Review: “Dying Laughing”
“We’re the last philosophers. Everybody now that talks is reading from a pre-approved script. Even our alleged smart people are corporately controlled. So there’s only one group of people that can kinda say what they want to say: Stand-ups.” So says Chris Rock, in the opening... [Read More]
Review: “Dying Laughing”
“We’re the last philosophers. Everybody now that talks is reading from a pre-approved script. Even our alleged smart people are corporately controlled. So there’s only one group of people that can kinda say what they want to say: Stand-ups.” So says Chris Rock, in the opening... [Read More]
It's Burns Night: what is it that makes Scottish comedians so funny?
As suppers are held for Robert Burns’ birthday, here’s a toast to the standups of Scotland whose attitudes and accents are perfectly suited to comedyWhen I saw Scottish standup Scott Gibson last summer, his show felt as if it was extra funny purely because Gibson is Glaswegian. As if you... [Read More]
Stand-up documentary “Dying Laughing” features Schumer, Hart, Shandling and more
Stand-up comedy icons Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jamie Foxx, Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan, Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Izzard, Jerry Lewis, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Keenen Ivory Wayans and the late, great Garry Shandling, among many others, appear in Dying Laughing, wh... [Read More]
Stand-up documentary “Dying Laughing” features Schumer, Hart, Shandling and more
Stand-up comedy icons Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jamie Foxx, Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan, Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Izzard, Jerry Lewis, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Keenen Ivory Wayans and the late, great Garry Shandling, among many others, appear in Dying Laughing, wh... [Read More]
Stand-up documentary “Dying Laughing” features Schumer, Hart, Shandling and more
Stand-up comedy icons Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jamie Foxx, Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan, Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Izzard, Jerry Lewis, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Keenen Ivory Wayans and the late, great Garry Shandling, among many others, appear in Dying Laughing, wh... [Read More]
Stand-up documentary “Dying Laughing” features Schumer, Hart, Shandling and more
Stand-up comedy icons Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jamie Foxx, Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan, Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Izzard, Jerry Lewis, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Keenen Ivory Wayans and the late, great Garry Shandling, among many others, appear in Dying Laughing, wh... [Read More]
Billy Connolly announces 11-night London run of High Horse tour
The Scottish comedian brings his High Horse tour to the capital in January 2016, following stints in Scotland and CanadaUnbowed by prostate cancer and Parkinson’s disease, Billy Connolly is to bring his High Horse tour to London for an 11-night run at Hammersmith Apollo in January 2016. The 72... [Read More]
Royal Mail stamps feature comedy legends to celebrate April Fool’s Day including Monty Python and Billy Connolly
News from across the pond can now be sent using a first class stamp featuring on the Britain’s finest from the world of comedy. Royal Mail is marking April Fool’s Day by issuing a set of stamps featuring some of the nation’s most popular, and funniest, comedians. Pho... [Read More]
Billy Connolly: Prostate Cancer Surgery and Parkinson’s Disease
While recently undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the process. A statement on his website expressed that Connolly “recently underwent minor surgery in America after being diagnosed with the very early stages ... [Read More]