Comedy

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.