Samantha Bee Meets the Only Pastor to Leave Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board
Back in August, Seth Meyers did a fascinating segment on Donald Trump’s longtime “spiritual advisor” Paula White, a televangelist who believes that wealth “is a sign of God’s approval” and believes that Trump is “saved” despite never going to church an... [Read More]
Samantha Bee Meets the Only Pastor to Leave Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board
Back in August, Seth Meyers did a fascinating segment on Donald Trump’s longtime “spiritual advisor” Paula White, a televangelist who believes that wealth “is a sign of God’s approval” and believes that Trump is “saved” despite never going to church an... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas: 'When comics talk about religion, it's not very funny'
His show Made in Britain debunked myths about Muslims in the UK. As he returns to Edinburgh, Tez Ilyas talks about the cut and thrust of panel shows and why the fringe is like a freshers’ week for standupsHi, Tez. This is your third standup show. What’s it all about?In the crudest terms,... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas: 'When comics talk about religion, it's not very funny'
His show Made in Britain debunked myths about Muslims in the UK. As he returns to Edinburgh, Tez Ilyas talks about the cut and thrust of panel shows and why the fringe is like a freshers’ week for standupsHi, Tez. This is your third standup show. What’s it all about?In the crudest terms,... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas: 'When comics talk about religion, it's not very funny'
His show Made in Britain debunked myths about Muslims in the UK. As he returns to Edinburgh, Tez Ilyas talks about the cut and thrust of panel shows and why the fringe is like a freshers’ week for standupsHi, Tez. This is your third standup show. What’s it all about?In the crudest terms,... [Read More]
Seth Meyers Introduces Trump’s “Spiritual Advisor” Paula White
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers checks in on Donald Trump’s evolving views on God and religion and how, despite claiming the Bible is his favorite book, there’s no record of him ever attending church services during his presidency. “An... [Read More]
All standups have angles. But my jokes about being Asian just seem to upset @BritFIrstPete7
Often people just Asian assume Asian that Asian everything you Asian talk about Asian is just the Asian fact that you’re AsianIt has become a rule that if I ever make any sort of joke about my race on TV, I can pretty much guarantee that I will receive a series of tweets along the lines o... [Read More]
Does God exist? Stephen Colbert debates Ricky Gervais on The Late Show
Stephen Colbert is a devout Catholic. Ricky Gervais is a proud atheist. Although Gervais described himself more as an “agnostic atheist” on Wednesday’s Late Show, after Colbert questioned him about his Twitter fights with critics over religion. Can you believe in religion and ... [Read More]
Hans Teeuwen: 'I mock Islam … but I make it funny'
On stage, the absurdist Dutch comedian is all fairytales and silly songs. Off it, he’s a deadly serious – and controversial – political campaigner. He talks fun, failure and freedom of speechIt’s been six years since Hans Teeuwen last performed in the UK, which is a long time... [Read More]
Lucy McCormick, the fringe messiah making a cabaret of Christianity
Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick’s Nutella’n’snogging take on the New Testament, has graduated seamlessly from the queer scene to mainstream theatre. But it’s as much an attack on celebrity culture as religionLucy McCormick’s show is called Triple Threat: a term describing... [Read More]