Anna Lowman
Celebrating the weird and the wonderful

Celebrating the weird and the wonderful

Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Published August 2012

Anna Lowman takes a look at the nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012, and determines that the two shortlists are, excitingly, populated by a lovely group of comics this year. Read

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society review

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society review

Published September 2011

Anna Lowman reviews ACMS - a fortnightly North London gig hosted and curated by John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck. Read

Laughing Boy gig review

Laughing Boy gig review

Published September 2011

Anna Lowman reviews the Live At The Apollo warm-up gig at the Laughing Boy Comedy Club in London, featuring Mark Watson, Andi Osho, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Jason Byrne and Andrew Maxwell. Read

Comedy Gold club night in Angel - review

Comedy Gold club night in Angel - review

Published July 2011

Anna Lowman reviews a night at Comedy Gold, which is in the Angel area of London. With James Redmond, Matt Kirshen, Pippa Evans, headliner Tom Stade and Daniel Rigby as MC. Read

Pajama Men review

Pajama Men review

Published June 2011

Anna Lowman gives a five star review to The Pajama Men... Read

The Comedy Crawl 2011: Review 1

The Comedy Crawl 2011: Review 1

Published May 2011

Anna Lowman has our first review from The Comedy Crawl. It turned out to be a weekend of excellent acts, logistical issues, lovely moments, and a sense of generally good-natured chaos... Read

Review: Josie Long and Friends

Review: Josie Long and Friends

Published April 2011

Anna Lowman reviews Josie Long and Friends at the Bush Hall. With James Acaster, John-Luke Roberts, Arnab Chanda and Tom Basden. Read

Big Sketch Bash review

Big Sketch Bash review

Published March 2011

Anna Lowman reviews the Big Sketch Bash at the 100 Club, with Ed Weeks, Totally Tom, Anna & Katy, The Three Englishmen, Pappy's and The Penny Dreadfuls. Review

John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck interview

John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck interview

Published March 2011

John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck talk to Anna Lowman about their new alternative comedy night. Warning: this interview contains a record number of annotations and footnotes. Read

Why producers should be fighting over Gutted

Why producers should be fighting over Gutted

Published February 2011

Anna Lowman gives five reasons why producers should be getting their wallets out for Gutted, the comedy musical... Read

Knock2Bag gig review

Knock2Bag gig review

Published January 2011

Anna Lowman reviews a Knock2Bag gig, featuring Colin Hoult, Daniel Simonsen, Cardinal Burns, Neil Dagley, Totally Tom and Paul Foot. Read

Gig Review: Live at the Chapel

Gig Review: Live at the Chapel

Published May 2010

Anna reviews a Live at the Chapel stand-up gig, starring Tom Basden, Angelos Epithemiou, Sean Hughes and Mark Watson. Read

The Ricky Gervais Show - preview

The Ricky Gervais Show - preview

Published February 2010

Anna Lowman previews The Ricky Gervais Show, the animated TV series based on the record-breaking podcasts. Read

Beyond The Pole review

Beyond The Pole review

Published February 2010

Anna Lowman reviews Beyond the Pole, a British comedy film starring Stephen Mangan and Rhys Thomas. Read

James Sherwood review

James Sherwood review

Published January 2010

Anna Lowman reviews a 2010 performance by musical comedy performer James Sherwood. Read

Christmas Comedy 2009 - How was it for you?

Christmas Comedy 2009 - How was it for you?

Published December 2009

Anna Lowman reviews the Christmas specials that were on TV over this festive period in 2009, including Victoria Wood, The Royle Family, Catherine Tate and Outnumbered. Read

Tim Key's 'Instructions' book: An attempted review

Tim Key's 'Instructions' book: An attempted review

Published December 2009

Anna Lowman reviews tautologously titled Tim Key's new book. Read

Introducing Anna Lowman

Introducing Anna Lowman

Published December 2009

Anna Lowman introduces herself and reveals her favourite comedians, sitcoms and sketch shows. Read


Brought up on Blackadder, The Fast Show and, er, The High Life, Anna is a comedy fan through and through. A freelance arts critic, she has written about live and TV comedy for various publications including The Guardian, TV Scoop and MusicOMH.com, making her a very lucky lass indeed.

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So On & So Forth series

So On & So Forth series

The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. It's a funny chat. Listen

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read

Where are the older comics?

Where are the older comics?

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people, particularly women, of our age in comedy?' Read

I Live With Models series

I Live With Models series

Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom. It's called I Live With Models. Read

Taking Liberties comedies

Taking Liberties comedies

The BBC has ordered comedies for its Magna Carta season, including a new Horrible Histories episode. Read

Laughing Horse finalists

Laughing Horse finalists

The 15 finalists involved in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 competition are listed here: Read

What is a joke?

What is a joke?

An article in which Dave Cohen looks at the structure of a joke, and explains how Aristotle got there first. Read

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard autobiography

Eddie Izzard is to write his memoirs. He has signed a book deal with a US publishing company. Read