Daniel Kitson can’t reclaim a racist word he’s never been the target of | Nosheen Iqbal
Comedian’s use of the P-word was designed to show how attitudes have changed – but standups pushing boundaries don’t have the right to be offensiveDaniel Kitson called me a Paki last week. Well, not literally: he stood up at his sold-out show at the Roundhouse in north London, wher... [Read More]
Daniel Kitson review – warts-and-all comedy is crammed with gags
Roundhouse, LondonKitson’s observations on everything from rough sleeping to sheep farming are beautifully crafted in a set that – with some polish – should be extraordinaryAfter a string of solo theatre shows, a new Daniel Kitson standup set is a major event for comedy fans. But i... [Read More]
The must-see standup of summer 2017: Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Rob Delaney and more
The star of Catastrophe brings carnality, the elusive Kitson attempts to ‘alter language’, Sara Pascoe goes dating, while Hannah Gadsby goes out with a bang•Summer culture: TelevisionLas Vegas’s loss is Britain’s gain, as the veteran magic double-act return for UK tour. ... [Read More]
The must-see standup of summer 2017: Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Rob Delaney and more
The star of Catastrophe brings carnality, the elusive Kitson attempts to ‘alter language’, Sara Pascoe goes dating, while Hannah Gadsby goes out with a bang•Summer culture: TelevisionLas Vegas’s loss is Britain’s gain, as the veteran magic double-act return for UK tour. ... [Read More]
Sketchy comedy: the perks and pitfalls of the work-in-progress
More big-hitting acts like Daniel Kitson and Bridget Christie aren’t launching their new shows in Edinburgh – they’re developing them thereNot least among the excellent things about the Edinburgh fringe is that, traditionally, it’s where comedians premiere their brand new sho... [Read More]
Sketchy comedy: the perks and pitfalls of the work-in-progress
More big-hitting acts like Daniel Kitson and Bridget Christie aren’t launching their new shows in Edinburgh – they’re developing them thereNot least among the excellent things about the Edinburgh fringe is that, traditionally, it’s where comedians premiere their brand new sho... [Read More]
Mouse: The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought review – Daniel Kitson gets to the heart of friendship
Traverse, EdinburghIt’s easy to submit to Kitson’s playfully showy writing in this piece about the tiny moments on which life hingesDaniel Kitson does Sliding Doors? Even if his shows didn’t sell out in minutes, that’d be a hot ticket. In this new solo play, Kitson portrays W... [Read More]
Stories for the Starlit Sky review – Daniel Kitson wins the storytelling marathon
Royal Lyceum, EdinburghWith three wobbly-hearted shows in one slow-burning evening, ever-funny Kitson tells life stories with scruffy humanityOn the Lyceum stage not long ago, three actors looked out at the audience to perform the interlocking monologues of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer. The plea... [Read More]
Eugene Mirman announces return of his Boston Comedy Festival, May 1-4
In between recording two stand-up specials and working on TV shows such as Bobs Burgers and Archer, comedian Eugene Mirman has curated his own comedy festival for the past six years in Brooklyn, NY. The Massachusetts native debuted his festival in Boston last summer for the first time, and now Mirma... [Read More]
Comedian Favorite Daniel Kitson Returns to Stand-Up
You may have not heard of Daniel Kitson, but that doesn’t mean he’s not making headlines. The British comedian who has notoriously shunned television work is returning to stand-up comedy from a three year hiatus. Kitson has won the Perrier Comedy Awa... [Read More]