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Maisie Adam: The rising star comic on her next gig, Live at the Apollo

During the pandemic the comic’s profile has soared - now she’s on the biggest comedy show on TV

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Bridget Christie review: Her comic potency remains undiminished

The highly accomplished stand-up’s new show deserves to be seen by as many people as possible

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Mo Gilligan and Friends: The Black British Takeover: A sparkling show

The superstar comic made generous space to shine light on talents that should have more exposure

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Ahir Shah - Dress: feels like he’s not quite finished dressing it

This new show from one of comedy’s deepest thinkers still feels a little undercooked

Theatre

Austentatious at the Fortune Theatre review: We’re utterly persuaded

The improvised Jane Austen show returns and it’s a silly and chaotic and wonderful as ever

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Jordan Brookes: Someone slagged me off, now I’ve made a show about it

The award-winning comic is back with a new show and a comedy special on Amazon Prime

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Mo Gilligan at Eventim Apollo review: An observational masterclass

If you’ve only seen the south Londoner on your iPhone or TV, you’ve only seen half of him, says Bruce Dessau

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The Political Party review: Matt Forde gives Burnham a light toasting

Forde brings his Political Party podcast to the West End for a run of live recordings, with the Mayor of Greater Manchester joining him for this first show

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Shagged. Married. Annoyed review: Crowdpleasing, undemanding laughs

Married couple Chris and Rosie Ramsey take their wildly successful podcast on tour

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Ricky Gervais, Palladium review: Finding the humour in provocation

Gervais always cuts as close as possible to the bone to make his points as he explores the nature of offence and humour as an escape valve

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Big Comedy Night review: Laughter proves powerful medicine for London

A line-up of distinctive acts underlined the strength in depth and the rich diversity of the capital’s comedy scene

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Simon Amstell, Soho Theatre review: Pithy pay-offs and plenty of angst

Shame, acceptance, dread, sex, veganism - Amstell’s set may have covered previously trodden terrain, but it did so beautifully

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Evening Standard Big Comedy Night in assoc with Uber: Jessica Fostekew

Tickets are now on sale for the Evening Standard Big Comedy Night in association with Uber, so get to know our brilliant comics

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Phil Wang, the millennial king of comedy, on finding his voice

From sex to race, no subject is off limits for Phil Wang. The headliner of the Evening Standard Big Comedy Night in association with Uber tells Bruce Dessau about finding his voice and leading a new generation

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Russell Howard - Respite review: He’s still a comedy king

The boyish Bristolian stand-up mixed modern with the more traditional in this sold out show

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Evening Standard Big Comedy Night in assoc with Uber Q&A: Huge Davies

Tickets are now on sale for our Evening Standard Big Comedy Night in association with Uber, so get to know our brilliant comics

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Babatúndé Aléshé interview: the Big Comedy Night MC is on a roll

He’s gone from TFL to major LOLs in a year thanks to a stint on Celebrity Gogglebox, now the comic is flying

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Evening Standard Big Comedy Night in assoc with Uber Q&A: Evelyn Mok

As tickets go on sale for our Evening Standard Big Comedy Night in association with Uber, we get to know the first of our brilliant comics

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Canned Laughter comedy review: comics at the top of their game

This charity event in aid of London’s food banks was a satisfying feast of comedy

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The London comedy festivals to see this summer: who needs Edinburgh?

As we all keep saying, it’s a transitional year, but at least it means that there’s a ton of comedy going on in the capital

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Bill Bailey at the Royal Opera House: Like a stand-up comedy Midas

Even the weaker jokes were hoisted over the line by the sheer weight of his charm

TV

Iain Stirling and Steve Bugeja on their new TV comedy, Buffering

The duo have dug deep into their experience of grotty houseshares and kids’ TV to create the new show

Comedy

Russell Howard interview: “Over the pandemic I forgot I was famous”

The comedian has some adjusting to do after 18 months of making tea for his wife, but he’s not been idle

Theatre

360 Allstars at London Wonderground review: don’t try this at home

No new age concept, just young men displaying enviable, well-honed and slightly alarming skills

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Daniel Sloss at the Clapham Grand review: an impressive rollercoaster

After a year in which he fled the country in order to be able to perform, Sloss is still riding high

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Reclaim These Streets at 21Soho review - an exhilarating opening night

The skilful all-female bill had something to please everyone and more

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‘What if I’ve forgotten what words are?’: Comics on stand-up’s return

Life without an IRL audience is no joke for stand-ups. With proper gigs finally on the horizon, comedians tell us about how they’re preparing

TV

Back of the net: how Alan Partridge stayed funny for 30 years

Jurassic Park! Alan Partridge returns to our screens this week, three decades since he was first created

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My comedy hero: stand-up stars on the comedians who inspire them

Some much needed laughs are on their way thanks to the BBC’s Festival of Funny. We asked its stars to share their stand-up faves

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Comedy is in crisis, no joke - but venues and comics are fighting back

The industry has always trodden its own path, but now it needs support