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Monday, March 16, 2020

Roy Hudd dies aged 83 by Hannah J Davies

The comedian and actor was the host of Radio 2’s The News Huddlines and starred in Coronation Street The comedian and actor Roy Hudd has died aged 83. Best known for presenting the Roy Hud…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen's new British star: 'Things have really snowballed' by Hannah J Davies

Not long ago Sam Tutty was singing songs from the smash-hit musical for a handful of viewers on YouTube. Now he’s preparing for his West End debut – in the lead role Sam Tutty was a fan…

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Rob Beckett: 'Comedy is just a hobby that got out of hand' by Hannah J Davies

TV’s most relatable comic – with TV’s most distinctive teeth – talks about sleeping in toilets, being ‘chavvy’ and how Twitter trolls drove him to therapy ‘Have you ever been t…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

The 50 best comedians of the 21st century by Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage

From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest comics of the era Our No 1 comedian’s…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

'Surprisingly cruel': does Fleabag still work as a stage show? by Hannah J Davies, Laura Snapes and Kate Wyver

Six years after its debut, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s monologue is back in the theatre after its tearaway success on TV. We sent three millennial critics to watch it Related: Sexy, subversive…

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

James Acaster: ‘Adulthood is still a bit daunting’ by Hannah J Davies

When the comic’s life fell apart, he sought solace in the music of 2016. He discusses the songs that saved his life James Acaster strongly believes that 2016 was The Greatest Year for Musi…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Katherine Ryan: 'Men are like dolphins – best enjoyed on holiday!' by Hannah J Davies

The queen of the caustic punchline talks about plastic surgery, embarrassing her daughter – and turning her life as a single mum into a sitcom Katherine Ryan is busily scrolling through a …

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Emily Atack review – I'm a Celebrity star on her roaring 20s by Hannah J Davies

The Grand, Clapham, London The Inbetweeners’ actor gears up for her 30s with a look back at her regrets and a plea for us all to be nicer to one another Emily Atack isn’t your regular st…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Reginald D Hunter review – a standup punching down by Hannah J Davies

Alexandra Palace theatre, LondonIn Facing the Beast, the US comic offers an erratic hour of uncharitable observations and forced ‘edge’ As he mentions several times during his latest sho…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

The new comics that sum up 2019 by Hannah J Davies and Harriet Gibsone

There’s an unorthodox new generation of performers on the horizon. From Mae Martin to Mawaan Rizwan, here are the funniest new faces of comedy Modern Toss on comedy Continue reading...

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Culture highlights: what to see this week in the UK by Steve Rose, Hannah J Davies, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

From festive horror-comedy Better Watch Out to Mariah Carey’s Christmas tour, here is our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance in the next seven days Continue r…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Culture highlights: what to see this week in the UK by Steve Rose, Hannah J Davies, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

From Michael Haneke’s Happy End to Marilyn Manson’s latest tour, here is our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance in the next seven days Continue reading...

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Culture highlights: what to see this week in the UK by Steve Rose, Hannah J Davies, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

From Malian band Songhoy Blues to the Natural History Museum’s show about venomous beasts, here is our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance in the next seven da…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Dom Joly: ‘PJ O’Rourke’s Holidays in Hell is the funniest book I’ve ever read’ by Hannah J Davies

The comedian and Trigger Happy TV creator on the things that make him laugh the most, from Harry Hill to his friend HarryHarry Hill, in 2000 or something. I remember thinking halfway through…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Lolly Adefope: ‘Looney Tunes is the funniest TV show ever made’ by Hannah J Davies

From Mr Show to troubling YouTube videos, the up-and-coming character comedian reveals the things that make her laugh the mostThis isn’t technically a standup, but I saw Nick Mohammed as h…

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Zoe Lyons: ‘Things aren’t funny when you’re a teen, they’re hysterical’ by Hannah J Davies

From Frank Skinner to ridiculous hats of the 90s, the standup stalwart reveals what makes her laugh the mostI loved watching Eddie Murphy videos with my mates as a teenager, for his animated…

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Josh Widdicombe: ‘It’s good comedy when you get quite demoralised’ by Hannah J Davies

From Woody Allen’s books to 90s fashion, the standup and Last Leg co-host reveals what makes him laugh the mostIn terms of straight, pure standup, it’s Rhod Gilbert’s Mince Pie show, w…

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Pajama Men: 'The Day After Tomorrow is the second funniest film ever' by Hannah J Davies

From unintentionally hilarious disaster movies to cauliflower, the comedians reveals the things that make them laugh the mostShenoah Allen: Arsenio Hall having a bad day in Amazon Women On T…

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