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Interview with Sarah Henley from NextUp

Sarah Henley is part of the team responsible for creating the online stand-up comedy platform NextUp.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 18th January 2017

Jack Whitehall At Large review

It's a peculiarly British trait to have affection for the posh. Whatever their unfair advantages of birth or the entitlement that imbues, when the assuredness is undercut with a knowing self-disparagement or comic buffoonery, we forgive them a lot. It's what Boris Johnson has built his career on.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th January 2017

Southampton's Brook Comedy Club to relaunch

The Brook is relaunching the comedy club. Three cutting edge acts will perform in a cabaret style room on the third Sunday of each month.

Southern Daily Echo, 17th January 2017

Ricky Gervais pledges profits of next gig to dog rescue

Ricky Gervais has pledged to give the profits of his next warm-up gig to a dog rescue charity in Devon.

ITV News, 17th January 2017

Brennan Reece, comedy review

An engaging autobiographical piece about family and masculinity.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 17th January 2017

Birthday Suit review

The laughs keep coming in David K Barnes' play about a party where awkward small talk descends into a drunken debate about personal desires.

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, 17th January 2017

David Walliams' Awful Auntie comes to the stage

David Walliams' Awful Auntie has become the author's latest book to be adapted for the stage.

Matthew Hemley, The Stage, 16th January 2017

Jack Whitehall: At Large review

Can a well-off, well-spoken comedian be a man of the people?

Brian Donaldson, The List, 16th January 2017

Lolly Adefope interview

We spoke to character comedian Lolly Adefope about her comedic show Lolly 2 and her thoughts on race, social media, and the future of the entertainment industry.

Leah Sinclair, The Voice, 15th January 2017

Brendon Burns outrage with Anti-Australia Day comments

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian Brendon Burns has caused a controversy following his remarks on television criticising Australia Day, which falls on Thursday, January 26. Being interviewed on Sky News in Australia the outspoken stand-up argued that Australians shouldn't celebrate Australia Day. He suggested that the day when fireworks events take place across the country is inappropriate and disregards the treatment of native Australians in the past. "It's not like Germans have an Auschwitz anniversary," he told the programme, before going on to say the Australians successfully committed genocide. "Probably best not to rub it in..."

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 14th January 2017

Manchester club responds to scathing TripAdvisor review

A comedy promoter had the last laugh when he gave this putdown of a scathing review of his show on TripAdvisor. Rob Riley, 51, thought the assessment of his 'poor' charity comedy night at a Saddleworth pub was so unfair he decided to strike back with an entertaining 867-word rebuttal. "I think the moral of the story could well be 'if you're going to a comedy night don't forget your sense of humour'."

Manchester Evening News, 14th January 2017

13 comedy gigs in 13 days using only public transport

Paul Richards will be completing the first run of his tour in 13 days. Will public transport be kind to him? Or will he be late for his own show?

Lottie Evans, Somerset Live, 13th January 2017

Omid Djalili named patron of Polka Theatre

Actor and comedian Omid Djalili has been made a patron of children's theatre Polka.

Georgia Snow, The Stage, 13th January 2017

Omid Djalili interview

From Derek & Clive to Harry Hill, the comedian and actor reveals the things that make him laugh the most.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 13th January 2017

Nath Valvo review

The outre comedian, who was shortlisted for the best newcomer award at Edinburgh, is an engaging host as he reflects on adolescence and family life.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 13th January 2017

Mr Swallow - Houdini, review

A cult hit from Edinburgh Fringe makes its way to London and it's split-your-sides hilarious, says Bruce Dessau.

Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard, 13th January 2017

My comedy hero: Michael Redmond on John Cleese

The Glasgow-based Irish stand-up picks the Monty Python legend as his comic icon.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 12th January 2017

December: comedian of the month #35, Jordan Brookes

The final Comedian of the Month chosen for 2016 is Jordan Brookes, who came to my attention when he was named one of of the 'Top Ten Ones To Watch in 2017' by an expert panel consisting of Beyond The Joke's Bruce Dessau, Bob Slayer and Corrie McGuire.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 10th January 2017

London's best comedy clubs and nights

Here are 15 of London's finest funny spots - we're not kidding around.

David Ellis, Evening Standard, 10th January 2017

Sofie Hagen interview

'Everything I say is 100 per cent true. That's where I get my kick from'.

Rob Garratt, The National, 9th January 2017

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