Articles about 'comedy'

The F-Word stage blog: May 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in May

Lissy Lovett // 10 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Erotic fiction and interpretive dance

Anne Clark finds lots to laugh at in some of the comedy performances at the Wo! Show & Tell festival at Hackney Showroom

Anne Clark // 6 April 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Making jokes about ‘women things’

Nick Beard experiences a click of recognition with the comedy of Kerry Godliman

Nick Beard // 21 March 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Pop culture, feminism and laughs

Nick Beard finds Katherine Ryan manages to introduce a lot of feminist ideas through jokes about pop culture in her new tour Kathbum

Nick Beard // 8 February 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Cool cats

Grace Sharpley finds the sketch group Kitten Killers have a lot of funny things to say and sing about contemporary sexuality

Grace Sharpley // 4 February 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

The United Ladies of Comedy

Maria Shehata has found out a lot about attitudes to comedy and to women whilst travelling the world and researching her upcoming documentary

Maria Shehata // 23 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Bubbling up

Lissy Lovett is impressed with Sofie Hagen’s stand up hour at the Brighton Comedy Festival

Lissy Lovett // 3 November 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Nothing feminist to detect?

Lisa Glass watches the 2015 DVD release of 1990s detective drama Chandler & Co and is disappointed with the old fashioned humour and lack of realism

Lisa Glass // 28 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Looking for the class divide

Lissy Lovett considers the intersection of gender and class inspired by two of last week's news stories

Lissy Lovett // 14 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Feminist South Park

The creators of this long-running cartoon are open about its wide-ranging offensiveness, but does it sometimes subvert dominant norms to illustrate the raw deal girls often get? Victoria Brewster considers the case

Victoria Brewster // 2 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Not laughing

Lissy Lovett is dismayed again at the lack of representation of the female comedians at Edinburgh Fringe

Lissy Lovett // 28 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Peverted in Soho

Ettie Bailey-King enjoys Perverts: a joyful hybrid of music hall, freakshow Victoriana, stand-up and musical comedy that’s even better than the sum of its parts

Ettie Bailey-King // 24 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

The second EdFringe 2015 comedy digest

Lissy Lovett and Megan Stodel’s last report from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

Lissy Lovett // 18 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

A Book For Her: ridiculing the sacred

Nick Beard finds sharp humour, brutal honesty and a fine introduction to the power of feminist comedy in award-winning stand-up Bridget Christie's first book

Nick Beard // 17 August 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

The first EdFringe 2015 comedy digest

Lissy Lovett and Megan Stodel check out some of the women telling jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe this year

Lissy Lovett // 15 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Bloody funny

Susan Harrison considers the longstanding comedy myth that female comedians make loads of jokes about periods

Susan Harrison // 12 August 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Badass and disinclined to diet

Megan Stodel leaves Luisa Omielan’s stand-up show feeling inspired despite the occasional misstep

Megan Stodel // 29 July 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Welcome to our newest editors!

Two new section editors join the team - come say hello

Editor // 18 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Dear White People or what happens when we pin all our hopes to one film

Grace Barber-Plentie enjoys Dear White People but only up to a point

Grace Barber-Plentie // 13 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

The leader of the pack?

Dawn Kofie reports on the antics in Raised By Wolves so far and finds the show warm-hearted and often funny, although sometimes a little thin on plot

Dawn Kofie // 10 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Apply to be one of The F-Word’s newest section editors

With a number of section editor positions available, read on to find out more about current opportunities to volunteer for The F-Word

Editor // 16 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Beyond the jokes

This Comedian is a ten year retrospective of Idil Sukan's work in comedy photography. Hannah Dormor finds its insight into identity dazzling

Hannah Dormor // 2 March 2015

Categories: Art, Comedy, Reviews

Don’t be afraid of Vagina Wolf

Agata Ostrowska is impressed with Anna Margarita Albelo's debut feature about creative adventures of "Bridget Jones' older lesbian sister"

Agata Ostrowska // 12 January 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

New TV feature: women on panel shows

Emily Hoyle reports on the slow progress made regarding women’s representation on TV panel shows generally, nearly a year after the BBC acted on recommendations to boost women’s presence on...

Holly Combe // 10 January 2015

Categories: Blog

Panel shows: the numbers don’t add up

Emily Hoyle reports on the slow progress made regarding women's representation on TV panel shows generally, nearly a year after the BBC acted on recommendations to boost women's presence on screen

Emily Hoyle //

Categories: Features, Television

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