Sandra Bernhard review – swagger, songs and starry stories
Ronnie Scott’s, LondonThe standup and singer has stellar personality, and a few neat lines, but not all of her material lands with a London audience“If I looked at a crib sheet that much during my show,” I heard one punter complain on leaving Sandra Bernhard’s gig, “I w... [Read More]
Tom Allen: ‘Well this is all very well but we still haven’t had our soup!’
The comedian, actor and writer on the things that make him laugh the mostMaria Bamford. I was at Montreal comedy festival in 2006 and was totally intimidated by all the loud comics. I was on a bill with this comic who showed she wasn’t afraid to be humble and insecure, and suddenly I didn&rsqu... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’
How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said the aud... [Read More]
Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’
How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said the aud... [Read More]
Polski sklep-stick – is Brexit Britain ready for eastern European standup?
A wave of comedians from Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Romania are helping to tackle stereotypes about EU immigrants in the UKIt’s not easy being a Polish comedian in Brexit Britain. “I haven’t heard anyone actually say the words, ‘Go back to your country,’” says Mi... [Read More]
Polski sklep-stick – is Brexit Britain ready for eastern European standup?
A wave of comedians from Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Romania are helping to tackle stereotypes about EU immigrants in the UKIt’s not easy being a Polish comedian in Brexit Britain. “I haven’t heard anyone actually say the words, ‘Go back to your country,’” says Mi... [Read More]