Tears of clowns: who are the saddest of TV's sad comedians?
Television shows built around standup comics have taken a turn for the despairing. Louis CK has a lot to answer for“Are you havin’ a laugh?”Not recently, no. Related: Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer on drinking, drugs and diversity on TV Related: How Catastrophe became even more excru... [Read More]
Tears of clowns: who are the saddest of TV's sad comedians?
Television shows built around standup comics have taken a turn for the despairing. Louis CK has a lot to answer for“Are you havin’ a laugh?”Not recently, no. Related: Matt Okine and Harriet Dyer on drinking, drugs and diversity on TV Related: How Catastrophe became even more excru... [Read More]
Sara Schaefer: the breakout comic on trashing Trump and bombing on stage
After writing gigs on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the American standup is heading for the big time via a show at the Edinburgh festival fringeLosing control of your bladder in a grocery store. Being bullied at school for using men’s deodorant. Getting posture problems as a result of walking ... [Read More]
Stuart Goldsmith: ‘The funniest thing? A toddler falling over at speed’
The Comedian’s Comedian host and comic on the things that make him laugh the most, from Arrested Development to the South Park movieI saw Brian Gittins a few weeks ago and don’t think I’ve laughed harder in years and years. Absolute joyous idiocy. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Why I love… comedian and actor Mo’Nique
Her jokes can be uncomfortable, but then they come from uncomfortable situations Do you remember that TV channel, Trouble? In the late 90s/early 00s, it was a colourful graveyard for American teen and young adult shows of the recent past, repackaged for young British eyes. It brought me TV show... [Read More]
Harry Shearer webchat – your questions answered on the Simpsons, Spinal Tap and getting political
The actor and podcaster discussed everything from satirising Trump, cucumbers v courgettes, and the day Michael Jackson didn’t sing 2.23pm GMTThanks to Harry for taking questions on everything from Simpsons to Spinal Tap to Trump. As he mentions, he’ll be at King’s Place on 8 Decem... [Read More]
Harry Shearer webchat – your questions answered on the Simpsons, Spinal Tap and getting political
The actor and podcaster discussed everything from satirising Trump, cucumbers v courgettes, and the day Michael Jackson didn’t sing 2.23pm GMTThanks to Harry for taking questions on everything from Simpsons to Spinal Tap to Trump. As he mentions, he’ll be at King’s Place on 8 Decem... [Read More]
Harry Shearer webchat – your questions answered on the Simpsons, Spinal Tap and getting political
The actor and podcaster discussed everything from satirising Trump, cucumbers v courgettes, and the day Michael Jackson didn’t sing 2.23pm GMTThanks to Harry for taking questions on everything from Simpsons to Spinal Tap to Trump. As he mentions, he’ll be at King’s Place on 8 Decem... [Read More]
Harry Shearer webchat – post your questions now
The podcaster and Simpsons voice is answering your questions in a live webchat on Wednesday 23 November – ask them in the comments below 11.04am GMTMr Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Kent Brockman, Dr Hibbert … Harry Shearer is best known as the voice behind many of the Simpsons’ s... [Read More]
Is the 2016 presidential campaign beyond satire?
All the late-night shows have tried to lampoon a certain Republican nominee, but when real-life TV feels stranger than fiction, does satire fall flat?At its finest, satire can forever define the perception of a politician or a news story – the word “strategery” will forever be (inc... [Read More]