Bridget Christie

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Get the joke: how live captioning lets more comedy fans enjoy every punchline
Lara Ricote is among the standups whose gags have landed with deaf and hearing people thanks to the work of stenographer Claire Hill

Rachael Healy

16, Jan, 2024 @12:06 PM

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The most profound finale of the year: why menopause comedy The Change is life-affirming TV
Bridget Christie’s glorious sitcom tackles everything from sexism to the climate crisis. It gives us a sorely needed onscreen role model and its ending is gorgeous. Roll on season two!

Hollie Richardson

06, Jul, 2023 @4:06 PM

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The Change review – Bridget Christie’s super-cool menopause comedy is like nothing else on TV
She decides to take back 3.5 million minutes of domestic drudgery, jump on a motorcycle and set off on a voyage of self discovery. Hot flushes have never looked hotter!

Ellen E Jones

21, Jun, 2023 @9:35 PM

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‘My reproductive life is over? That’s liberating!’ Bridget Christie on comedy, TV and the menopause
What’s it like to break into television in your 50s? The award-winning standup talks about her new series The Change, her late-blooming career and her issues with Tupperware

Emine Saner

15, Jun, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Encore! Surefire shows returning for the Edinburgh festival in 2023
In the run-up to the festival, our writers will choose new productions that have caught their eye – but here’s a selection of those we’ve already reviewed

Chris Wiegand, Anya Ryan, Brian Logan, Mark Fisher, Kate Wyver, Arifa Akbar and David Jays

29, May, 2023 @1:51 PM

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Beyond The Comic Strip: what does ‘alternative comedy’ mean in 2022?
A scene that started as a counter to straight standup at the end of the 1970s is still hard to peg – but it’s much more than just weird stuff that doesn’t work on telly

Rachael Healy

29, Jun, 2022 @11:11 AM

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On my radar: Bridget Christie’s cultural highlights
The comedian on Jon Ronson’s take on the culture wars, an app for menopausal women, and a life-affirming book about death

Bridget Christie

27, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Bridget Christie: Who Am I? review – a comic ahead of the crowd
The standup’s rich and playful show about the menopause combines ingenious silliness with campaigning ferocity

Brian Logan

17, Nov, 2021 @3:11 PM

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Comedian Bridget Christie: ‘I see my flasher’s penis all the time. But I can make horrible things amusing’
The comic has come blazing out of lockdown fearless and on full throttle, buying a motorbike for her 50th birthday and turning the menopause – along with an incident in a park – into comedy gold

Rachael Healy

20, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'Like being in a speakeasy during Prohibition' – standups on their first gigs since lockdown
Bridget Christie was a bag of nerves, Suzi Ruffell played Covid for laughs and Stephen K Amos was so rusty he needed a clipboard ... top comics on the thrill of returning

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

06, Oct, 2020 @2:44 PM

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Standup Under the Stars: comics bounce back with a live show – and a sheathed mic
Bridget Christie pokes fun at Madonna, Suzi Ruffell talks smear tests and John Robins is heckled about Butlins – all through a specially sheathed mic. Our critic’s first standup gig in months is a riot of joy and tension

Brian Logan

03, Sep, 2020 @12:59 PM

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