Emma Sidi: 'You can only fully write a character if you can love them'
The character comic switches roles like a regenerating Time Lord in her new Edinburgh show, Faces of Grace – from a wannable Love Island contestant to a cat-loving lonerIt became clear to Emma Sidi this year that her interpretive dance about NHS waiting times would have to go. The 27-year-old ... [Read More]
Strewth! Antipodean women deliver summer of laughter to Britain
Comics from Australia and New Zealand will take centre stage, from Netflix to the Edinburgh fringeAustralian comedians have traditionally provided British audiences with a slice of unabashed, earthy humour, dating back to the early heyday of Dame Edna Everage, 40 years ago. Now a fresh generation of... [Read More]
Sara Pascoe: ‘My greatest fear? Animals choking on plastic I’ve thrown away’
The comedian on intimacy, teenage shoplifting and why she hates musicPascoe, 37, appeared in the BBC series Twenty Twelve and WIA. In 2016, she wrote Animal: The Autobiography Of A Female Body and toured her Animal show. She is now writing her second book, Sex Power Money. From 16 September, she wil... [Read More]
Sara Pascoe: ‘My greatest fear? Animals choking on plastic I’ve thrown away’
The comedian on intimacy, teenage shoplifting and why she hates musicPascoe, 37, appeared in the BBC series Twenty Twelve and WIA. In 2016, she wrote Animal: The Autobiography Of A Female Body and toured her Animal show. She is now writing her second book, Sex Power Money. From 16 September, she wil... [Read More]
Mike Epps Clears Up Feud With Kevin Hart: ‘We Still Brothers No Matter What’
In Mid-July, Kevin Hart and Mike Epps would trade words with each other in the … More The post Mike Epps Clears Up Feud With Kevin Hart: ‘We Still Brothers No Matter What’ appeared first on ComedyHype.Com | Comedy Network.... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’
The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I&r... [Read More]
James Acaster: ‘Brexiteers get amazingly angry about my tea joke’
The standup on his Netflix show, corduroy trousers, his dad’s backhanded compliments and the brilliance of female comicsKettering-born James Acaster, 33, a drummer turned comic, has been nominated for the Edinburgh comedy award a record five consecutive times. His current Netflix mini-series, ... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby's Nanette dares to dream of a different future – for ourselves and comedy | Jane Howard
The simplicity of the Australian standup’s Netflix special gives us space to laugh and cry, and inspires us to tell our own storiesNanette was billed as Hannah Gadsby’s departure from comedy. Instead, it has become the work that cemented the Australian’s career. A deconstruction of... [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]