Hannah Gadsby's Nanette dares to dream of a different future – for ourselves and comedy | Jane Howard
The simplicity of the Australian standup’s Netflix special gives us space to laugh and cry, and inspires us to tell our own storiesNanette was billed as Hannah Gadsby’s departure from comedy. Instead, it has become the work that cemented the Australian’s career. A deconstruction of... [Read More]
Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom review – a surprising (and silly) reinvention of standup
Award-winning comedian sheds her alter ego ‘Dave’ but is no less critical of the brash, male-dominated cult of standupBefore the premiere of her new show, Bossy Bottom, Australian comedian Zoë Coombs Marr tweeted that the last time she played the Melbourne comedy festival “I s... [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]
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]
Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s Total Blackout review – blistering start to a new world tour
Perth ArenaMore than joke machine, Oscar host, even talking zebra, this standup legend is one of his generation’s most incendiary speakersChris Rock may need no introduction but apparently he still fancies a warm-up.The evening before his performance in front of 8,000 people at the Perth Arena... [Read More]
Sydney Fringe Comedy: our picks of the festival make their own festival picks
The comedy branch of Sydney Fringe has a reputation as a star-maker. Here our festival highlights choose the shows you can’t missEstablished just six years ago, Sydney Fringe Comedy – the comedic branch of Sydney Fringe – already has something of a reputation as a star-maker, hosti... [Read More]
Sydney Fringe Comedy: our picks of the festival make their own festival picks
The comedy branch of Sydney Fringe has a reputation as a star-maker. Here our festival highlights choose the shows you can’t missEstablished just six years ago, Sydney Fringe Comedy – the comedic branch of Sydney Fringe – already has something of a reputation as a star-maker, hosti... [Read More]