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If you’d had a medical examination that you felt was more intimate than it needed to be what would you do? Go to the General Medical Council? Go to the police? In the case of Greg Davies he turned it... more
In case you've been living in a cave without wi-fi you probably know that Peter Kay is going on tour next year whether you want to know or not. He told us on Tonight with Jonathan Ross and on... more
I’ve been visiting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 1963. In the early days there were six comedy shows in the programme, which was printed on vellum and hand-delivered to critics who were ferried... more
Editor's note: Journalist Nosheen Iqbal wrote an opinion piece in the Guardian headlined "Daniel Kitson can’t reclaim a racist word he’s never been the target of." The piece prompted considerable... more
There isn't really a comedy angle to this opinion piece, apart from the fact that when the death of film critic Barry Norman was announced yesterday the Mail Online illustrated the story with a... more
If Host The Week has been axed by Channel 4 after one episode, as has been reported, it joins a very select band of television comedies that were pulled earlier than planned. The most famous... more
There is a long-held assumption among performers that critics get into a huddle during an interval and decide what they are going to say about a show. That way nobody risks going out on a limb and... more
Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare is the theatre company who perform the bard with one member drunk. Read more about them here. Their Much Ado About Nothing opened recently to, shall we say, quite a range of... more
As a few of you will know, my show, My Family: Not The Sitcom was nominated for an Olivier Award this year. It didn’t win it, the award for that category going to Matthew Bourne’s beautiful ballet,... more
Following on from the excellent third series, BBC2 is repeating some earlier episodes. The 12 Days Of Christine, which went out again last week, certainly seems to be a favourite of a lot of fans... more

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