Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.
21 August 2014 03:44 PM
Comedy Award judge Alice Jones profiles this year's nominees
21 August 2014 03:17 PM
Edinburgh Festival 2014: The show picks up where last year's What Would Beyonce Do left off
20 August 2014 03:18 PM
They are the kind of comedy shows to make timid audience members yearn for the days when interaction meant a bit of banter about their hometown or haircut; the kind which elevate mocking the crowd into an artform, and come with a delirium-inducing dose of fear that it could be you.
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'
19 August 2014 07:29 PM
Writing one-liners is a serious business.
19 August 2014 04:08 PM
Edinburgh Festival 2014: It will not be long before Baptiste is on Mock the Week or similar
18 August 2014 08:04 PM
Television's retired attack dog spins a silver wheel in theatrical production
18 August 2014 03:00 PM
Alice Jones has noticed odd clusters of former careers among comedians
18 August 2014 09:51 AM
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014: 'This is Pascoe at her peak'
Sirens, Summerhall and Travesti, Pleasance Dome, reviews: 'Feminism is clearly having a moment in the limelight'
18 August 2014 09:41 AM
Edinburgh Festival 2014: 'Two shows tackle the question of what it's like to be a woman in oddly similar style'
16 August 2014 12:31 AM
'My dad's a proper family man... he’s got three of them'
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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- 5 Why you're almost certainly more like your father than your mother