Tag: comedy

Champions of the World? No. But Comedy? For sure.

  On the 24th September, Leicester’s The Y Theatre hosted ‘We Are the Champions’, a show for winners of Leicester based comedy awards, which was bound to be pretty good right considering the show is rubbing it in the audience’s...

/ 13th October 2014

Was Dapper Laughs’ show misogynistic?

Cast your mind back to the crazy days of Freshers’ Week 2014. The campus is full of fresh-faced First Years and tired, hungover First Years. Narborough Road Tesco is bustling with parents ensuring that their offspring will actually eat this...

/ 10th October 2014

DMU Comedy’s Edinburgh Fringe Videos

  Describing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is very difficult. The word ‘festival’ can be misleading. People think they know what a festival is. Reading is a festival. V is a festival. Glastonbury is the festival. You camp for up to...

/ 28th September 2014

Meet DMU Comedy Society

DMU Comedy Society started its life out as ‘DMU Footlights’ in January 2010, we then realised that it was a bit of a knobby name which rode on the embroided coat tails of Cambridge Footlights. And we didn’t need to...

/ 25th September 2014

DMU Comedy on ITV News

This August, DMU Comedy Society took ‘Gagging for Attention’, a stand-up showcase show, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the fourth year running. The show, which is an hour long and features five acts a day, attracted a media storm...

/ 16th September 2014

Over It

Leicester has introduced a brand new comedy show entitled ‘Over It- Death, Anorexia & Funny Things’ as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. The show features the comedy stylings of Dave Chawner and Robyn Perkins. The pair created the show...

/ 7th January 2014

Film review – The Kings of Summer (2013)

‘The Kings of Summer’ is a coming-of-age tale with a difference, managing to meld together comedy and drama in equal doses with offbeat humour taking centre stage alongside some truly heartbreaking moments. We focus on three teens: Joe, a lad...

/ 12th November 2013

Film review – Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013

When first hearing that there would be a film featuring the beloved comedy creation, Alan Partridge – I’m sure many and myself included shuddered at that prospect. The character failing to jump the hurdle onto the big screen would have...

/ 21st August 2013

Film of the week – The Wedding Singer (1998)

Film Details Certificate – 12 Cast  – Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor Directors – Frank Coraci Running Time – 95 minutes       This week, Katy explains why The Wedding Singer is so cheesy and enjoyable, you’ll HAVE to watch it. I...

/ 23rd March 2013