'So the universe implodes – no matter': comedians share their best one-liners
In Steve Best’s new book Joker Face, standups pick some of the funniest gags they’ve told. Here are 10 of our favouritesJenny Collier: The worst sport ever is throwing a hand-sized round thing as far as you can. Discus.Candy Gigi: Who’s a northerner’s favourite R&B star? ... [Read More]
Sara Pascoe: how I overcame my Jane Austen prejudice
Austen’s women have the same rights as children; her ‘romantic’ match-making smacks of desperation. So how did the standup see the funny side of Pride and Prejudice for her new stage adaptation?“Why does no one talk about how funny Jane Austen is?” I ask my friend Katie... [Read More]
John Robins review – painfully funny account of breaking up with Sara Pascoe
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe standup provides near-constant laughs in a startlingly honest, high-powered show that spares no one – least of all himselfSara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads review – breakup tales from a woman rebornCan things get any worse for John Robins? At Christmas, he was d... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads review – breakup tales from a woman reborn
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe whipsmart standup overthinks, overshares and delivers a winningly funny show that finds the humour in heartbreakCall it reinvention, or call it back to basics, but Sara Pascoe’s Edinburgh fringe return – after a couple of years writing and promoting her ... [Read More]