Theresa May drag queens: 'We've dined out on her leopard-print heels for years!'
Hard Brexit innuendos, frolics in fields of wheat, that strong and stable obsession … four drag queens reveal why the prime minister is camp goldSue Gives a Fuck Continue reading...... [Read More]
David Baddiel has the last laugh at his online trolls
Twitter abuse proves rich source of material for new standup showIf there’s one thing even the most stupid and bigoted of internet trolls may soon learn, it’s to be wary of getting into an argument with a funny Jewish guy on Twitter – particularly if that guy happens to be David Ba... [Read More]
Rose Matafeo wins Edinburgh best comedy show award
New Zealander’s show about sex and modern social mores scoops top comedy gongNew Zealander Rose Matafeo has won the coveted best comedy show award at the Edinburgh fringe festival. Steve Coogan, one of Matafeo’s comic heroes, presented her with the £10,000 prize at a ceremony in Ed... [Read More]
Edinburgh comedy award shortlist includes Ahir Shah and Rose Matafeo
Felicity Ward, Alex Edelman, Glenn Moore, Larry Dean and Kieran Hodgson also among standups in the running for £10,000 main prize – but the list has some striking omissions The shortlist has been announced for the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy award, and it’s the most traditional lineup th... [Read More]
Adam Rowe's jobcentre joke crowned funniest of Edinburgh fringe
Liverpool comedian follows in footsteps of Ken Cheng and Tim Vine in winning awardComedians often strive to find laughter through the tears, and the winner of this year’s funniest joke of the Edinburgh fringe is no exception. Related: Young women are smashing it at Edinburgh as the #MeToo lega... [Read More]
'She's got no filter': the standup who let a six-year-old write his comedy show
Giving his partner’s daughter free rein during the creative process has resulted in Owen Roberts’ most surreal show to date – and the sort of laughs other comics at Edinburgh dream ofIn a sweaty Portakabin in Edinburgh, a standup makes his entrance to Let It Go from Frozen. He is d... [Read More]
'She's got no filter': the standup who let a six-year-old write his comedy show
Giving his partner’s daughter free rein during the creative process has resulted in Owen Roberts’ most surreal show to date – and the sort of laughs other comics at Edinburgh dream ofIn a sweaty Portakabin in Edinburgh, a standup makes his entrance to Let It Go from Frozen. He is d... [Read More]
'She's got no filter': the standup who let a six-year-old write his comedy show
Giving his partner’s daughter free rein during the creative process has resulted in Owen Roberts’ most surreal show to date – and the sort of laughs other comics at Edinburgh dream ofIn a sweaty Portakabin in Edinburgh, a standup makes his entrance to Let It Go from Frozen. He is d... [Read More]
Strewth! Antipodean women deliver summer of laughter to Britain
Comics from Australia and New Zealand will take centre stage, from Netflix to the Edinburgh fringeAustralian comedians have traditionally provided British audiences with a slice of unabashed, earthy humour, dating back to the early heyday of Dame Edna Everage, 40 years ago. Now a fresh generation of... [Read More]
Funny bones run in the family as fringe plays host to comic dynasties
This year’s Edinburgh festival features many young standups with parents – from Mark Steel to Gyles Brandreth – who blazed the same trailAmong the many voices booming out across comedy venues next month during Edinburgh’s fringe festival, several will sound strangely familiar... [Read More]