The comedy industry is hardly notorious for being good for your mental health. The uncertainty of spending lots of time away from home, performing for not enough money in the hope of gaining the... more
Opinion: Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019 - Best Newcomer Predictions
New sponsor, new comedy! Digital TV channel Dave is sponsoring the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for the first time this year. So they, as well as the rest of us hungry humour vampires, must be on the look... more
Faye Treacy is a comedian and a musician who was crowned Best Newcomer at the Musical Comedy Awards in 2015. She currently presents a show on Scala Radio on Saturdays from 6pm to 8pm. Below she... more
Opinion: See It, Say It, Shut Up! By Brandon Robshaw
Welcome to the world of the never-ending tour. Adam Kay is doing a West End run at the Garrick Theatre of his latest show. Well, I say latest. It's the show I reviewed here in March 2017. And I was... more
It's not easy to pick out the best gigs from the ones I've seen this year. I've probably seen around 250 comedy shows in 2018. Although just to reassure you that I'm not completely consumed by comedy... more
Update: in case you missed this and don't understand the concept of iPlayer this is being repeated on BBC2 on Saturday, January 26. The comments started flooding in on social media pretty soon... more
It was reported this week that Kevin Bridges had issues with hecklers again. It is not the first time. Although on this occasion he was also feeling poorly when he walked offstage early, but... more
OK, first of all I realise we are not war reporters. I realise that most of us don’t have to wear flak jackets to do our jobs. It’s just that lately it has started to feel that way.A couple of weeks... more
Below is an excerpt from the new book Today South London, Tomorrow South London. It is written by the enigmatic lounger-around-town Dulwich Raider. Today South London, Tomorrow South London is... more
Next year I’m 37. That means I will have been doing comedy for 20 years. It sounds ridiculous even writing it especially as it feels like yesterday I did my first open spot as a bright eyed, naively... more
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