Comedy

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Project Space 13 review – lockdown comedy takes aim at pretentious artworld
A performance artist who cages himself in a New York gallery while the pandemic confines the city outside provides some easy comedy

Cath Clarke

06, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Nina Conti: The Dating Show review – joy and chaos with the magical matchmaker
Aided by audience volunteers, the fleet-footed comic balances several difficult tricks at the same time before a finale set in an erotic fire station

Brian Logan

06, Dec, 2021 @1:58 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021: 50-31
Skip intro … our rundown of the year’s best telly dances through an NYC drag ball, finds love life lols in LA and goes lockdown loopy with Bo Burnham

06, Dec, 2021 @6:02 AM

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Michael Spicer review – online satirist delivers his greatest hits
The YouTuber drily responds to some chucklesome internet footage, and plays the part of a frustrated political adviser, in onstage re-enactments of his best clips

Brian Logan

05, Dec, 2021 @5:09 PM

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Mel Brooks on losing the loves of his life: ‘People know how good Carl Reiner was, but not how great’
From best friend Carl Reiner to wife Anne Bancroft, the great comic has had to face great loss. But even in the middle of a pandemic, the 95-year-old is still finding ways to laugh

Hadley Freeman

04, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Stephen Colbert on the US supreme court: ‘We don’t live in a democracy’
Late-night hosts discussed the attempt to dismantle Roe vs Wade and the latest unhinged Omicron conspiracy theories

Guardian staff

03, Dec, 2021 @3:47 PM

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Megan Stalter review – a true star turn from the super-silly comic
As a wannabe stage and screen queen in the spotlight, the American comedian brings to life her character’s unquenchable thirst for attention

Brian Logan

03, Dec, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Harlem review – Girls Trip creator’s Amazon series is a mixed bag
The 10-episode comedy from Tracy Oliver, which follows four thirtysomething black friends in New York, invites comparisons to Issa Rae’s superior Insecure

Adrian Horton

03, Dec, 2021 @8:01 AM

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Single All the Way review – Netflix’s first gay Christmas romcom
The streamer’s latest formulaic festive movie is more of the same but with an LGBT twist, competently made but lacking in chemistry

Benjamin Lee

02, Dec, 2021 @8:41 PM

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String v Spitta review – children’s entertainers do battle
This odd-couple double act of east London MC and toffee-nosed children’s entertainer are great fun for adults

Brian Logan

02, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Colbert on Mark Meadows’ new book: ‘Happy to undermine democracy, but he won’t swear’
Late-night hosts react to the former White House chief of staff’s book claim that Trump tested positive for Covid days before 2020 debate with Joe Biden

Adrian Horton

02, Dec, 2021 @4:16 PM

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The Shop Around the Corner review – 1940 Lubitsch romcom still a Christmas delight
James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan’s love-hate romance, which spawned many later meet-cutes, is more eccentric than you might remember

Peter Bradshaw

02, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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