There is a theory among performers that critics get into a huddle during the interval and decide what they are going write about a show and that's why we often agree about gigs. Can I say once and... more
Lee Evans is an intriguing performer. At the height of his arena-filling success he decided to give up stand-up. But he didn’t seem to pursue anything instead. He just kept a bit quiet. And now he is... more
Kurupt FM has been raided, and the boys have resorted to desperate measures to stay on the air. They attempt to raise money at a car boot sale to replace their seized equipment with the help of... more
Romesh Ranganathan has become so popular recently I'm surprised nobody has launched The Romesh Channel. If you look up the word ubiquitous in the dictionary you see a picture Romesh Ranganathan.... more
Mark Thomas is one of radical comedy’s national treasures so it feels apt that in his latest show he is looking at another national treasure, the National Health Service. The difference between them... more
A long time ago when Julia Davis co-starred in the decidedly warped BBC2 character comedy Human Remains with Rob Brydon I assumed Brydon was the one with the dark sensibility. Until I interviewed him... more
Is it a play? Is it a music gig? Is it a comedy gig? The Lost Disc is a bit of all three. John Lightbody is former DJ/journalist Stu Morecambe down on his luck and in search of a musical Marie... more
This is one of those reviews that isn't quite a review. This special extended one-off of This Country is now available on iPlayer but it also airs on BBC One – yes, BBC One – on Saturday night, so I... more
Most comedians of the same generation are pretty supportive of their colleagues but there was a thread on Facebook a while ago in which a few comics expressed concern about the success of Comedy... more
I always wondered if my philosophy degree would be of any use in the real world and finally it has. The Good Place is the first programme I can recall that namechecks serious thinkers such as... more
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