Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’
Sarah Silverman’s comedy has always aimed a laser into the dark corners of sexism, racism and religion. But now she’s using her wit to make sense of the huge issues facing America. Sophie Heawood meets her in HollywoodArriving at the Hollywood studio complex where Sarah Silverman has her... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Louis CK: laughter ends as years of allegations dog comedy superstar
The fallout from CK’s sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a geniusWhen Louis CK first attempted standup comedy, at a 1985 open mic night in Boston, it was a disaster. He had a five-minute slot but only two minutes ... [Read More]
Don't go there? Standups on Weinstein, taboos – and the gags they regret
Is it ever OK for comedians to joke about sexual assault? Is there such a thing as ‘too soon’? Margaret Cho, Doug Stanhope, David Cross and other fearless comics on the fine line between funny and offensiveLast month, as accusations against Harvey Weinstein began to flood in, James Corde... [Read More]
Watch Roy Wood Jr.’s Speech at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner
Last year, Hasan Minhaj gave an excellent speech at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and during last night’s ceremony another Daily Show correspondent got his turn. Despite semi-losing his voice prior to the ceremony, Roy Wood Jr. addressed the crowd of... [Read More]
'Charming, soulful, a proper comic': Sean Hughes tributes – and his funniest jokes
By his mid-20s he had scooped the Perrier award and landed his own TV show. But Sean Hughes never wanted to be a stadium standup. Mark Steel and Rhona Cameron pay tribute to a troubled talent – and we pick some of his best gagsSean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51Sparky comedy gadfly in a league ... [Read More]
Farewell to Sean Hughes, sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his own
From the bumbling misadventures of Sean’s Show to the jaunty misanthropy of his later standup material, Hughes – who has died aged 51 – was a master of telling messy truths There were two distinct chapters to Sean Hughes’ career: the comedy prodigy and ubiquitous TV star, the... [Read More]
Farewell to Sean Hughes, sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his own
From the bumbling misadventures of Sean’s Show to the jaunty misanthropy of his later standup material, Hughes – who has died aged 51 – was a master of telling messy truths Mark Steel and Rhona Cameron pay tribute to Sean HughesThere were two distinct chapters to Sean Hughes’... [Read More]
Sean Hughes: comedian dies aged 51
Hughes, Perrier award winner and team captain on BBC’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, died on Monday morningSean Hughes: sparky comedy gadfly in a league of his ownSean Hughes, the Irish standup comedian, author and actor, has died aged 51, his former agent said. Related: 'I matured very late in li... [Read More]