Comedy

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Joke theft is as old as comedy itself – and not easy to prove | Brian Logan
With the plagiarism claim against him, Kae Kurd joins an illustrious list of alleged copycats

Brian Logan

24, Sep, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Russell Brand review – piety, politics and parenting
The spiritual comedian’s lofty aspirations make way for funny riffs on fatherhood and lockdown in a self-ridiculing set

Brian Logan

20, Sep, 2021 @11:48 AM

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Norm Macdonald made you laugh by doing almost nothing | David Baddiel
The Canadian standup, most famous for Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, could make the familiar feel strange and new

David Baddiel

15, Sep, 2021 @2:01 PM

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Live at the Globe with Dara Ó Briain review – a tempest of great gags
The Mock the Week man clearly enjoys his turn on the prestige stage, and Jen Brister, Athena Kugblenu and Nina Conti are able supporting players

Brian Logan

14, Sep, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Olga Koch review – uproarious, gleefully obscene comedy
The Russian-born comic racks up the punchlines as she auditions to be a Bond girl, considers British quirks and recalls her schooldays

Brian Logan

09, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘The laughs hit me in the heart’: a view from the stage at Shakespeare’s Globe
After months of uncertainty and being told to retrain, I got my chance to act at a beautiful and iconic theatre. Fair bit of pressure not to be rubbish …

George Fouracres

08, Sep, 2021 @11:35 AM

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Disabled and clinically vulnerable shut out from return of live music and theatre
As social distancing disappears at UK arts venues, artists and audiences who need to shield are uncertain of the future

Rhian Jones

07, Sep, 2021 @1:07 PM

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The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show review – extraordinary vocal gymnastics and doofus energy
Jarred Christmas’s human cartoon antics and Hobbit’s virtuoso microphone skills jolly the crowd along – but the show wasn’t as interactive as billed

Brian Logan

06, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Phil Jerrod, ‘spectacularly talented’ comedian, dies aged 42
Comics including Romesh Ranganathan pay tribute to ‘caring and terrific’ standup, whose death from cancer has been announced

Chris Wiegand

06, Sep, 2021 @5:14 PM

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Simon Amstell review – shame, self-analysis and great gags
The comedian flops in a New York hotel room, sheds his inhibitions at an ayahuasca ceremony and visits a Berlin sex club as he explores his midlife crisis

Brian Logan

03, Sep, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Michael Spicer: ‘I’ve never been heckled, I’m an online comedian’
The comedy writer, performer and satirical video producer on the things that make him laugh the most

03, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Henry Normal: ‘Comedy’s like sugar. It makes things better but I wouldn’t eat it on its own’
The producer whose TV hits include The Royle Family and Gavin and Stacey on finding the poignancy in life’s little moments, and heading back to the comedy circuit with his poetry

Brian Logan

01, Sep, 2021 @7:04 PM

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