Julian has been the comedy critic for The Independent since 2003. He is also the author of The Rough Guide to British Cult Comedy, www.textualhealing.co.uk
02 December 2013 12:15 PM
Adelphi Theatre, London
19 November 2013 06:58 PM
Next to today’s sketch troupes, Python is not looking so strange
11 November 2013 12:21 PM
Hammersmith Apollo, London
08 November 2013 03:37 PM
Lee takes on Ed Miliband, UKIP and immigration in trademark style
31 October 2013 03:36 PM
"Try to get your timing right, luv, you'll have a better time," rejoinders Jason Manford to the wayward laughter of a woman in his audience. Tonight there are plenty of examples that the former host of The One Show is a stickler for timing, his crisp comic asides often belying his largely, and unashamedly, safe material.
18 October 2013 01:12 PM
One can't but help wish that the Pajamas would reprise past glories for their ever-growing London fanbase
08 October 2013 11:38 AM
The comedian is on his Messiah Complex world tour
07 October 2013 01:09 PM
Last year a frivolous, flawed, but loveable debut hour show, Some Lycett Hot, secured 24-year-old Joe Lycett a nomination for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Lycett's follow up show again brings the big puns out, but suffers from its unashamedly effete approach.
27 August 2013 03:55 PM
A former flatmate of a clutch of successful Bristol-based comics that included Russell Howard and Jon Richardson, John Robins could be the next of his peer group to go on to greater things.
22 August 2013 02:50 PM
Nick Helm: One Man Mega Myth
John Kearns: Sight Gags for Perverts
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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