The fing about Micky Flanagan: irresistible rise of a minted everyman
The UK’s most popular comic is taking his cockney shtick on tour but he’s more than a cheeky caricature – his democratic brand of humour is smart and generousI’m not sure whether to review Micky Flanagan’s comedy or weigh it. The biggest-selling comedian of 2016 is doin... [Read More]
Absurdist comedians Tim and Eric: 'Our show is a trainwreck of a live experience'
The comedy duo recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of their cult show and talk about finding the funny in the mundane and how they metFor almost two decades now, comedy duo Tim (Heidecker) and Eric (Wareheim) have honed their absurdist and often gross sketch comedy. After a summer of tourin... [Read More]
Absurdist comedians Tim and Eric: 'Our show is a trainwreck of a live experience'
The comedy duo recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of their cult show and talk about finding the funny in the mundane and how they metFor almost two decades now, comedy duo Tim (Heidecker) and Eric (Wareheim) have honed their absurdist and often gross sketch comedy. After a summer of tourin... [Read More]
Tears of clowns: who are the saddest of TV's sad comedians?
Television shows built around standup comics have taken a turn for the despairing. Louis CK has a lot to answer for“Are you havin’ a laugh?”Not recently, no. Related: Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer on drinking, drugs and diversity on TV Related: How Catastrophe became even more excru... [Read More]
Tears of clowns: who are the saddest of TV's sad comedians?
Television shows built around standup comics have taken a turn for the despairing. Louis CK has a lot to answer for“Are you havin’ a laugh?”Not recently, no. Related: Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer on drinking, drugs and diversity on TV Related: How Catastrophe became even more excru... [Read More]
Artie Lange and Anthony Cumia are starting a show together on Compound Media
Anthony Cumia had been teasing a big change to his show for a while now, and today he made a… MORE Artie Lange and Anthony Cumia are starting a show together on Compound Media appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Sara Schaefer: the breakout comic on trashing Trump and bombing on stage
After writing gigs on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the American standup is heading for the big time via a show at the Edinburgh festival fringeLosing control of your bladder in a grocery store. Being bullied at school for using men’s deodorant. Getting posture problems as a result of walking ... [Read More]
From Del Boy’s cap to Steve Martin’s arrow – what happened to the comedy trademark?
Comedians once embraced a signature quip or look, so why have such tropes fallen out of favour? Related: Stand down: when comics make unfunny big-screen comedies Imagine a museum devoted to the iconography of comedy. There would be glass cases containing Del Boy’s flat cap, Father Ted’s ... [Read More]
Corey Holcomb Gives Aries Spears Another Verbal Lashing
Things at first appeared to have died down between Aries Spears and Corey Holcomb, but it now appears that Holcomb doesn’t feel that way. On a new episode of his online radio show The 5150 Show; Corey went on another rant about Spear’s April visit to his show. According to Holcomb, Spear... [Read More]
Can Daphne and The Pin save Radio 4 comedy?
One act offers Badults-style sketches, the other does mindbending meta-gags. Both bring new shows to a station that specialises in self-satisfied comedyThe Pin and Daphne were part of a wave of creative, self-reflexive new sketch comedy that peaked at the Edinburgh festival two or three years ago. N... [Read More]