Live Comedy

15 December 2019

Review: Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest, Parr Hall Warrington

I have only ever seen Ed Byrne in Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, so it was wonderful to finally watch him as the star of his own ...

4 November 2019

Review: The Comedy Store, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington

I was lucky enough to have a rare night out on Saturday with my husband to see what The Comedy Store had to offer at the Pyramid Arts Centre in ...

29 October 2019

Review: Hal Cruttenden: Chubster, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington

I’ve only ever seen Hal Cruttenden on Live at the Apollo, but his segment was enough to whet my appetite to want see him in his own show Chubster on ...
10 September 2019

My favourite comedians by Lisa Treyger

I have four main people I’ve learned lessons from: Hannibal Burress, Nikki Glaser, Tom Segura, and Dave Attell.  I met them early in my career and their work ethic and ...

4 August 2019

My favourite comedian by Dan Lees

Dan Lees and Neil Frost are THE ESTABLISHMENT: experts at a distinctly British breed of slapstick, clowning, improvisation and quick fired wit. LE BUREAU DE STRANGE sees them become Geoffrey ...

4 August 2019

My favourite comedians by Zach Zucker

Astonishingly killer character comedy in JACK TUCKER: COMEDY STAND UP HOUR sees Zach Zucker lampoon every bad joke and hack comic in the book with conviction that has had audiences ...

31 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Mickey Clarke of Crybabies

Comedian, actor and writer, Mikey Clarke, is one-third of comedy sketch troupe ‘Crybabies’. Ahead of taking their barmy new show, ‘Danger Brigade’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, he tells Female First ...

29 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Amy Annette

I am a child of limewire. The peer to peer networking service that existed in the hazy days of early copyright infringement where I would type ‘comedy’ into the search ...

28 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Heather Berlin

Neuroscientist HEATHER BERLIN and her rapper husband BABA BRINKMAN’S (Famed for his RAP GUIDE series) deliver up a dose of cerebral humour, exploring the science behind self-control in their new ...

27 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Lolly Jones

Putting burlesque to its originally intended purpose, LOLLY JONES’ unique style of satire fuses lip sync to political speeches with clowning and cabaret. Embodying a host of Europe’s forerunning female ...

27 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Daniel Audritt

It’s always hard for me to pick a favourite comedian, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to two for you and that’s the best I can do.  First is ...

26 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Jim Campbell

Known for his gag a minute stand up, comedian JIM CAMPBELL’s latest show BEEF confronts his family curse. The show is a fast-paced and bold attempt to overcome overthinking, anxiety ...

26 July 2019

My favourite comedians by Christina Bianco

“Flames, on the side of my face!” I was 10 years old watching Clue for the first time and those words hit me. How Madeline Khan could take seven little ...

25 July 2019

Our favourite comedians by Just These Please

We create all of our work as an ensemble; writing, editing, rehearsing and directing together and so (for the most part) we have really similar tastes when it comes to ...

24 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Martha McBrier

Glaswegian cussing, crowd work extraordinaire MARTHA MCBRIER is the Queen of the Free Fringe. Her show at this year’s festival launches a campaign against the perennial HAPPINESS BULLY in her hard-hitting and hilarious show ...

24 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Jack Gleadow

It’s Nice To See You To See You, words which whenever said brings the immediate response of ‘Nice!’ from our lips. A fun and silly thing that connects every single ...

23 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Helen Bauer

Is there anyone in the world funnier than Julia Davies? The answer. No. I love Julia Davies in such a pure way. She never fails to make me laugh, just ...

22 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Archie Maddocks

I can remember being 10 years old, sitting in my front room, with my mixed family around me. I remember sitting in awe as they all collapsed into laughter. Richard ...

21 July 2019

My favourite comedian by James Barr

JAMES BARR is best known as the star of applauded podcast A Gay and a Non-Gay (which is also playing Edinburgh for the last week of the Fringe). Painfully relatable and delectably ...

21 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Jon Long

Musical comedian JON LONG’s debut comedy hour PLANET KILLING MACHINE provides a selection of brilliantly original songs, whilst also launching into a hilarious tirade on all the ways we are ...

21 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Langston Kerman

Ahead of bringing his debut show, The Loose Cannon, to the Edinburgh Fringe, LA-based comic and star of HBO and Sky Atlantic’s ‘Insecure’, Langston Kerman, tells Female First about his favourite ...

21 July 2019

Louisa Fitzhardinge shares the inspiration for her new show Comma Sutra

Ahead of bringing her musical comedy romp, ‘Comma Sutra’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, comedian, actor and polyglottal language nerd, Louisa Fitzhardinge, tells Female First what inspired her to write her ...

21 July 2019

OUr favourite comedian by Frisky and Mannish

Oh, don’t make us pick a favourite. It’s too hard. It’s like wine pairing - it depends on what you’re eating, the time of day, general context, feng shui etc… ...

20 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Joe Jacobs

My favourite comedian is Norm Macdonald As a rule, Canadians are all great, but Norm raises the bar. It’s really hard to put into words what makes this man so ...