I’m sorry to have to write this. Because I honestly thought you were different. You were the example of the mainstream embracing something alternative without compromising. 451 more words
In 2006 Stewart Lee travelled to Taos in New Mexico to see the Pueblo Clowns and make this two part documentary for Radio 4. The clowns, unlike the cartoonish, vaguely melancholy characters that occupy the edges of our own culture, are – literally – unrepresentable, figures who operate in some shadowy shamanic space between worlds and who still wield a terrifying raw power that approaches the sacred. 11 more words
What is alternative comedy?
Does such a thing exist anymore and, if so, does it require a new label.
As a child, or parasitic growth, of the age of alternative comedy, I wonder what defines it. 823 more words
Belter For The Shelter
This October, The Belter 2 will again be hosted by Daniel Kitson, with a new line up featuring Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar, Sean Hughes, and more stars to be announced very soon. 68 more words