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]
The League of Gentlemen review – a brilliantly twisted return to the stage
Sunderland Empire Exhilarating new material joins favourite vintage sketches as Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton bring their chilling creations to life again on tourTV tie-in live tours aren’t always artistic successes. Sometimes, they’re more about nostalgia than comedy... [Read More]
Emma Sidi: 'You can only fully write a character if you can love them'
The character comic switches roles like a regenerating Time Lord in her new Edinburgh show, Faces of Grace – from a wannable Love Island contestant to a cat-loving lonerIt became clear to Emma Sidi this year that her interpretive dance about NHS waiting times would have to go. The 27-year-old ... [Read More]
Strewth! Antipodean women deliver summer of laughter to Britain
Comics from Australia and New Zealand will take centre stage, from Netflix to the Edinburgh fringeAustralian comedians have traditionally provided British audiences with a slice of unabashed, earthy humour, dating back to the early heyday of Dame Edna Everage, 40 years ago. Now a fresh generation of... [Read More]
Sara Pascoe: ‘My greatest fear? Animals choking on plastic I’ve thrown away’
The comedian on intimacy, teenage shoplifting and why she hates musicPascoe, 37, appeared in the BBC series Twenty Twelve and WIA. In 2016, she wrote Animal: The Autobiography Of A Female Body and toured her Animal show. She is now writing her second book, Sex Power Money. From 16 September, she wil... [Read More]
Sara Pascoe: ‘My greatest fear? Animals choking on plastic I’ve thrown away’
The comedian on intimacy, teenage shoplifting and why she hates musicPascoe, 37, appeared in the BBC series Twenty Twelve and WIA. In 2016, she wrote Animal: The Autobiography Of A Female Body and toured her Animal show. She is now writing her second book, Sex Power Money. From 16 September, she wil... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
James Acaster: ‘Brexiteers get amazingly angry about my tea joke’
The standup on his Netflix show, corduroy trousers, his dad’s backhanded compliments and the brilliance of female comicsKettering-born James Acaster, 33, a drummer turned comic, has been nominated for the Edinburgh comedy award a record five consecutive times. His current Netflix mini-series, ... [Read More]