Comedy

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Spitting Image stages revival – and this time the puppets are on a mission
Live theatre version of 1980s TV satire features Tom Cruise and other stars of showbiz trying to save ‘broken Britain’

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

26, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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John Mulaney review – upbeat tales of addiction and downfall
Mulaney may have lost some of the gloss on his reputation after nearly destroying himself with drugs, but his good cheer remains in place

Brian Logan

26, Jan, 2023 @1:07 PM

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Vittorio Angelone: Translations review – an eye-catching standup debut
The Irish-Italian comedian, nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh fringe, delivers his show with a light touch and ample self-irony

Brian Logan

25, Jan, 2023 @3:48 PM

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Ben Stevenson: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
The award-winning comedian is here to deliver only the internet’s finest, including Bo Burnham, a Seinfeld 9/11 script and two appearances from Paul Rudd

Ben Stevenson

25, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Jack Dee: ‘I’m a positive energy kind of guy’
The comedian on doing standup in prison, his first open mic with Paul Merton and taking I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue on tour

Interview by Liam Pape

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Crybabies: Bagbeard review – sci-fi caper boldly goes down a storm
The sketch trio throw a lot into their screwball adventure, from pagan festivals to alien apocalypse, but every gag pays off

Brian Logan

19, Jan, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Jokes about the climate crisis? Why not! Standup champ Lara Ricote targets another taboo
The disabled Mexican-American scooped best newcomer at Edinburgh with her scathing send-up of identity politics. But can she really wring some laughs out of the end of the world?

Brian Logan

17, Jan, 2023 @3:19 PM

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‘I get handed joints all the time’: why everyone wants to party with topless comic Bert Kreischer
He’s the wild frat boy turned middle-aged dad who loves guns, is friends with Joe Rogan and once helped rob a Russian train. Is Britain ready for the man who was America’s official No 1 hellraiser?

Rob Walker

17, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Jon Richardson: ‘My personal decline is much funnier than that of the country’
The comedian on supermarket petrol stations, working with his wife Lucy Beaumont and the comedy heroes he fell in love with in the 90s

Interview by Liam Pape

16, Jan, 2023 @9:13 AM

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Jen Brister: The Optimist review – expertly calibrated crabbiness
No one rages against life and the world better than Brister, but the comic is too good to be confined by her furious persona

Brian Logan

15, Jan, 2023 @11:21 AM

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Kelly Monteith obituary
American comedian whose influential BBC TV show mixed sitcom and standup material

Anthony Hayward

09, Jan, 2023 @4:52 PM

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Frankie McNair: Relax Your Knees review – silly, rediscovered
The sparkling Aussie brings their award-winning Melbourne comedy festival show to the UK

Brian Logan

09, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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