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Comedians indoors getting creative: part 3

Comedians aren't just at risk of cabin fever during this time of social distancing and self-isolation, gig cancellations have meant not just loss of earnings but also fewer chances to try out new material or build audiences. However, being a creative lot, comedians have been flexing their comedy muscles online, using YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and other sites to connect with audiences, new and established alike. To help you get your comedy fix, every week we'll be putting together a list of projects we've spotted online by funny women...

Funny Women, 3rd April 2020

Comedy videos to raise your spirits

Self-isolating comedians are working from home to bring a little light relief to the nation. Here's a roundup of some of the funniest.

Chris Wiegand, The Guardian, 30th March 2020

TV review: The Stand Up Sketch Show, series 2 episode 4

If they cut down the show to four comedians, giving them five or six minutes each, and made sure that the routines they wished to perform actually benefited from being acted out then this could be a great show. But as it is, it just doesn't work three quarters of the time, the visual element all too often adds absolutely nothing to the material, and the choice of comedian really needs to be improved upon if it's to be a show worthy of anyone's time.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 18th March 2020

Live review: Elf Lyons & Helen Duff - Unlikely Darlings

This is an impulsive, playful and deeply intelligent show.

Tim Harding, Comedy To Watch, 12th March 2020

More names announced for Larmer Tree festival

Larmer Tree Festival has unveiled details of its comedy line-up for 2020. This year's comedy headliners will be Mark Steel and Suzi Ruffell.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th February 2020

Live review: Gorgon by Elf Lyons

Elf Lyons' new show, created for this year's Vault Festival, wouldn't necessarily have to be a site-specific performance, but it's difficult to imagine a better setting for this story than the long dark space of the cavern, with its crumbling walls and almost tangible scent of decay.

Tim Harding, Comedy To Watch, 7th February 2020

Art exhibition showcasing work by comedians opens

Art Is The Best Medicine, an exhibition showcasing the artwork of comedians, has opened in London. It runs until 20th December.

British Comedy Guide, 13th December 2019

Review: Werewolf: Live

I knew nothing about Werewolf: Live going in except that the format had recently been sold to a tv company and so it'll become extremely well known very soon, and that tonight's show was set to feature Jordan Brookes, Harriet Kemsley, Bobby Mair, Alison Spittle, Tez Ilyas, Alex Edelman and Elf Lyons. I can see it working quite well on tv too, especially if carefully edited, but tonight it was only a quite good show.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 21st November 2019