Hannah Gadsby's Nanette dares to dream of a different future – for ourselves and comedy | Jane Howard
The simplicity of the Australian standup’s Netflix special gives us space to laugh and cry, and inspires us to tell our own storiesNanette was billed as Hannah Gadsby’s departure from comedy. Instead, it has become the work that cemented the Australian’s career. A deconstruction of... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘The world feels a bit post-jokes’
The comedian-composer on his children’s book, Australia’s same-sex marriage vote and why he’s glad to be leaving HollywoodAustralian composer and comedian Tim Minchin, 42, was born in Northampton but raised in his parents’ native Perth. After an award-winning comedy career, h... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘The world feels a bit post-jokes’
The comedian-composer on his children’s book, Australia’s same-sex marriage vote and why he’s glad to be leaving HollywoodAustralian composer and comedian Tim Minchin, 42, was born in Northampton but raised in his parents’ native Perth. After an award-winning comedy career, h... [Read More]
Margaret Cho review – sex-positive comedy with knobs on
Leicester Square theatre, LondonCho gleefully goads the demure with an in-yer-face set that, amid the name-dropping and self-promotion, has some almost fabulous momentsIf you noticed US comedian Margaret Cho sounding off this week about the “yellowface” turn by Janette Tough (AKA Jimmy K... [Read More]