Tag: funny

Satire you say? Why is it more popular than ever?

The Leicester comedy festival, starting in February, has come at a convenient time. One of my third year modules is called Political Communication, so I’ve just spent a fair few weeks studying political satire for an essay. This meant trawling...

/ 4th February 2015

‘I do like homeless people though!’- An interview with Tim Renkow

Winner of the Best Newcomer of the Year Award 2014, Tim Renkow is taking over Leicester’s Dave Comedy Festival with shows full of dark humour that will have you both laughing and squirming in your seats. This American-born comedian has...

/ 1st February 2015

On the lookout for cheap laughs

The festive season may have sucked your wallet dry and your January loan may already by dwindling, but do not be downhearted dear reader, as Dave’s Comedy Festival has kindly accommodated for the penniless students! With so many gigs coming...

/ 1st February 2015

Finding your funny bone in books

When in search of a daily dose of comedy, books are frequently shoved aside. Unlike podcasts, television sketches and movies, books do frequently struggle to provide the same small, instant hits of side-splitting hilarity. After all, the book’s lack of physical...

/ 1st February 2015

Standing up for female comedians

It appears as though the age-old debate of ‘Women aren’t funny’ is still ongoing. So where does this assumption derive from? Interestingly, an evolutionary psychology theory proposes the notion that humour is competitively produced by males to impress potential mates...

/ 30th January 2015