Marc Maron: ‘I’m familiar with coke, anger, bullying, selfishness’
The Glow star and hit podcaster talks drugs, divorces and his ‘horrible’ feud with Jon StewartThe night before I meet Marc Maron, I go to his standup show in London. These days Maron is best known for his hugely popular podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, which he started in 2009, and on which... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope review – grim, thrilling and appallingly funny
Brixton Academy, LondonOne of the sharpest minds and loosest cannons in comedy is back with material about rape, race and #MeToo“Is it wrong to use racism to try and stop gang rape?” American standup Doug Stanhope is back in the UK and, yes, that sound you can hear is sacred cows bellowi... [Read More]
Doug Stanhope review – grim, thrilling and appallingly funny
Brixton Academy, LondonOne of the sharpest minds and loosest cannons in comedy is back with material about rape, race and #MeToo“Is it wrong to use racism to try and stop gang rape?” American standup Doug Stanhope is back in the UK and, yes, that sound you can hear is sacred cows bellowi... [Read More]
Sophie Willan: ‘The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten? A leftover blob of MDMA’
The comedian, writer and author on the things that make her laugh the mostNot the Nine O’Clock News is timeless. My favourite one is Gerald the Gorilla with Rowan Atkinson. It’s genius, silly stuff. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Sophie Willan: ‘The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten? A leftover blob of MDMA’
The comedian, writer and author on the things that make her laugh the mostNot the Nine O’Clock News is timeless. My favourite one is Gerald the Gorilla with Rowan Atkinson. It’s genius, silly stuff. Continue reading...... [Read More]
'The world of comedy has changed': how queer comics are making their mark in America
While mainstream visibility is still limited, LGBT comics are moving past cliches and homophobic roadblocks to take their place in the US comedy sceneTwenty-five years ago, Lea DeLaria became the first openly gay comic to appear on American television when she performed on The Arsenio Hall Show. &ld... [Read More]
'The world of comedy has changed': how queer comics are making their mark in America
While mainstream visibility is still limited, LGBT comics are moving past cliches and homophobic roadblocks to take their place in the US comedy sceneTwenty-five years ago, Lea DeLaria became the first openly gay comic to appear on American television when she performed on The Arsenio Hall Show. &ld... [Read More]
Edinburgh fringe 2018 to tackle #MeToo and celebrate Blue Peter
Lineup for 71st edition includes hard-hitting debuts and plenty of nostalgia An array of provocative debuts will mix with a heavy dose of nostalgia at the 71st Edinburgh fringe festival this August, as creative takes on the #MeToo movement are performed alongside a theatrical tribute to Blue Peter, ... [Read More]
Pieter-Dirk Uys review – South African satirist relives his apartheid clashes
Soho theatre, LondonUys delivers an engaging memoir about his life, from 1940s Cape Town to a regime-mocking drag actPart memoir, part nostalgia trip for white South Africans, Pieter-Dirk Uys’s new monologue is a world away from the arch satirical turns with which he made his – or rather... [Read More]
Stuart Laws: ‘No books are funny, unless you find a swearword in a dictionary’
The standup comic on the things that make him laugh the mostHarry Hill’s 2005 tour preview at a 100-seater venue in Windsor. I had no idea what a preview was but loved it. Once I gig with Harry I will have completed comedy. Continue reading...... [Read More]