Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Critics need to socially distance from comedians.
It sounds a bizarre complaint, but one big problem with writing about the comedy business is that it's so easy to get on with people. Journalists and comedians are often peas from a similar pod; the latter just have the confidence to get up and communicate face-to-face, rather than skulking behind laptops and wishing we did.
There's a fair bit of common ground all the same, and backstage at gigs and at comedy festival...
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