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Laugh at the outrage over ‘sexy seahorses’ – but there’s nothing funny about conservatives trying to rewrite history

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As we all know, there is nothing right-wingers love more than free speech and nothing they detest more than “cancel culture”. People should be able to say whatever they like without fear of censorship, conservatives a...

Lina from Lima review – funny, sultry film about a plucky economic migrant

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Writer-director María Paz González’s first feature takes a well-worn miserabilist trope out of the arthouse drawer – a domestic worker struggles with homesickness and faces economic inequality – and upcycles it with w...

Simon Bridges’ memoir reveals the candid, divertente, vulnerable person behind the stiff exterior

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He walked in the door at the same time as my cat, which heightened the impression that he looked like something the cat dragged in. It was the day after Simon Bridges had been rolled as leader of the National Party. I...

The Day Today: prophetic parody that’s still funny in the fake news era

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“This is the news! Happy now?” Since The Day Today first aired 27 anni fa, with Chris Morris’s anchor posing that provocative question, it has remained the gold standard for parodic current affairs absurdity (as wel...

Has Ghostbusters: Afterlife forgotten it is supposed to be funny?

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Why is it so hard to keep fans of Ghostbusters happy? A good proportion of those who loved the original 1984 knockabout New York sci-fi classic detested the 2016, female-led reboot by Paul Feig (though many of these w...

Conor Murray: ‘South Africa’s Twitter gameplan is a funny, weird subplot

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It is the snakes-and-ladders element of every British & Irish Lions tour that is so endlessly fascinating. For Conor Murray the highs and lows have been unusually stark, from being named tour captain to Covid isol...

The Comedy of Errors review – exhaustingly funny take on identity and reality

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Even ITV’s emotive DNA-reunion show Long Lost Family has not yet featured a father of identical twins who buys another set of one-egg brothers as servants, sharing two names between the four boys, before a shipwreck s...

Sista Sister by Candice Brathwaite review – direct, accessible and very funny

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Candice Brathwaite leaves no doubt about who she thinks of as Sista Sister’s audience. “I want black girls and women to read my books and to know that first and foremost, I am entering a dialogue with them”, she write...

I Think You Should Leave: strange, goofy, and extremely funny

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There is a sketch from the first season of I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson (Tuesday, Netflix) that is etched permanently on to my brain. intendo, actually, there are several etched on to my brain: the hotdog...

Perdere una recensione sulla pelle: un caloroso, divertente, meraviglioso piagnucolone

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“Preferirei essere ovunque. In qualsiasi altra parte del mondo, proprio adesso. Che proprio qui." Questi sono i primi, parole esitanti pronunciate da Amanda Wilkin nei panni della goffa trentenne Myah, chi sta a fare capolino da dietro ...

"Esplosivamente divertente": Lo slog pieno di canzoni di Victoria Wood verso la gloria della commedia

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Chiunque l'abbia vista a Dinnerladies o abbia ricevuto una standing ovation alla Royal Albert Hall potrebbe dubitarne, ma Victoria Wood era piuttosto timida. "Una delle sue difese contro la timidezza era essere divertente to,”Dice teatro...

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show review – a treat for the mind and funny bone

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A masked audience is a novelty at his gigs, Rob Newman tells us. A sparsely populated auditorium: not so much. Trust Newman to wring self-mockery from the circumstances of this first show back post-lockdown – a show n...

‘I almost wet myself laughing’: 50 funny podcasts to make you feel much better

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I love the expansive and imaginative universe that Ben Partridge has created with this podcast. Ben plays the host, who is cheery to the point of derangement. He interviews all kinds of returning characters (such as E...

‘Such a funny little thing’: ‘snail-manrelic may depict ancient joke

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Delicately crafted using silver-gilt, it shows a praying knight emerging from a snail on the back of a goat and may be an example of 13th-century Yorkshire satire. Precisely what the joke was may never be known. “It i...

Bryony Kimmings: ‘I found birth incredibly funny, weirdly

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Neil Hamburger gets me every single time. It’s so dumb, but in its repetition it becomes so amazing. Doc Brown being told secrets by, and then French kissing, an imaginary bird. The Bible is up there. Broad City. I f...

Funny Festival Live review – BBC series puts standups back on stage

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Victoria Wood, Harry Hill and Eddie Izzard are among the comics celebrated in the BBC’s new Festival of Funny. But standup strand Funny Festival Live platforms less heralded names – including those rookies to whom the...