Stan Laurel

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Iconic: the revolving door of the Shelbourne hotel, on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Flemming

Who knew that fancy hotels could be among the riskiest places in Dublin? Compensation culture has claimed its latest victim, and the city’s purists ar(...)

Waiting for Godot is at Smock Alley theatre until August 10th.

Waiting for Godot      Smock Alley, Dublin. Ends August 10th, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) smockalley.com“I can’t go on like this(...)

Actor Owen Roe winner of the Special Tribute Award at the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Owen Roe takes his comedy seriously. A few years ago, on tour in the US with the Gate’s production of Endgame, he was aghast to discover during a semi(...)

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly in Stan & Ollie
In a word ... laughter

Stan Laurel died 54 years ago today, on February 23rd, 1965; he of the incomparable duo, Laurel and Hardy. You may have recently seen the utterly char(...)

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

Young people using Yubo – a social network dubbed “Tinder for teens” – may be jeopardising their privacy and leaving themselves at risk , according to(...)

This agreeable genuflection to a pair of pop cultural deities begins with a huge tracking shot through a golden-age film set. It is the mid 1930s and,(...)

Sara Gran, author of The Infinite Blacktop. Photograph: Deborah Lopez

The best news of the crime fiction season is that Claire DeWitt, Sara Gran’s irresistible private detective, is back in a much-anticipated new adventu(...)

Father’s Day: Ollie Clerkin in 1975. The pipe wasn’t an affectation, but the rest of it – the GAA kneel, the flexed arm, the ever-so-slight hint of a smirk – is surely a put-on

Malachy Clerkin on his father, Oliver I had never seen this photograph before Mam dug it out for me, last week, and now I can’t stop looking at it. H(...)

Joely Fisher, half-sister to Carrie Fisher, arrives  at a memorial service at the homes of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles on Thursday. Photograph: Reed Saxon/AP

Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds have been laid to rest at a funeral in Los Angeles, where the ashes of the Star Wars actress were carried(...)

Simon Stewart and Ronan Dempsey

Waiting for Godot Smock Alley, Dublin **   “I can’t go on like this,” says Gogo. “That’s what you think,” comes Didi’s reply(...)