Two's company: comedy's five best sketch duos, according to Max & Ivan
The British double act pay tribute to their heroes – including Matt Lucas and David Walliams, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, and the late Ronnies Corbett and BarkerDouble acts, duos, two-twos, twixles, zweisters. Whatever you call them – and those last three are yet to catch on, desp... [Read More]
The comedy trends of 2015: nostalgia, oversharing and new-school mimes
From newfound political awareness to a resurgence of clowning, 2015’s comedy landscape was bumpy but invigoratingIn election year, it was apt that political comedy seemed to be back on the agenda. We had Russell Brand’s last-minute intervention in the Westminster campaign – and so ... [Read More]
Comedy is starting its own nostalgia industry – for better and worse
Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are touring their 90s characters around the UK, and trying to update them for the era of #piggate. But can they ever really work when comedy relies on the here and now for its bite?It’s been interesting to see the reviews come in for Harry Enfield and Paul Whi... [Read More]
Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse: Legends! review – gentle pleasure of old acquaintances
Brighton CentreA familiar cast of indelible comic characters and pithy catchphrases imbue the veteran duo’s live show with a comforting glowTo open their first live show, commemorating 25 years of working together, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse enter as the Old Gits. The gag, of course, is... [Read More]
Comedy: the best standup gigs and tours in autumn 2015
Get ready for comedy on a grand scale: Kevin Bridges is doing a mammoth Glasgow run, two huge double acts (Harry and Paul, Vic and Bob) return, and Sara Pascoe is reinventing ChristmasNinety-nine dates, 450,000 tickets sold, 14 nights at the 10,000-capacity SSE Hydro in Glasgow: Kevin Bridges is, by... [Read More]