Natalie Palamides review – big, uneasy laughs in fearless Time's Up comedy
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Palamides’ goofy interactive comedy about a macho ‘douchebag’ has a confrontational sting in its taleYou could piece together Natalie Palamides’ remarkable new show, Nate, by splicing some of the great fringe comedies of the last half-decade. Ad... [Read More]
A walk through The National Comedy Center during its grand opening
As you step inside of the National Comedy Center, you are immediately overwhelmed. You look up, and there is comedy… MORE A walk through The National Comedy Center during its grand opening appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
A walk through The National Comedy Center during its grand opening
As you step inside of the National Comedy Center, you are immediately overwhelmed. You look up, and there is comedy… MORE A walk through The National Comedy Center during its grand opening appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Julie Seabaugh and Troy Conrad document “Ringside at Roast Battle” in a new book!
My colleague on the West Coast, freelance comedy journalist Julie Seabaugh, has turned many late Tuesday nights at The Comedy Store into a brand-new book documenting the rise of Roast Battle from open mic experiment in the Belly Room to Comedy Central TV series and countless official and unofficial ... [Read More]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah visiting Miami for the midterms
In the week before the 2018 elections, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is hitting the beach. Miami Beach. A special week of “undesked” shows will film from The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, airing nightly from Monday-Thursday, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. Tickets to... [Read More]
Lost Voice Guy review – self-lacerating comedy with something to say
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghBritain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley combines the political and personal with razor-sharp observations about disability‘If you expect me to be that sweet and innocent tonight, you’re in a for a big surprise.” And so Lee Ridley greets his audience &n... [Read More]
Garry Starr Performs Everything review – theatre saviour's complete works of silliness
Underbelly Cowgate, EdinburghDamien Warren-Smith’s alter ego delivers a drama masterclass, leading us from clownish chaos to feats of comic genius‘Theatre is dying. Garry is our only hope,” we’re told. Arriving in Edinburgh with considerable buzz from the Melbourne and Bright... [Read More]
Highlights from the Grand Opening of the National Comedy Center
The National Comedy Center finally opened its doors last week with a triumphant Grand Opening weekend in Jamestown, NY, the birthplace of the late great comedy icon Lucille Ball. “My mother would be over the moon with joy that her hometown decided to follow her advice and, instead of erecting ... [Read More]
New York Comedy Festival announces 2018 headliners
The New York Comedy Festival turns 15 this November, and its quinceañera will celebrate with headlining performances by Bill Burr, Jimmy Carr, David Cross, Desus & Mero, Dan Harmon’s Harmontown, Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Jefferies, Anthony Jeselnik, Jo Koy, Bert Kreischer, Marc Mar... [Read More]
Jordan Brookes review – digressive, demented and deeply unsettling
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe self-proclaimed ‘riskiest comic in the biz’ is playing with our heads again, and this time the stakes are higher and the thrills greater‘I’m the riskiest comic in the biz,” Jordan Brookes boasts in his new show, Bleed. Then he tells us ... [Read More]