The rooms include designs from Harry Potter, the Avengers and Cinderella, which kids will love, and if you can find 23 friends to stay with you, will cost just £47 per person, per night. … [Read more...] about You can stay in a Disney-inspired Snow White cottage in the UK for just £31pppn – with alpacas and emus in the garden
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It’s a show that sees Wolf firmly establish indelicacy and outspokenness as her Joan Rivers-style brand. “That’s right, I’m a vulgar, disgusting bitch,” she boasts, reclaiming the terms that have been used to attack her. The show’s closing chapter seals the deal, as she addresses herself to penises, and the idea that angry women “need a big dick”. “What do you think I want out of sex,” counters Wolf, “a hole in my back?” before proposing a new male/female genital matchmaking system based on shoe sizes. Her whole ambivalence towards “dicks” is amusingly calibrated, and there’s a pleasingly unlikely thought experiment about a mother’s right to see her adult son’s equipment. … [Read more...] about Michelle Wolf review – Trump’s tormentor avoids politics but not controversy
Kojo would like to see this ability to work different audiences put to better use. "I would like to see black comics on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow." (One out of 24 acts – Ava Vidal – in its first series was black.) "Or Live at the Apollo: there's hardly any representation of black comics there." He blames the larger talent agencies, whose acts populate those shows. "How many of those agencies have black talent on their books?" He has a point: of the 80 comic acts listed as clients on big-hitter Avalon's website, none are black; there is one Asian act. A call to the agency confirms this. "Those agencies have to sign at least one black person," Kojo argues. "Otherwise, we're playing the Comedy Store, but it never means anything and we never progress." … [Read more...] about Heard the one about the black standups?
Ellie Taylor: Elliementary As ever, there will be hundreds of young comics travelling to Edinburgh this year hoping against hope that their performances this month will result in a big break on TV. Ellie Taylor hasn’t got quite the same agenda; she’s already established a presence on the small screen – firstly through ITV’s Show Me The Funny and latterly as the host of BBC3’s none-more-BBC3 reality show Snog Marry Avoid? – so she’ll be aiming to break away from the fug of other people’s formats, with the ultimate aim of managing to establish herself as a distinctive comic voice in her own right. Taylor has certainly had some unique life experiences – you won’t come across many other former models on the comedy circuit – and radiates the kind of natural charisma needed to hold the attention of tough crowds. She’s also blessed with a great flair for frank gags about what it means to be a woman today, and it’s … [Read more...] about Edinburgh comedy special