Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.
Tue 23 October 2012
John Dowie: An Arc Of Hives
CD review by Steve Bennett
23/10/2012 … ‘The most influential stand-up comedian you’ve probably never seen.
I'm playing an undead killer clown. I wanted to make it believable
Ross Noble on his movie debut
23/10/2012 … Ross Noble has lived and breathed stand-up since he was smuggled into his local comedy club to perform at the age of 15.
Movie review: Stitches
Steve Bennett on Ross Noble's horror debut
23/10/2012 … Stitches joins a venerable canon of scary clowns, from Stephen King's IT, to The Joker, to Psychoville's Mr Jelly – and director Conor McMahon is well aware of the fact.
'The perfect parody and the perfect celebration of showbiz'
Paul Tonkinson's comedy favourites
23/10/2012 … Steve Martin: Fun Balloon AnimalsWild and Crazy Guy shot in LA in 1979 is one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
Fri 19 October 2012
TV review: Hebburn
Steve Bennett on Jason Cook's new sitcom
19/10/2012 … BBC Two’s new sitcom Hebburn features chavvy slappers, incontinent pensioners and a scene of copious vomiting.
Thu 18 October 2012
Squawker new act final 2012
Review by Steve Bennett at Brighton Komedia
18/10/2012 … Everywhere you look there are new act competitions these days, and now Brighton – rather belatedly given its vibrant open mic scene – has got in on the act with the Squawker.
Wed 17 October 2012
Awful and beautiful... my stand-up of choice
Hebburn creator Jason Cook chooses his comedy favourites
17/10/2012 … Bad News By The Comic Strip PresentsMy favourite ever Comic Strip creation.
Tue 16 October 2012
Good sense of tumour...
Tig Notaro Live reviewed by Steve Bennett
16/10/2012 … Tig Notaro walked on stage at the Los Angeles club Largo in August, and as the introductory applause rang around the venue, spoke over it: ‘Hello, good evening, hello.