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Arthur Smith axes Edinburgh show

Arthur Smith, the only comedian who was due to perform a sort-of 'official' show in Edinburgh this August has cancelled his run (or rather walk).

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 5th August 2020

Review: Mark Watson's Carpool Comedy

Performing alongside Sophie Duker, Lou Sanders, Tim Key and Jen Brister.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st August 2020

Live comedy return delayed

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new measures at a press conference on Friday. He has just spoken and called it "swift and decisive action...we would not hesistate to put the brakes on if required. Today I am afraid we are postponing those openings for at least a fortnight. Indoor performamces will not resume..."

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 31st July 2020

Some comedy festivals announce they will happen in 2021

The producers of Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids' Comedy Festival have announced that they are going to go ahead with the 2021 events, with support from a significant number of friends and special guests.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th July 2020

Katie Pritchard launches clothes range

Award-winning comedian Katie Pritchard has discovered a new career in art during lockdown. Initially offering to create her trademark "Crap Art Portraits" of your photos from just £5 (which you can still purchase via her Ko-Fi page). And now Katie has decided to go ahead and ruin T-Shirts and Jumpers too with her fun artwork under the title "Katie PritchArt", which launches this week.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th July 2020

Review: The Young Offenders, Episode 3.2

If nothing else good comes out of the pandemic at least there is a chance that more people will see The Young Offenders.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th July 2020

Slapstick Festival online events during August

Bristol's annual Slapstick festival of silent and classic comedy is adding a choice of celebrity-led live online events to the series of archive treasures it has been sharing via its YouTube channel since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th July 2020

Film review: How To Build A Girl, Amazon Prime

Channel 4 decided to stop making Caitlin Moran's semi-autobiographical sitcom Raised By Wolves after two series, but maybe if they had carried on it might have turned out something like this.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th July 2020