Sunday, 25 August 2019

Irish comic’s taking the mick — out of himself

Irish comic’s taking the mick — out of himself

NOBODY spins a yarn like Jason Byrne. The comedian and Ireland’s Got Talent judge once built an entire Edinburgh Fringe show around a ...

 

Stand-ups both have lots to laugh about

Stand-ups both have lots to laugh about

A FORMER policeman and an eternally adolescent Geordie are among the comedy delights in store at the Kenton Theatre this autumn. On ...

 

Comedian can’t wait to play nuclear bunker again

Comedian can’t wait to play nuclear bunker again

SHE once played a comedy gig in a decommissioned nuclear bunker, so compering the Rewind festival’s Forever Stage next weekend ...

 

Panto auditions are open to everyone

Panto auditions are open to everyone

HAVE you ever dreamed of starring in panto? Thanks to the Kenton Theatre there’s a chance you could do so this Christmas. Sleeping ...

 

CBBC stars are game for a laugh at theatre

CBBC stars are game for a laugh at theatre

OVER the years there have been many different ways that comedy and light entertainment double acts have come together. Often they will ...

 

Comedian’s talking about his recovery

Comedian’s talking about his recovery

COMEDIAN Russell Brand is appearing at the Christ Church Centre later this month to talk about his recovery from addiction. The show ...

 

Life, death and Tory politics at festival

Life, death and Tory politics at festival

A CAVERSHAM man who survived a brain tumour and a “shy Tory” comedian are among the performers heading for this year’s Reading Fringe ...

 

Festival comedian is going beyond left and right

Festival comedian is going beyond left and right

THE German philosopher and poet Friedrich Nietzsche famously ventured “beyond good and evil” in his consideration of morality, writes ...

 

Festival comic’s enjoying the spotlight responsibly

Festival comic’s enjoying the spotlight responsibly

SHE’S one of the stars of BBC Radio 4 political comedy, having lit up The News Quiz and Where’s the F in News? Top stand-ups Eleanor ...

 

Funnymen are lighting up the Kenton

Funnymen are lighting up the Kenton

NEXT month’s “Comedy at the Kenton” features the talents of three of the UK’s most promising performers. BBC New Comedy Award finalist ...

 

Comic jokes as naturally as the rest of us breathe

Comic jokes as naturally as the rest of us breathe

Jo Brand | Christ Church Centre | Thursday, June 13 Jo Brand | Christ Church Centre | Thursday, June 13 IT was like chatting to an old ...

 

Comedian apologises for ‘crass’ battery acid joke

Comedian apologises for ‘crass’ battery acid joke

JO BRAND apologised for her remark about throwing battery acid at politicians during an appearance in Henley. She was criticised after ...

 

TV comedian is looking to her legacy with latest show

TV comedian is looking to her legacy with latest show

SHE’S appeared on the likes of QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo, while also shining on quiz shows The Weakest Link and Pointless. ...

 

Erudite Essex comic is an outsider looking in

Erudite Essex comic is an outsider looking in

RUSSELL Kane is more than just a stand-up. He’s like a comedy David Attenborough who, instead of the animal kingdom, focuses his ...

 

Ass the last you’ll see of me, pledges comic

Ass the last you’ll see of me, pledges comic

FIRST the sad news. As the name suggests, Into the Punset is the farewell tour of UK-based Canadian gag master Stewart Francis — ...

 

Comedy world première offers tumthing different

Comedy world première offers tumthing different

SALLY Hughes is feeling excited — about A Belly Full, the new dance-based comedy that has just opened at the Mill at Sonning, and ...

 

New belly dancing comedy has plenty of good vibrations

New belly dancing comedy has plenty of good vibrations

A Belly Full | The Mill At Sonning | Thursday, May 2 THERE’S some great writing in A Belly Full and some very funny moments — as you’d ...

 

Comic’s new show is not to be missed

Comic’s new show is not to be missed

Jack Dee | Kenton Theatre | Tuesday, April 23 ONE of the very occasional bonuses of living in London (as I used to) was the ready ...

 

Improv veterans let the tour bus take the strain

Improv veterans let the tour bus take the strain

HE’S the Have I Got News For You team captain known for his surreal and ultra-deadpan flights of fancy, but Paul Merton has also been ...

 

Comedic ‘Riches’ all the way from Fringe

Comedic ‘Riches’ all the way from Fringe

A COMEDIAN who took not one but three hit shows to last summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival is setting out on his first ever UK tour, ...

 

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