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From stand-up to the Supreme Court: did this comedian’s joke go too far?

From stand-up to the Supreme Court: did this comedian’s joke go too far?

This past week, the question of whether a comedian has the constitutional right to offend came under the spotlight at Canada’s Supreme Court.

  • by Dan Bilefsky

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Best of the week: What to see, hear and do from February 7-14

Best of the week: What to see, hear and do from February 7-14

From pandemic karaoke with Sam Simmons, to singing lessons and a night in with two violins, we have your week in Sydney covered.

  • by Lenny Ann Low
‘It’s the price I pay’: the line Judith Lucy can’t cross with Denise Scott

‘It’s the price I pay’: the line Judith Lucy can’t cross with Denise Scott

The longtime friends and sometime comedy partners found there was a fraction too much talk of friction when putting together their new stand-up show.

  • by Louise Rugendyke
How Anne Edmonds survived lockdown in a one-bedroom apartment

How Anne Edmonds survived lockdown in a one-bedroom apartment

Watching renovation shows, listening to Lucinda Williams and developing an appreciation of jazz helped the comedian carve out her own space.

  • by Lenny Ann Low
Live comedy is back – with a few COVID-safe tweaks

Live comedy is back – with a few COVID-safe tweaks

Get ready to giggle: Dave Hughes, Jimeoin, Cal Wilson, Dave O'Neil, Nazeem Hussain and Diana Nguyen are just some of the performers hitting the stage in coming weeks.

  • by Joanne Brookfield
The joke’s on us: what happens to comedy post-Trump?

The joke’s on us: what happens to comedy post-Trump?

He's been a regular source for comedians for four years, but with Donald Trump apparently leaving the White House, has the well run dry?

  • by Karl Quinn
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The comic who trumped Trump

The comic who trumped Trump

Her Donald Trump takedown videos have made Sarah Cooper America’s new comedy hero. Could she be the Democrats' secret weapon in the race for the White House?

  • by Will Pavia
Speaking in tongues: Is it ever OK to do a foreign accent for laughs?

Speaking in tongues: Is it ever OK to do a foreign accent for laughs?

The Daily Mail has presented a dossier of jokes, mispronunciations and accents that it says proves Sydney radio presenter Erin Molan is racist.

  • by Karl Quinn
Master of his domain: what Jerry Seinfeld did next

Master of his domain: what Jerry Seinfeld did next

As co-creator of his eponymous hit, Jerry Seinfeld made something out of nothing – and says there are plenty more laughs to be had post-pandemic.

  • by Mara Reinstein
Best of the week: What to see, hear and do from August 9-15

Best of the week: What to see, hear and do from August 9-15

From an online-only film festival and art fair, to stand-up comedy featuring Rove McManus and a magnificent floral display, we have your week in Sydney covered.

  • by Nicole Elphick
'It’s something you can’t download': Can live comedy make a comeback?

'It’s something you can’t download': Can live comedy make a comeback?

While the bustling, shoulder-to-shoulder, spittle-in-the spotlight nature of live comedy is gone, efforts have been made to keep the laughs coming.

  • by Lenny Ann Low