Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’
Sarah Silverman’s comedy has always aimed a laser into the dark corners of sexism, racism and religion. But now she’s using her wit to make sense of the huge issues facing America. Sophie Heawood meets her in HollywoodArriving at the Hollywood studio complex where Sarah Silverman has her... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Don't go there? Standups on Weinstein, taboos – and the gags they regret
Is it ever OK for comedians to joke about sexual assault? Is there such a thing as ‘too soon’? Margaret Cho, Doug Stanhope, David Cross and other fearless comics on the fine line between funny and offensiveLast month, as accusations against Harvey Weinstein began to flood in, James Corde... [Read More]
It's business time as Flight of the Conchords announce UK tour
Musical comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement reunite for a string of live dates after solo roles in Hollywood and on TVOK, band meeting! The Flight of the Conchords have announced that they are preparing to tour the UK and Ireland. The musical comedy duo, comprising Bret McKenzie and Jemaine... [Read More]
It's business time as Flight of the Conchords announce UK tour
Musical comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement reunite for a string of live dates after solo roles in Hollywood and on TVOK, band meeting! The Flight of the Conchords have announced that they are preparing to tour the UK and Ireland. The musical comedy duo, comprising Bret McKenzie and Jemaine... [Read More]
Remembering Sean Hughes: ‘The sadness is he didn’t get to be old, just lonely’
Since his death, a complicated picture of the comedian has emerged. We were friends at the height of his fame and I saw his cruelty first hand. Others say that he later changed, before his drinking spiralled out of controlCarl Donnelly was driving on Monday morning when his phone rang. He could not ... [Read More]
Remembering Sean Hughes: ‘The sadness is he didn’t get to be old, just lonely’
Since his death, a complicated picture of the comedian has emerged. We were friends at the height of his fame and I saw his cruelty first hand. Others say that he later changed, before his drinking spiralled out of controlCarl Donnelly was driving on Monday morning when his phone rang. He could not ... [Read More]
'Charming, soulful, a proper comic': Sean Hughes tributes – and his funniest jokes
By his mid-20s he had scooped the Perrier award and landed his own TV show. But Sean Hughes never wanted to be a stadium standup. Mark Steel and Rhona Cameron pay tribute to a troubled talent – and we pick some of his best gagsSean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51Sparky comedy gadfly in a league ... [Read More]