Sandra Bernhard review – swagger, songs and starry stories
Ronnie Scott’s, LondonThe standup and singer has stellar personality, and a few neat lines, but not all of her material lands with a London audience“If I looked at a crib sheet that much during my show,” I heard one punter complain on leaving Sandra Bernhard’s gig, “I w... [Read More]
Tom Allen: ‘Well this is all very well but we still haven’t had our soup!’
The comedian, actor and writer on the things that make him laugh the mostMaria Bamford. I was at Montreal comedy festival in 2006 and was totally intimidated by all the loud comics. I was on a bill with this comic who showed she wasn’t afraid to be humble and insecure, and suddenly I didn&rsqu... [Read More]
I sympathise with Louise Beamont: we comedians are truth-seekers | Arnab Chanda
Looking for the laughs in painful personal stories makes for interesting subject matter, but emotionally it’s a high-risk pathI don’t really feel comfortable speaking about Louise Beamont’s case, in which Thomas Reay, her estranged husband, is suing her on the grounds that she defa... [Read More]
I sympathise with Louise Beamont: we comedians are truth-seekers | Arnab Chanda
Looking for the laughs in painful personal stories makes for interesting subject matter, but emotionally it’s a high-risk pathI don’t really feel comfortable speaking about Louise Beamont’s case, in which Thomas Reay, her estranged husband, is suing her on the grounds that she defa... [Read More]
I feel for the standup being sued by her ex: we comedians seek the truth | Arnab Chanda
Louise Reay was looking for laughs in personal stories, but emotionally it’s a high-risk pathI don’t really feel comfortable speaking about the case of comedian Louise Beamont, known on stage as Louise Reay , in which her estranged husband, is suing her on the grounds that she defamed hi... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Why are comedians so sad? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Adam Riches
Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesI’m a comedian but I don’t think I’m that sad. To be fair, I don’t think I’m that funny either, but that’s a whole other comments section... [Read More]
Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’
How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said the aud... [Read More]