'I'm still in the game': Sandra Bernhard on stage fright, The King of Comedy and not running for president
The comic, singer and actor, performing in the UK for the first time in seven years, answered your questions 2.16pm GMTThanks for all the questions - I'll be at Ronnie Scott's at the end of the week! 2.14pm GMTunprinted asks:What does the song You Make Me Feel Mighty Real mean to you? Why chose to c... [Read More]
'I'm still in the game': Sandra Bernhard on stage fright, The King of Comedy and not running for president
The comic, singer and actor, performing in the UK for the first time in seven years, answered your questions 2.16pm GMTThanks for all the questions - I'll be at Ronnie Scott's at the end of the week! 2.14pm GMTunprinted asks:What does the song You Make Me Feel Mighty Real mean to you? Why chose to c... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby on the male gaze in art: 'Stop watching women having baths. Go away.'
In her new ABC show Nakedy Nudes, the Tasmanian-born comedian delights in taking the highbrow mantle off art history“Art history taught me I have no place in history,” said Hannah Gadsby in her furious, hilarious, devastating stand-up show Nanette. “Women didn’t have time to ... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby on the male gaze in art: 'Stop watching women having baths. Go away.'
In her new ABC show Nakedy Nudes, the Tasmanian-born comedian delights in taking the highbrow mantle off art history“Art history taught me I have no place in history,” said Hannah Gadsby in her furious, hilarious, devastating stand-up show Nanette. “Women didn’t have time to ... [Read More]
Sandra Bernhard webchat – post your questions now
The comic, singer and actor, performing in the UK for the first time in seven years, will answer your questions at 1pm GMT on Monday 19 February 3.00pm GMTSandra Bernhard webchat – post your questions nowTo call Sandra Bernhard a triple threat would be selling her short. Since she started out ... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle's 'reckless' #MeToo and trans jokes have real after-effects
In his Netflix shows the comic defends his right to provoke, but protests against his gags about misconduct allegations and transgender people are justifiedDave Chappelle’s first Netflix specials, released last spring, left his reputation in need of recovery. Those two sets were widely critici... [Read More]
Daliso Chaponda: from Malawi to a major UK tour with gags about slavery
Daliso Chaponda gets laughs from topics other comedians shun. After a whirlwind year of success on Britain’s Got Talent, he explains why he does itJokes about famine and slavery are not the standard fodder of a comedy routine, but Daliso Chaponda revels in crossing the line.The 38-year-old Mal... [Read More]
The League of Gentlemen announce 2018 UK tour
The dark comedy foursome are to hit the road, taking new show to ‘all the wonderful local places in our increasingly local country’Their three forthcoming reunion specials for the BBC are among this Christmas’s most anticipated television shows. Now, the League of Gentlemen have an... [Read More]
'It sounds like Michael Bubbly!' Big Shaq rates his rivals for Christmas No 1
The coat-obsessed Man’s Not Hot rapper has made the viral pop hit of the year – and could now be the Christmas No 1. So does he think he can beat Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey and Gregory Porter?Amid the usual sleigh bells, string sections and festive lyrics in this year’s Christmas No ... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman: ‘Jokes I made 15 years ago I'd not make today’
Sarah Silverman’s comedy has always aimed a laser into the dark corners of sexism, racism and religion. But now she’s using her wit to make sense of the huge issues facing America. Sophie Heawood meets her in HollywoodArriving at the Hollywood studio complex where Sarah Silverman has her... [Read More]