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Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism interview

British Comedy Guide sits down for a very interesting chat with right-wing political comedian Geoff Norcott ahead of his new tour, Traditionalism.

British Comedy Guide, 18th January 2018

Comedy night takes the PC out of stand up elite

Those infuriated by the perceived left-wing bias of BBC satire are being targeted by Britain's first un-PC comedy night, which aims to give comics a space to puncture liberal taboos. The theme of the night is "no self-censorship". It encourages comedians to make jokes about targets that often escape the barbs of mainstream satirists, from Remain politicians to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour and the global warming consensus.

Matthew Moore, The Times, 18th January 2018

Ahir Shah - Control, 16/01/18 review

The show is so engaging that I've forgotten to mention how funny it is.

Morrison Grah, Hammy's Comedy Reviews, 17th January 2018

My comedy hero: John Kearns on John Sullivan

As he takes Don't Worry They're Here across the UK, John Kearns picks the creator of Only Fools and Horses as his comic idol.

Brianh Donaldson, The List, 16th January 2018

Tone of Voice: Comedians Improve Advertising review

Advertising, ideally, finds a single message and pursues it relentlessly and efficiently. No such effectiveness with this new comedy night based on the business, however, which has a good central idea but is way too rough around the edges to pay off properly.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th January 2018

Interview: rarely asked questions - Stephen Bailey

Comedian Stephen Bailey is about to go on tour with his latest show Can't Think Straight.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th January 2018

Bill Bailey: 'Comedy is perceived as too Left wing'

Bill Bailey is known as a master of whimsy - but nowadays he has politics on the brain.

Elizabeth Day, The Telegraph, 16th January 2018

Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 preview show review

With the Leicester Comedy Festival celebrating its 25th anniversary, the temptation would have been to roll out the stars for the gala preview show. But instead, the line-up was almost celebrity free, save for host Ed Byrne and possibly Xtra Factor presenter Matt Richardson... although even he had to admit that he's at such a low level of fame that he's a pointless answer on Pointless.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 15th January 2018

Interview: rarely asked questions - Darren Harriott

I thought Darren Harriott had something special when I saw him at the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year final in 2016.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 15th January 2018

Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show review

The event's 25th incarnation.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 15th January 2018

Review: Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show

After enjoying the deliciously diverse offering at the Gala Preview Show, I'm ready to dig in.

Becky Jones, Leicester Mercury, 15th January 2018

Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie interview

Godley's summation of her work-life outlook seems to be the Scottish version of the Nike slogan. "Jist dae it." Her progeny, on the other hand epitomises Scottish Presbyterian caution. "Gonnae no' dae that 'til you're sure."

Brian Beacom, The Herald, 14th January 2018

Mitch Stocker interview

Mitchell Stocker is a comedian and filmmaker born and working in London, UK.

Decasp, 13th January 2018

Review - Rob Newman: A Total Eclipse Of Descartes

Rob Newman makes no apology for the ambitious scope of his latest show, promising to cover 2,500 years of human ideas in just 60 minutes.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 12th January 2018

Mark Thomas on his West Bank comedy club

When the activist-standup put on a comedy show in a refugee camp in Jenin, the jokes he heard were angry, funny - and radical.

Mark Thomas, The Guardian, 12th January 2018

Lucy Pearman interview

The standup and one half of sketch duo LetLuce on the things that make her laugh the most.

Harriet Gibsone, The Guardian, 12th January 2018

Akin Omobitan: How do you get into storyteling comedy?

Akin Omobitan has been performing comedy for less than two years. He performed his first gig in April 2016. It is now January 2018. He has been a finalist in the Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year contest, a semi-finalist in the prestigious So You Think You're Funny contest and been a Comedy Virgins' Max Turner Prize winner. So I had a chat with him.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 12th January 2018

Profile of Angel Comedy Club

The Angel Comedy Club night - in a room above a pub in in Islington, north London - kicked off in 2010 and spearheaded a policy of "pay what you can, when you leave". It became so successful that it ended up staging shows seven nights a week. A year ago, the comics who run this club took this concept to an entirely different level when they clubbed together and bought their own pub, around the corner.

William Cook, The Independent, 12th January 2018

Seven questions with... Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd, a comedian from Newport, has recently begun performing previews of his latest stand up show, PiƱata. This comic is fresh-faced, endearing and ambitious, and is always unafraid to approach challenging topics with charismatic ease.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 11th January 2018

Jimmy Carr on making magic and 'tribal experiences'

Jimmy Carr is one of the most controversial comics out, so it's little surprise our interview involves the publicist having to intervene and Carr laughing in her face.

Siena Yates, The New Zealand Herald, 11th January 2018

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