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Comedy club stages gig to raise funds for comedians

Dulwich Hamlet Comedy Club is staging another Comics' Relief gig to raise money for comedians hit in the pocket by the pandemic.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 29th April 2020

Row with Elf Lyons & Christian Talbot over crowdfunding

A stand-up has blasted a fellow comedian for taking crowdfunding - saying her family is too well-off for her to be worthy of support. The extraordinary row broke out after former Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Elf Lyons thanked backers for chipping in after her income stream - like every comic's - evaporated. But it prompted Northern Irish stand-up Christian Talbot to lash out, suggesting that she shouldn't be seeking donations because her father is Gerard Lyons, a leading economist.

Chortle, 27th April 2020

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