Wild oversharing comic Phoebe Robinson: ‘I do dumb things. That’s who I am!’

Is the fringe ready for the brash standup who used to get paid in nachos and chicken wings? We meet one half of 2 Dope Queens as she fills her shoes with sweat What does Phoebe Robinson want to see when she arrives at the Edinburgh fringe? Just tons of dudes smuggling their bangers and mash in their kilts. Observational comic, astute social critic, signee of a deal with ABC studios, bestselling author (2 Dope Queens (the podcast duo turned HBO stars), Robinson has a philosophy: that comedy thirsty, uninhibited, occasionally gross, with riffs on Googling David Bowies penis size after learning he has died can be a force for good. At Edinburgh, Robinson will tour her show, called Sorry, …

Lucy McCormick review caustically candid comedy about history’s famous women

McCormick rips up the rulebook with Post Popular, a hedonistic history lesson that is trashy, volatile … and honest Utterly indelicate and completely unpredictable, Post Popular is a wild ride. Lucy McCormicks ludicrous performance-lecture-cum-cabaret-cum-rage-room is built with so many layers of irony and mockery that its core would be rotten by the time you dug down to it. If only more history lessons were like this. McCormicks work stems from the live art scene, where she worked as part of the provocative duo Triple Threat, an X-rated take on the New Testament. She quickly outdoes herself in Post Popular; within minutes shes intimately licking one of her backing dancers. But far more than a gratuitous joke, this singalong search for …

Rupert Graves: ‘Genuinely, it helps in this business being called Rupert’

Costume dramas cast him as a floppy-fringed dreamboat even though he wasnt actually posh. Now Rupert Graves is playing a rapping Roman in the latest Horrible Histories romp Rupert Gravess eldest son got a nasty shock recently when he went on a school trip to see the 1987 Merchant Ivory adaptation of EM Forsters gay love story A Room with a View, which his father made with the same team two years earlier his film debut, in fact and in which he is seen throwing off his clothes to cavort in the lake and scamper through the undergrowth. Hes not prudish. But seeing your dad naked is a lot for a lad to take. Some people would be positively thrilled …

Mel Brooks Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of comedian, actor, director, producer, playwright and screenwriter Mel Brooks, best known for comedic farces such as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Spaceballs.” Father: Max Kaminsky, a process server Mother: Kate (Brookman) Kaminsky Marriages: Anne Bancroft (1964-2005, her death); Florence Baum (unavailable publicly-1962, divorced) Children: with Anne Bancroft: Max; with Florence Baum: Stefanie, Nicky and Eddie Education: AttendedVirginia Military Institute as part of his Army training Military: US Army, 1944-1945, Corporal Other Facts:Brooks adopted the last name, “Brooks” from his mother’s maiden name, “Brookman.” His parents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Brooks is one of an elite few known as EGOT winners. They have all won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and …

Black Mirror: the five best episodes so far

Black Mirror is back. From an 80s lesbian romance to a murderous choose-your-own adventure, here are the essential dystopian stories you must watch before the new season drops next week Be Right Back Season 2, Episode 1 Starring the wickedly talented duo of Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson, Be Right Back was the first Black Mirror episode to tackle death and grief, topics that would pop up again in later instalments, and which are ripe for the kind of existential, brain-scrambling tales that Brooker and co do best. Atwell plays Martha, who resurrects her late boyfriend Ash (Gleeson) as a chatbot and then later as a seemingly realistic AI robot who shares Ashs appearance but sadly not the subtle details …

Saturday Night Live finale: Baldwin-Trump sings Queen and panics Pence

The finale fitted the season: some good ideas, Kate McKinnon shining, an impassioned message let down by a previous misstep The season finale opens with a message from Alec Baldwins Trump. Hes excited for summer, when hell get to indulge in activities he never has time for, such as golf, visiting friends in prison and enjoying all the fantastic new tariffs from Gina. After bragging about the economy, he goes into a rendition of Queens Dont Stop Me Now, changing the lyrics from thats why they call me Mr Fahrenheit to thats why they call me Mr Bad Advice. Hes joined by his inner circle, including the first lady (Cecily Strong), Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), Kanye West (Chris Redd) and …

Election at 20: assessing the high school satire’s brutal politics

Reese Witherspoons ruthless go-getter remains fascinatingly toxic in Alexander Paynes bleak and biting political comedy Theres a big M Night Shyamalan twist in the final minutes of Election, Alexander Paynes searing 1999 high school satire. Tracy Flick, the irritating overachiever indelibly played by a breakout Reese Witherspoon, is a Republican. Throughout the film, Payne prefers to think about politics in the abstract, as an illusory choice between interchangeable versions of the same bullshit. Odious civics teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) explains democracy as having the option to select either an apple or an orange, represented with two identical circles on his chalkboard. The closest thing that this comedy of bad morals has to a hero is Tammy Metzler (Jessica Campbell), …

Saturday Night Live: K pop stars BTS drown out host Emma Stone

A cold opening without Donald Trump felt like the dawn of a new era and the show that followed worked hard for its hits Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) Nothing like a good split screen. pic.twitter.com/K4MwyU6kGz Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) Prince Harry’s making a splendid video for the royal baby. pic.twitter.com/clyqTJlIFs Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Pete Davidson is dating an older woman – why is the world shocked?| Arwa Mahdawi

Misogyny is behind the criticism of the Saturday Night Live comedians relationship with Kate Beckinsale Quiz time! Put your calculators away, please, I have a maths problem designed to test every inch of your natural intelligence. Ready? Here we go: Pete Davidson is a 25-year-old comedian. He is dating Kate Beckinsale, a 45-year-old actor. Whats their age difference? Twenty years? Wrong. The correct answer, judging from popular responses, is: Too many years to be acceptable. While society takes older men hooking up with younger women for granted, we still seem to have a lot of hang-ups about women dating younger guys. There is a one-word explanation for this: misogyny. Davidson has addressed such double standards head-on. eople have a crazy …