Theresa May drag queens: 'We've dined out on her leopard-print heels for years!'
Hard Brexit innuendos, frolics in fields of wheat, that strong and stable obsession … four drag queens reveal why the prime minister is camp goldSue Gives a Fuck Continue reading...... [Read More]
Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse review – tomboy tales and top-notch jokes
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe LGBTQ+ standup twists gender into new shapes in a fringe debut that feels like a great intro to a fresh comic personalityShould we be disowning words like “boys” and “girls” – or broadening what those words are allowed to mean? Sarah Ke... [Read More]
Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse review – tomboy tales and top-notch jokes
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe LGBTQ+ standup twists gender into new shapes in a fringe debut that feels like a great intro to a fresh comic personalityShould we be disowning words like “boys” and “girls” – or broadening what those words are allowed to mean? Sarah Ke... [Read More]
Rosie Jones: 'People feel awkward about disability so I always have jokes in my back pocket'
The Bridlington-born standup is at Edinburgh with her debut show. She talks about surprising audiences, her sitcom and how her cerebral palsy lets her push boundariesHow would you describe your sense of humour? I’m very cheeky. Because of my disability, I know how to push things and I know whe... [Read More]
Booze, bankruptcy, brain haemorrhage: the comics turning tragedy into laughs
A former alcoholic, a cancer survivor and a man who lost all his money in a Bitcoin crash are among the comics coming back from the brink at the Edinburgh fringe ‘I didn’t start drinking until I was 18,” says Matt Rees. “That’s quite a rarity for someone in the UK. But ... [Read More]
Booze, bankruptcy, brain haemorrhage: the comics turning tragedy into laughs
A former alcoholic, a cancer survivor and a man who lost all his money in a Bitcoin crash are among the comics coming back from the brink at the Edinburgh fringe ‘I didn’t start drinking until I was 18,” says Matt Rees. “That’s quite a rarity for someone in the UK. But ... [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]
Paul Mayhew-Archer: 'I want to show people with Parkinson's can do comedy
The writer of The Vicar of Dibley and Mrs Brown’s Boys discusses the funny side of living with the illness and his new Edinburgh show, Incurable Optimist“Good news,” the comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer likes to say of the moment he learned he had Parkinson’s disease. “... [Read More]
Empire state of mind: the comedian untangling India's identity crisis
With his persona of a Raj-revering Indian, Anuvab Pal dons a Beefeater jacket and judge’s wig to trace colonial legacy in the standup show The EmpireReckoning with colonialism is on the minds of third-generation diaspora kids. Projects such as the Crimes of Britain website are monitoring Brita... [Read More]
'I'm still in the game': Sandra Bernhard on stage fright, The King of Comedy and not running for president
The comic, singer and actor, performing in the UK for the first time in seven years, answered your questions 2.16pm GMTThanks for all the questions - I'll be at Ronnie Scott's at the end of the week! 2.14pm GMTunprinted asks:What does the song You Make Me Feel Mighty Real mean to you? Why chose to c... [Read More]