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
As punters flock to the world’s biggest arts festival, its hundreds of green rooms are brimming with angst
Palamides was last year’s Best Newcomer winner at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards
There's 1,281 comedy shows listed in the brochure this year. That's far too many – so here are 13 of the very best
BBC's classic Second World War comedy centred on pompous Captain Mainwaring's attempts to instil strict discipline into ageing band of brothers
The most beloved comic voice of the post-war years destroyed himself with drink, jealousy and paranoia but remains a great original whose legacy deserves better
Musical comics Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are back on tour – after seven years' absence, and an injury
It's quite clever
For an industry blighted by depression and suicide, the 'mild antidepressant’ effect of comedy sounds like just the thing that might attract us. And what else is blighted by depression and suicide? Why, masculinity, of course
Cute or irresponsible?
'Be brave enough to risk getting burned. It's what happens when u fight for yourself. But it's worth it. I promise'
The US comedian has just released the comedy specials 'Equanimity' and 'The Bird Revelation' on Netflix, in which he addresses accusations against Kevin Spacey, Louis CK and Harvey Weinstein