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2015 Reviews

Here are our reviews of comedy Gigs

Thu 31 December 2015

Carey Marx: Intensive Carey | Radio preview by Steve Bennett

Carey Marx: Intensive Carey

Radio preview by Steve Bennett

31/12/2015 … Carey Marx finally gets his own Radio 4 show – and all it took is a heart attack.

Thu 24 December 2015

Walliams And Friend | TV (p)review by Steve Bennett
© BBC/King Bert
© BBC/King Bert

Walliams And Friend

TV (p)review by Steve Bennett

24/12/2015 … If you are going to emulate a mainstream Christmas show of a former era, you may as well go for one of the biggest.

Tue 22 December 2015

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story | TV (p)review by Steve Bennett
© BBC/Endemol Shine UK
© BBC/Endemol Shine UK

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story

TV (p)review by Steve Bennett

22/12/2015 … This is W1A, 1967-style… in which a fearful BBC, riven by internal divisions, doesn't quite put its faith in the talent – and only narrowly avoided killing off one of its most enduring hits before it was even born.

Trevor Noah: Lost In Translation | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Hammersmith Apollo

Trevor Noah: Lost In Translation

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Hammersmith Apollo

22/12/2015 … Trevor Noah is the guy who has made The Daily Show– like The Simpsons and Viz – officially ‘not as good as it used to be’.

Fri 18 December 2015

Lewis Schaffer: You Are Beautiful | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Museum Of Comedy, London

Lewis Schaffer: You Are Beautiful

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Museum Of Comedy, London

18/12/2015 … Lewis Schaffer has built his reputation (‘career’ seems too formal a word) on being a cranky master of chaos, confounding and amusing in equal measure with intense self-analysis and a love-hate relationship with his audience.

Thu 17 December 2015

Margaret Cho: The PsyCHO tour | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Leicester Square Theatre, London

Margaret Cho: The PsyCHO tour

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Leicester Square Theatre, London

17/12/2015 … Frank, fearless and outspoken, these are the words that attach themselves easily to Margaret Cho; and she earns them again in The PsyCHO Tour.

Peep Show final episode | TV review by Steve Bennett
© C4/Angus Young
© C4/Angus Young

Peep Show final episode

TV review by Steve Bennett

17/12/2015 … So, after 13 years Mark and Jez are back where they started, single, jobless and stuck in the same flat, bound in a reluctant codependency because they have run out of options.

Wed 16 December 2015

MUFF, with Daniel Sloss and Tom Stade | Online sitcom reviewed by Steve Bennett

MUFF, with Daniel Sloss and Tom Stade

Online sitcom reviewed by Steve Bennett

16/12/2015 … MUFF, the new independently-made sitcom from Daniel Sloss and others, certainly wears its intensity and its peculiarities on its sleeve.

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