Dave Chappelle addresses Kanye West during “Saturday Night Live” monologue

On Saturday night, Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time. Naturally, one of the things that everyone… MORE
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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel took their shows live for the Midterm elections

As pretty much everyone knows by this point, late night talk shows are not actually live. Instead, they’re taped around… MORE
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The Tories are trashing more than just the nation | Stewart Lee

Keeping my act topical, given our chaotic government, is getting beyond a jokeI opened my new standup show, Basic Lee, 14 days after Liz Truss took office. Do you remember her? The cheese one? I joked to the Guardian-reading tofu-eating wokerati in att…

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Boris the Third review – the greased-piglet antics of a schoolboy PM

Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghAdam Meggido’s play finds the teenage Johnson starring in Shakespeare’s tragedy and gives a taste of his future leadershipOut of his depth as a tragedy unfolds around him: say what you like about Eton College’s 1982 produc…

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President Biden thanks Jon Stewart for getting the PACT Act signed into law

We previously reported on the great lengths Jon Stewart went through in order to get a bill passed through Congress… MORE
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Laugh? I almost cried at Gordon Brown’s night of Edinburgh fringe comedy

The former PM’s one-off onstage chat with standup Matt Forde belied his dour image. If only he’d shown more of this side of himself to the electorateWhere is the comedy, Matt Forde, in this? Where is the comedy in bringing on to the stage intellectual …

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‘Fuelled by anger’: politics loom larger than ever at Edinburgh fringe

Scandals, an outgoing PM and a Tory leadership race – comics seeking material are spoilt for choicePolitics always plays a big role at the Edinburgh fringe. But with an outgoing prime minister, multiple Westminster scandals and a fast-moving Tory leade…

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Dana Carvey envisions what a 2024 debate will look like in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” monologue

When you think of Dana Carvey, there’s a good chance you think of the impressions he used to do on… MORE
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NewsRevue review – 43-year-old formula is still good fun

Canal Cafe theatre, LondonThis high-energy hour of songs and sketches includes a Conservative leadership medley from The Greatest Showman and Boris Johnson’s Jailhouse RockIn the 43 years since NewsRevue first made merry at current affairs – it’s now t…

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No, Jon Stewart is not going to run for President

There’s a Politico article making the rounds on social media that speculates on a presidential run by comedian Jon Stewart.… MORE
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