Sara Pascoe

TV Review: Frankie Boyle's American Autopsy, BBC iPlayer/BBC2

The US Election was only last week and it already feels as if everything has been said about an event that has turned the world upside down. Or, more importantly in this case, that every joke has been made about it. But you can always rely on Frankie Boyle to nudge the taboo barrier a little further, which he does magnificently at the end of this topical show, painting a portrait of a post-Trump apocalypse that makes Bosch’s pictures of hell seem positively benign.

News: New Tour Dates For Sara Pascoe Including Big London Show

Sara Pascoe has added a string of extra dates to her acclaimed Animal tour. There will now be 21 additional shows, beginning at The North Wall in Lincoln on the 10th March 2017 and concluding at The Old Rep in Birmingham on the 29th April 2017. Pascoe plays the Duchess Theatre in London on April 24.

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Frankie Boyle Delivers His American Autopsy On BBC

Update 14/11: OK, forget what I said earlier, it went up late but it's there now. Link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083s663

Frankie Boyle is to give his verdict on the US Elections on the BBC in November.

News: All Star Old Vic Benefit For Calais Migrants

Daniel Kitson is compering a benefit that has been hastily arranged to raise money to provide humanitarian aid for those who are and have been stuck in the Calais Jungle migrants’ camp. It is at the Old Vic in London on October 13.

Latitude Review: Sara Pascoe

The audience in the Latitude comedy tent can be a bit of a mixed bunch. Families having a picnic, friends sheltering from the sun or the rain or just slackers and stoners flaked out after a hard night. Not necessarily comedy fans. But it was clear by the cheer when Sara Pascoe came on that a lot of people knew her and wanted to hear what she had to say, which always makes a performer happier than confusion or indifference (which seemed to be what Nick Helm was experiencing when I arrived as he was finishing). 

Live Review: Sara Pascoe, Soho Theatre

This review first appeared in the Evening Standard here. 

 

If you ever stay at Sara Pascoe’s house do not use her electric tooth- brush. One of the various intimate revelations in this brisk, condensed version of her touring show Animal explains what she does with it. Dental hygiene is not involved.

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Classic Interview: Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe is on a bit of a roll at the moment. She is a TV regular, she is touring the UK and her first book, Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, has just been published and has been getting great reviews. Ooh look, here's one.

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Book Review: Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, by Sara Pascoe

A couple of years ago every stand-up with a TV credit under their belt seemed to be knocking out an autobiography as if they were going out of style. Sara Pascoe’s first book is very different to that. Animal is more anthropology than autobiography. No mention of life on the road, big breaks or meeting celebrities, this is more of a self-help manual. Mainly for young women I would suggest, but all women and all men should read it too.

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Exclusive: All-Star Mentors Announced For Funny Women Awards

The Funny Women Awards have announced their celebrity mentors.

The finalists of the Stage Award, which takes place at Koko in Camden on September 28 and is compered by Kerry Godliman, can look forward to expert advice from Zoe Lyons, Doon Mackichan, Shazia Mirza, Sara Pascoe, Tiffany Stevenson and Ellie Taylor.

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