Culture

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 ...

26 July 2018

Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag announce major UK and Ireland tour for 2019

Dance Those Magical Musicals is the name of Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag’s 2019 major UK and Ireland tour, with one of the nation’s favourite ballroom couples set to ...
26 July 2018

Tom Ratcliffe shares what inspired him to create 'Velvet'

This year, I am taking a one-person show to the Edinburgh Festival in which my character, Ben has always dreamt of being a successful actor, and now after years of ...

26 July 2018

Zoe Lyons: 10 Things that make me laugh

How irate humans can become when they are inconvenienced for a good reason. I was on a plane recently that was delayed because of a mechanical problem and some passengers ...

25 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Damien Warren-Smith

Last night I went to see some improvised comedy with my cousin who works in architecture. She asked me where I like to sit when I go to comedy shows ...

25 July 2018

Sarah Keyworth: 10 Things that make me laugh

I love French Bulldogs doing anything, sleeping, eating, wrapped in blankets, dressed as carrots, wearing sunglasses, failing to catch things in slow motion. They’re always good value. My parents never ...

24 July 2018

Writer and performer Liz McMullen on what inspired her to create the one woman show Stupid Cupid

I have been acting for thirteen years. I love my job. It’s my passion. But it’s also so frustrating that so often I can’t do it. Not enough work. Too ...

24 July 2018

Matt Winning: 10 Things that make me laugh

I guess I’ve never really stopped to think about what things specifically make me laugh… well I have now. Here are some of the things in life which make me ...

23 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Elf Lyons

You may think this is base - but penises are proof that god exists. and that they are a woman. Because THEY ARE SO FUNNY. They keep me entertained all ...

23 July 2018

Robyn Perkins' tips to laughing 10 times a day

In life, and in comedy, I think the most important thing is to laugh at yourself.  A classic thing I do is that I will run for the bus, barely ...

23 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by John-Luke Roberts

I was waiting in a reception of a fancy office building. There was a fully grown, sensible-looking adult man waiting very casually, sitting next to a suitcase. The receptionist turned ...

23 July 2018

The things that make me laugh by Rob Auton

My name is Rob Auton, I am a writer and performer of what I write. Sometimes I stand up on stage at comedy nights and it makes people laugh and ...

23 July 2018

Pierre Novellie discusses his new show 'See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie'

If you are a comedian then the hardest thing in the world is to try and be as funny as something utterly stupid and irrelevant that you and your friends ...

23 July 2018

Jenny Horsthuis discusses 'The Three Musketeers'

As a young female actor, I have seen play after play dominated by male characters and in particular those with a classical text. Beautifully constructed plays and novels written by ...
23 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Alice Snedden

This clip of the boy falling off his chair in pursuit of an ice-cream truck. There really is nothing better than his face, so full of hope, smack-landing on the ...

23 July 2018

Matt Price: 10 Things that make me laugh

I was given a free life coaching session. The coach’s life had been a catalogue of disasters from failed relationships to businesses. I’m a twenty stone man and she told ...

22 July 2018

10 things that make me laugh by Lizzy Skrzypiec, director of Murder, She Didn't Write

As an improviser I find moments of genuine spontaneity the most comedic. We are never more hilariously human than when we react on the spot, instantly and without filter. Here ...

22 July 2018

Athena Kugblenu: 10 Things that make me laugh

For someone who tells jokes for a living, not much makes me laugh out loud. I do find things funny. But I don’t laugh out loud often. I used to ...

21 July 2018

My inspiration for 'Dominoes' by Phoebe McIntosh

They say everyone has a book in them. The ability to produce at least one tome accounting for some of their time on earth; words they have to speak; a ...

21 July 2018

Ian Smith: 10 Things that make me laugh

I love being inside, laughing at people who have got caught in the rain. I know that sounds mean, but there is no joy quite like it. It’s funnier the ...

20 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Olga Koch

Olga Koch shares with us the top 10 things that make her laugh ahead of her new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Skateboards Skateboards are funny because you can ...

20 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh on the internet by Ashley Storrie

The internet can be a right kick in the humps sometimes, what was once a sanctuary of cat memes and videos of children falling is now a temple of doom ...

20 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Micky Overman

We're not allowed to love Friends as much as we used to because of problems due to it being made in the past, but I learned to speak English watching ...