Adult Swim Festival announces their virtual lineup

Just like every other festival, the Adult Swim Festival has to change the way they do things to accommodate 2020.… MORE
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Choirs and comedians among recipients of £76m Covid arts aid

Almost 600 cultural groups across England to benefit from latest funding roundComedy clubs, circuses, choirs and theatres across England are in line to receive a share of £76m of government funding for the cultural sector.The Military Wives Choirs, Som…

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Greenwich Comedy festival review – starry lineup relishes return of live banter

National Maritime MuseumSara Pascoe, Rich Hall and Aisling Bea warm to an excited crowd – and a divine heckler – in the chilly outdoors‘Comedy isn’t essential?” asks Rich Hall, incredulously. “This isn’t essential?” After the government announced finan…

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Jokes, guffaws and hardy perennials: Shedinburgh mows down the fringe

With the Edinburgh festival shelved by Covid, standups have turned a garden shed into a stage for an online extravaganza. Our writer enjoys flashes of brilliance amid a dislocating experienceThere are precedents when it comes to memorable Edinburgh fri…

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‘You can tell jokes here you can’t tell anywhere else’ – inside Leicester’s comedy scene

Pun fights in boxing rings, nine-year-old standups and a 19-day joke-a-thon … anything goes in vibrant, diverse Leicester, finds our writer as she continues her comedy tourIt is the home town of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, Adrian Mole author Sue Tow…

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Parks, pubs and pitches: where to watch UK theatre in September

Shakespeare at a cricket ground, a festival in a bombed-out church and park-bench drama – plus more socially distanced shows to enjoy this monthAugust is over but there’s still time to enjoy open-air theatre season. Presented in York’s Rowntree Park, M…

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Shows, suds, cider and a soaking: the Edinburgh fringe from my bathtub

The festival may be cancelled but our writer is determined to recreate the experience at home. So she pours a cider, steps into her bath – and logs on to the fringe’s freakiest showsThe Edinburgh fringe is always a highlight of my year. Where else but …

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Shows, suds, cider and a soaking: the Edinburgh fringe from my bathtub

The festival may be cancelled but our writer is determined to recreate the experience at home. So she pours a cider, steps into her bath – and logs on to the fringe’s freakiest showsThe Edinburgh fringe is always a highlight of my year. Where else but …

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What’s The Virtual Deal With Comedy Festivals in Summer 2020?

We’re not enjoying comedy festivals in the summer of 2020 like we used to. Obviously. But can we still enjoy them at all? That’s the burning question that three different organizations across America are trying to solve this weekend, while …

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Fringe of Colour Films: ‘the diversity checklist is discarded first in a crisis’

Created to provide paid work and connect people of colour with audiences during Covid, a new online arts festival aims to be around for the long-term‘You can’t just keep pulling up chairs,” says a character in Joshua Harmon’s play Admissions. “There is…

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