Reviews

jack whitehall
People might criticise Jack Whitehall for all sorts of things, but you can't knock his work ethic. On Monday night he was simultaneously guest-hosting Never Mind The Buzzcocks on BBC2 and putting in... more
Steve Richards
This review first appeared in the Evening Standard in July.Russell Brand has done Question Time so it is only fair that Steve Richards, chief political columnist for The Independent, is doing stand-... more
funny way
Funny Way To Be A Hero was first published in 1973. Since then comedy has changed beyond recognition. Or has it? John Fisher's update of his stylish and weighty tome complete with riveting rare... more
richard herring
This review first appeared in the Evening Standard here.Richard Herring has previously tackled love, religion and the history of the penis but now he has gone for the big one. In We're All Going to... more
David Brent
Update 7/3/14. David Brent has announced new UK dates for his band Foregone Conclusion. They will play Oxford New Theatre on May 14 and Hammersmith Apollo on May 16 & 17. Tickets will go on sale... more
andrew maxwell
Caling a comedian  a "safe pair of hands" might sound like a negative criticism, but in the case of seasoned campaigner Andrew Maxwell it is very much a positive. The diminutive Dubliner is the... more
pajama men
Is it a play or is it comedy? That's the cry that goes up whenever New Mexico supremos Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez bring another show to London. This latest piece does little to clarify the... more
Adam Hills
It is a proven scientific fact that it is impossible not to like Adam Hills. When the host of C4's The Last Leg filmed his new DVD at the Hammersmith Apollo there was a bit of a cock-up on the... more
Reginald D Hunter
Crazy hair, controversial opinions. No, not Russell Brand, but Reginald D Hunter. The soft-spoken American hit the front pages earlier this year for using the word "nigger" during a set at the PFA's... more
It's been business as usual for Russell Brand in the last few weeks. A kerfuffle on Newsnight where Jeremy Paxman called the guest editor of The New Statesman "trivial" and had a go at him for... more

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