13 May 2014 04:50 PM
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07 May 2014 06:33 PM
The Samuel Beckett estate is notoriously fussy about how his plays are presented, but it has allowed comedians Tom Stourton and Tom Palmer – aka sketch comedy act Totally Tom – to revitalise 'Waiting for Godot' for a new generation. Alice Jones meets the duo
01 May 2014 09:50 AM
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22 April 2014 12:00 AM
Working for the comedian and singer Frank Sidebottom was an education and an oddly profound experience, recalls a one-time member of his backing band
17 April 2014 07:40 PM
Collier's appearance at a comedy show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
16 April 2014 11:30 PM
War? What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Although I suppose you could say that it has inspired a fine seam of sitcoms down the decades. Some of the finest - from the enduring daftness of Dad’s Army to the wisecracking M*A*S*H, to the best war comedy ever written, the peerless, poignant Blackadder Goes Forth.
12 April 2014 12:00 AM
Sophisticated men with style used to wear a fez as part of their luxury smoking garb. Cooper transformed it into a comedy prop
11 April 2014 05:04 PM
You can always count on Bill Bailey for a disparaging political comparison.
11 April 2014 03:55 PM
Thirty years after his death on stage, the shambolic, superb comedian Tommy Cooper is being brought back to life on screen
11 April 2014 12:00 AM
On 8 April 2013 I went to a comedy club. I hadn’t been planning to but Margaret Thatcher had just died, the road to my flat in Brixton was blocked with confused, champagne-spraying revellers and I figured if ever there was a time for political comedy to make a comeback, this might be it. So I went to Old Rope, an excellent weekly night in the basement of The Phoenix pub in London where comedians young and old, green and established, try out their freshest, totally unproven jokes on a relaxed crowd.
08 April 2014 11:53 PM
The actor and author has admitted a lot of Python was 'crap'