Jayde Adams

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Strictly Come Dancing to celebrate BBC centenary with themed week
BBC show will also return to Blackpool Tower ballroom after two-year break in new series launching next month

Jessica Murray

21, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Jayde Adams review – the comic on a mission to save modern man
From jokes about men’s waning dominance to a teary anecdote, this show runs through a range of emotions on a post-breakup journey

Brian Logan

17, Aug, 2022 @7:23 AM

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‘I’m the perfect person to show life at rock bottom’ – comic Jayde Adams becomes the life guru next door
The comedian’s new podcast plunders neighbourhood messageboards for fun, feuds, gossip and second-hand goldfish. She explains all – and looks ahead to her Edinburgh show, a support group for men in crisis

Rachel Aroesti

29, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021, No 8: Alma’s Not Normal
Sophie Willan’s brave, joyous comedy – which won a Bafta on its pilot alone – invites us to laugh in the face of life’s lemons

Hollie Richardson

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Flashback – Jayde Adams and her late sister, Jenna: ‘I started making jokes at her bedside, and I haven’t stopped since’
The comedian, actor and presenter talks about an old photograph, and how her big sister’s early death spurred her to write her award-winning debut standup show

Harriet Gibsone

11, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Alma’s Not Normal review – TV comedy at its rudest and most fabulous
Standup Sophie Willan’s semi-autobiographical sitcom about family, friendship and sex work is audacious television full of big laughs. The future of comedy is safe in her hands

Rebecca Nicholson

20, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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The week in TV: Help; The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill; Sex Education; Alma’s Not Normal
Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham bring huge heart to Jack Thorne’s Covid drama

Barbara Ellen

19, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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‘I went to school drunk in a bikini’: how Sophie Willan turned her chaotic life into sitcom gold
She won a Bafta for Alma’s Not Normal – and that was just the pilot episode. As the full series launches, the ex-standup talks about growing up in care, getting the comedy bug in Ibiza and finally hitting the big time

Emine Saner

06, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I’m double-vaxxed and won’t spit on you!’ Six standups on returning to live comedy
Andrew Maxwell, Olga Koch, Sadia Azmat and more reflect on the return of audiences after a year away – plus offer up some new jokes!

As told to Leonie Cooper

31, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'I almost wet myself laughing': 50 funny podcasts to make you feel much better
Has your daily walk become an endless trudge to nowhere? These podcasts, chosen by comedians, podcasters, Guardian writers and readers, are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face

05, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Crammed with comedy: Shedinburgh packs the fun of the fringe into a hut
With the Edinburgh festival shelved by Covid, standups have turned a garden shed into a stage for an online extravaganza. Our writer enjoys flashes of brilliance amid a dislocating experience

Brian Logan

04, Sep, 2020 @1:05 PM

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Forecast is funny: the best comedy shows to stream this summer
The Edinburgh fringe may have been cancelled but there are plenty of online gigs to enjoy featuring Dane Baptiste, Ivo Graham, Sarah Millican and more

Brian Logan

12, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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