Stand-up Articles

Review: One Mic Stand

Review: One Mic Stand

Margherita Concina reviews Contact and Young Identity’s One Mic Stand
Is it Art?: Stand-up comedy

Is it Art?: Stand-up comedy

In this week’s ‘Is it Art?’, David N. Rose asks whether stand-up comedy is art
Review and Interview: Ben Elton

Review and Interview: Ben Elton

Sam James reviews and interviews comedy legend, and University of Manchester alumnus, Ben Elton
Bring Back Les Dawson

Bring Back Les Dawson

Writer Sam James remembers Les Dawson; the firm family favourite who needs to be remembered by all
In conversation: Russell Howard

In conversation: Russell Howard

“Laughter is life’s lube”: Camila Florencia Rusailh chats to Russell Howard ahead of his Manchester show
Preview: Liza Treyger

Preview: Liza Treyger

Stand-up comic Liza Treyger is coming to Manchester as part of her European tour
Review: Annabelle Devey’s standup

Review: Annabelle Devey’s standup

Sex, STDs, and Primark tops, Chloe Hatton reviews Annabelle Devey’s latest stand up.
Interview: Tez Ilyas

Interview: Tez Ilyas

Eleanor Forrest finds out what it means for comedian Tez Ilyas to ’Teztify’ against modern day assumptions of himself as a Northern, Working-class, British Muslim.
Interview: Comedian Daniel Sloss talks sociopaths and stand up

Interview: Comedian Daniel Sloss talks sociopaths and stand up

Daniel Sloss’s dark humour takes centre stage in his new tour, posing the question – am I a sociopath?
Review: Paul Foot

Review: Paul Foot

Paul Foot’s stand up makes for an uncomfortable watch with a few good moments
Paul Foot: A man of many words that provide little discernible information

Paul Foot: A man of many words that provide little discernible information

Features Editor Joe Evans speaks to Paul Foot and fails to get any real answers to any questions about anything at all
Hesitating to laugh

Hesitating to laugh

Jessica Chow-Lau examines the effect of political correctness and public backlash can have on the censorship of raw and cutting comedy
Interview: Dylan Moran

Interview: Dylan Moran

The Irish comedian, best known as the misanthropic bookshop owner Bernard Black, is currently on tour with his new show Off the Hook

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