Hands off my anecdote! The couple who mine their love-life for laughs

When you and your partner are both standups, jokes are a competitive business. But are there any limits? Sarah Keyworth and Catherine Bohart reveal all“When something funny happens to us,” says standup Sarah Keyworth, “it’s almost a race to see who can…

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Hands off my anecdote! The couple who mine their love-life for laughs

When you and your partner are both standups, jokes are a competitive business. But are there any limits? Sarah Keyworth and Catherine Bohart reveal all“When something funny happens to us,” says standup Sarah Keyworth, “it’s almost a race to see who can…

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Ben Bailey Smith on groovy dancing, UK rap stars and quiz show hell

The rapper, standup and actor – AKA Doc Brown – answered your questions on writing children’s books, the best of British hip-hop, Brexit confusion and rapping with Ricky Gervais 2.09pm GMT Time’s up!That’s my time y’all. Thanks for all your questions, …

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Flo & Joan: ‘I had a recurring nightmare Marilyn Manson would chase me on a horse’

The British musical comedy sisters on the things that make them laugh the mostNicola Dempsey: Our friend Al trod on a bird at a bird sanctuary. Continue reading…

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Carol Channing, star of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, dies aged 97

Celebrated for her performances in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! Channing also earned an Oscar nomination for Thoroughly Modern MillieCarol Channing, the American actor who originated the roles of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes an…

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Wanda Sykes review – tough anti-Trump tirade is a potent tonic

Union Chapel, LondonLife still holds surprises for a woman of 54, including the US presidency, and Sykes plays them for everything they’ve gotThe first half hour of Wanda Sykes’ maiden London gig is the biggest-hitting anti-Trump tirade I’ve heard yet …

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Olga Koch: ‘Funniest meal? An omelette that tasted a whole lot like bull testicles’

The Russian-born standup on the things that make her laugh the mostAhir Shah. I wonder if he’s ever going to see this? Hi, Ahir! You’re very good! Continue reading…

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Keep review – want a list of every single thing in Daniel Kitson’s house?

Battersea Arts Centre, LondonThe storyteller sets out to list all 20,000 of his possessions in a show that misfires despite some delightful apercus‘I have a house with lots of things in it,” says Daniel Kitson, “and this is a show about those things.” …

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Sindhu Vee: Sandhog review – marriage as a battle of wits

Soho theatre, LondonThe standup’s debut show insightfully dissects the travails of long-term commitment and the tsunami of having childrenSindhu Vee has a more interesting hinterland than most debut standups. She’s an ex-banker, has been married for 20…

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Sindhu Vee: ‘The funniest word? Discombobulated is a contender’

The standup and former banker on the things that make her laugh the mostWhen I was a kid I could not get enough of the Carol Burnett Show and it’s still one of the things I watch on YouTube all the time. Continue reading…

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