynes The standup reveals she’s taken up boxing on her Calman Before the Storm tour, and the show swipes energetically at a formidable array of targets“No one says, ‘Hicks. Pryor. Calman’,” says Susan Calman, ruefully. “I’m not a dangero... [Read More]
Susan Calman review – Radio 4 favourite's sparky set is far from cosy
The Stables, Milton Keynes The standup reveals she’s taken up boxing on her Calman Before the Storm tour, and the show swipes energetically at a formidable array of targets“No one says, ‘Hicks. Pryor. Calman’,” says Susan Calman, ruefully. “I’m not a dangero... [Read More]
Still Game: Live 2 review – hilarity ahoy as the TV sitcom takes a sea cruise
SSE Hydro, GlasgowFord Kiernan and Greg Hemphill return to the stage with an even more ambitious live show – and just as many laughsWhen does a sitcom get too big for its boots? It’s a worry that must have crossed the minds of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill on returning to the hangar-lik... [Read More]
Danny Baker live review – geezer with an endless appetite for gossip
City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds The broadcaster’s first standup tour, Cradle to the Stage, is a lucky-dip of nostalgic childhood stories and showbiz anecdotesYou’ve read the autobiography. You’ve seen the sitcom. Now here’s the solo stage show of Danny Baker’s life &nd... [Read More]
Why aren’t female comedians funny? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Ayesha Hazarika
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesWe live in a time of profound change and challenge and even though we think we know it all, there are still some big existential questions that plague... [Read More]
Why aren’t female comedians funny? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Ayesha Hazarika
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesWe live in a time of profound change and challenge and even though we think we know it all, there are still some big existential questions that plague... [Read More]
Whitney Cummings: 'The scariest place to perform standup is America'
The outspoken comic talks about directing a ‘science comedy’ on the female brain, overcoming her battle with co-dependency and the cult of celebrity griefAt only 34, Whitney Cummings has packed an enormous amount of success – and a few notable failures – into her career. Name... [Read More]