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bill pertwee
Ah well, there goes another one. The death of Bill Pertwee, aka ARP Warden Hodges from Dad's Army has died, aged 86. Cue tributes, trending on Twitter and Tweets which are variations on the theme of... more
the world's end
I'm getting increasingly excited by the prospect of The World's End coming out this summer. The trailers are tantalising, the cast is a classy roll-call of comedy's top brass and the team behind it... more
1. Don't forget your notebook.2. But more importantly don't lose your notebook. Nothing could be worse than it falling into the wrong hands. I dropped mine in the Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh a... more
gina yashere
I went to see Gina Yashere at the Udderbelly last night. Good fun, never less then entertaining, discussing everything from the Woolwich killing and the Ohio hostages to needing reading glasses and... more
Tommy Cooper
Update 3/6/13 Just heard today that comedian Joe Lycett has been cast as Dustin Gee in this project below. This is interesting – Gee was the double act partner of Les Dennis and died of a heart... more
limbo
OK, let's not beat around the bush, let's talk money. When reviewing comedy shows critics review the performance and try to keep everything else – the weather, their mood, the neighbour munching... more
michael mcintyre
You don't get to be a comedy superstar by accident, by having a bit of luck or by having a canny manager. I'm sure all of those things help, but I've seen Michael McIntyre twice in the last week and... more
michael mcintyre
You don't get to be a comedy superstar by accident, by having a bit of luck or by having a canny manager. i'm sure all of those things help, but i've seen Michael McIntyre twice in the last week and... more
lee evans
5pm Update – Following publication of this piece Jason Byrne tweeted to explain that "Lee Evans begged me to close, he said he couldn't follow the byrne magic"...Went to see the C4 Comedy Gala at the... more
watson & oliver
1.The recent BBC4 documentary Frost on Sketch Shows suggested that the sketch show was in the doldrums because all the best comedians want to be stand-ups these days. Well Frosty should pay more... more

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