Comedy

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Hear me out: why The Dilemma isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending maligned films is a reappraisal of Ron Howard’s starry relationship comedy

Stephen Snart

26, Feb, 2021 @7:23 AM

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Stand Up & Deliver review – will Shaun Ryder tickle your funny bone?
Five comedians mentor five celebrities – from a Tory peer to the Happy Mondays singer – in the art of live comedy for charity. Even when the jokes don’t land, it’s a laugh

Rebecca Nicholson

25, Feb, 2021 @10:05 PM

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Kelsey Grammer 'gleefully anticipates' reboot of Frasier
Actor will reprise his role in the return of one of television’s most successful sitcoms after 17 years

Mark Brown and Hannah J Davies

25, Feb, 2021 @4:50 PM

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Seth Meyers on pandemic winter: 'It’s like my soul has a hangnail'
Late-night hosts discuss aracial disparities in America’s vaccine rollout and Trump’s plea to Facebook to overturn his ban

Adrian Horton

25, Feb, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Frasier returns: Kelsey Grammer's comeback is loaded with risk
Can Grammer successfully reprise his role in the classic comedy as fastidious radio psychiatrist Dr Frasier Crane?

Mark Lawson

25, Feb, 2021 @3:34 PM

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The 20 best Michelle Pfeiffer films – ranked!
She blazed a trail as gangsters’ molls and slinky lounge acts, then returned from a career break to essay a variety of wicked witches, comic turns and grand dames. Next month she’ll be seen as a penniless heiress in acclaimed comedy French Exit. But which are her best roles?

Peter Bradshaw

25, Feb, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

25, Feb, 2021 @7:52 AM

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Restless Natives review – classic Scottish comedy is a reminder of a sweeter era
A gleeful sense of humour powers Michael Hoffman’s 1985 crime caper, part of Scotland’s cinematic response to Thatcherism

Peter Bradshaw

25, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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TV tonight: celebs are given two weeks to deliver a standup routine
Rev Richard Coles and other celebs are paired up with professional comics to test their comedy skills. Plus: the last of Back. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Graeme Virtue, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

25, Feb, 2021 @6:20 AM

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Danielle Walker: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
In this weekly series, we ask our favourite funny people to send across 10 of their favourite links. Danielle Walker’s are very weird and good

Danielle Walker

24, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Trevor Noah on Republicans: 'Every year they make it 5% harder to vote'
Late-night hosts recap Republican efforts to restrict voting access and Biden’s speech mourning 500,000 Americans lost to Covid

Adrian Horton

24, Feb, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Improv your lockdown: the comedian delivering laughs and life hacks
Pippa Evans, star of improvised musical Showstopper!, has written a self-help book based on her stage experiences. ‘Yes … and?’ asks our comedy critic

Brian Logan

24, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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