Tag: stand up comedy

Four Candles and Two Soups Please…

The first half of 2016 has seen a great loss for comedy with the deaths of Ronnie Corbett and Victoria Wood. Their considerable influence on the later generations of comedians is undeniable. Their achievements were many and this short article...

/ 4th May 2016

Victoria Wood loses battle to cancer aged 62

Iconic female comedian Victoria Wood died aged 62 after a long private battle with cancer. Her publicist reported that she “died peacefully at her north London home with family.” Julie Walters, Woods long time comedy partner said she was “too...

/ 1st May 2016

Kevin Hart is reportedly leaving stand-up behind forever

It was reported recently that Kevin Hart had been hinting at the last date of his most recent stand-up tour in Johannesburg that he might be permanently leaving the stand-up circuit for reasons unknown. He apparently told Variety that ‘What...

/ 20th April 2016

Lecturers should learn ‘stand-up comedy techniques’ according to Scottish academic

Your lecturer could be the next Bill Bailey if all goes to plan according to a Scottish academic. Cate Watson, an academic at the University of Stirling, advises lecturers that learning stand-up techniques used by comedians could maximise the impact...

/ 9th April 2016

Netflix hidden gems- John Mulaney- The Comeback Kid

If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy what I am about to tell you is no secret, but if you’re not or if you have just started getting into comedy I’m going to open Pandora’s box for you. I call it...

/ 24th March 2016

’24’ actress Mary Lynn Rajskub is coming back to the comedy circuit

Many comedians try their hand at acting after they have had a successful tour on the comedy circuit, however, its once in a blue moon that you get actors going back to their comedic roots after a successful stint on...

/ 15th March 2016

Let the apple see the crumble- we have a comedy dream team in our grasps.

Northern stars Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness are creating the ultimatie comedy duo. ITV’s prime time money maker comedians are set to pilot a sketch show together uniting to create what promises to be a hilarious sketch show with many...

/ 20th January 2016

It’s no laughing matter

The news broke this week that female comedian Amy Schumer had a heckler removed from her show by security after they continually disrupted the set. It seems some people can’t draw the line between a friendly outburst and verbal abuse....

/ 13th October 2015