Category : Comedy

Review: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery at Leeds Grand Theatre

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor Katherine Corcoran reviews Mischief Theatre’s The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, as it was in its final week last week at Leeds Grand Theatre. Much is to be discussed in our taxi ride home from the opening night showing of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. I leave … Read More

In The Middle with Ed Gamble

1 year ago / 0 comments

As Ed Gamble hits Leeds this evening as part of his ‘Mammoth’ tour, Martha Sanders takes time to chat with him about everything from jokes too rude for older punters to his comedic journey. Although he claims that ‘British comics are so bad at promoting themselves’ Ed Gamble inadvertently promotes … Read More

Seize the Memes of Production: The Communist Comedy Revolution

1 year ago / 0 comments

Rose Crees delves into why cultural and artistic communicative formats of 2017 are returning to the Communism that was supposedly left in the 20th Century. The first trailer for Armando Iannucci’s latest project, The Death of Stalin, stormed onto the internet this week with the first glimpse at what lies beyond … Read More

Review: The Leeds Tealights – Stunning and original student comedy

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Leeds Tealights have long established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, having plenty of 5-star reviews under their belts; they haven’t let this faze them though, and their new show ‘Rebirth’ was funnier, fresher, and more bizarre than ever. Warm-up act Will Duggan provided plenty of laughs, … Read More

Live at LUU presents a near perfect night of performances

4 years ago / 0 comments

In between deadlines, library sessions and lectures it’s hard for students to find a reason to smile at times. However, LSTV in conjunction with Comedy Soc offered the perfect opportunity for anyone to enjoy a bit of light comedic relief in the form of the fantastic Live at LUU. An … Read More

Leeds Tealights are keeping up their well earned reputation

4 years ago / 0 comments

I have to admit, I was very close to not going to watch the Leeds Tealights at The Library Pub. After this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival watching a variety of critically acclaimed comedy shows, I decided that I just don’t find stand up or sketch comedy funny. So I … Read More

Tony Law takes the audience on a journey enriched with audience interaction

4 years ago / 0 comments

Fresh from the Edinburgh fringe festival, Tony Law bought his whimsical show, Enter the Tonezone to the ever cosy City Varieties Music Hall here in the heart of Leeds. Throughout the evening, Law took his keen spectators through a quirky journey enriched in audience interaction and lengthy anecdotes that would … Read More

Absurdist comedian Tony Law talks about Never Mind the Buzzcocks, music and unitards

4 years ago / 0 comments

I’ve been waiting for Canadian comedian Tony Law to call for around twenty minutes now. He’s had a whole day of interviews and it’s not surprising if he’s running a little late. Known for his style of comedy often described as ‘surrealist,’ the idea of him having a slightly chaotic … Read More

Comedy | Comedy Central Live – a sucessful evening that is sure to grow

4 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Facebook/LUU Events LUU’s monthly comedy showcase, Comedy Central Live, is a new addition to the campus calendar and upon walking into the usually rowdy Stylus early on a Wednesday evening, it was difficult to know what to expect. However, from the beginning, what was in stall turned out to … Read More

Arts | Josh Widdicome – Live at the Riley

4 years ago / 0 comments

Known for his appearances on television shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Last Leg, Josh Widdicombe has become a familiar face on the British comedy scene. The thirty-one year old from Devon dropped into Leeds University Union this week for a ‘Live at the Riley’ … Read More