'After 15 minutes, my audience walked out': standups on their Edinburgh debuts
Bridget Christie got locked out, Nina Conti ran off with a monkey – and Reginald D Hunter begged his ex for help. Top comedians relive their first fringe gigDave GormanI was 19 and nowhere near ready. I had a decent enough act – if there was a full house and everyone was up for it. But I... [Read More]
Bridget Christie review – gleeful in trashing the label that defined her
Brighton DomeAward-winning standup serves up ruthless self-mockery in a show that is playful and pugnacious in equal measureLying, says Bridget Christie, has been tainted by association with Trump, Putin and the Brexit campaign. So she’s giving it up: now it’s the truth and nothing but f... [Read More]
Bridget Christie review – gleeful in trashing the label that defined her
Brighton DomeAward-winning standup serves up ruthless self-mockery in a show that is playful and pugnacious in equal measureLying, says Bridget Christie, has been tainted by association with Trump, Putin and the Brexit campaign. So she’s giving it up: now it’s the truth and nothing but f... [Read More]
Bridget Christie review – gleeful in trashing the label that defined her
Brighton DomeAward-winning standup serves up ruthless self-mockery in a show that is playful and pugnacious in equal measureLying, says Bridget Christie, has been tainted by association with Trump, Putin and the Brexit campaign. So she’s giving it up: now it’s the truth and nothing but f... [Read More]
Bridget Christie: 'I don't do jokes about my personal life. Just my husband, my kids and my polyps'
The comedian Louise Reay is being sued for allegedly defaming her estranged husband on stage. So should standups keep their private lives to themselves?I’m not a confessional standup. I don’t know what I am. On the whole, I haven’t mined my personal life or relationships for comedy... [Read More]
Bridget Christie: ‘I am a white, able-bodied, heterosexual woman. Do I have a right to be angry? Yes!’
The world’s anxieties are bleeding into her personal life, but the comedian is done with political despair. Ahead of her new tour, she explains why it’s time to bring something new to the tableIn Bridget Christie’s first standup comedy routine about feminism, she appeared dressed a... [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords, Chris Rock and 2018's most uproarious comedy
One of the world’s biggest standups does his first tour in a decade, Bridget Christie looks beyond Brexit and Maria Bamford makes a rare UK appearance“Often more philosophical than scientific,” one critic wrote of Newman’s recent critique on brain science, Neuropolis – ... [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords, Chris Rock and 2018's most uproarious comedy
One of the world’s biggest standups does his first tour in a decade, Bridget Christie looks beyond Brexit and Maria Bamford makes a rare UK appearance“Often more philosophical than scientific,” one critic wrote of Newman’s recent critique on brain science, Neuropolis – ... [Read More]
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]
When comedy's big hitters take a short cut to the punchline
The stars of the Greenwich comedy festival had to concertina their standup routines. But can the likes of Dylan Moran and Bridget Christie ruminate and rage against the clock?What is the basic unit of comedy performance? As comedy festivals spring up nationwide, as the Edinburgh fringe expands annua... [Read More]