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Michael McIntyre, Big World Tour, review

Michael McIntyre's latest show is like an emergency air-drop of medicinal laughing-gas.

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph, 23rd March 2018

Lucy Porter interview

The actor, writer and comedian on the things that make her laugh the most.

Harriet Gibsone, The Guardian, 23rd March 2018

Comics to hold gala to support Louise Reay

A comedy gala will take place on Monday 21 May in support of comedian Louise Reay at the Lyric Theatre in London. Comedians confirmed to perform include Aisling Bea, Sara Pascoe, Nish Kumar, Josh Widdicombe, David O'Doherty, Josie Long, Rachel Parris, Ed Gamble and Lolly Adefope, with more names to be announced in due course.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd March 2018

Richard Herring interview

Richard Herring returns to Ireland next month on his Oh Frig, I'm 50! tour. David Roy quizzed the top stand-up, writer and podcaster about celebrating half a century of existence and his current state of relative contentment

David Roy, The Irish News, 23rd March 2018

Miles Jupp interview

Miles Jupp, the actor, comedian and host of BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, can't help but betray how very well brought up he is. Describing his latest role as Cousin Basil in the latest series of ITV's much-loved period drama The Durrells, he says: "I'm the family's cousin and a solicitor and very kindly they ask me to do some legal work."

Julia Llewellyn Smith, The Telegraph, 23rd March 2018

Simon Evans, Soho Theatre review - intellect examined

Modern politics laid bare.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 23rd March 2018

Mo Gilligan interview

Mo Gilligan on how he went from selling jeans to being an online comedy sensation.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 22nd March 2018

The Comedians at the King's - live review

Whether the screen version of The Comedians at the King's will change the minds of those who decides who appears on existing TV stand-up and panel shows is probably open to question, given how such programmes are often about developing relationships with emerging talent more than showcasing a tight ten honed over years on the circuit.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 22nd March 2018

Katherine Ryan: interview

'It turns out I do actually have a conscience'.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 22nd March 2018

No Gervais, defending shitposts not free speech matter

The freedom to joke is not in jeopardy.

Nick Pettigew, The New Statesman, 22nd March 2018

Interview: rarely asked questions - Mo Gilligan

Mo Gilligan interview.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd March 2018

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult review

She's skilful, she's entertaining, she's very funny in that way that makes you laugh at something you never thought you'd find funny, and she's a bit inspiring, sending us all out into the chill night with an agitation scratching at our social conscience. A class act.

Victoria Nangle, The Latest, 22nd March 2018

No Such Thing as a Fish review

The QI-spawned quartet have an easy chemistry on the live stage.

Jay Richardson, The List, 22nd March 2018

Interview with No Such Thing As A Fish folks

Here 'QI elves' Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, James Harkin and Andrew Hunter Murray talk about the live tour of their top-rated podcast, which arrives in Ireland next week.

The Irish News, 22nd March 2018

Chris McCausland can see the funny side of sight loss

There's a good reason why comedian Chris McCausland is determined to see the funny side of sight loss. Chris became blind as a teenager due to a hereditary eye disease.

Nicky Findley, Bournemouth Echo, 22nd March 2018

A mess of thoughts on jokes and freedom and context

"You can't say anything anymore," say the people who seem to be saying everything. The free speech squabbles have become dominated by people who celebrate bullying and spite or just people who don't seem to realise that some people don't need to wait for your joke at their expense to feel the sting of derision and dismissal, they may also be getting it from the moment they leave the front door. It's much easier to say, "a joke's a joke" if you don't live a life being dismissed as a joke or unwanted outsider or freak.

Robin Ince, Robin Ince's Blog, 21st March 2018

Interview: Fern Brady's blunt take on comedy

"When I was at uni, I got called a 'commoner' in my freshers' week," says Fern Brady.

Stephanie Bunbury, Sydney Morning Herald, 21st March 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong announces extension

A new cast and booking period has been announced for Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong.

What's On Stage, 20th March 2018

Ed Byrne interview

'It worried my parents that I had bought a chainsaw'

Brian Donaldson, The List, 20th March 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong - review

Once in a while a play comes along that is so funny it makes you wonder if it is actually possible to die laughing.

James Garrington, The Reviews Hub, 20th March 2018

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