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Sara Pascoe interview

With a frank new book causing waves and a new tour on the go, stand-up star and writer Sara Pascoe talks to Jay Richardson about sharing highly personal experiences, and struggling to avoid a God complex.

Jay Richardson, WOW 247, 30th May 2016

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age Tour review

Russell Kane's latest stand-up show is classic Kane. It's funny, hyperactive and jam-packed with funny stories and laugh-out-loud gags. But this time, he's grown-up.

Lauren Maughan, The Reviews Hub, 29th May 2016

Shazia Mirza talks truth and honesty in comedy

Shazia Mirza is a hilarious British Asian stand-up comedian. Her personal, honest and unapologetic humour makes her one of the funniest women in the UK.

Nazhat Khan, DESIbiltz, 29th May 2016

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken - review

He is, in short, the whole package: a talented mime, an immediately likeable on-stage presence, and a brilliantly funny comic.

Fergus Morgan, The Reviews Hub, 28th May 2016

Brighton Festival: Alexei Sayle, Corn Exchange, review

Sayle was tired of stand-up for many years, wisely turning to writing instead. But he's recently revived his old art, and promises to return to it again soon. The genius I remember from Essex, though fitful here, still sparks

Nick Hasted, The Arts Desk, 28th May 2016

Craig Campbell: Don't Look Down review

Campbell is a generous performer and the show is of epic length but it is hard to avoid the conclusion that a more disciplined approach would have given a better show and that less might have been more satisfying.

Dave Cunningham, The Reviews Hub, 28th May 2016

Eddie Izzard: 'The greatest love of my life? My mother'

The comedian, actor and writer on his 27 marathons in 27 days and his most treasured possession.

Rosanna Greenstreet, The Guardian, 28th May 2016

Kieran Hodgson interview

From Not The Nine O'Clock News to Anchorman, the standup reveals the things he finds the funniest.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 27th May 2016

Review: Gary Delaney/Andy Robinson

"You look like a big strong man - as strong as a paedophile's password." And with his opening gag, Gary Delaney has shown that he's not a comedian for the easily shocked. His support act, Andy Robinson, is very much a comedian for the easily amused.

Toby O'Connor, Bristol 24/7, 27th May 2016

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience review

If 'the proof of the pudding is in the eating' then certainly the diners recovering over their cheesecake after the neat ending are enthusiastic to a guest. It lives up to the Experience title but don't go for a relaxing evening out and make sure you start eating as soon as any food arrives in front of you.

Bill Avenell, The Reviews Hub, 27th May 2016

Mark Steel review

The main strength of Who Do I Think I Am? is, however, Steel's warm and unaffected personality.

Dave Cunningham, The Reviews Hub, 27th May 2016

Count Arthur Strong to appear in panto

Count Arthur Strong is make his real-life pantomime debut. The bumbling character created by Steve Delaney is to play Baron Hardup in Cinderella at the London Palladium this Christmas.

Chortle, 26th May 2016

Comedy chain Glee wins 2nd appeal against TV producers

A UK comedy chain has won a second appeal hearing against the producers of US television series Glee.

The Stage, 26th May 2016

Guest blog: I, Michael Legge

How to tolerate this upsetting blip between oblivions? We eat, we work, we watch Bake Off and our reward is eternal and coveted nothingness. Grave, grave, welcome us. Stop constantly calling and open your door. Until then we function and numb ourselves to horror.

Michael Legge, Beyond the Joke, 26th May 2016

Reginald D Hunter interview

The comedian, who has taken flak for use of the N-word and other explosive material, is worried about freedom of expression.

Brian Boyd, Irish Times, 26th May 2016

Live@Loft is new venue for Perth Comedy Club

Just Laugh, Perth's long-running comedy club, is soaring to even loftier heights. The popular comedy night has relocated to South Street entertainment spot Live@The Loft.

Alison Lowson, Daily Record, 26th May 2016

Sean Kelly on his stand-up

Best known to audiences as the face of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly is also a stand-up comic famous for his high energy stage shows.

Wow 247, 25th May 2016

Comedy review: Sara Pascoe at the Soho Theatre, W1

A compressed version of the comedian's tour show was too slick and ingenious to be boring, but little of it translated into laughs.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 25th May 2016

Review: Wayne Deakin, Ivo Graham & Andrew Ryan

Review of the latest Bramall Comedy Night.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 25th May 2016

Mark Maier: 'Anti-Semitism is all the rage'

Confessing he's not one of those stand-ups who relishes a heckle, he adds: "Years ago at a gig, some drunken anti-Semitic fool in the audience shouted 'why don't' you f**k off back to Golders Green?' I mumbled something awkward about him being a Nazi but had I had a bit more experience I might have said something mildly amusing like 'you think I can afford to live in Golders Green? Have you seen the prices?'"

Bridget Galton, Ham and High, 24th May 2016

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