There is one thing in my life that causes more stress than any other; it’s the comedy industry (and how I break into it).
Well, finally here it is: The podcasting couple, Show Pony and Big Fun (Catie Wilkins and Lou Sanders), caught up with each to chat about comedy (and themselves) – same thing.
A sell out, by definition is ‘Anyone who sacrifices artistic integrity in an effort to become more successful or popular’ (I am citing UrbanDictionary.com).
I feel perplexed when a decision comes my way. I don’t trust myself. Should I go to the world’s biggest arts event or the world’s biggest sporting event?
“Nah. Thanks, but no thanks. No offence – I just don’t think you lot are all that funny.” So spoke a real charmer this time last year as I attempted to unload upon him a flyer for my one-woman comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
I’m something of an expert when it comes to receiving a non-apology apology. For the uninitiated, the non-apology apology is the Pavlovian response that complainants receive when they question an editorial decision on ‘acceptable’ jokes and has risen with the tide of humour, which leaves its integrity at the door.
There has been a spate of celebrities defending rape jokes to the world and their fan base on Twitter recently.
I admit it: I’m a liberal stereotype. I have no sense of humour. Or at least, there’s obviously something wrong with it.
Stewart Lee is widely regarded by many in the comedy world and the fans who worship them as a comedy God. Oddly for an atheist, and I’ve always thought, an unassuming man, he’s something of a comedy Jesus too, as he’s seen by many as being able to walk on water. His social commentary is [...]
The original cast of American Pie reformed for the reunion movie 13 years after the first hit our screens. With a massive franchise behind the title and various spin-offs projects, Seann William Scott, the actor famous for playing straight-talking Steve Stifler, discusses whether any of the team were reluctant to take part in another sequel, and how they’ve changed over the years.
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