Comedy

19 July 2015

Dave Chappelle vs the new intolerance

In an age of offence-seeking, this comedian’s comeback was desperately needed.

16 February 2015

Censorship on campus: a tale of two comedians

Why liberals defend Kate Smurthwaite but denounce Dapper Laughs.

10 December 2014

The war on banter is killing comedy

Comedians’ crusade against Dapper Laughs is coming back to haunt them.

5 September 2014

After Joan, who’ll slaughter the sacred cows now?

Peculiarly in this PC era, Rivers treated her audience as grown-ups.

18 August 2014

Al Murray: ‘My audience isn’t thick’

The Pub Landlord talks to spiked about snobbery on the comedy scene.

10 June 2014

Rik Mayall: the people’s poet is dead

In the role of The Young Ones' Rick, Mayall was responsible for one of the great creations of postwar British comedy.