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Jonathan Pie review: Blistering attacks on both sides of politics

Jonathan Pie review: Blistering attacks on both sides of politics

The angry British TV reporter created by actor Tom Walker has become a viral sensation for his erudite rants about the state of UK and world politics.

  • by Craig Platt

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Lea Delaria: My father inspired my love of jazz
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Lea Delaria: My father inspired my love of jazz

Orange is the New Black's Lea Delaria reflects on her career and the men that have influenced her.

  • by Jane Rocca
Barry Humphries review: A close encounter with a comic genius
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Performing arts

Barry Humphries review: A close encounter with a comic genius

Sans Dame Edna, the veteran comedian was in his element as himself.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Becky Lucas review: Smart comedy for the selfie generation

Becky Lucas review: Smart comedy for the selfie generation

We can all be thankful for Becky Lucas.

  • by Melanie Kembrey
Tom Walker aka Jonathan Pie has a lot to say

Tom Walker aka Jonathan Pie has a lot to say

Tom Walker, who plays motormouth, suit-and-tie TV reporter Jonathan Pie, couldn't be more different from his alter ego.

  • by Paola Totaro
Jack Gow review: Someone give him a hug

Jack Gow review: Someone give him a hug

Young Man Badly in Need of a Hug would be an appropriate alternative title to this show.

  • by Ros Holcombe
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Fiona O'Loughlin finds the funny in comas and reality TV

Fiona O'Loughlin finds the funny in comas and reality TV

A winning stint has followed a 'rock bottom year' for the candid comedian.

  • by Nicole Elphick
The Hangover actor Ken Jeong, former doctor, saves woman at comedy show
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The Hangover actor Ken Jeong, former doctor, saves woman at comedy show

Former doctor Ken Jeong thought he was being heckled when a woman during his Stand Up Live Comedy Club set unmoored him with a disturbance.

  • by Alex Horton
Nazeem Hussain: "I feel like I have to be smiling so I don't freak anyone out"

Nazeem Hussain: "I feel like I have to be smiling so I don't freak anyone out"

Comedian Nazeem Hussain is now one of the most prominent Muslim Australians, which makes him a role model to some and a target to others.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Sydney Comedy Festival review: Ange Lavoipierre chips away at the patriarchy

Sydney Comedy Festival review: Ange Lavoipierre chips away at the patriarchy

After half an hour with Ange Lavoipierre​, you probably won't look at shopping trolleys or the stained teal carpets of RMS branches quite the same way again. And, depending on your particular peccadilloes, you might even be grateful.

  • by Reviewed by Michael Ruffles
'Wouldn't change a word': Michelle Wolf defends White House roasting
Politics

'Wouldn't change a word': Michelle Wolf defends White House roasting

The comedian says she achieved exactly what she set out to do. 

  • by Broede Carmody