Despite the wealth of brilliant female comedians - think Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe, Jo Brand - many still think 'women aren't funny'. Lynne Parker [fourth from right], is the founder of Funny Women and a champion of female comedians. She talks to Amy Kean about why so many men (and too many women) think females aren't funny, the creativity of comedy, and her ongoing mission.
Kicking off our July Taboo Focus, shots Culture Editor Amy Kean, talks to presenter, DJ, comedian, actor and Twitch streamer, Laura Blake, about her anger at going through the wrong puberty and why transgender people are "the last taboo".
In the battle of the sexes young girls are becoming the cannon fodder. Amy Kean examines why such an important part of our future is maligned and mistreated, their voices too often missing from the conversation and their fates decided by old men.
As Amy Kean continues her search for some of creativity's weirdest inhabitants, she talks to artist and writer stevexoh about unusual names, unexpected journeys and uncovering the secret of living.
Social media has a lot to answer for, not least the men (and it is mainly men) who champion social causes for their own benefit, and the users who pillage other people's beliefs to push their online profile. Amy Kean's had enough, and her only recourse is violence... but not that type of violence.
As Amy Kean continues to ask people what makes them mad, Charu Malhotra, Global Brand Manager for PA Consulting, gets riled up by the ongoing inability of some conferences to embrace diversity.
Continuing her celebration of all things weird and wonderful Culture Editor Amy Kean speaks to Rob Mayhew, Head of Influence at Fleishman Hillard London and a rising TikTok star, who brilliantly lampoons ad agency life and culture in his videos. They discuss seeing things differently, social media and salad cream.
In the continuation of this new series, which sees Amy Kean speaking to people about the thing that really fires up their anger, Nick Ellis gets heated about how the ad industry takes people in, chews them up then spits them right out.
Is kindness all too common? Definitely not. Is too much civic responsibility placed on a social media hashtag? Quite possibly. Via hellish hen parties and terrible travel stories Amy Kean examines why kindness needs a rethink.
In a new feature shots' Culture Editor, Amy Kean, lights a fire under some of advertising's great and good to find out what really gets them angry.
From branded kidnappings and 'agile surrealism' to 360-degree jingles and pandemic metaphor overload, our resident (and newly qualified) astrologer, Amy Kean, looks to the heavens for what lies ahead for advertising in 2022.
In the continuation of her ongoing series of interviews with 'iconic oddballs', Culture Editor Amy Kean chats with Instagram phenomenon Natalie Lee, aka Style Me Sunday. They discuss the beauty of being weird, the power of social media and the value of Lee being "unapologetically me".