50 shows to see at the Edinburgh fringe 2018
Superstar standups, daring dance, Brexit cabaret and a Bon Jovi musical … Dive into our guide to some of the shows at the world’s biggest arts festivalGilded Balloon Continue reading...... [Read More]
Standups on Maxine Peake's Funny Cow: 'It made me proud of everything I've been through'
Rhona Cameron, Rachel Fairburn and Shappi Khorsandi give their verdict on the film in which Peake plays an aspiring comic in a man’s world Related: Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup Continue reading...... [Read More]
Get your hands off my double entendres! Is the smutty pun now under attack?
It is Britain’s favourite type of humour, the go-to gag for everyone from Carry On stars to Bake Off hosts. But are fnarr fnarr jokes just another example of male sexual entitlement?If you want a double entendre, I’ll give you one. They pop up all over the place: on risque chat shows hos... [Read More]
Get your hands off my double entendres! Is the smutty pun now under attack?
It is Britain’s favourite type of humour, the go-to gag for everyone from Carry On stars to Bake Off hosts. But are fnarr fnarr jokes just another example of male sexual entitlement?If you want a double entendre, I’ll give you one. They pop up all over the place: on risque chat shows hos... [Read More]
Amy Schumer: ‘I’m not invincible. I need to slow down’
Outrageously rude and shockingly funny, Amy Schumer has always made her audiences gasp. She talks to Sophie Heawood about falling in love, one-night stands and going nuts on stageWhen I meet Amy Schumer, she has been married for exactly one month and is working on a joke about her husband’s pe... [Read More]
Amy Schumer: ‘I’m not invincible. I need to slow down’
Outrageously rude and shockingly funny, Amy Schumer has always made her audiences gasp. She talks to Sophie Heawood about falling in love, one-night stands and going nuts on stageWhen I meet Amy Schumer, she has been married for exactly one month and is working on a joke about her husband’s pe... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
Check Out Gary Richardson’s Delightful Short Film ‘Places, Thank You Places’
Gary Richardson is funny in many ways – on Twitter, in web series, and most recently as a writer on Saturday Night Live. Last year, Richardson rounded up some of the funniest New York-based comedians including Carmen Christopher, Mitra Jouhari, Ana Fabrega, Jaboukie Young-White, John Reynolds,... [Read More]
Watch John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s opening monologue at the Film Independent Spirit Awards
This weekend, after many great promos for it, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney hosted the Film Independent Spirit Awards. As… MORE Watch John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s opening monologue at the Film Independent Spirit Awards appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]