Comic delivery: Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe on having a baby
Just a month before their first child is due, the standup couple are doing a show together – seeking the audience’s parenting tips“It’s mad,” says Josie Long, “but it feels like the right thing to do.” Braving the blustery weather at a pavement cafe near the... [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]
Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Tom Segura, and Iliza Shlesinger Join the Cast of ‘Instant Family’
An upcoming comedy starring Mark Wahlberg is rounding out its cast, which includes several standups. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, and Isabela Moner have joined the cast of the ensemble comedy Instant Family, which centers on Wahberg ... [Read More]
Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Tom Segura, and Iliza Shlesinger Join the Cast of ‘Instant Family’
An upcoming comedy starring Mark Wahlberg is rounding out its cast, which includes several standups. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, and Isabela Moner have joined the cast of the ensemble comedy Instant Family, which centers on Wahberg ... [Read More]
NBC Orders Four Multi-Cam Comedy Pilots from Mike Schur, Sean Hayes, and More
NBC just added four multi-cam comedy pilots — the first four comedy pilot orders of the 2018-2019 season. According to The Wrap, the network has given pilot orders to shows from Mike Schur, Sean Hayes, and Roseanne executive producer Tom Werner. First up is Schur’s pilot Abby’... [Read More]
I was a dad at 17, now I’m a grandad at 40 – it saved my life
Gary Meikle has forged a career in standup after finding inspiration from his life as a single dad. He also tried material about being a grandad, but audiences didn’t believe he was old enough to be oneWhen Gary Meikle was 17, he had sex in a cupboard at a party with a girl he barely knew... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
7 of the Most Confusing Twists in Comedy History
There’s no shortage of confusing behavior going on in the entertainment industry. At this stage, the job description for becoming a celebrity might as well include something about carrying on in ways that nobody can understand. Comedians are generally the only ones we can turn to in order to m... [Read More]