The annual Balham Comedy Festival has announced the first raft of guests for the festival which runs from 5 - 13 July at The Bedford in south London.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th May 2019
Will Franken reveals the winners of the first-ever Defining the Norm Awards.Will Franken, Spiked, 31st August 2016
Comedian Will Franken honours the most conformist acts at the Edinburgh Fringe.Will Franken, Spiked, 25th August 2016
Here at WOW 247 we've pooled together our comedy brains to pick out a whopping 50 shows we think make a good starting point for any Fringe adventurer.Matthew Dunne-Miles, Finlay Greig and Craig Leiper, WOW247, 2nd August 2016
Unveiled on the evening of the Masters Final (and the iPlayer team offer their huge gratitude to Ronnie O'Sullivan for winning so quickly everyone could watch both), the film has generated a huge response on social media.Steve Williams, BBC Blogs, 5th February 2016
If you don't know what the title means, "gert lush" is the highest form of praise a Bristolian can bestow on anything. So clearly expectations are high for Russell Howard's debut comedy drama (co-written with Steve Williams) that also features Neil Morrissey (dressed like "a pervert elf" as his fitness-obsessed dad), Greg Davies (as his party loving uncle), Steve Williams, Sophie Thomson (his inappropriately enthusiastic mum) and Howard's sister Kerry of Him and Her fame.
The premise is simple: Dan (Howard) introduces his girlfriend to his crazy West Country family over Christmas. Kerry has said the script is "just a massive love letter to our mum and dad". Which is a bit worrying.Jane Rackham, Radio Times, 23rd December 2015
Interview with the stand-up comic Steve Williams.The Scotsman, 21st February 2011
I was really looking forward to this series because I think we need more family-friendly laugh-tracked silly comedy on our screens. Sadly it's not quite there yet, with some inspired gags and genuinely funny jokes mixed with some rather iffy character development and scenes which cross the line from 'silly' to 'stupid'. If it reminds me of anything it's Hippies - another much-hyped series from some big names which was enjoyable and amusing, but also chaotic and sometimes self-indulgent.
Sadly too it looks like Lab Rats is following in the footsteps of Hippies by performing quite poorly in the ratings and enduring some stinking reviews. It's perhaps to be expected - watching Robin Ince in a silly wig running around shouting for an entire episode is something that's always going to be an acquired taste. But I'm sticking with it, and it'd be a shame if it didn't get a second series after this week's episode, if not the funniest half hour of television this year, was almost certainly the cleverest.Steve Williams, Off The Telly, 10th August 2008