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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hannah Gadsby: 'You don’t do a show like Nanette without a tough shell' by Barbara Ellen

The Australian standup feared she would spook audiences with her frank examination of trauma, but it made her a star. With new show Douglas on Netflix, she’s taking risks of a different ki…

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Don’t condemn sound judgment as PC behaviour | Barbara Ellen by Barbara Ellen

Lines in praise of Myra Hindley should be cut and blackface bonfire night performers bannedIs it “political correctness gone mad” to question the value of promoting a child murderer in t…

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jenny Slate: ‘Ivanka Trump is a fake feminist and should be ashamed’ by Barbara Ellen

The US actor, standup and author on her new film, Gifted, rescuing her career after being fired from Saturday Night Live, inspirational women and the terrifying situation in the White HouseJ…

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Katherine Ryan: ‘I want to get pregnant again – just so I can breastfeed on Mock the Week’ by Barbara Ellen

This single mother, standup comedian and panel show favourite has barely a minute to spare… but still found time to tell us about waitressing at Hooters, fighting sexism, dealing with deat…

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Here’s a big boo for the disruptive cultural vandals | Barbara Ellen by Barbara Ellen

More and more incidents of audience members heckling in the theatre are symptomatic of a society that now expects an instant right of replyDuring a performance of The Patriotic Traitor at Lo…

Linked From The Guardian at 08:12PM
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Should actors be political? by Barbara Ellen and Liz Hoggard

After Martin Freeman admitted he didn’t like to speak out about his views, our writers discuss whether thesps should get involved in politics at allActor Martin Freeman, who doesn’t lack…

Linked From The Guardian at 11:54AM
Saturday, April 14, 2012

Danny DeVito: 'It all worked out for me. Life is good' by Barbara Ellen

Danny DeVito has had a successful career both in front of the camera and behind it. Now, at 67, he is preparing for his first West End run in The Sunshine Boys – and shows no sign of slowi…

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Katherine Kelly: from Rada to the Rovers – and back to the stage by Barbara Ellen

After five years as Coronation Street's feisty barmaid Becky, the actor has made an effortless leap to the National as star of an acclaimed new production of She Stoops to Conquer. But there…

Linked From The Guardian at 11:58AM
Saturday, December 25, 2010

This sub-porn for ladeez is not my idea of erotica | Barbara Ellen by Barbara Ellen

The movie Burlesque is a watered-down, weedy attempt to make stripping acceptable to womenIn the film, Burlesque, Christina Aguilera plays a small-town girl with a dream. "I just wanna sing …

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