Sophie Willan: who are you calling a northern working-class comic?
Her childhood in care, her mother’s heroin addiction, her days as a sex worker … Bolton comedian Sophie Willan is turning the details of her life into dazzling standupIt’s great to have Sophie Willan’s working-class voice in the comedy industry. That’s not (just) me ta... [Read More]
Comedy in a care home: the standups taking slapstick into new territory
The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpantsMonday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s act... [Read More]
Comedy in a care home: the standups taking slapstick into new territory
The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpantsMonday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s act... [Read More]
Social workers do standup: ‘A good laugh makes you feel better’ | Norman Miller
In a climate of cuts and low morale, social workers Debbie Greaves and Jim McGrath have turned to standup comedy to help relieve the pressureIf you spend your days dealing with family crisis conferences, child protection hearings or tense mediation meetings, you might fancy some cheering up. Step fo... [Read More]
Social workers do standup: ‘A good laugh makes you feel better’ | Norman Miller
In a climate of cuts and low morale, social workers Debbie Greaves and Jim McGrath have turned to standup comedy to help relieve the pressureIf you spend your days dealing with family crisis conferences, child protection hearings or tense mediation meetings, you might fancy some cheering up. Step fo... [Read More]
Social workers do standup: ‘A good laugh makes you feel better’ | Norman Miller
In a climate of cuts and low morale, social workers Debbie Greaves and Jim McGrath have turned to standup comedy to help relieve the pressureIf you spend your days dealing with family crisis conferences, child protection hearings or tense mediation meetings, you might fancy some cheering up. Step fo... [Read More]
Social workers do standup: ‘A good laugh makes you feel better’ | Norman Miller
In a climate of cuts and low morale, social workers Debbie Greaves and Jim McGrath have turned to standup comedy to help relieve the pressureIf you spend your days dealing with family crisis conferences, child protection hearings or tense mediation meetings, you might fancy some cheering up. Step fo... [Read More]
Social workers do standup: ‘A good laugh makes you feel better’ | Norman Miller
In a climate of cuts and low morale, social workers Debbie Greaves and Jim McGrath have turned to standup comedy to help relieve the pressureIf you spend your days dealing with family crisis conferences, child protection hearings or tense mediation meetings, you might fancy some cheering up. Step fo... [Read More]