Mark Muldoon features
Thursday 23rd November 2023
Ivo Graham is touring bigger venues following his Taskmaster 'achievements' - but how is the show stacking up? Also: We continue searching for the next big thing. This time it's the turn of newcomers Leila Navabi and Paddy Young.
John Robins, Soho Theatre India double bill: Urooj Ashfaq, Abishek & Nirmal - Mark Muldoon's Comedy Diary
Friday 10th November 2023
Our live comedy columnist reports back as John Robins tackles his alcoholism and anxiety in his new tour show Howl. Plus Soho Theatre India present a double bill: Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer winner Urooj Ashfaq and Instagram stars Abishek Kumar and Nirmal Pillai.
Tom Allen, Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett + new Soho venue Underbelly Boulevard - Mark Muldoon's Comedy Diary
Wednesday 8th November 2023
There's a new venue in town: Underbelly Boulevard has opened in London's Soho district and the wild Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett is the inaugural performance. Live comedy columnist Mark Muldoon reports back on both show and venue. Plus: hometown glory! Tom Allen returns to Bromley in order to discuss the fact he's finally moved out of his parent's house (also in Bromley).
Monday 30th October 2023
Here's another edition of our live comedy column which this time round features social media superstar Munya Chawawa alongside Olga Koch, Ania Magliano and Lorna Rose Treen. Which if nothing else would be an ideal dinner party, wouldn't it.
Tuesday 17th October 2023
Mark Muldoon witnesses Elis James enter the dream restaurant in a live edition of James Acaster and Ed Gamble's megahit podcast Off Menu, plus he reports back after seeing Irish sketch trio Foil Arms & Hog, and a black comedian showcase courtesy of Live At The Apollo's Slim.
Monday 9th October 2023
Get the red hot inside track on live comedy offerings from: national treasure-in-waiting Rosie Jones, Liv Ello and Frankie Thompson performing Body Show, TikTok comedian Laura Ramoso's debut, Live At The Apollo star Helen Bauer beginning her new tour, and both Paul Foot and Ben Target making great comedy hay from fairly weighty topics.
Kieran Hodgson, Police Cops, Zoe Coombs Marr, TJ & Dave, Courtney Pauroso - Mark Muldoon's Comedy Diary
Friday 22nd September 2023
Read all about it: Courtney Pauroso plays a sex robot, Kieran Hodgson discusses his big move from London to Glasgow, dazzling comedy musical Police Cops begins its five week London run, masters of improvisation TJ & Dave return to the UK, and Zoe Coombs Marr brings her acclaimed character 'Dave' back from a coma after six years.
Tuesday 12th September 2023
London's comedy scene returns with a bang in September: LA-based clown Bill O'Neill presents his hit show The Amazing Banana Brothers and Kate Berlant starts her month-long residency at Soho Theatre. Plus: Australian Tom Ballard and Irish veteran David McSavage.
Wednesday 6th September 2023
One final post-festival round-up from Mark Muldoon then, featuring Ian Smith, Huge Davies, Foxdog Studios, Celya AB, Mark Nelson, Michelle Brasier, Ed Byrne, Martin Urbano, Janine Harouni, Paul Sinha, Priya Hall and Garrett Millerick.
Thursday 31st August 2023
It's Mark Muldoon's second post-fringe roundup, featuring Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Ahir Shah, plus nominees Julia Masli, Emmanuel Sonubi and Phil Ellis. Also! Stamptown, Mat Ewins, Shelf, Stuart Goldsmith, Adam Riches, Heidi Regan, Matt Forde, Amy Matthews, Vittorio Angelone and Krystal Evans.
Sunday 27th August 2023
Every year the Edinburgh Comedy Awards has a team of scouts who quietly go out and ensure every eligible show gets seen. Here Mark Muldoon exclusively reveals what life is like on that team.
Monday 31st July 2023
Mark was in Cardiff for the opening night of James Acaster's first tour since 2018. Plus: there's long-running cult comedy night The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, and Ali Brice succeeds in creating a joyful show about a dark period of his life.
Friday 30th June 2023
The Chase / Taskmaster star Paul Sinha performs Once Sinha Lifetime for the last time, and we discuss the comedy on offer at Glastonbury festival - including reporting back on James Acaster and Nish Kumar in conversation. Plus: Elf Lyons presents some 'horror comedy', and the Weirdos collective attempts to make a show about advertising.
Monday 19th June 2023
Read what our live comedy columnist thought as Spitting Image: Idiots Assemble hits London's West End. Plus: A showcase show for new comedians from refugee backgrounds, and there's audience participation mayhem courtesy of Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches.
Tuesday 30th May 2023
Our live comedy columnist heads off to see the provocative Fin Taylor, as well as former Mock The Week regular Rhys James. Plus, the British Asian sexperience comes under the spotlight in Brown Girls Do It Too.
Tuesday 16th May 2023
The answer to the question: is performing stand-up comedy the answer to finding true love? Plus: Operation Mincemeat is the big new musical comedy in the West End, and renowned North London comedy hotspot The Bill Murray throws a bank holiday street party.
Tuesday 9th May 2023
This month Mark reports back from Russell Howard's latest tour, plus profit-sharing Best in Class, who champion working class comedians. It's a great cause, but is it also a great night out?
Monday 10th April 2023
This month Mark answers the question "what do you get if you cross a stag party with a feminist comedy show?", whilst seeing live stand-up from Taskmaster's Bridget Christie, Live At The Apollo's Suzi Ruffell and Radio 4's Heidi Regan.
Sunday 26th March 2023
Wednesday 15th March 2023
Here's what happened when Stewart Lee, Daniel Kitson and many others came together for a grand Resonance FM fundraising gig. Plus: reports on big returns from Josie Long and Taskmaster star John Kearns.