Louis CK makes surprise appearance at New York's Comedy Cellar

Two women reportedly walked out of an otherwise warmly received set

David Cross: 'I could see that our behaviour was not appropriate'

The 'Arrested Development' star talks about his current standup tour, 'Oh Come On', becoming a new father, and apologising


Ventriloquism that's enjoyably close to the bone: Nina Conti review

This Conti greatest hits show poses an interesting question about just how much a ventriloquist uses their puppet as a guise for their darker thoughts

Why mental health is a hot topic at the Edinburgh Fringe

As punters flock to the world’s biggest arts festival, its hundreds of green rooms are brimming with angst



Amy Schumer interrupts comedian's stand-up set to test new material

'This is a good thing, this is a great thing!'


Ricky Gervais: 'I don’t court controversy – I try to deal with truth'

‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’ creator sits down with The Independent to talk offensive humour, outraged Twitter users, and his new Netflix special 



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