Comedy

Should there be a new drama about Jimmy Savile?

The Goes Wrong Show expertly mines hilarity through disaster

Like Peter Cook, he made being funny seem as natural as yawning

Lock, who has died at the age of 58, was a popular figure on the UK comedy circuit — not bad for someone who described himself as “a miserable, authoritarian guy”

Ricky Gervais’s best comedy survives by fans swapping bootlegged recordings

Alexander Larman writes an open letter to the artistic directors of theatres

The Comeback is a gutsy British response to a period of glum hardship

It’s Christmas come early for Critic readers

In his perversity, absurdity, and bleakness, Friedlander taps the mood of American politics now