Camilla Cleese on her dad John: 'He's not my favourite Python!'
The comedian is doing a show about her father in Edinburgh. She talks about the sexist LA standup scene, her reconciliation with her dad – and doing jokes about his ex-wivesWith just a hint of a smile, Camilla Cleese admits that the name of her Edinburgh fringe show is “the ultimate, sha... [Read More]
Ad Libido review – taking female pleasure into her own hands
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghFran Bushe’s comedy uses glitter and smart songs to advocate better understanding of sex for womenFran Bushe wants to fix sex. Armed with glitter, songs and a diagram of her vulva, she’s on a mission to kickstart her own libido and change how we think and ta... [Read More]
Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally review – white-hot takes on #MeToo
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Amid the garish sex comedy, the standup provocateur makes a striking effort to embrace the complexity of gender politicsThose who shoot from the hip can easily shoot themselves in the foot, but Fin Taylor seems happy to take that risk. Taylor is one of those (straight,... [Read More]
Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally review – white-hot takes on #MeToo
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Amid the garish sex comedy, the standup provocateur makes a striking effort to embrace the complexity of gender politicsThose who shoot from the hip can easily shoot themselves in the foot, but Fin Taylor seems happy to take that risk. Taylor is one of those (straight,... [Read More]
Can you do comedy about rape? Natalie Palamides thinks so
The LA comic, who won best newcomer at last year’s Edinburgh fringe, has tested her electric new material on American audiences. But how will Nate – her ‘douchebag’ male alter ego – go down in Britain?We should know, after last year, to expect the unexpected from Natali... [Read More]
'The world of comedy has changed': how queer comics are making their mark in America
While mainstream visibility is still limited, LGBT comics are moving past cliches and homophobic roadblocks to take their place in the US comedy sceneTwenty-five years ago, Lea DeLaria became the first openly gay comic to appear on American television when she performed on The Arsenio Hall Show. &ld... [Read More]
'The world of comedy has changed': how queer comics are making their mark in America
While mainstream visibility is still limited, LGBT comics are moving past cliches and homophobic roadblocks to take their place in the US comedy sceneTwenty-five years ago, Lea DeLaria became the first openly gay comic to appear on American television when she performed on The Arsenio Hall Show. &ld... [Read More]
Carol Burnett tells Conan about defying sexism to launch The Carol Burnett Show
In 1967, Carol Burnett launched The Carol Burnett Show because she had an option in her CBS contract that allowed her to do 30 episodes of a comedy-variety series. Problem was, CBS executives never expected Burnett to use her option. And they couldn’t imagine her fronting a variety series. As ... [Read More]
Carol Burnett tells Conan about defying sexism to launch The Carol Burnett Show
In 1967, Carol Burnett launched The Carol Burnett Show because she had an option in her CBS contract that allowed her to do 30 episodes of a comedy-variety series. Problem was, CBS executives never expected Burnett to use her option. And they couldn’t imagine her fronting a variety series. As ... [Read More]
Bill Cosby: Guilty!
A jury of seven men and five women in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has returned a guilty verdict today against Bill Cosby on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. It was a retrial held a year after the initial criminal case brought forward by Andrea Constand. The jury had deadlocked last ... [Read More]