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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Gagging order: the jokes comedians would have told at Edinburgh by The Guide

From Flo & Joan to Stephen K Amos, standups share the material they would have taken to the fringe this year A joyful, sweaty jamboree: why the 2020 Edinburgh fringe will be missed Remo…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Holly Walsh: ‘The funniest TV show I've ever seen? Eastbound & Down’ by The Guide

The comedian, comedy writer and TV producer on the things that make her laugh the most Maria Bamford. I saw her in Edinburgh about 10 years ago and I don’t think it gets better than that. …

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Laura Lexx: 'The funniest person I know? Me. Why wouldn’t I say me?' by The Guide

The award-winning comedian, actor and writer on the things that make her laugh the most The first time I saw Zoe Lyons’ bit about her wife buying her a present, I think I actually shrieked…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Vicki Pepperdine: ‘I farted quite loudly as I reported my mother's death' by The Guide

The comedian, actor and writer on the things that make her laugh the most Julia Davis. We make each other roar while recording our podcast Dear Joan and Jericha. Then we have to edit it all …

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lazy Susan: 'I have a made-to-measure bear outfit' by The Guide

Celeste Dring and Freya Parker’s comedy duo on the things that make them laugh the mostCeleste Dring: John Kearns testing out his sweet shop routine in a back room in Croydon. A real feat …

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Tim Burton trio and A New Era by The Guide

Celebrated the wild-haired director by taking in this triple bill, then get the skinny on the best Scottish art from the early 20th centuryHauntedPresented by broadcaster and journalist Dann…

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Friday, November 24, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Rose Wylie and The Disaster Artist by The Guide

The 83-year-old artist gets her first major London exhibition, while James Franco’s semi-biopic of director Tommy Wiseau opensRose Wylie: Quack QuackIt feels as if the art world has been p…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Mudbound and Morrissey by The Guide

An epic tale of wartime race relations in the Deep South opens in cinemas, while the Smiths frontman delivers his latest albumBritish Wildlife Photography awardsIn light of flashier, worldwi…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: The Florida Project and Taylor Swift by The Guide

Sean Baker’s much-anticipated film features incredible child-star performances, while the queen of pop unleashes her sixth albumThe Florida ProjectHitting cinemas in the UK this week is Se…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Stranger Things and the Prince exhibition by The Guide

The 80s-inspired sci-fi series is back for a second season, while the first official showcase of the Purple One’s paraphernalia opens at the O2 in LondonA Bad Moms ChristmasThis sequel to …

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Friday, September 29, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Blade Runner 2049 and Heisenberg by The Guide

The star-studded sequel to the cult sci-fi film hits cinemas, while Simon Stephens’s two-hander transfers from BroadwayPhoenixNow 20 years into their career, erudite French indie pop quart…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Basquiat and AND festival by The Guide

The Barbican hosts the first major UK exhibition for the legendary artist, while the biennial celebrating film, art and digital culture returns to the Peak DistrictRoy LichtensteinDrawing fr…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Against, Edinburgh book festival and Grizzly Bear by The Guide

Ben Whishaw stars in a post-truth play at the Almeida in London, the Scottish literary event celebrates 70 years and the US rockers unveil a new albumAgainstPart of the post-truth theatre se…

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Friday, July 28, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Wilderness and Liverpool Pride by The Guide

This Oxfordshire arts festival’s welcomes Grace Jones and Ottolenghi, while Merseyside hosts LGBT art and Atomic KittenMrs OrwellThis new, 1940s-set play is about Sonia Brownell, the young…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Afropunk, Coming Out and Yerma by The Guide

JME and Willow Smith play the black punk festival, Walker Art Gallery highlights queer stories and Billie Piper stars in Lorca’s tale of desireMerchant City festivalIf you like street art,…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Lovebox and Painting Pop by The Guide

Frank Ocean tops the bill at the east London festival, while Abbot Hall in Cumbria celebrates Blake, Hockney, Boty and moreDog-friendly screeningDog lovers and fans of stop-motion animation …

