Reviews

Theatre Review: Carousel by Ivo Graham, Park Theatre
Ivo Graham is best known for his slightly geeky, slight confessional stand-up comedy. Now in his first play, a potent mix of storytelling and spoken word about the nature of nostalgia and much more,... more
Is This A Clue To The Final Inside No. 9 Tonight?
I haven't been reviewing this series of Inside No 9 for a number of reasons. Firstly it's been so hard to write about it without spoilers that ruin the fun for those who read reviews before watching... more
Review: My Sexual Abuse: The Sitcom, Channel 4
Is humour healing? Can it help you deal with the darkest of events? That's what comedy writer/performer Mark O'Sullivan explores in his powerful Channel 4 documentary My Sexual Abuse: The Sitcom.... more
Interview: Nida Manzoor – Creator, Writer, Director and Executive Producer of Lady Parts
We Are Lady Parts returns for a second series to stream and watch live on Channel 4 from Thursday 30th May.Written, created, directed and executive produced by Nida Manzoor (Polite Society), the... more
Brighton Fringe: Garry Starr: Classic Penguins, The Bunker @ Fool’s Paradise
There’s a figure on stage, sitting on a black draped swivel chair with his back to us, signature neck ruff, tails coat and top hat clearly in place, surrounded by a large cloud of vape smoke. Stage... more
Special London Screening then Tour For Janey Godley Documentary
My first encounter with Janey Godley was at the Edinburgh Fringe around 15 years ago. She was not onstage, she was at the door into her gig welcoming people in as if they were old friends. This is... more
Brighton Festival: Sara Pascoe, Weirdo, Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome
It’s a low key entrance as the two British Sign Language interpreters lead the single file entry onto stage, followed by award-winning novelist Emma Jane Unsworth (set as interviewer), and finally... more
Brighton Fringe Review: Guess Boo?, Bar Broadway
What do you get if you cross a childhood guessing game involving flipping tiles, a comedy séance, and a saucy TikTok comedian? The answer is a bit of a messy hour of ramshackle whowazzit and innuendo... more
 Unfrosted is streaming on Netflix now.  Picture: Netflix
I didn't rush to watch Unfrosted, directed by and starring Jerry Seinfeld, for a number of reasons. The star/director has said and done a few things recently that I don't entirely agree with and I... more
Book Review: Not That I'm Bitter - A Truly, Madly, Funny Memoir by Helen Lederer
Why aren't we tuning in to BBC One on a Saturday night tio watch The Paul Tonkinson Comedy Roadshow? Why isn't Adam Bloom the host of The 1% Club? It has always been a mystery why some acts hit the... more
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