Bruce Dessau is the comedy critic of the Evening Standard and the editor of the comedy website beyondthejoke.co.uk.
In the second piece in Dessau’s guest editorship about comedy criticism, Bethany Black offers us the performer’s perspective
Stand-up Bethany Black is “one of the UK circuit’s finest night-time raconteurs” (British Comedy Guide). Also an acclaimed writer and actor, you may recognise Bethany from her roles in Cucumber, Banana, Tofu (C4), No Offence (C4) and Doctor Who (BBC). Winner of the Joe.co.uk comedy award 2020, she is a team captain along with Michael Legge and host Matt Hoss on the new hit music quiz podcast: This is A Music Quiz, and she is on tour in the spring.