Comedians on how to banish festive fear and have a better Christmas
From faking illness to binning Brexit chat, standups including Rachel Parris, Milton Jones and Phil Wang share advice on taking the hassle out of the holidaysRachel Parris: Wear something hilarious at all times. A novelty jumper or naughty apron will give everyone something to talk about that isn&rs... [Read More]
From scissor attacks to diabetes improv: comedians' weirdest gigs
Lucy Porter caused a breakup. Romesh Ranganathan did a diabetes panel show. And Alexei Sayle survived a skinhead invasion. Comics relive their worst moments on stageThe 10 best jokes from the Edinburgh fringeA guy in the crowd had been drunkenly obnoxious all evening so I got everyone to chant &ldqu... [Read More]
Canon and Ball: should Christianity hold communion with comedy?
Veteran comic Bobby Ball has a new job teaching vicars how to be funny – but humour and religion don’t always coexist comfortablyIf you want a crash course in how to be funny in front of a roomful of strangers, who you gonna call? Well, it’s Bobby Ball, isn’t it? Formerly one... [Read More]
Milton Jones - Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? (book review) | Chortle
It's more rounded, and more real, than most literary depictions of stand-ups as tortured geniuses, and so is closer in turn to genuine tour diaries such as those previously written by the likes of Frank Skinner or Mark Steel. It will prove fascinating to anyone wanting an insight into the realities of life on the road, and feels remarkably accurate for those already living it - though its appeal beyond that audience may be limited. [Read More]