Stand-up comedy

Gallows humour is at its darkest in David Grossman’s latest novel

26 November 2016 9:00 am

A horse walks into a bar.… David Grossman takes the opening line of an old joke for his title, which…

Send in the clowns - how comedy ate British politics

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Why has politics turned into stand-up?

Rhubarb has the loveliest, craziest dining room I have ever seen

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival: the city is full of glassy-eyed narcissists eating haggis pizza off flyers that say Michael Gove:…

John Bishop interview: ‘My dream was to be Steven Gerrard, but he got there first’

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Stand-up comedian John Bishop tells Matthew Stadlen about the depression that triggered his career

The talent and tragedy of Richard Pryor

22 March 2014 9:00 am

The troubles of Richard Pryor’s life are well known — from his childhood in a brothel to his self-immolation via…

The comedy club theory of dictatorship

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The comedy club theory of dictatorship