Hannibal Buress, Chris and Paul Show land on 2011 shortlist for Edinburgh Comedy Awards
The shortlists are out for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011 to wrap up the fringe festival this weekend, and two American acts have made the cut: stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress and duo The Chris and Paul Show are both up for best newcomer... [Read More]
Laughspin’s look inside comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Part 5)
EDINBURGH — Nazis are hilarious! That statement might be a tough sell but dare I say Frank Sinazi has pulled it off. Crooning hits such as “Third Reich” (That’s Life), “Gestapo” (Chicago), or “Strangers on my Plane” (Stranger in the Night), Sin... [Read More]
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants
What began as a joke amongst jokers, has now become an annual comedy tradition in the New York City metro area. It’s the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival; and it’s now in its fourth year. And we’re happy to reveal this year’s lin... [Read More]
Del Close Consierge: forming your Marathon gameplan
From the foreign, to the familiar, to the just plain f’in awesome – you want to see it all (or just feel like you did) at this weekend’s Del Close Marathon in New York City. It can be done. If I were there for the festival’s 13th edition, and not writin... [Read More]
Initial slate of headliners unveiled for 2011 New York Comedy Festival
A lot of big names in comedy familiar to past editions of the New York Comedy Festival will be returning to headline the 2011 edition this coming November. Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Russell Pet... [Read More]
Catching up with the American shows in the Edinburgh Fringe 2011
If you're in the UK, August means time for Edinburgh Festival Fringe, four weeks in which comedians from around the world descend upon this Scottish city and compete for your attention, money and laughter. The 2011 Fringe would tell you, through its ... [Read More]
Watch comedians audition in NYC to be among “Comics to Watch”
Comedy Central is producing a "Comics to Watch" showcase for the second consecutive year this November as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Comedy Central probably already does have a short list, but it's not short enough just yet, so they're hol... [Read More]