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Comedy

Rhys Nicholson review gross-out comedy soars to unexpected heights

Nicholson's routines are generic in places, but the man delivering them belongs on stage and isn't afraid to show it.

Character - Leicester Square Theatre

Michelle is about to turn forty and is desperate to finish her first novel before the big day arrives. Retreating to a countryside cottage, typewriter in tow, Michelle invites her oldest friend Freya to join her and help get the book finished, only to fin

She Stoops to Conquer, Northern Broadsides: Preview

Theatre Company Northern Broadsides are heading off on tour again, this time with a production of Oliver Goldsmith’s best known play She Stoops to Conquer. A comedy of manners set in the 18th century; the play has been relocated from the West Countr

Bridget Christie: Its trickery, hiding serious bits within a comic framework

Two years ago she delivered her standup routine to 10 people in a strip club. Now shes a star of the Edinburgh Fringe and touring the country. She talks biros, big families and why the new pope is bloody marvellousThe day after returning from playing 23

Seeing the Lights review well-observed comedy about caring for elderly relatives

Theatre-by-the-Lake, KeswickBrendan Murray's play succeeds because he has an acute and compassionate understanding of families Continue reading...

Jezebel, Soho Theatre – Review

I often wonder how much I should read about a show before I go – I don’t want any preconceived ideas about whether I’ll enjoy it or not but I also want an idea of what to expect.

Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

They’ve already given the world Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart, but now Jewish comedians are finally to have their own festival in Britain.

My Night With Reg review: A powerful yet sensitive story

IN WHAT appeared to liberals as a tragic irony and to reactionaries as a just reward, the gay liberation movement of the 1970s was followed by a virus that threatened not only what the community had gained but the community itself.

Richard Bean: 'I suppose I might get stabbed one day'

Playwright Richard Bean is not afraid of controversy, Dominic Cavendish discovers.

Richard Bean: 'I suppose I might get stabbed one day'

Playwright Richard Bean is not afraid of controversy, Dominic Cavendish discovers.