Edinburgh fringe 2018 to tackle #MeToo and celebrate Blue Peter
Lineup for 71st edition includes hard-hitting debuts and plenty of nostalgia An array of provocative debuts will mix with a heavy dose of nostalgia at the 71st Edinburgh fringe festival this August, as creative takes on the #MeToo movement are performed alongside a theatrical tribute to Blue Peter, ... [Read More]
Jon Stewart has some words of advice for Samantha Bee and faux outrage culture
"My identity in this business, for me, will always be stand up.” – Jon Stewart #Clusterfest (📸: Josh Withers) pic.twitter.com/CJgBo1FbQQ… MORE Jon Stewart has some words of advice for Samantha Bee and faux outrage culture appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Lolly Adefope: ‘In Edinburgh I kissed a boy in the afternoon – by 4am we both had new partners’
On a first trip to the fringe, she was desperate for comedy to seep into her and discovered a summer camp that became a second homeDespite having lived in London for most of my life – and being a huge fan of dancing and drinking in the street – I’ve never been to Notting Hill carni... [Read More]
Festival submissions roundup: Deadlines approaching for Pittsburgh, Femme Fest, and 10,000 Laughs
My friend JC Coccoli is helping produce this year’s Pittsburgh Comedy Festival back in her Three Rivers hometown, and she wanted me to remind you comedy kids out there that you still have a week or so to submit your stand-up act, improv group or workshop! Submissions are open until Sunday, May... [Read More]
Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon
The 3rd annual Skankfest lineup has arrived. The weekend comedy festival which is the brainchild/spinoff of the wildly popular Legion… MORE Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon
The 3rd annual Skankfest lineup has arrived. The weekend comedy festival which is the brainchild/spinoff of the wildly popular Legion… MORE Skankfest 2018’s lineup is here, tickets on sale May 5th at 12 noon appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Kat Radley on Women in Comedy Festivals, and in the writer’s rooms
Kat Radley spent the better parts of 2016 and 2017 submitting writer’s packets to late-night comedy shows. “I think I lost count at one point, but if you name a show, I pretty much sent a packet for it,” Radley told me. Last August, the first packet she’d submitted turned int... [Read More]
Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival
The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and... [Read More]
Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival
The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Gets Some New Owners, Including Howie Mandel
Just For Laughs Group, the company behind the annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal as well as international comedy tours, festivals, and television specials, just got new owners. The company announced today that Canada native Howie Mandel and US-based talent agency ICM Partners are lea... [Read More]