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barking in essex
Lee Evans is one of comedy's most versatile superstars. He can fill arenas with his stand-up shows, he can do Samuel Beckett and he was sensational in the stage version of The Producers. So quite... more
The Wrong Mans
James Corden has certainly had a rollercoaster of a career in recent years. He has gone from award-winning hero in Gavin & Stacey to zero in his sketch show with Mathew Horne and then back to... more
lewis schaffer
A London traffic snarl-up-from-hell did its best to ruin my fun last night. Closures around Hyde Park meant I missed the first two acts at the annual benefit for engagingly experimental radio station... more
jason byrne
I don't think I've ever wanted to like a series as much as I wanted to like Father Figure. I've loved its star, Jason Byrne, for years. As a freewheeling stand-up he takes some beating and I've seen... more
About time
Good title. Maybe it's what a lot of Richard Curtis' critics thought when they read about him saying that this was likely to be his last film as a director. Right, that's the gag that's been nagging... more
matt okine
Matt Okine shared the Best Newcomer Award at this year's Melbourne Comedy Festival with Ronny Chieng and the two comedians' shows, which have both transferred from Edinburgh to the Soho Theatre ... more
Ronny Chieng
The Edinburgh Fringe seems a long way away now, but for some there is no let-up in their globe-trotting quest for giggles. Two Australia-based comedians, Matt Okine and Ronny Chieng, have avoided... more
Fred MacAulay
If there is one thing I like almost as much as comedy it is golf. Yes, that's right, golf. And I'm clearly not alone. I always tried to keep my obsession a secret because it felt more like the kind... more
Bad Education
Well, let's get the gag in before everybody else. Typical. You wait ages for a sitcom set in a school and then three come along in quick succession. We've just had David Walliams camping it up big... more
adrienne truscott
Heroes @ Bob's Bookshop***There is nothing like a big build up to threaten to spoil the fun. Over a couple of days before I saw Adrienne Truscott's show, Asking for It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy... more

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