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
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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- 2 The awkward moment Sarah Palin raised $25,000 for Hillary Clinton's election campaign
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope