UCB theaters in Los Angeles and New York City hosting fundraising comedy events for Callisto, Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Upright Citizens Brigade theaters in Los Angeles and New York City will host two special comedy fundraisers next week to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with proceeds benefiting Callisto, a nonprofit creating technology that empowers survivors of sexual assault to make the reporting... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast #93: Baron Vaughn’s nerdy ways
Mark is back from his travels abroad and Matt fills him in on what he’s missed in pop culture while he was out. Particularly the recent reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show that aired on FOX this past week. They then welcome comedian/actor Baron Vaughn to the podcast. Baron was recently cas... [Read More]
Norris and Parker review – cannibals and secretaries in skilful sketches
Kate Norris and Sinead Parker sketch out the desperation of a quarter-life crisis in lurid performance and fine writingAll Edinburgh venues have their ghosts, and in the Pleasance Attic I’m haunted by the sister double-act Toby, who scored a distinctive dark-comic hit here five years ago. Kati... [Read More]
Edinburgh festival planner: three shows to see today
At the festival but not sure which tickets to book? Try one, two or all three of the picks in this itinerary Full list of our recommended Edinburgh shows5.45pm, Pleasance Courtyard (until 28 August) Continue reading...... [Read More]
Rape Accusations Against a UCB Performer Have Sparked an Ugly But Important Debate in the Comedy Community
Last weekend, Facebook filled up with posts by various comedians and writers in New York after news broke that both UCB theaters in the city decided to ban a male comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against him. Over the next few days, a dialogue opened up online about h... [Read More]
Rape Accusations Against a UCB Performer Have Sparked an Ugly But Important Debate in the Comedy Community
Last weekend, Facebook filled up with posts by various comedians and writers in New York after news broke that both UCB theaters in the city decided to ban a male comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against him. Over the next few days, a dialogue opened up online about h... [Read More]
Six is the loneliest number: why tiny comedy crowds are no fun for anyone
Stepping before an audience the size of a football team must make every comic’s soul shrivel – and the experience is no less agonising for those watchingThere’s no feeling quite like it. I arrive at the Edinburgh festival’s Assembly Roxy venue to see Sam Campbell – dire... [Read More]
Goose at Edinburgh festival review – hyperactive search for lost sweetheart
Assembly George Square, EdinburghSweat-drenched Adam Drake teeters on the edge of chaos in a quickfire set of micro-sketches I’ve seen plenty of performers sweat on the Edinburgh fringe, but until now I’d not seen one disrobe and wring a pint of sweat from his T-shirt. Suffice to say, Ad... [Read More]
Edinburgh festival planner: three shows to see today
At the festival but not sure which tickets to book? Try one, two or all three of the picks in this itinerary Full list of our recommended Edinburgh shows12pm, Stand Comedy Club (until 28 August) Continue reading...... [Read More]
Edinburgh fringe performers swept up in 2016's political whirlwind
From the Brexit vote to the US presidential race, the tumult of the year’s news shows how nimble – or lucky – artists need to be to stay relevantMost would agree that timing is vital to the comedians in Edinburgh this summer. But, this year, it has also proven crucial for political... [Read More]