Flight of the Conchords review – business time again, with irresistible new songs
Milton Keynes theatreBrett McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return with a magisterial performance“Some of you are probably thinking, ‘Gosh, they look a lot older,’” says Bret McKenzie, during one of Flight of the Conchords’ deliciously pregnant inter-song pauses. It is a re... [Read More]
Ken Dodd, the man from Mirthy-side: a career in clips and 10 of his best jokes
From the Diddymen to dissecting northern humour, the Liverpudlian’s sense of absurdity never deserted himMy agent died at 90. I always think he was 100 and kept 10% for himself.I do all the exercises every morning in front of the television – up, down, up, down, up, down. Then the other ... [Read More]
Ken Dodd, the man from Mirthy-side: a career in clips
From the Diddymen to dissecting northern humour, the Liverpudlian’s sense of absurdity never deserted him Related: Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros Ken Dodd discussing northern humour on Late Night Line-Up in 1965 pic.twitter.com/qMYkbjGpbz Continue reading...... [Read More]
Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros
The veteran’s linguistic prowess, outlandish appearance and musical smarts could tickle any audience into a state of collective ecstasyThe death of Ken Dodd not only leaves the nation a sadder place, it also feels like the end of an era. Doddy, as everyone in the business called him, was the l... [Read More]
Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros
The veteran’s linguistic prowess, outlandish appearance and musical smarts could tickle any audience into a state of collective ecstasyThe death of Ken Dodd not only leaves the nation a sadder place, it also feels like the end of an era. Doddy, as everyone in the business called him, was the l... [Read More]
Sir Ken Dodd obituary
Comedian with an endless desire to make people laugh known for his tickling sticks, Diddymen and marathon stage performancesThe last great “front-cloth” comic of our times, and the last standing true vaudevillian, Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, was even more than that – a force of... [Read More]
Sir Ken Dodd obituary
Comedian with an endless desire to make people laugh known for his tickling sticks, Diddymen and marathon stage performancesThe last great “front-cloth” comic of our times, and the last standing true vaudevillian, Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, was even more than that – a force of... [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords review – an intense hit of comic bliss
Soho theatre, LondonBret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement return with hilarious dialogue and new songs that easily scale the dizzy heights of their best workWe knew months ago that Flight of the Conchords were to tour UK arenas. We didn’t know until it was upon us that they’d start with a we... [Read More]
The Big Burns Supper – in pictures
Dumfries celebrates the birth of Robert Burns with dance, theatre, live art and comedy, turning Burns Night into a festival of contemporary arts Continue reading... [Read More]
Is It Time for UCB to Start Paying Performers?
Performing improv or standup on a UCB stage might be fun, but that doesn’t mean it’s not labor worthy of payment — especially when you’re performing in front of an audience who paid money to be there, and the tech in charge of the lights shining down on you is getting paid mo... [Read More]