Read my latest articles for The Guardian here.

Read my latest articles for The i Paper here.


Selected works

‘We’ve had to stop people fighting and urinating in their seats’: the ugly new side of theatre audiences | The Guardian

Exclusive: David Walliams recorded making derogatory comments about BGT contestants | The Guardian

‘People might cry’: welcome to the hilariously creepy world of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared | The Guardian

Review: Jordan Gray, Is It A Bird? at Edinburgh Festival | The Guardian

‘Someone’s making money but it’s not us’ – the comics spurning the Edinburgh fringe | The Guardian

How to say the unsayable: the artists tackling anti-‘woke’ trolling | The Guardian

‘Comedy is a powerful recruitment tool’: how the US rightwing use laughs for vast influence | The Guardian

Profile of Ambika Mod, star of This Is Going to Hurt | The Guardian

Review: Tim Key at Soho Theatre | The Guardian

‘Everything ends up being about death and shagging’: Fern Brady on comedy and autism | The Guardian

Unpicking ladette culture | The Guardian

New organisation launched to tackle sexual harassment in live comedy | The Guardian

Profile of Bridget Christie | The Guardian

PTSD, long Covid and a paltry pay offer: three nurses on how the pandemic changed them | The Guardian

Middle Eastern stand-ups: ‘People assume we only do terrorist jokes’ | The Guardian

All white on the night: the perennial problem with panel shows | The Guardian

‘It’s democratising’: Has lockdown changed comedy forever? | The Guardian

The comedians tackling sexual harassment on the live circuit | The Guardian

How standups swapped the Fringe for Twitch | The Guardian

Standups and sex workers unite | The Guardian

‘Women are tired of having to walk men through it’: men and #MeToo in comedy | The Guardian

‘I’ve had men rub their genitals against me’: extreme sexism in standup comedy | The Guardian

Coronavirus and comedy’s class divide | The Guardian

Taskmaster’s Alex Horne made me the ultimate lockdown quizmaster | The i newspaper

Seriously funny: political comedians on humour in horrific times | The Guardian

Joy of pecs: Jessica Fostekew, the weightlifting comic shredding body fascism | The Guardian

Congratulations, you played yourself: comedians who fictionalise their lives | The Guardian

Secrets behind the scenes of His Dark Materials | The i newspaper

When the Fringe is no joke: minding your mental health in Edinburgh | The Guardian

What do Edinburgh comedians do on their one day off? | The Guardian

The kind comperes making live comedy more inclusive | The i newspaper

Dance, sport and the unspoken trauma of retirement | Huck

The revolution will not be televised – the most exciting independent online comedies | The i newspaper

‘Improv saved my life’: the comedy classes helping people with anxiety | The Guardian


The Guardian comedy series

Joking Around

Rachael Healy tours the UK to discover more about regional comedy scenes and senses of humour from local standups | The Guardian

It Started on Stage

Rachael Healy revisits the origins of hit TV shows in the UK’s comedy clubs and fringe theatres | The Guardian



When the Dream of Working in Indie Film Turns Into a Nightmare | VICE

Welcome to the underground world of Discount Greggs | VICE

The rise of the unlikely Twitch streamer | VICE

Inside the Caravan Gallery: exploring overlooked England | Vice

A secret among surfers: the legendary waves of Hossegor | Vice


The Independent

Shoplifters target designer clothes from charity shops | The Independent


Heart Matters magazine

How to feel empowered again after a heart diagnosis | Heart Matters

Could getting active before surgery improve the outcome? | Heart Matters

Claiming benefits when you have a health condition | Heart Matters

How to stay active indoors | Heart Matters

A heart attack stopped Brian running – so he set up a walking football team | Heart Matters

‘I couldn’t have survived without my wife’| Heart Matters