One last  big night in (hopefully) | The week's best comedy on demand © Carla Speight

One last big night in (hopefully)

The week's best comedy on demand

The week's best comedy on demand. For more streaming gigs use the 'find live comedy' search box with 'online' as the region.


PALM SPRINGS: New on Amazon Primes is this Andy Samberg sci-fi romcom, offering a new take on the Groundhog Day plot device. The Brooklyn 99 Star and How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti play two strangers who meet at a Palm Springs wedding only to get stuck in a time loop. It won critical acclaim and two Golden Globe nominations and has just become available on Amazon Prime Video.

THE SKETCH FACTOR: Daunted by those podcasts that offer three hours of unedited conversation? Well this scripted offering gets straight to the point with each episode just one sketch and a few minutes long. It's hosted by Portlandia 's Fred Armisen as Xandor Szavost, an inventor, philanthropist and billionaire who is using his fortune to finance a sketch comedy competition for his own amusement. Those taking part include Ryan Perez, Kurt Braunohler and Tim Robinson. It's available on Spotify.

HOT AIR: Die-hard Steve Coogan fans might be interested in this 2019 comedy in which he plays a conservative Talk Radio host, whose life is upended by the arrival of his biracial 16-year-old niece. The critics hated it, but it landed on Amazon Prime Video yesterday.


MANCHESTER'S LAST BIG NIGHT IN: Five of the city's venues, headed by the Frog & Bucket Comedy Club, are joining forces for a five-hour live-streamed event to raise money for the battered hospitality industry. Comedy will come from Stephen Bailey, Justin Moorhouse, Barbara Nice, pictured, and Brennan Reece while there will also be live music, drag, and poetry from the Northern Quarter Jazz Bar, Matt & Phred’s, 42's, Tribeca and Bar Pop. Donate a fiver or more to watch the event, from 7pm.

Sunday April 11

COLLYWOBBLERS COMEDY: A fundraiser for Reclaim These Streets, the women's safety campaign group set up following the death of Sarah Everard, features streaming stand-up from Catherine Bohart, Jen Brister, Jessica Fostekew, Lou Sanders, Rosie Jones, Sindhu Vee, Stephen Bailey and Esther Manito. Tickets

OFF MENU: THE REDEMPTION DINNER PARTY: Another helping of Ed Gamble and James Acaster's podcast goes live with previous guests Jo Brand, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Dolly Alderton, Richard Herring and Ivo Graham revisiting their choices for their ideal menu. Tickets, priced £8, from Dice FM

Tuesday April 13

TOM BINNS THE 'PSYCHIC' COMEDIUM IN ACTUALLY 'PSYCHIC': A screening of the comic's DVD, as recorded at the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle, is being launched today with a virtual premiere. Marcel Lucont will host and work the virtual red carpet in ‘Cannes’ before Binns performs in character as Ian D Montfort to introduce the screening. Tickets are available from Go Faster Stripe and include a permanent digital copy of the show.

Friday April 16

COMEDY KARLNIVAL: In an online gig with special technical ambition, Fred MacAulay and Jo Caulfield are in a studio in Edinburgh and Micky Bartlett, Fabu D and host Karl Spain are on stage in Galway. Tickets

Published: 10 Apr 2021

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