Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
James Acaster: ‘Brexiteers get amazingly angry about my tea joke’
The standup on his Netflix show, corduroy trousers, his dad’s backhanded compliments and the brilliance of female comicsKettering-born James Acaster, 33, a drummer turned comic, has been nominated for the Edinburgh comedy award a record five consecutive times. His current Netflix mini-series, ... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby's Nanette dares to dream of a different future – for ourselves and comedy | Jane Howard
The simplicity of the Australian standup’s Netflix special gives us space to laugh and cry, and inspires us to tell our own storiesNanette was billed as Hannah Gadsby’s departure from comedy. Instead, it has become the work that cemented the Australian’s career. A deconstruction of... [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]
Michelle Wolf: ‘It’s weird that Trump doesn’t have a sense of humour’
As host of the White House correspondents’ dinner, comic Michelle Wolf insulted Trump, his inner circle and the press. What happened next?In the past 35 days, Michelle Wolf has hosted the annual White House correspondents’ dinner, scandalised Washington DC, outraged the president, run a ... [Read More]
Get your hands off my double entendres! Is the smutty pun now under attack?
It is Britain’s favourite type of humour, the go-to gag for everyone from Carry On stars to Bake Off hosts. But are fnarr fnarr jokes just another example of male sexual entitlement?If you want a double entendre, I’ll give you one. They pop up all over the place: on risque chat shows hos... [Read More]
Get your hands off my double entendres! Is the smutty pun now under attack?
It is Britain’s favourite type of humour, the go-to gag for everyone from Carry On stars to Bake Off hosts. But are fnarr fnarr jokes just another example of male sexual entitlement?If you want a double entendre, I’ll give you one. They pop up all over the place: on risque chat shows hos... [Read More]