Christie, Kitson and an unholy cabaret: the best comedy shows this Christmas
Bridget Christie promises a night of hope and despair, Daniel Kitson serves up a heartwarmer and Lucy McCormick delivers a trash take on the New Testament. Here are the funniest festive gigsMore to see: Theatre | Carols and concerts | DanceHer last show, Because You Demanded It, was one of the comed... [Read More]
Bill Bailey: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You’re that bloke off the Hairy Bikers”’
The comedian on mistaken identity, his love of birds and his disappointment at being overlooked for the role of 007Born in Bath, Bill Bailey, 52, was nominated for a Perrier award at the 1996 Edinburgh fringe, and went on to star in the TV sitcom Black Books. He has appeared regularly on Never Mind ... [Read More]
Bill Bailey: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You’re that bloke off the Hairy Bikers”’
The comedian on mistaken identity, his love of birds and his disappointment at being overlooked for the role of 007Born in Bath, Bill Bailey, 52, was nominated for a Perrier award at the 1996 Edinburgh fringe, and went on to star in the TV sitcom Black Books. He has appeared regularly on Never Mind ... [Read More]
Bill Bailey: The funniest person I know? My Auntie Jean
From Louis CK to A Confederacy Of Dunces, the comedian reveals the things that make him laughPhysically seen live was Louis CK – I thought he was very good. He’s found a way of accessing a truth about subjects and making them hilariously funny as well. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Bill Bailey review – back to his blithe best
Vaudeville theatre, LondonFrom riffs on Labour’s ‘experimental’ period to a German-language heavy-metal Waterloo, Bailey’s ticklish joy in the trivial delights a warm crowdBill Bailey may be a household name, with a year-long tour on the go, including this five-week West End ... [Read More]
Bill Bailey's Christmas message: don't run holding a trifle
The comedian reveals his Hawaiian pudding nightmare – and explains why he ignores Christmas in his showsHi Bill! Are you feeling Christmassy yet?No, I’m not really. I actually find it quite odd when I see the proliferation of trees and lights and decorations around Britain while I’... [Read More]
Bill Bailey webchat – as it happened
The bearded surrealist joined us to answer questions on everything from the odds of being torn apart by a badger to the best way to drink tea, via the refugee crisis and Bobby Crush 1.10pm GMTThanks for all your wonderful and quite bizarre questions! 1.05pm GMTThanks for all your wonderful and quite... [Read More]
Bill Bailey webchat – post your questions now
The bearded surrealist is joining us to answer your questions in a live webchat on Wednesday 2 December from 1pm GMT – post yours in the comments below 1.38pm GMTAppearing a little like a baffled roadie for a prog-rock band, Bill Bailey doesn’t look like your typical arena-filler –... [Read More]
Forget the Funky Gibbon: how musical comedy went from square to hip
Novelty singles gave this art form a bad rap but acts such as Flight of the Conchords and Frisky and Mannish have brought it countercultural cachetIt was like taking a step back in time, watching Weird Al Yankovic at the Hammersmith Apollo last weekend. Not because I’m nostalgic for Al’s... [Read More]
Ticket giveaway for Bill Bailey’s NYC run of shows for “Dandelion Mind”
British comedian Bill Bailey is starting a brief North American tour of his one-man show, "Dandelion Mind," and The Comic's Comic has a few pairs of free tickets if you'd like to see him perform it in New York City over the next couple of nights! Ple... [Read More]