Reviews

Eddie Pepitone
The last time I went to see Eddie Pepitone it was downstairs at the Tron pub during the Edinburgh Festival last summer and I had to fight my way past a minor kerfuffle outside. As I squeezed past the... more
omid djalili
"Three stars, but it read like a four,"  "Four stars, but it read like a three," "Five stars, but it read like a one." You can't win when star ratings are added to reviews. When I reviewed Omid... more
Aziz Ansari, aka Tom Haverford from Parks & Recreation, has just announced a UK date at Hammersmith Apollo on June 15. Let's hope he is as good as he was when I saw him at Soho Theatre in... more
eddie izzard
It's a tale of two Eddies this week. The last time I saw Eddie Izzard in March he was doing a short set at the Altitude Festival in Austria before shooting off to perform his new Force Majeure show... more
jimmy carr
The adage is that there is no such thing as bad publicity. And while Stuart Hall might not agree with that at the moment, Reginald D Hunter's demographic is hardly shrinking following his recent... more
the job lot
Well, you can't win them all. ITV1 might be on a bit of a roll at the moment, but I'm not convinced that new sitcom The Job Lot is going to keep up their hit rate. Then again, no living creature has... more
omid djalili
As I've written about elsewhere, May seems to mark the kick off of the comedy charity season. So why not start the month as you mean to go on by supporting a worthwhile cause while also having a... more
marcus brigstocke
Stand ups have always been happy to do their bit for charity, but this May that urge to help out seems to have gone into overdrive. Maybe it's the comedy faction of the Big Society in action, maybe... more
There is much talk in media circles about ITV being on a roll at the moment. They've cracked costume drama with Downton Abbey and contemporary drama with Broadchurch. But can they crack that toughest... more
Andy Zaltzman
Is it possible to have too much politics at a satirical show? That thought lodged in my brain half-way through Political Animal, the semi-regular club night which has transferred to the Udderbelly... more

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