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What it feels like...to teach comedy to criminals

Anna Devitt on teaching comedy to help reform criminals.

Marianne Taylor, The Herald, 18th November 2017

Interview: rarely asked questions - Jon Pointing

Jon Pointing's Edinburgh show Act Natural was one of the underground hits of the Fringe this summer.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 18th November 2017

Gary Meikle interview

Gary Meikle has forged a career in standup after finding inspiration from his life as a single dad. He also tried material about being a grandad, but audiences didn't believe he was old enough to be one.

Joanna Moorhead, The Guardian, 18th November 2017

Jon Pointing: Act Natural review

If you ever see better character comedy than Jon Pointing's Act Natural, you've struck gold. Because Pointing's debut, in which he plays hilariously flawed acting coach Cayden Hunter, is a delicately crafted and wonderfully acted masterpiece.

Ian Cater, What's On London, 17th November 2017

Greg Davies, comedy review

The 6ft 8in comedian hits the comic heights by being "a dirty boy", writes Bruce Dessau.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 17th November 2017

Rachel Parris interview

Ahead of new show Thirty Christmases, and an Austentatious monthly residency at Piccadilly Theatre, we caught up with Rachel Parris to talk Xmas, The Mash Report, London haunts, improvisation and more.

Rupert Dannreuther, To Do List, 17th November 2017

Lloyd Griffith interview

The stand-up, TV presenter and choirboy on the things that make him laugh the most.

Harriet Gibsone, The Guardian, 17th November 2017

Greg Davies review

A strong return for Davies and a reassertion of what a powerful live comic he is, but there's a bit too much filler for my liking.

Paul Fleckney, London Is Funny, 17th November 2017

Greg Davies review

Supremely silly stand-up shouts the unsayable. In an exuberant new show, Davies scrutinises his own ridiculousness and goes from outre stories about his mum to a musical tribute to his dad.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 17th November 2017

Greg Davies review

Davies's litany of grossly inappropriate stories - from his youth, his teaching career, or as a man who should know better - prove ferociously funny for their endlessly shameful transgressions.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th November 2017

Christopher Bliss: Writing Wrongs review

There's perhaps not an awful lot of depth to the character, but his eager affability, the silly pastiche of bad prose and the more knowing subtext will, as Bliss might write, cause the edges of your lips to be dragged up in the direction of your eyes, making the U-shape of an upside-down umbrella. Smile, in other words.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 17th November 2017

Rob Kemp, comedy review

Kemp channels the king of rock'n'roll to defeat the Evil Dead in this madcap midnight show, writes Bruce Dessau.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 17th November 2017

Nina Conti - In Your Face review

Conti is a pure class act and a lesson in behaviourist comedy at its finest.

Bernadette Barret, The Latest, 16th November 2017

Jon Richardson: Old Man review

Old school stand-up comedy from a familiar TV presence.

Stewart McLaren, The Wee Review, 16th November 2017

Nick Helm, comedy review

The Uncle star brings nihilism to Leicester Square Theatre with comedy that is on the brink of breakdown.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 16th November 2017

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead at Soho Theatre review

It's bloody good fun!

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 16th November 2017

David Mills interview

So I had a chat with David Mills, the American comic who lives in London, and we had trouble getting fully on-subject.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 16th November 2017

Mark Thomas interview

"The shows have been great fun, because they're never the same."

The Irish News, 16th November 2017

Peter Kay announces 2018-2019 tour

Peter Kay has announced his return to stand-up with his first live tour in 8 years.

British Comedy Guide, 16th November 2017

Sindhu Vee interview

Sindhu Vee has asserted that her heritage should not be an aspect of her comedy that makes her "different" or more relevant to one community than another.

Eastern Eye, 15th November 2017

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