Tell us your favourite stage shows of 2016
’Tis the season to compile lists of your favourite productions of the year – let us know which ones left you spellboundAs the end of the year beckons, we’re remembering the theatre, comedy and dance shows that stood out in 2016 – and we’d love to hear your favourites. P... [Read More]
Lolly Adefope: ‘Looney Tunes is the funniest TV show ever made’
From Mr Show to troubling YouTube videos, the up-and-coming character comedian reveals the things that make her laugh the mostThis isn’t technically a standup, but I saw Nick Mohammed as his alter ego Mr Swallow during one of my first visits to Edinburgh and I basically just screamed for an ho... [Read More]
Josh Widdicombe webchat – post your questions now
The standup comedian and Last Leg host is joining us to answer your questions in a live webchat, on Tuesday 6 December 10.49am GMTEquipped with constant astonishment at life’s little absurdities and injustices – from the perils of cabin beds to disappointing Argos stores – Josh Wid... [Read More]
Dead funny: what comedy brings to the experience of grief
In her podcast, Cariad Lloyd talks to other comics about death, a subject that standups rarely deal with directly on stageUntil this year’s Edinburgh fringe, where comedians grappled on stage with personal trauma as never before, scepticism was rife about the so-called “dead dad” s... [Read More]
Adrienne Truscott takes back rape jokes: 'Artistic commentary feels like it’s in peril'
The comedian talks about her show Asking For It, comics’ lazy use of sexual assault for laughs and how, post-Trump, rape culture is ‘at the executive level’Is it ever OK to joke about rape? Adrienne Truscott thinks so. Since 2013, the comedian has been satirizing and skewering rape... [Read More]
Sean Lock: 'Father Ted never gets the credit it deserves'
From The Third Policeman to Johnny Vaughan’s football chat, the standup reveals what makes him laugh the mostJohnny Vegas. On the last night of his very first tour in London he had to use a Zimmer frame because he’d broken an ankle and twisted his knee after a night drinking with Leo Say... [Read More]
Sean Lock: 'Father Ted never gets the credit it deserves'
From The Third Policeman to Johnny Vaughan’s football chat, the standup reveals what makes him laugh the mostJohnny Vegas. On the last night of his very first tour in London he had to use a Zimmer frame because he’d broken an ankle and twisted his knee after a night drinking with Leo Say... [Read More]
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales review – racy drag just in time for Christmas
Soho theatre, London‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’ presents Unwrapped, a tinsel-fringed riot of inappropriate Santa gags, Miley Cyrus covers and jaundiced humourJinkx Monsoon, the 2013 winner of reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race on which she was crowned America’s Next... [Read More]
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales review – RuPaul winner has plenty of pizzazz
Soho theatre, London‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’ presents Unwrapped, a tinsel-fringed riot of inappropriate Santa gags, Miley Cyrus covers and jaundiced humourJinkx Monsoon, the 2013 winner of reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race on which she was crowned America’s Next... [Read More]
Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales review – RuPaul winner has plenty of pizzazz
Soho theatre, London‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’ presents Unwrapped, a tinsel-fringed riot of inappropriate Santa gags, Miley Cyrus covers and jaundiced humourJinkx Monsoon, the 2013 winner of reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race on which she was crowned America’s Next... [Read More]