Chortle Awards
When the fifth Chortle Award winner was announced last night and Pappy's won best Character or Sketch Act I received a sharp nudge in the ribs from my partner as she said "you know the results... more
Doc Brown
About three years ago at the Edinburgh Festival a friend came up to me in the bar and said that I had to see a new performer called Dr Brown. My friend said that he was brilliant and completely... more
Alan partridge
And so the waiting is over. After all the rumour, gossip and on-off-on-ness of the project, the Alan Partridge movie is happening. It was announced today that it will be called Alan Partridge: Alpha... more
russell brand
Foulmouthed Frankie Unleashes Torrent Of Anti-Royal Abuse At Russell Brand's Charity Show. I'm not a headline writer but I could see something like this coming. None of the critics who reviewed last... more
john bishop
I don't know what it is about stand-up comedy but everyone seems to be at it these days. Maybe it's because nobody has any job security any more. Maybe it's because everyone at heart is a bit of a... more
In 2003 I reviewed Ealing Live, a modest little comedy club in a dingy back room at Ealing Film Studios. It was an oddly memorable gig. None of the people involved were particularly famous but for... more
Daniel Simonsen
Strange goings-on at Daniel Simonsen at the Soho Theatre last night. The Foster's Award Best Newcomer was delivering his laid-back, deadpan schtick and going down pretty well when he looked at his... more
A brilliant interview with Jerry Sadowitz appeared on the British Comedy Guide website last night. Well, brilliant if you are one of the many broadminded people who have read it, maybe not so... more
David Bowie is not the only artist on the comeback trail at the moment. The comedy circuit seems to be in danger of getting clogged up with performers dusting off their funny bones, the stand-up... more
Hello Reader. There should have been a think-piece about Daniel Kitson here to tie in with his new Monday night show on Resonance FM. However, shortly after it was posted I had a message that Daniel... more
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