Wednesday 5th November 2014
For the 75th Circuit Training, our first return visitor, and a suitably epic chat with Mark Thomas. He's on often eyebrow-raising form, about arms sales, corporate spying, conspiracy theories, ISIS, Labour, and, er, clitoral stroking. But is it still comedy?
Friday 23rd August 2013
A big crowd turned out for a gay rights gig organised by Mark Thomas outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation. See the video here.
Monday 19th August 2013
Mark Thomas is organising a free comedy gig outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh on Thursday, which will feature LGBT stand-up comedians.
We're still some way off being able to see live performances in actual clubs and theatres, but here are some more comedy podcasts to keep your laughter quotient healthy in the meanwhile.Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 6th January 2021
Mark Thomas has been one of Britain's greatest and most critically acclaimed comedians for well over three decades now, but more impressively than that is the myriad of important causes he's highlighted and helped, from human rights violations to the state of the NHS, the corruption of major political figures and the depressingly disgraceful behaviour of major corporations, and though much of this has been bleak to learn he's always managed to make it pointedly funny stuff.Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 27th June 2020
An interview with the satirist during lockdown.Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 8th June 2020
Mark Thomas is always a delight to watch: standup, storyteller, activist - all of these terms can be applied to him and all seem to fit perfectly. We missed Bravo Figaro at last year's festival, so this seems like a welcome addition to our lockdown entertainment options, streaming live on YouTube for just £5, with a percentage of ticket purchases going to the Traverse theatre.Philip Caveney, Bouquets & Brickbats, 15th May 2020
As our already cash-strapped NHS is being pushed way beyond its limits by the current coronavirus crisis, it's a very good time to look again (although I missed it first time round) at Mark Thomas's passionate and meticulously researched show celebrating our health service's seventieth anniversary, which appeared in Edinburgh in 2018 and subsequently toured the UK. He's made it easier to do that by making this recording of a performance at Theatre Royal Wakefield during that tour 'free' to download for a limited time, conditional on a donation to the food bank charity the Trussell Trust, "anything from a quid to a million."David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide, 25th March 2020
Mark Thomas has made his acclaimed show Check Up - Our NHS @ 70 available to raise money for the Trussell Trust.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 20th March 2020
This grab-bag show sheds little light on our political travails but it's stuffed with funny caricatures and plenty of myth-busting.Brian Logan, The Guardian, 28th February 2020