Spider-Man's dad, Ruby Wax and Labour v Tory standup: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
The Edinburgh festival 2017 is still going strong with unlikely film stars, black-history monologues and toddler comedy sidekicks – here’s a selection of the latest shows photographed by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby review – electrifying farewell to standup
Assembly George Square, EdinburghComedy proves inadequate consolation for battling the patriarchy in the Tasmanian standup’s uncomfortable but indelible swansong Hannah Gadsby’s extraordinary Nanette arrives in Edinburgh trailing plaudits from its Australian run. But it is, she announces... [Read More]
The superhero and the standup: Spider-Man Tom Holland and his dad Dominic
The star of Marvel’s blockbuster is the subject of his father’s comedy show at the Edinburgh fringe. They discuss the art of getting laughs, sending Spidey back to school and finding the old man a part in a webslinging sequelThere is no shortage of up-and-coming comedians with famous par... [Read More]
Cool thing to buy this week: Anthony DeVito “Dream Occupation”
Dream Occupation is the first album from New York comedian Anthony DeVito. One to watch in comedy as his career… MORE Cool thing to buy this week: Anthony DeVito “Dream Occupation” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Comedian Ms. Pat Tells ‘The Washington Post’ About Her Life, New Book On The Way
Comedian Ms. Pat has lived a life before comedy. The mother, comedian, actress, and now author hopes that people will be inspired by her story. On August 22nd, Ms. Pat (Patricia Williams) will be headed to bookshelves with her new book entitled Rabbit. To further introduce her story to audiences, Ms... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Anthony DeVito
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood... [Read More]
Ivo Graham: 'Shaving my head was meant to give me an air of mystery and menace. It did not’
The up-and-coming standup whiz spills the beans about the things that make him laugh the most, from Lucky Jim to A Fish Called WandaHenry Paker at Edinburgh in 2010. Him, the surrealist maverick “unreading the Bible” in his hoodigan. Me, the spotty teenager coming to watch every day on m... [Read More]
Ivo Graham: 'Shaving my head was meant to give me an air of mystery and menace. It did not’
The up-and-coming standup whiz spills the beans about the things that make him laugh the most, from Lucky Jim to A Fish Called WandaHenry Paker at Edinburgh in 2010. Him, the surrealist maverick “unreading the Bible” in his hoodigan. Me, the spotty teenager coming to watch every day on m... [Read More]
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead review – a gory cult classic in the making
Heroes @ Monkey BarrelThe comedian’s inspired mashup of Evil Dead 2 and Elvis songs is much juicier than an ironic stunt‘This was only ever supposed to amuse me and my mates,” says Rob Kemp – blood-drenched, chainsaw-wielding, shirt in shreds. You can picture the scene: a few... [Read More]
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead review – a gory cult classic in the making
Heroes @ Monkey BarrelThe comedian’s inspired mashup of Evil Dead 2 and Elvis songs is much juicier than an ironic stunt‘This was only ever supposed to amuse me and my mates,” says Rob Kemp – blood-drenched, chainsaw-wielding, shirt in shreds. You can picture the scene: a few... [Read More]