Category Archives: Rants about Stand-Up

Quasi-GothWatch: Lazy Susan

Although country-bumpkins like myself only became aware of Celeste Dring after she was cast as Princess Eugenie in The Windsors, she first rose to fame as one half of the sketch-comedy duo Lazy Susan, along with fellow actress Freya Parker. … Continue reading

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The Pervy People’s Princess

I know I’m a year (or more) late to the party here, but I just discovered the joy of Nikki Glaser’s sex-centric comedy, via her 2016 stand-up special (modestly titled “Perfect”), and her short-lived talk-show Not Safe with Nikki Glaser … Continue reading

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KathBum: The Troubling

It’s been just over a year now since I went to see “TV’s Katherine Ryan” performing at our local fleapit theatre, as part of her nationwide stand-up tour… and someone (specifically Netflix) has finally had the good sense to film … Continue reading

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Affirmatively Funny

I recently finished reading Jennifer Saunders‘ slightly scatty (but very enjoyable) showbiz memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (2013), and I was intrigued to discover that she and Dawn French were the beneficiaries of “positive discrimination”, back in the day. … Continue reading

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“The Meaninglessness Is Very Nice”

When not stealing scenes/hearts as ‘Nadia’ in New Girl, the English-born model-turned-actress Rebecca Reid also moonlights as a stand-up comedian in various clubs around L.A…. where, as far as I can tell from the scant clips I’ve seen, she traffics in … Continue reading

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A Quote About Quotas…

The topic of “affirmative action” is trending again at the moment, as a storm brews over this year’s all-white Oscar nominations… so I thought I’d share this tidbit I read while “researching” my post about Katherine Ryan yesterday. To block-quote … Continue reading

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“Euchhh… White People!”

It isn’t very often that a name comedian visits our tiny, end-of-the-line town, so God bless “TV’s Katherine Ryan” for gracing us with her dazzling presence, along with up-and-coming support act Harriet Kemsley. Our volunteer-run pavilion theatre was jam-packed for … Continue reading

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