Jay Richardson Comedy Reviews

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The Cat Laughs Festival 2013 - Full Report

The Cat Laughs Festival 2013 - Full Report

A detailed report from The Cat Laughs in Kilkenny, Ireland. The festival featured stand-up performances from comics including David O'Doherty and Tony Law, and included a screening of the second series of Sky sitcom Moone Boy.

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The Cat Laughs 2013 - Opening Night

The Cat Laughs 2013 - Opening Night

Published May 2013

Jay Richardson reports from the opening night of the Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny, featuring The Big Festival Preview and Kilkenny Exposed shows. Read

Review - Mark Watson: The Information

Mark Watson review

Published November 2012

Jay Richardson reviews Mark Watson's performance of his live stand-up show 'The Information' at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow... Read

Review - Dara O'Briain: Craic Dealer

Dara O'Briain review

Published October 2012

Jay Richardson reviews Dara O'Briain's Craic Dealer stand-up show at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. Read

Review - Kevin Bridges: The Story Continues

Kevin Bridges review

Published October 2012

Jay Richardson reviews The Story Continues, the live stand-up show from Scottish stand-up star Kevin Bridges. Read

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 3 Review

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 3 Review

Published June 2012

Jay Richardson reviews Chris Kent, Gearoid Farrelly, Adam Hills, Doc Brown and Al Murray in Kilkenny. Read

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 2 Review

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 2 Review

Published June 2012

For the second day of the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2012, reviewer Jay Richardson takes in Jack Dee's show. Read

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 1 Review

The Cat Laughs 2012 - Day 1 Review

Published June 2012

Jay Richardson reviews Adam Hills, Karl Spain, Josh Widdicombe and David O'Doherty at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 2012. Read

Angelos Epithemiou & Friends review

Angelos Epithemiou & Friends review

Published December 2010

Shooting Stars made an unlikely icon of Angelos Epithemiou. So it's perhaps unsurprising that Vic and Bob's anarchic daftness provides the template for this patchy but enjoyable live show from the former burger van owner. Read

Al Murray review

Al Murray review

Published December 2010

Jay Richardson reviews Al Murray The Pub Landlord's Barrel Of Fun live show... Read

Alun Cochrane review

Alun Cochrane review

Published November 2010

Jay Richardson reviews Alun Cochrane's stand-up show 'Jokes. Life. And Jokes about Life'... Read

Reginald D Hunter review

Reginald D Hunter review

Published November 2010

Jay Richardson reviews Reginald D Hunter's 2010 stand-up tour, which the comic admits was booked to promote a DVD as yet unfilmed... Read

Jimeoin review

Jimeoin review

Published November 2010

Jay Richardson reviews the latest stand-up show from Jimeoin - the comedian who recently had a big impact Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. Read

Armstrong & Miller review

Armstrong & Miller review

Published October 2010

Jay Richardson reviews Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller's live show. The duo are touring again for the first time in almost a decade. Read

Jay Richardson has written about comedy for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Channel 4, Scotsman, Herald, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald, Irish Times, Metro, Big Issue, Chortle, Punchline and The List. Happiest attending comedy festivals, he can be found as @jayirichardson on Twitter.

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Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross cooking show

Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as 'mouth watering'. Read

The John Bishop Show

The John Bishop Show

John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights. Read

Channel 5 is back

Channel 5 is back

Good news. Channel 5 is to start showing British comedy again, following a deal with Comedy Central. Read

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase

Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased at the BBC event: Read

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick to star in Stag

Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy thriller for BBC Two from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith. Read

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two orders 'Mum'

BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her. Read

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Sky Arts slapstick comedies

Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Kim Cattrall, Vic Reeves and Frank Skinner star in four physical comedies on Sky Arts. Read

Ballot Monkeys preview

Ballot Monkeys preview

Top comedy writers Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin introduce their new political sitcom, Ballot Monkeys. Read

Channel 4's Election Night

Channel 4's Election Night

Channel 4 is bringing back its Alternative Election Night format on 7th May, with Jeremy Paxman & David Mitchell. Read

Frankie and Benny

Frankie and Benny

Robert Ross celebrates the memories of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, who died on Easter weekend 1992. Read