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I went to see Maria Bamford at the Leicester Square Theatre a while ago. It was quite possibly the gig of the year so far. You can read a review here.One of the best things about it might have been... more
Every time a new series of Benidorm starts I watch the first episode. I like to have an open mind and I like to think that maybe this time it'll become my favourite show. But no it doesn't. Rigid? me... more
Paul Sinha has been on tour with his latest show, Shout Out to My Ex. He shares some of his life-on-the-road wisdom with Beyond The Joke in the run-up to his two major shows at the Leicester Square... more
Adam Riches brings his acclaimed Edinburgh show, Inane Chicanery, to the Soho Theatre this week. Riches is famous, among other things, for getting members of his audience up onstage to play an... more
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

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