Comedy On Comics: Yvonne Orji Could Star In A Marvel Superhero Movie, As ‘Spectrum’
Sure, we all know Yvonne Orji as Molly in Insecure. But, she would make for an excellent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given the power of social media, anything is possible. The character in mind for Orji: Spectrum. You may not be familiar with Spectrum, Yvonne might not be either. So l... [Read More]
Comedy On Comics: Yvonne Orji Could Star In A Marvel Superhero Movie, As ‘Spectrum’
Sure, we all know Yvonne Orji as Molly in Insecure. But, she would make for an excellent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given the power of social media, anything is possible. The character in mind for Orji: Spectrum. You may not be familiar with Spectrum, Yvonne might not be either. So l... [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]
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]
Tim Key review – spilt lager, Poohsticks and an agonising quest for romance
Soho theatre, LondonHis first standup set in three years works a treat as Key paints a slyly humorous and heavily ironic portrait of midlife disappointmentIt feels both apt and unlikely that Tim Key should make a show about dating. Apt, because flirtation is integral to his standup style. A Key gig ... [Read More]
Ellie White: ‘Can you be jealous of a book? I am’
The Windsors star and character comic on the things that make her laugh the most, from Cold Comfort Farm to Basil the Great Mouse DetectiveMy mum gave me a red bonnet for Christmas one year. It had three woollen phalluses bouncing off the back. She was really offended when I didn’t wear it on ... [Read More]
Ellie White: ‘Can you be jealous of a book? I am’
The Windsors star and character comic on the things that make her laugh the most, from Cold Comfort Farm to Basil the Great Mouse DetectiveMy mum gave me a red bonnet for Christmas one year. It had three woollen phalluses bouncing off the back. She was really offended when I didn’t wear it on ... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]