Culture

21 September 2018

Matilda the Musical review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Matilda the Musical may have been running late due to technical issues at last night's Palace Theatre Manchester show, but when things kicked off, a stellar performance was given by ...

5 September 2018

Phil Nichol reveals his 7 favourite funny things [EXCLUSIVE]

We've all found ourselves laughing at some ridiculous things, from our dogs dragging themselves across the floor, to somebody slipping on the icy floor when winter comes around. So, what ...

30 August 2018

Fringe FOMO? Here is how to watch some of the best acts from Edinburgh Festival Fringe at home

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 is in full swing. This year’s acts are some of the crème de la crème of comedy, so if you can’t make it to Scotland, your FOMO is surely at ...
21 August 2018

A day in the life of Philippa Hogg

Working on a London show is a real treat for me for many reasons - one being I can live at home! Our work as actors is so often on ...

17 August 2018

[EXCLUSIVE] Sara Joyce on the creation of the award-winning Dust, returning to the stage

One weekend at University a friend came to stay at my family home with me. I’m from beautiful countryside and what it lacks in easy proximity to, well – anything, ...

15 August 2018

Madagascar the Musical review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Upon its release in 2005, Dreamworks Animation's Madagascar became a major hit with families across the globe. Introducing a roster of family-friendly unique characters, the movie would spawn a series ...
14 August 2018

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical review, Manchester Opera House

As a complete newcomer to the story of An Officer and a Gentleman, I was unsure what to expect when seeing the musical return to the stage in Manchester's Opera House this ...

3 August 2018

10 funny things that make us laugh, by The Thinking Drinkers

Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham make up comedy duo The Thinking Drinkers, and ahead of their time at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we got the pair to tell us ...

2 August 2018

Graham Dickson on why his "stupid cat" makes him laugh

I consider myself a fortunate person, because I am a very easy laugher. Often people deeply weathered by the comedy scene can become cynical and withholding of their laughter. ‘I’ve ...
31 July 2018

10 Things that make us laugh by Nick and Joe

The Found Footage Festival is a pretty unique show in which a couple of childhood best friends put on the ridiculous VHS videos they have found in thrift stores and ...

31 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Kwame Asante

One Christmas, my parents made and broke my childhood in the space of 60 seconds. I unwrapped a present labelled ‘To Kwame, from Father Christmas’, to find a brand new ...

31 July 2018

Do you want a good life or a great story? by Tania Edwards

Yesterday, my friend spent her evening on the hard shoulder. She was so annoyed by her boyfriend that she threw herself out their car, rolled across the road, and crawled ...

30 July 2018

Henry Maynard shares what inspired him to create the immersive show Swell Mob

I have worked as a freelance director on over seven individual immersive events that took place in the Caribbean, these would have a narrative that played out over five days ...

30 July 2018

Q and A with Flo and Joan

What can audiences expect from your new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? This year we're going a bit topical, a bit silly, and a bit dark. There will be ...

29 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Bex Lindsay, Fun Kids Radio presenter

Hi, I’m Bex, and I’m presenting Fun Kids Radio’s Epic Roadshow Adventure at the Underbelly with my pal, Dan. It’s pretty easy to make me laugh, but here are the ...

29 July 2018

Laurence Clark: 10 Things that make me laugh

When his Nan told him she was losing her sight, my six year old Jamie demonstrated his caring nature by replying “great, you’ll get a free dog!” I toured Scotland ...

28 July 2018

Writer Isley Lynn shares what inspired her to create Skin a Cat

I'm eating cheap but delicious food with this new group of friends I've somehow stumbled into – they're all playwrights as well, and I really want them to like me ...

28 July 2018

Jim Tavaré: 10 Things that make me laugh

I was once on a sun lounger at a hotel swimming pool in Los Angeles. I noticed two blokes in the pool with cocktails and sunglasses. They were posing away ...
27 July 2018

Fame review, Palace Theatre Manchester

Heading into Fame’s press night at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, I had no clue what to expect other than the iconic titular song. Having never seen the original film, ...
27 July 2018

10 Things that make us laugh by The Lampoons

Hi and welcome to this list of things what I wrote. I have a bloody weird sense of humour and if you’ve ever accidentally slipped into “that” end of the Internet you’re ...

27 July 2018

My inspiration for 'Pricks' by Jade Byrne

I was 4 years old when my life changed forever, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I had the classic symptoms. I was weeing all the time, I was ...

27 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Roman Fraden

I overheard a very powerful woman yelling into her phone in New York -  ‘I’ve been with you for 9 months. Niiiiiiine months!!  and, now……… you’re  a NUDIST?! Years ago ...

27 July 2018

Maisie Adam: 9 Things that make me laugh

There’s lots of things that make me laugh, some of them are rather high-brow and full of wit, and others are just plain silly. Here’s my top 9… My Nanna. ...

26 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Glenn Moore

Funniest film ever made. There’s not a single part of it I don’t find funny, and not a single bit of that film is intentionally funny. Jude Law’s posh lisp ...