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Love Supreme, Rotterdam and Okja by The Guide

The jazz festival returns, Jon Brittain’s Olivier-winning play transfers to the Arts theatre and a porcine eco-fable lands on NetflixCommittee … (A New Musical)This play at London’s Do…

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Kraftwerk and The Ferryman by The Guide

Ralf Hütter’s electronic titans bring their spectacular 3D show to the UK, while Paddy Considine stars in an IRA-themed thriller directed by Sam MendesA Museum of Modern NatureHowever ino…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Woyzeck and My Cousin Rachel by The Guide

It’s the last two weeks to catch John Boyega’s on the stage as a soldier in 80s Berlin, while Rachel Weisz stars in a seductive, gothic thrillerMy Cousin RachelIt’s summer! So no bette…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week, from Field Day to Grayson Perry's art by The Guide

Aphex Twin brings skittish electro par excellence to the UK festival, while the artist unveils a new, cheekily titled exhibitionField Day and Mighty HooplaTwo festivals, one weekend, same lo…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Barber Shop Chronicles and Sundance by The Guide

The role of the hairdresser in African culture is the subject of a new play, while the best new independent cinema is screened in LondonSaloméThe RSC’s new, contemporary take on Oscar Wil…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Annie, Hay festival and Killology by The Guide

Miranda Hart plays a spiteful orphanage owner, literature’s finest minds meet in Wales and the Royal Court parses out an apocalyptic futureAnnie the MusicalIn a break from her usual bumbli…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: The Great Escape and The Addams Family by The Guide

Brighton’s new-music festival returns for the 12th year, while Les Dennis and Samantha Janus star in a musical take on the oddball aristocratsThe Great EscapeA one-stop shop for bleeding-e…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Reginald D Hunter and Cheltenham jazz festival by The Guide

The controversial US comic starts his UK tour, while the annual music marathon returns: your at-a-glance guide to the best in cultureReginald D HunterThe controversial US comic is back on to…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Machynlleth festival, Arca and Mindhorn by The Guide

Britain’s best standups hit the Welsh town, the Venezuelan producer plays London and Julian Barratt stars as a washed-up former TV copFrom Cradle to StageMum’s the word! Literally, actua…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: from Jude Law's new play to Rookie's podcast by The Guide

The actor finally returns to the Barbican stage and the precocious Tavi Gevinson interviews her pal Lorde, while elsewhere Stormzy’s cousin plays liveCambridge literary festivalAlthough ma…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

The 10 best things to do this week: Syd, Russell Brand and I Am Not Your Negro by The Guide

The R&B up-and-comer performs with the Internet, the erstwhile king of British comedy reclaims his throne and radical writer James Baldwin is rememberedPure ComedyFather John Misty’s n…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Oscars 2017 and The Pitchfork Disney: top things to do in the UK this week by The Guide

La La Land, Moonlight and co fight it out for best picture on Sunday night, while Philip Ridley’s dark tale of abandoned children returns to LondonTwo Man ShowAn Edinburgh fringe favourite…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Twelfth Night and Pet Shop Boys: top things to do in the UK this week by The Guide

Tamsin Greig stars in the National Theatre’s ‘gender fluid’ Shakespearean comedy and the pop legends return to BritainJosie LongUnlike some of the other comics capitalising on the curr…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Whoopi Goldberg to Secret Cinema: top things to do in the UK this week by The Guide

From the actor’s rarely seen character comedy to an immersive version of Moulin Rouge: your at-a-glance guide to the best in cultureWhoopi GoldbergA brilliant one-off: the award-winning ac…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Bridget Christie and Drake: top things to do in the UK this week by The Guide

From the super-sharp standup latest set to the hip-hop megastar’s mammoth tour: your at-a-glance guide to the best in cultureBridget ChristieThe queen of feminist comedy continues her two-…

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