Nish Kumar review – apoplectic state-of-the-nation standup
Soho theatre, LondonThe Mash Report host unleashes a high-octane, self-mocking political show brimming with exasperation and angerYou can tell it’s been two years since Nish Kumar’s last live show – as long as it’s possible, surely, for this most vociferous of comics to keep ... [Read More]
Theresa May drag queens: 'We've dined out on her leopard-print heels for years!'
Hard Brexit innuendos, frolics in fields of wheat, that strong and stable obsession … four drag queens reveal why the prime minister is camp goldSue Gives a Fuck Continue reading...... [Read More]
David Baddiel has the last laugh at his online trolls
Twitter abuse proves rich source of material for new standup showIf there’s one thing even the most stupid and bigoted of internet trolls may soon learn, it’s to be wary of getting into an argument with a funny Jewish guy on Twitter – particularly if that guy happens to be David Ba... [Read More]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
The Mash Report's Rachel Parris: 'There was a lot of excitement and fury'
The whip-smart comic talks about mocking Piers Morgan and Donald Trump, mixing scorn with good cheer and moving from songs to satire‘Determined cheerfulness is something I happen to do very well,” says Rachel Parris. If you’ve seen her live musical comedy shows, you won’t nee... [Read More]
Empire state of mind: the comedian untangling India's identity crisis
With his persona of a Raj-revering Indian, Anuvab Pal dons a Beefeater jacket and judge’s wig to trace colonial legacy in the standup show The EmpireReckoning with colonialism is on the minds of third-generation diaspora kids. Projects such as the Crimes of Britain website are monitoring Brita... [Read More]
As a comic, Al Franken joked about rape, sex robots and Afghan women
The Minnesota senator has apologised following allegations of sexual misconduct, and it is not the first example of his attitudes about women and sexSenator Al Franken of Minnesota apologised on Thursday after being accused of sexually harassing the journalist Leeann Tweeden in 2006, highlighting th... [Read More]
Lefty Scum: Josie Long and the protest jokers serenading the Labour faithful
Can funny songs change the world? Jonny & the Baptists and Grace Petrie join Josie Long for a spirited night of comedy that imagines nationalising the Queen’s swans and banning Daily Mail readers from seeing their grandchildrenProspects have changed dramatically for UK lefties over the las... [Read More]
Lefty Scum: Josie Long and the protest jokers serenading the Labour faithful
Can funny songs change the world? Jonny & the Baptists and Grace Petrie join Josie Long for a spirited night of comedy that imagines nationalising the Queen’s swans and banning Daily Mail readers from seeing their grandchildrenProspects have changed dramatically for UK lefties over the las... [Read More]