Jerrod Carmichael And Hannibal Buress To Join Dave Chappelle In Dubai
This year has been a good one for both Jerrod Carmichael and Hannibal Buress. The two have just finished some pretty big runs on network television with the first seasons of their TV shows (The Carmichael Show, and Why With Hannibal).  Now the two are headed to the Dubai’s upcoming comed... [Read More]
Episode #18: Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman is known for making his own path to success, all while maintaining a lovably absurd childlike view of the world, which serves him well as the voice of Gene on the Emmy-winning animated series, Bob's Burgers, returning this September for a sixth season on FOX. You've seen Euge... [Read More]
Doug Benson, Tim Heidecker, Todd Barry, Nikki Glaser, Neal Brennan and others to appear at Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans
Can I get a hell yeah!? Want something to do in New Orleans in October? Why not make plans to head down to New Orleans for the annual comedy festival, the Hell Yeah Fest. Festival organizers just announced the lineup of the foestival and headliners include Doug Benson & his podcast, Tim Heidecke... [Read More]
Tim Heidecker, Todd Barry, Nikki Glaser, and More Are Headed to Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans
New Orleans’s largest annual comedy festival just announced its lineup. Founded by The New Movement, this year’s Hell Yes Fest will take place from Thursday, October 1st through Sunday the 11th and include performances by Tim Heidecker, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan, Todd Barry, Nikki Glaser... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle To Headline Dubai’s First Ever Comedy Festival
Along with Trevor Noah, Dave Chappelle is headed to the middle east for Dubai’s first annual comedy festival. Starting in Mid-October, the festival will take place for 10 days with Chappelle and Noah as the headliners. South African comedian and The Daily Show’s new host, Trevor Noah, a... [Read More]
Max and Ivan at Edinburgh festival review – vivid cast of comedy eccentrics
Pleasance Dome, EdinburghThe duo’s latest multi-character show looks at what the (many) residents of Sudley-on-Sea do with their last moments on earth, in a richly enjoyable hour They’ve done a heist movie and a school reunion; now Max and Ivan take on the apocalypse. Or at least, an apo... [Read More]
Sam Simmons wins the Foster's Edinburgh comedy award 2015
Australian standup takes prize for best comedy show at the fringe, while Sofie Hagen is named best newcomer and Karen Koren gets panel prizeEdinburgh comedy awards: explore all the past winners – interactiveThe results are in, and it’s in-yer-face Aussie absurdist Sam Simmons who bags th... [Read More]
Jena Friedman at Edinburgh festival review – intriguing faux-callous comedy
Stand Comedy Club, EdinburghEdgy material about liberal concerns – Bill Cosby, Ebola – lacks the confidence required for such a bloodless deliveryIf fans of The Daily Show are seeing anyone on this year’s fringe, it’s likely to be new host Trevor Noah, who arrives this weeken... [Read More]
What's the one consolation of 10 years of Tories? Some decent political comedy
Political comedy used be an orthodox, tub-thumping affair. Today, it’s a far subtler art, with Nish Kumar, Sheeps, Stewart Lee and Ahir Shah all reinventing the form You can tell plenty about the state of a nation from its comedy. Throughout the noughties, live comedy was by and large unintere... [Read More]
Trygve Wakenshaw at Edinburgh festival review – a fine time for mime
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe angular New Zealander has the audience in raptures with his wonky physical comedy – and a brilliantly inventive finaleThere’s nothing new under the sun, they say, so maybe this has been seen before. But the simple trick Trygve Wakenshaw pulls at the end ... [Read More]