Tez Ilyas review – clever comedy about British National Pakistani life
Soho theatre, LondonLight-hearted but trenchant, Ilyas’s show Made in Britain keeps the audience on their toes as he focuses on what unites, rather than divides usAfter the EU referendum result, says Tez Ilyas, conversations about race and identity need to take place. Hence his current show, M... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas review – clever comedy about British National Pakistani life
Soho theatre, LondonLight-hearted but trenchant, Ilyas’s show Made in Britain keeps the audience on their toes as he focuses on what unites, rather than divides usAfter the EU referendum result, says Tez Ilyas, conversations about race and identity need to take place. Hence his current show, M... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas review – clever comedy about British National Pakistani life
Soho theatre, LondonLight-hearted but trenchant, Ilyas’s show Made in Britain keeps the audience on their toes as he focuses on what unites, rather than divides usAfter the EU referendum result, says Tez Ilyas, conversations about race and identity need to take place. Hence his current show, M... [Read More]
If you think dating is hard, try doing it as a female comedian | Nikki Britton
The choice to go into comedy coincided with the sharp descent of Nikki Britton’s love life. Here, she examines whyAs I sit here alone on a Sunday night, hairy-legged and bloated, typing the words “hairy-legged and bloated”, it dawns on me that sharing, or oversharing, might be part... [Read More]
If you think dating is hard, try doing it as a female comedian | Nikki Britton
The choice to go into comedy coincided with the sharp descent of Nikki Britton’s love life. Here, she examines whyAs I sit here alone on a Sunday night, hairy-legged and bloated, typing the words “hairy-legged and bloated”, it dawns on me that sharing, or oversharing, might be part... [Read More]
Desiree Burch review – stellar standup set about racism, sex and self-esteem
Soho theatre, LondonThe US standup takes a bull-in-a-china-shop approach to social anthropology – and riffs on the horrors of sleeping with someone born in the 90sAmerican comedian and theatre-maker Desiree Burch won the Funny Women award two years ago, then bagged a Poster award at the Edinbu... [Read More]
Desiree Burch review – stellar standup set about racism, sex and self-esteem
Soho theatre, LondonThe US standup takes a bull-in-a-china-shop approach to social anthropology – and riffs on the horrors of sleeping with someone born in the 90sAmerican comedian and theatre-maker Desiree Burch won the Funny Women award two years ago, then bagged a Poster award at the Edinbu... [Read More]
Lucy Porter review – comic is an honest tour guide to middle age
Soho theatre, LondonThe standup’s letter to her teenage self prompts some fine routines about maturity, parenthood and suburban livingThere are only three types of standup show, jokes Lucy Porter, and one of them addresses midlife crisis. Et voila! – her new set Consequences is structure... [Read More]
Help! We're trapped in an American sitcom – exclusive Comic Relief video
In Flatshare, created by the comedy sketch trio Massive Dad for Comic Relief, two mates walk into the world of a US sitcom, complete with canned laughter. The sketch is part of the Comic Relief Originals series to mark Red Nose Day on 24 March. Flatshare was written by Stevie Martin, Tessa Coates an... [Read More]
George Wallace will host seasons six and seven of “Coming to the Stage” stand-up showcase series
Coming to the Stage, the stand-up showcase series from Comedy Dynamics you can see on Hulu (and other platforms), will return for seasons six and seven with a new host: George Wallace. “Just like Donald Trump, I’m going to make this show great again,” Wallace said. Past comedians f... [Read More]