comedy



Streaming comedy specials could change live performance forever

17th November 2021

As comedy turns into a cinematic space on streaming platforms, will its liveness be able to survive? It’s late in the evening and you’re not sure what to watch. A drama would be too hard going on the brain after a long day and a teen rom-com isn’t quite going to fit the mood. Scrolling ...


Streaming comedy specials could change live performance forever

24th October 2021

As comedy turns into a cinematic space on streaming platforms, will it’s liveness be able to survive? It’s late in the evening and you’re not sure what to watch. A drama would be too hard going on the brain after a long day and a teen rom-com isn’t quite going to fit the mood. Scrolling ...


My favourite comedy special: Daniel Sloss X

8th May 2021

Daniel Sloss X: When defying toxic masculinity meets humour. When I first stumbled upon 30-year-old Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss in his Netflix special, I didn’t know I was in for a wild ride. The title Dark did the show justice: both episodes were filled with self-deprecating, cynical, and at-times staggering routines, always combined with a ...


University hosting ‘Night of Comedy’ with ‘The Masked Singer’ host Joel Dommett

24th March 2021

The host of ‘The Masked Singer’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity’ finalist will feature among other comedians in a joint production with the University and OfftheKerb Productions TV Presenter of “The Masked Singer”, Joel Dommett is to take part in a “Night of Comedy” hosted by the University this Friday 23 March at 6pm. Joel Dommett, ...


Comedians, not commentators

24th November 2020

Is political comedy a cure or catalyst for the misinformation virus? My memories of the last US election are foggy at best, but the most prominent involve some outlandish phrases and jokes. Hillary Clinton telling people to “Pokemon Go to the polls”, Trump threatening to shoot a person on Fifth Avenue, or Gary Johnson being ...


Little Weirds by Jenny Slate: the perfect lockdown read?

29th October 2020

Emily explores the wacky world of human experiences through comic writing as lockdown escapism. Little Weirds by actress and stand-up comedian Jenny Slate is, technically speaking, a collection of comic essays. However, I feel that it could be categorised in any number of ways. It is whimsically abstract, a stream of consciousness, a piece of ...