30/12/2011 … Having seen Harry Hill’s stand-up only twice in my life, bookended by avidly watching his TV shows on Channel 4 and ITV, I was eager to find if he had kept the…
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Fri 30 December 2011
Sat 24 December 2011
24/12/2011 … There’s a theory that comedy thrives in a recession, as people seek cheer amid the financial gloom.
Fri 23 December 2011
23/12/2011 … It’s often said that if you dish it out you’ve got to take it too.
Thu 22 December 2011
22/12/2011 … There are plenty of gripes about comedy courses.
Wed 21 December 2011
21/12/2011 … It’s 6:05 on a Tuesday evening in midtown Manhattan.
Tue 20 December 2011
20/12/2011 … Oh my God! Did you hear what Frankie Boyle said about the Protestant schoolchildren and the Catholic priest? No? Well, that's because the police locked Frankie up…
Wed 14 December 2011
14/12/2011 … Stewart Lee quite rightly pointed out in his book How I Escaped My Certain Fate that in the Nineties when Janet Street-Porter said, ‘comedy is the new rock and…
Tue 13 December 2011
13/12/2011 … As a comic, I get to see more live comedy than most and so find myself frequently involved in discussions about stand-up – mostly with other comedians.