Steven Wright, master of meh: 'This is just how I talk. It accidentally went well with the jokes'
The big-haired, sleepy-eyed standup is an Oscar-winner, one of America’s best-loved comedians and ‘a car that has no gears’. Now, his deadpan style has won him a perfect role in The Emoji MovieThere are answers, and there are Steven Wright answers. Who else – responding to qu... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s Total Blackout review – blistering start to a new world tour
Perth ArenaMore than joke machine, Oscar host, even talking zebra, this standup legend is one of his generation’s most incendiary speakersChris Rock may need no introduction but apparently he still fancies a warm-up.The evening before his performance in front of 8,000 people at the Perth Arena... [Read More]
Sofie Hagen: ‘I was a chubby, white four-year-old, talking like Will Smith’
The Danish comedian and podcast host on the things that make her laugh the most, from Will Smith to The Green ButchersIrish comic Alison Spittle. She will candidly talk about peeing in a pint glass during a mental breakdown and it will make you laugh without even questioning whether or not it should... [Read More]
Sofie Hagen: ‘I was a chubby, white four-year-old, talking like Will Smith’
The Danish comedian and podcast host on the things that make her laugh the most, from Will Smith to The Green ButchersIrish comic Alison Spittle. She will candidly talk about peeing in a pint glass during a mental breakdown and it will make you laugh without even questioning whether or not it should... [Read More]
Jimmy Carr's 'greatest hits': 15 years of thuggish jokes and tawdry stereotypes
In a long-running tour, the supercilious standup brings back old gags, leaving a bad smell – and a loveless worldview – in his wake‘I’m jealous of bands,” Jimmy Carr told the NME when his current tour was conceived, 18 months ago. “You go and see a band, and they ... [Read More]
Jimmy Carr's 'greatest hits': 15 years of thuggish jokes and tawdry stereotypes
In a long-running tour, the supercilious standup brings back old gags, leaving a bad smell – and a loveless worldview – in his wake‘I’m jealous of bands,” Jimmy Carr told the NME when his current tour was conceived, 18 months ago. “You go and see a band, and they ... [Read More]
Ronny Chieng on International Student and testing the limits of The Daily Show
Playing himself might be the ‘easiest job in the world’, but the boyish-looking, sick burn-delivering comic has been reliving some excruciating memoriesOn stage and screen, the comedian Ronny Chieng is famously irritable. A senior correspondent on America’s beloved news satire The ... [Read More]
Jenny Slate: ‘Ivanka Trump is a fake feminist and should be ashamed’
The US actor, standup and author on her new film, Gifted, rescuing her career after being fired from Saturday Night Live, inspirational women and the terrifying situation in the White HouseJenny Slate, 35, is an American comedian, actor and author. The middle of three sisters, with a ceramicist moth... [Read More]
Jenny Slate: ‘Ivanka Trump is a fake feminist and should be ashamed’
The US actor, standup and author on her new film, Gifted, rescuing her career after being fired from Saturday Night Live, inspirational women and the terrifying situation in the White HouseJenny Slate, 35, is an American comedian, actor and author. The middle of three sisters, with a ceramicist moth... [Read More]
Joseph Morpurgo: ‘I once got dive-bombed by a bird on stage’
The cult character comic on the things that make him laugh the most, from Corbyn kebabs to Hans TeeuwenThe [00s MTV sketch show] Human Giant deserves more shine than it gets. My favourites are Mother & Son Moving Company and Let’s Go. Continue reading...... [Read More]