Comedy

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John Oliver on stolen antiquities in western museums: ‘Abject callousness on display’
The Last Week Tonight host digs into the history of stolen artifacts and the market in dubiously sourced antiquities

Adrian Horton

03, Oct, 2022 @3:47 PM

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Saturday Night Live: Miles Teller heads up a hit-and-miss season opener
The comedy show returns with a large portion of its cast gone and a patchy series of skits poking fun at Nicole Kidman, BeReal and Herschel Walker

Zach Vasquez

02, Oct, 2022 @1:56 PM

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Standup Jim Gaffigan: ‘I never wanted to do us-and-them comedy’
The Grammy-nominated US comedian with a nice-guy reputation has warmed up for the pope and doesn’t swear on stage. But since he called out Trump on Twitter, are we seeing a new, spikier side to the ‘king of clean’?

Brian Logan

01, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Stephen Colbert: ‘Our hearts go out to the people of Florida right now’
Late-night hosts discuss Hurricane Ian and Ginni Thomas, and Trevor Noah announces plans to step down from The Daily Show

Guardian staff

30, Sep, 2022 @2:47 PM

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism review – 80s-set superfun retro comedy horrorshow
The high-school and scary movies of the 1980s are wittily evoked in this tale of teenagers tested by demonic possession

Cath Clarke

30, Sep, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Robert Popper: ‘I’ve said so many times: I hate my friends – they’re so close, they can annoy you’
Friday Night Dinner was famously based on the writer’s own family. So who was the inspiration for the bickering best mates of his new show I Hate You?

Rich Pelley

30, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Hocus Pocus 2 review – belated Halloween sequel is far from bewitching
Bette Midler returns with her child-killing sisters in a disappointingly flat follow-up that tries too hard to soften the villains

Benjamin Lee

30, Sep, 2022 @5:14 AM

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Hannah Einbinder review – inventive, off-kilter standup from the Hacks star
Soho theatre, London
A brief but brazen set by the HBO series co-star shows a talent in full control of her own brand of scattershot comedy

Brian Logan

29, Sep, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Seth Meyers: ‘Putting Trump on the stand is like putting a chimpanzee in a school play’
Late-night hosts discuss decisions for the January 6 committee, Lizzo playing James Madison’s flute and Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida

Guardian staff

29, Sep, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Isy Suttie review – charming comic on a wild childhood chase
A thoroughly likable autobiographical show, comparing Suttie’s domestic midlife and her past daredevilry, hits the comic jackpot with its songs

Brian Logan

29, Sep, 2022 @2:32 PM

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Noises Off review – Frayn’s exquisite farce-within-a-farce finds new humanity
Felicity Kendal, Tracy-Ann Oberman and especially Joseph Millson are comic gifts in this 40th anniversary version that fits our times almost too well

Miriam Gillinson

29, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Post your questions for Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear
What do you want to ask the comedy besties as they get ready to celebrate three decades since the release of The Muppet Christmas Carol?

Rich Pelley

29, Sep, 2022 @12:26 PM

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