The League of Gentlemen review – a brilliantly twisted return to the stage
Sunderland Empire Exhilarating new material joins favourite vintage sketches as Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton bring their chilling creations to life again on tourTV tie-in live tours aren’t always artistic successes. Sometimes, they’re more about nostalgia than comedy... [Read More]
Emma Sidi: 'You can only fully write a character if you can love them'
The character comic switches roles like a regenerating Time Lord in her new Edinburgh show, Faces of Grace – from a wannable Love Island contestant to a cat-loving lonerIt became clear to Emma Sidi this year that her interpretive dance about NHS waiting times would have to go. The 27-year-old ... [Read More]
Sara Pascoe: ‘My greatest fear? Animals choking on plastic I’ve thrown away’
The comedian on intimacy, teenage shoplifting and why she hates musicPascoe, 37, appeared in the BBC series Twenty Twelve and WIA. In 2016, she wrote Animal: The Autobiography Of A Female Body and toured her Animal show. She is now writing her second book, Sex Power Money. From 16 September, she wil... [Read More]
Sara Pascoe: ‘My greatest fear? Animals choking on plastic I’ve thrown away’
The comedian on intimacy, teenage shoplifting and why she hates musicPascoe, 37, appeared in the BBC series Twenty Twelve and WIA. In 2016, she wrote Animal: The Autobiography Of A Female Body and toured her Animal show. She is now writing her second book, Sex Power Money. From 16 September, she wil... [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]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
Gina Yashere review – liberal anxieties defanged in homecoming triumph
Underbelly, South Bank, LondonThe Londoner turned US Daily Show star shows herself more clown than commentator as she unpicks British race relations and Anglo-Nigerian manners Last month, UK comedy audiences had a visit from Daily Show host Trevor Noah; this month, his Brexit correspondent and so-ca... [Read More]
Gina Yashere review – liberal anxieties defanged in homecoming triumph
Underbelly, South Bank, LondonThe Londoner turned US Daily Show star shows herself more clown than commentator as she unpicks British race relations and Anglo-Nigerian manners Last month, UK comedy audiences had a visit from Daily Show host Trevor Noah; this month, his Brexit correspondent and so-ca... [Read More]