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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Cast for Aliens

Cast for Aliens

Michael Socha and Michaela Coel will lead the cast of Aliens, E4's comic drama about a group of extra-terrestrials. Read

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman's first book

Susan Calman has signed a deal to write her first book, about living and coping with depression. Read

Royal Albert Hall comedy

Royal Albert Hall comedy

The world famous Royal Albert Hall is launching a series of late night gigs in its Elgar Room. Full details: Read

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Boy Meets Girl interviews

Rebecca Root and Harry Hepple talk about taking on the lead roles in the BBC's new sitcom Boy Meets Girl. Read

Cradle To Grave

Cradle To Grave

Writer Jeff Pope introduces BBC series Cradle To Grave, and we hear from some of the key cast members too. Read

New Al Murray MP sitcom

New Al Murray MP sitcom

A new Al Murray sitcom is in development, which would see his Pub Landlord character become an MP. Read

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Dapper Laughs gets live DVD

Controversial comedian Dapper Laughs is to release his own live stand-up DVD later this year. Read

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons wins Foster's

Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen and Karen Koren's Gilded Balloon have won the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Read

The Making Of Dad's Army

The Making Of Dad's Army

The BBC is to dramatise the story of how writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft made Dad's Army. Read

The Bun Club

The Bun Club

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Jim Howick are set to star in new Radio 4 show Bun Club. Read