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PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY | INTERVIEW

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY | INTERVIEW

Never one to take the easy option or settle for simplicity, Phill Jupitus has spent over 30 years entertaining the nation whilst rarely doing the same thing twice. Most will know him from his stint as a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks or his excellent (albeit acrimoniously ending) 6 Music radio show. In fact, […]

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BETTER WATCH OUT | FILM PREVIEW

BETTER WATCH OUT | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Chris Peckover (15 99 mins) Home Alone with queasy violence, this horror-comedy provides an antidote to anyone wanting to escape a saccharine Christmas with its macabre twists and turns. Luke (Levi Miller) is a twelve-year-old left with regular babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge), when parents Deandra (Virginia Madsen) and Robert (the ever-droll Patrick Warburton) go […]

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MILTON JONES | COMEDY INTERVIEW

MILTON JONES | COMEDY INTERVIEW

The one-liner standup speaks to Alec Evans about the nonsense and escapism of his Milton Jones Is Out There tour. His CV features everything from Mock The Week to Live At The Apollo, and it’s fair to say even casual followers of comedy will have seen some of Milton Jones’ material. With his nonsensical one-liner style, reminiscent […]

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DECEMBER-JANUARY | STAGE LISTINGS

DECEMBER-JANUARY | STAGE LISTINGS

FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER RAladdin Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare. 7pm, £15.50/£12.50. Info 0300 0040444. Panto, starring Frank Vickery as Widow Twankey. On at 2pm tomorrow, Sun 3 and Sun 10; 2pm and 6pm on Sat 9. No performances from Mon 4-Fri 8. In Treorchy from Sat 16-Sun 24. (Until Sun 10) Andrew O’Neill + Sarah Breese Y […]

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NED BOULTING – BIKEOLOGY | COMEDY REVIEW

NED BOULTING – BIKEOLOGY | COMEDY REVIEW

**** Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport, Fri 17 Nov I begin to wonder, in the foyer of the Riverfront Arts Centre, what sort of show this will be, as I note the number of lycra-clad calves milling about in readiness for its start. A show called Bikeology presumably attracts Bikeologists – men and women for whom […]

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STEVE LAMACQ – GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING | COMEDY REVIEW

STEVE LAMACQ – GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING | COMEDY REVIEW

STEVE LAMACQ – GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING | COMEDY REVIEW *** Glee Club, Cardiff, Thur 16 Nov According to Steve Lamacq, there exist three ‘i’s in the world of the music fandom: infatuation, in which you love a band; infuriation, when you wonder why the rest of the world hasn’t heard of them; and […]

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DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Sean Anders (12A 117mins) Daddy’s Home was a middling success a few years back, pairing Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell after their successful comedy outing The Other Guys. Whilst not exactly ground breaking, Daddy’s Home was a pleasant enough time-waster but hardly worthy of a follow-up. Here’s the sequel though with some brave and potentially […]

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LEROY BRITO: BUTETOWN’S FINEST | INTERVIEW

LEROY BRITO: BUTETOWN’S FINEST | INTERVIEW

Butetown born-and-bred Leroy Brito has taken the Welsh comedy scene by storm ever since his debut performance at Chapter Arts Centre in 2011. His humour focuses on tackling Welsh stereotypes in an intelligent and slick style. “Growing up in Butetown is pivotal to who I am as a comedian, the show is gonna have a […]

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NOVEMBER | STAGE LISTINGS

NOVEMBER | STAGE LISTINGS

wednesday 1 RBeautiful – The Carole King Musical Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay. 2.30 + 7.30pm, £15-£45. Info 029 2063 6464. It’s a musical. About Carole King. This is its first time touring the UK and it’s previously won an Olivier award. On at 7.30pm only on Fri 3. (Until Sat 4) RCilla The Musical […]

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Russell Brand – Re:Birth | Live Review

Russell Brand – Re:Birth | Live Review **** St. David’s Hall, Cardiff Wed 11 Nov Russell Brand wants us to know that he is no longer a sexual pirate, a “fuckaneer”. Gone are the days of his heroin-fuelled philandering.  He has evolved beyond his carnal compulsions thanks to the birth of his first child, Mabel, […]

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