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Jen Brister: ‘After 10 minutes, two-thirds of the audience had left!’

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What’s an important lesson you’ve learned from being a standup?Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. Put your head down and focus on being the best comedian you can be, not what panel show you can get on, or ho...

Shaparak Khorsandi: ‘Love your audience without caring who they vote for’

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What made you get into comedy?Benny Hill was my inspiration as a child. I wanted to run about chasing women in swimsuits around trees. Sadly, the 80s politically correct culture swooped in and made this an unviable ca...

‘The best reality TV’: how a falcon couple’s saga mesmerized a human audience

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At the foot of a bell tower on the campus of UC Berkeley, bouquets of flowers, written eulogies and framed photos have piled up as residents mourn the death of a beloved celebrity. But not just any celebrity – a pereg...

‘The enemy is the audience’: Robert Altman’s The Player at 30

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Watching Robert Altman’s The Player nearly 30 years after its release is like buying a ticket for a time-traveling Hollywood tour bus. There’s Jack Lemmon playing piano at a party and Martin Mull eating lunch on an ou...

Scholz-o-matic: German chancellor’s old habits find new audience

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Less than a week into his tenure, Germany’s new chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is already reminding the rest of the world of one of his rarer political talents: an ability to frustrate journalists with answers so vague and ...

Curtain Up review – audience livens up poignant grab bag of short plays

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Directed by Theatr Clwyd’s artistic director, Tamara Harvey, Curtain Up is an appropriately celebratory title for the company’s three-week season of 15 new short plays by writers from Wales, performed by a cast of 30....

Love Island premiere watched by smallest audience since 2017

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Love Island was watched by the smallest audience for a series launch episode in four years, on a night when thrilling action at Euro 2020 and Wimbledon provided stiff competition for the eagerly anticipated return of ...

‘I felt, not a bass drum, but the neck of an Icelandic audience member’: performing Haas’s Solstices

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“Fade to black.” It’s one of the most ubiquitous lighting directions in existence. If you want to punctuate your final moments and wring every last bit of emotional heft from your material, fade to black. But when the...

Line of Duty finale draws record 12.8 million UK TV audience

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A record 12.8 million viewers tuned in for the final episode of series six of the hit BBC One drama Line of Duty when it aired on Sunday night. Commanding 56.2% of the UK’s television audience, according to overnight ...

All my eaglets: pandemic audience spellbound by saga of nesting bald eagles

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In one giant nest are bald eagles named Guardian and Liberty, lovingly nurturing their three fluffy new chicks through their first days of life. In another, sit Shadow and Jackie, taking turns to carefully but forlorn...

A Week Away review – out-of-touch Netflix play for Christian audience

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A cloying new sub-Disney Channel teen musical, packed with unremarkable performances and forgettable songs, feels oddly of another periodA Week Away, Netflix’s High School Musical-style play for the contemporary Chris...