‘You’ll be whooping from your sofa!’ 25 hilarious standup sets to make everything better

‘You’ll be whooping from your sofa!’ 25 hilarious standup sets to make everything better

The Guardian

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From classic Chris Rock to Sarah Millican at her bluntest, these are the routines that have got comedians, readers and Guardian writers through a difficult year

French comic Fary Lopes caused a stir at the Molière theatre awards in 2019 by addressing the crowd with “Salut les blancs!” (Hey, white people!). I love that his comedy is politically charged and cheeky; with Hexagone, he calls out the ridiculousness of everyday racism, the struggle of not quite fitting in back “home” (his parents are from Cape Verde), and the fact that his half-black, half-Chinese brother doesn’t resemble anyone, except, perhaps “a group of people who have suffered”. Hannah J Davies, Guardian deputy TV editor

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