Setting a play in a night school for comics is a terrific theatrical concept, an easily imagined field day for actors. So it’s no surprise that – in this revival of British playwright Trevor Griffiths’ acclaimed 1975 work – the ensemble cast triumphs, particularly Jim Dale as the earnest teacher, and Raul Esparza as a bitter performance artist whose style is 10 steps ahead of the curve. But Griffiths has a lot more in mind than meaty roles. He’s written a highly serious play about comedy, driven by fierce working-class anger and passionately argued issues of integrity. It goes straight to the heart of what’s funny and what’s not – leaving us rousingly unsettled.
ComediansSetting a play in a night school for comics is a terrific theatrical concept, an easily imagined field day for actors. So it's no surprise that -- in...ComediansTrevor GriffithsSetting a play in a night school for comics is a terrific theatrical concept, an easily imagined field day for actors. So it's no surprise that -- in...2003-02-14
Starring: Jim Dale, Raul Esparza; Director: Scott Elliott; Author: Trevor Griffiths; Opening Date: 01/15/2003
Posted February 14 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
- 'Being Mary Jane' season 3 gets premiere date, adds guest stars Loretta Devine and Jill Scott
- See the new trailer for Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock'
- Listen to Jesse Eisenberg read about Carmelo Anthony in 'Bream Gives Me Hiccups' -- exclusive
- Shadowman returns to the Valiant Universe in 'Operation: Deadside'
- Nina Dobrev, Matt McGorry, and more advocate for sexual consent in 'It's On Us' campaign
- 'Survivor' players reveal whom they want out of the game first
- Demi Lovato pays tribute to late father on anticipated fall album—exclusive details
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- 'American Horror Story: Hotel' First Look: 11 EW exclusive photos
- 17 photos of people you forgot hung out at the VMAs
- Kendall Jenner, Jamie Dornan, Katie Holmes & More!