He signed a $250 million four-film deal with the streaming service in 2014 and signed another four-film extension with the outlet in January on the back of the success of Murder Mystery. … [Read more...] about Adam Sandler does the family shop at supermarket in Malibu… after being ranked ninth on Forbes’ highest-paid actors of 2020 list
Comedy at the Covid Arms The breakout virtual club night of the lockdown has been Comedy at the Covid Arms, a mixed-bill MC’d by Kiri Pritchard-McLean, bantering with “front row” audience members who pay extra for the privilege. Proceeds go to the performers and the Trussell Trust food bank charity, for which £105,000 has been raised so far. This Saturday’s bill features big-hitters Lolly Adefope and David O’Doherty. … [Read more...] about Forecast is funny: the best comedy shows to stream this summer
I meet Crawford and the show's co-producer, standup Angie Le Mar, in a dressing room whose movement-sensitive lights keep plunging us into darkness. We talk about their lowly beginnings. "I did gigs in working men's clubs," says Crawford, "where the compere would introduce me as Luther Vandross." "We didn't have anybody who went before us," says Le Mar. "The only one was Lenny Henry. But Lenny had to do certain things to get where he wanted to go." She doesn't say it, but I take this to be a reference to Henry's notorious appearance on the touring Black and White Minstrel Show in the 1970s. "Until us," says Le Mar, "nobody was speaking on stage in our voices." … [Read more...] about Heard the one about the black standups?
Wednesday Jayde Adams hosts a weekly half-hour Couch Cabaret on Facebook Live (from 7.30pm) from her fabulously decorated living room, with her gimpsuit-clad accomplice Pudding (aka comedian Rich Wilson). This week she is joined by singing sisters Flo & Joan, Steve Bugeja, Brett Goldstein, Kate Lucas and “artist and hussy” Lily O’Farrell, creator of Vulgradrawings on Instagram. Free but Adams offers ways to support each artist. … [Read more...] about Lockdown laughs: where to watch online comedy
"If you concentrate everything - all wealth - in a single company controlled by the state then it is very easy for the political system to go there and try to grab resources,", says Sergio Lazzarini, an academic at Insper Business School. … [Read more...] about Petrobras’s oil bonanza: Blessing or curse?