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Bruce Dessau is a British arts critic who writes for the London Evening Standard and other publications, as well as his own website[1]

Bruce Dessau
OccupationJournalist and author

He is the author of biographies of Rowan Atkinson and George Michael,[1] as well as Beyond a Joke (2011), a non-fiction book about the private lives of comedians and the difficulties in the comedy industry.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Bruce Dessau". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 19 February 2014. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Beyond a Joke by Bruce Dessau - review". London Evening Standard. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ Armstrong, Steven (25 September 2011). "Beyond a Joke by Bruce Dessau". Sunday Times. Retrieved 19 February 2014. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Tonkin, Boyd (17 August 2012). "Beyond a Joke, By Bruce Dessau". The Independent. Retrieved 10 May 2018.

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