Ronny Chieng on International Student and testing the limits of The Daily Show
Playing himself might be the ‘easiest job in the world’, but the boyish-looking, sick burn-delivering comic has been reliving some excruciating memoriesOn stage and screen, the comedian Ronny Chieng is famously irritable. A senior correspondent on America’s beloved news satire The ... [Read More]
Jenny Slate: ‘Ivanka Trump is a fake feminist and should be ashamed’
The US actor, standup and author on her new film, Gifted, rescuing her career after being fired from Saturday Night Live, inspirational women and the terrifying situation in the White HouseJenny Slate, 35, is an American comedian, actor and author. The middle of three sisters, with a ceramicist moth... [Read More]
Jenny Slate: ‘Ivanka Trump is a fake feminist and should be ashamed’
The US actor, standup and author on her new film, Gifted, rescuing her career after being fired from Saturday Night Live, inspirational women and the terrifying situation in the White HouseJenny Slate, 35, is an American comedian, actor and author. The middle of three sisters, with a ceramicist moth... [Read More]
Freak out! Reggie Watts on jamming with James Corden and tackling Trump with improv
The freestyle standup and bandleader on The Late Late Show is in London for a gig and has no idea what he’ll perform. Improv, he says, can free the mind – and maybe silliness can help save the worldVocal artist, musician, beatboxer, actor, alt-comedian and now bandleader: it might be qui... [Read More]
Freak out! Reggie Watts on jamming with James Corden and tackling Trump with improv
The freestyle standup and bandleader on The Late Late Show is in London for a gig and has no idea what he’ll perform. Improv, he says, can free the mind – and maybe silliness can help save the worldVocal artist, musician, beatboxer, actor, alt-comedian and now bandleader: it might be qui... [Read More]
Why I love… Dave Chappelle
I will never not laugh at his bit on chicken and racismBack when easy streaming was a twinkle in some young executive’s eye, some TV was just… unavailable. If you were desperate to watch that US TV show, you could try the dodgy VHS guy down the market (ahem). So for a long time, I ... [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]
Hate Thy Neighbor's Jamali Maddix: a crude, cartoonish, straight-up standup
The comic who presented a TV series on the rise of the far right is back with a show that combines goofballery with cultural commentaryDid you see Hate Thy Neighbor on Viceland TV? A sizeable chunk of the audience at Jamali Maddix’s Soho theatre gig did. His documentary series about the rise o... [Read More]
Hate Thy Neighbor's Jamali Maddix: a crude, cartoonish, straight-up standup
The comic who presented a TV series on the rise of the far right is back with a show that combines goofballery with cultural commentaryDid you see Hate Thy Neighbor on Viceland TV? A sizeable chunk of the audience at Jamali Maddix’s Soho theatre gig did. His documentary series about the rise o... [Read More]
Susan Calman review – Radio 4 favourite's sparky set is far from cosy
The Stables, Milton Keynes The standup reveals she’s taken up boxing on her Calman Before the Storm tour, and the show swipes energetically at a formidable array of targets“No one says, ‘Hicks. Pryor. Calman’,” says Susan Calman, ruefully. “I’m not a dangero... [Read More]