Comedy

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Funny Festival Live review – BBC series puts standups back on stage
This chance to see new comedy faces, including Judi Love, Michael Stranney and Toussaint Douglass, reaps easygoing rewards

Brian Logan

08, Mar, 2021 @1:22 PM

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Sarah Silverman review – after a year of exile from the stage, a standup looks inward
Silverman shifts away from shock-peddling and scripted jokes in a Q&A that comes alive when she reflects on comedy itself

Brian Logan

07, Mar, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Hugh Dennis: 'I try to go so fast that it's impossible for anyone to heckle'
The comedian, actor, writer, and standup on the things that make him laugh the most

05, Mar, 2021 @2:00 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

05, Mar, 2021 @12:02 PM

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BGT standup sensation Nabil Abdulrashid: 'There's so many people to annoy!'
His routines about race, identity and a black Winston Churchill clocked 3,000 complaints. As he looks forward to touring again, the standup explains why he won’t be toning things down

Brian Logan

02, Mar, 2021 @3:55 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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Garth Marenghi: how the Edinburgh award winner found his Darkplace
Our series exploring the stage origins of hit comedies continues with the cult hospital horror show that scared up audiences to become a fringe sensation

Rachael Healy

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Odd couple: can a leftie comic teach a Tory baroness standup?
She used to chair the Conservatives. He used to perform in his underpants. Could Nick Helm turn Sayeeda Warsi into a comedian?

Michael Segalov

24, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'People think it’s some weird rite of passage': standing up to sexual harassment in comedy
Live comedy’s lack of regulation has enabled sexist and predatory behaviour but a group of female standups have ambitious plans to overhaul the industry

Rachael Healy

22, Feb, 2021 @11:16 AM

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After Hours with Margaret Cho review – say it with sexual adventure
Cho’s live-streamed Valentine’s Day sex advice workshop encompassed BDSM, bestiality and the fun that can be had with ‘pervertible’ household objects

Brian Logan

15, Feb, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Comedians Telling Erotic Stories review – first snogs, orgies and a come-on from Boris
Rachel Fairburn’s showcase aroused funny bones, if not G-spots, with Shappi Khorsandi, Lou Sanders and Will Duggan

Brian Logan

14, Feb, 2021 @1:38 PM

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Eddie Perfect gets introspective: ‘I had some success and some pretty epic public failures’
Broadway critics sneered at Perfect’s ‘Australian-bred’ musicals Beetlejuice and King Kong, but in his new stage show he has the last laugh

Jenny Valentish

11, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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