Inside ‘Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone’ with Cocoon Central Dance Team
In their new film, Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone, the ladies of Cocoon Central Dance Team execute the daintiest fart joke I’ve ever seen. Sunita Mani, Tallie Medel, and Eleanore Pienta stretch out luxuriously on a soundstage beach, their graceful movements undercut by exag... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’
Sarah Silverman’s comedy has always aimed a laser into the dark corners of sexism, racism and religion. But now she’s using her wit to make sense of the huge issues facing America. Sophie Heawood meets her in HollywoodArriving at the Hollywood studio complex where Sarah Silverman has her... [Read More]
Are you gruesome tonight? The comedy hit splicing Evil Dead 2 and Elvis songs
In Sam Raimi’s horror classic, a man is tormented by demons and his own severed hand. All the story needed was a few tunes by the king of rock’n’roll, says Rob KempBy day, he was a mild-mannered examinations officer at a school near Wolverhampton. By night, he was a chainsaw-wieldi... [Read More]
Are you gruesome tonight? The comedy hit splicing Evil Dead 2 and Elvis songs
In Sam Raimi’s horror classic, a man is tormented by demons and his own severed hand. All the story needed was a few tunes by the king of rock’n’roll, says Rob KempBy day, he was a mild-mannered examinations officer at a school near Wolverhampton. By night, he was a chainsaw-wieldi... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Don't go there? Standups on Weinstein, taboos – and the gags they regret
Is it ever OK for comedians to joke about sexual assault? Is there such a thing as ‘too soon’? Margaret Cho, Doug Stanhope, David Cross and other fearless comics on the fine line between funny and offensiveLast month, as accusations against Harvey Weinstein began to flood in, James Corde... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]