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Below we’ve pooled the latest stand-up news articles from our favourite websites into one easy to read place. Sources include Chortle, The British Comedy Guide, The Guardian, The Velvet Onion and The Laugh Button. To read the full article, simply click the article title or image and you’ll be taken to the publisher’s website.
Watch the teaser for the Foo Fighters horror comedy, “Studio 666”
Next year, the Foo Fighters are making the leap to the big screen in a new horror comedy, Studio 666.… MORE Watch the teaser for the Foo Fighters horror comedy, “Studio 666” appeared first on The Laugh Button.
Watch the video premiere of Jon Fisch’s “Hinged” tonight on The Laugh Button’s Youtube page
Gather ’round the screen folks because The Laugh Button is serving up some hot comedy for these cold nights. For… MORE Watch the video premiere of Jon Fisch’s “Hinged” tonight on The Laugh Button’s Youtube page appeared first on The Laugh Button.
Weird Al Yankovic announces 2022 “Ill-Advised Vanity Tour”
Back in 2018, Weird Al Yankovic went on what he called his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. For this tour,… MORE Weird Al Yankovic announces 2022 “Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” appeared first on The Laugh Button.
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Megan Stalter review – a true star turn from the super-silly comic
Soho theatre, LondonAs a wannabe stage and screen queen in the spotlight, the American comedian brings to life her character’s unquenchable thirst for attention‘You guys are a horrible audience!” Like Patti Harrison at this address a few weeks ago, or US compatriot Kate Berlant, Megan Stalter doesn’t think it’s her job to entertain us – but our job to appreciate her. It’s a winning mode of comic performance, born of social media and its culture of preening self-presentation, and Hacks star Stalter (making her UK debut) has it down to a T. She barely has material, but she has a ravening ego and a tireless fascination with everything she herself says and does on stage.The persona, like Stalter’s myriad online alter egos, is delusional: this wannabe queen of stage and screen has nothing to back up the brittle self-image. The first half is all about Stalter trying to get her intro right. Her guitarist is ordered to loiter stage-right, his awkwardness puncturing Stalter’s dream of professionalism. An audience member is co-opted to announce her entrance on stage – and another, for whatever reason, to lunge at her murderously from the front row. Then there’s a pause for Stalter to have incredible sex (she tells us, desperate to impress) with her husband, hidden in the wings.Megan Stalter is at Soho theatre, London, until 11 December. Continue reading…