Comedy

comedy

The best comedy is the type that makes white people feel terrible about themselves

October 14, 2019 12:22 pm

Many sensitive souls find the sound of merriment jarring

The age of LOLitics

September 30, 2019 8:54 am

Social media is turning democracy into a joke

dave chappelle
titania mcgrath

Titania McGrath’s Edinburgh Fringe show is the most important live event since the Women’s March

August 11, 2019 12:20 pm

Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto at the Edinburgh Fringe reviewed

aziz ansari

Aziz Ansari: Right here and wrong now

July 10, 2019 12:30 pm

Why is politically correct comedy so depressing?

louis c.k.

Louis C.K. is still not OK

June 28, 2019 12:22 pm

How dare he continue with his career?

far right comedy

My terrifying journey into the dark heart of far right comedy

June 10, 2019 7:50 am

At a fascist evening, nobody was decent enough to openly express their white supremacy

late night
lunatics chris lilley
elizabeth warren saturday night live

Has Saturday Night Live finally found its feet in the Trump era?

May 5, 2019 3:34 pm

Skip the political cold-open every week

our planet

If you liked Triumph of the Will, you’ll love Our Planet

April 11, 2019 11:17 am

Our Planet and Fleabag reviewed

joke

Now – as in the Soviet Union – making a joke can be a dangerous, life-changing mistake

April 4, 2019 1:21 pm

A well-wisher sent me a copy of The Joke last year after I’d lost five positions as a result of making some stupid gags on Twitter

michael jackson

It’s shocking how many Michael Jackson fans are still determined to take his side

March 14, 2019 10:12 am

Leaving Neverland and After Life reviewed

lavell crawford

Why don’t you know about Lavell Crawford?

January 30, 2019 9:54 am

Is it because he is black?

alec baldwin donald trump comedy

Why has comedy got so much worse in the Trump era?

January 15, 2019 9:05 am

Comics should stop trying to be activists, and commentators, and philosophers

konstantin kisin

Let’s admit that comedy is problematic

December 15, 2018 11:08 am

Godfrey Elfwick is deeply troubled by Konstantin Kisin’s reaction to a London university’s perfectly reasonable request

help me marianne power

Self-Help goes mainstream – can Marianne Power survive her own quest?

September 27, 2018 7:47 am

Help Me! One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Her Life by Marianne Power reviewed

Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t funny – especially when he’s mocking the powerless

July 26, 2018 10:02 am

I am troubled by the misuse to which he puts his considerable acting skills, quick brain and undoubted ballsiness.