Ongals: meet the Korean clown babies baffling audiences of all ages
Mixing circus skills with finely honed comedy and bum jokes, these juggling, beatboxing man-toddlers are joyous – and more than a little menacingMy three-year-old son, Gregor, thinks farting is the funniest thing. He let one go while sat on my lap on the bus en route to the Ongals’ show ... [Read More]
The Beakington Town Hall Meetings review – Adam Riches' tortoise tombola laughathon
Battersea Arts Centre, London The winningly weird comic tasks his audience with solving an animal massacre mystery in an evening that spins a good story from endless fun nonsenseThere’s been an incident at Beakington Town Hall, and the mayor is fuming. We councillors – given name badges ... [Read More]
Choose your favourite stage show of 2017
’Tis the season to compile lists of your favourite productions of the year – let us know which ones left you spellboundAs December disappears and the new year beckons, we’re remembering the theatre, comedy and dance shows that stood out in 2017 – and we’d love to hear y... [Read More]
Choose your favourite stage show of 2017
’Tis the season to compile lists of your favourite productions of the year – let us know which ones left you spellboundAs December disappears and the new year beckons, we’re remembering the theatre, comedy and dance shows that stood out in 2017 – and we’d love to hear y... [Read More]
Comedians on how to banish festive fear and have a better Christmas
From faking illness to binning Brexit chat, standups including Rachel Parris, Milton Jones and Phil Wang share advice on taking the hassle out of the holidaysRachel Parris: Wear something hilarious at all times. A novelty jumper or naughty apron will give everyone something to talk about that isn&rs... [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]
Margaret Cho review – queen of lurid bad taste roars back from rehab
Comedy Box, Bristol Cho returns to the mic for a full-frontal comedy carnival, tackling Weinstein and Trump – and leaving leaving prudery and inhibition in her wakeSince her last UK visit, Korean-American comic Margaret Cho has spent over a year in rehab, after friends intervened to rescue her... [Read More]
Margaret Cho review – queen of lurid bad taste roars back from rehab
Comedy Box, Bristol Cho returns to the mic for a full-frontal comedy carnival, tackling Weinstein and Trump – and leaving leaving prudery and inhibition in her wakeSince her last UK visit, Korean-American comic Margaret Cho has spent over a year in rehab, after friends intervened to rescue her... [Read More]
Margaret Cho: ‘I love Pauline and her pens from The League of Gentlemen’
The American standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the most, from Paul Foot to her motherIt was Paul Foot’s private show for specially selected audience members at a small pub in London. The show began with Paul seating the audience, then making jokes about each of them. It was i... [Read More]
Margaret Cho: ‘I love Pauline and her pens from The League of Gentlemen’
The American standup and actor on the things that make her laugh the most, from Paul Foot to her motherIt was Paul Foot’s private show for specially selected audience members at a small pub in London. The show began with Paul seating the audience, then making jokes about each of them. It was i... [Read More]