Amy Schumer: ‘I’m not invincible. I need to slow down’
Outrageously rude and shockingly funny, Amy Schumer has always made her audiences gasp. She talks to Sophie Heawood about falling in love, one-night stands and going nuts on stageWhen I meet Amy Schumer, she has been married for exactly one month and is working on a joke about her husband’s pe... [Read More]
Amy Schumer: ‘I’m not invincible. I need to slow down’
Outrageously rude and shockingly funny, Amy Schumer has always made her audiences gasp. She talks to Sophie Heawood about falling in love, one-night stands and going nuts on stageWhen I meet Amy Schumer, she has been married for exactly one month and is working on a joke about her husband’s pe... [Read More]
Arnab Chanda: ‘I cried when I saw Steve Martin live’
The actor, writer and standup on the things that make him laugh the mostAmerican comedian Dr Brown [Phil Burgers]. And I cried when I saw Steve Martin touring with his bluegrass band because I’m a baby and he’s my hero. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Jordan Peele As Obama Warns You About ‘Fake News’
In collaboration with Buzzfeed, Jordan Peele jumped back in character as former president Barack Obama to spread a message on fake news. Jordan would end up telling viewers the importance of trusting the right media sources and making sure they have the facts in the now-viral PSA. Thanks to AI, Peel... [Read More]
Iliza Shlesinger review – dating, mating and crass Mars/Venus cliches
Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonThe US comic has charisma and craft but reinforces gender stereotypes with cartoonish vigour in a set that falls flatIliza Shlesinger raised hackles last summer when she criticised other female comics for their “low-hanging fruit” material. It is hard not to r... [Read More]
Marc Maron review – a curious brew of swagger and self-loathing
Royal Festival Hall, LondonThe laidback raconteur gets political and personal with riffs on everything from the US vice-president to PG Tips‘I don’t believe people’s joy,” says Marc Maron. It’s just a word we give, he says, to momentary distractions from self-hate. He g... [Read More]
Mo Gilligan review – newfound star flexes his character-comedy muscle
Leicester Square theatre, LondonThe south Londoner’s hit character sketches transfer smoothly from social media to the comedy club in this crowd-pleasing showIt’s been a big year for south London comic Mo Gilligan. Twelve months ago, he was selling jeans. Now, he’s playing the Albe... [Read More]
Mo Gilligan review – newfound star flexes his character-comedy muscle
Leicester Square theatre, LondonThe south Londoner’s hit character sketches transfer smoothly from social media to the comedy club in this crowd-pleasing showIt’s been a big year for south London comic Mo Gilligan. Twelve months ago, he was selling jeans. Now, he’s playing the Albe... [Read More]
Comic delivery: Josie Long and Jonny Donahoe on having a baby
Just a month before their first child is due, the standup couple are doing a show together – seeking the audience’s parenting tips“It’s mad,” says Josie Long, “but it feels like the right thing to do.” Braving the blustery weather at a pavement cafe near the... [Read More]
Tiff Stevenson: 'I looked like a giant tampon'
The standup and actor spills the beans on the things that make her laugh the most, from Wanda Sykes to magic mushroomsWhite People Are Looking – Wanda Sykes’s bit on being black after Obama got in – is pretty transcendental. Continue reading...... [Read More]