Tag: comedy


Comedy Festival: Jonathan Pie @ The Y Theatre

Jonathan Pie, played by Tom Walker, a political mouthpiece of an agitated generation, delivered a fantastically thought-provoking show to the audience at The Y Theatre in Leicester. Pie, whilst open with his self-proclaimed leftist stance, didn’t hold back on taking...

/ 13th February 2017

Why Him?

  ‘Why Him?’ hasn’t exactly achieved critical acclaim since it’s release on the 26th December with a 38 metascore standing and a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This movie definitely has its good and bad points:   The movie begins...

/ 9th January 2017

DemonTV: Warwick Davis ‘From Leicester To Hollywood’ Interview

Warwick Davis joins Demon Media in the studio for a chat about his part in ‘From Leicester To Hollywood’, a documentary from DMU’s very own Rhys Davies, as well as the UK Film Industry and it’s direction, his beginnings as...

/ 4th July 2016

RuPaul is Racing into the Mainstream

Two tall people are stood on a stage, cinched into a corset, feet stuffed into 7-inch platform heels, and lights upon them so hot their lashes are melting off. They are surrounded by other individuals in a similar situation, with...

/ 18th June 2016

Four Candles and Two Soups Please…

The first half of 2016 has seen a great loss for comedy with the deaths of Ronnie Corbett and Victoria Wood. Their considerable influence on the later generations of comedians is undeniable. Their achievements were many and this short article...

/ 4th May 2016

Victoria Wood loses battle to cancer aged 62

Iconic female comedian Victoria Wood died aged 62 after a long private battle with cancer. Her publicist reported that she “died peacefully at her north London home with family.” Julie Walters, Woods long time comedy partner said she was “too...

/ 1st May 2016

Kevin Hart is reportedly leaving stand-up behind forever

It was reported recently that Kevin Hart had been hinting at the last date of his most recent stand-up tour in Johannesburg that he might be permanently leaving the stand-up circuit for reasons unknown. He apparently told Variety that ‘…

/ 20th April 2016
Susan Calman

Lecturers should learn ‘stand-up comedy techniques’ according to Scottish academic

Your lecturer could be the next Bill Bailey if all goes to plan according to a Scottish academic. Cate Watson, an academic at the University of Stirling, advises lecturers that learning stand-up techniques used by comedians could maximise the impact...

/ 9th April 2016

Netflix hidden gems- John Mulaney- The Comeback Kid

If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy what I am about to tell you is no secret, but if you’re not or if you have just started getting into comedy I’m going to open Pandora’s box for you. I call it...

/ 24th March 2016

Demon TV – Comedian of the Year 2016 Highlights

Demon TV caught up with Comedians battling it out for the title of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award 2016.…

/ 21st March 2016