Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’
How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said the aud... [Read More]
Standups on tour: ‘Why have I left my kids to stay in a rat-infested garret?’
How do comics survive life on the road? They rob their minibars, turn roadies into bird-watchers – and read The Da Vinci CodeI once played in a tiny little school hall in a tiny little village called Drumnadrochit, on the shores of Loch Ness. After the gig, the manager came in and said the aud... [Read More]
From scissor attacks to diabetes improv: comedians' weirdest gigs
Lucy Porter caused a breakup. Romesh Ranganathan did a diabetes panel show. And Alexei Sayle survived a skinhead invasion. Comics relive their worst moments on stageThe 10 best jokes from the Edinburgh fringeA guy in the crowd had been drunkenly obnoxious all evening so I got everyone to chant &ldqu... [Read More]
The must-see standup of summer 2017: Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Rob Delaney and more
The star of Catastrophe brings carnality, the elusive Kitson attempts to ‘alter language’, Sara Pascoe goes dating, while Hannah Gadsby goes out with a bang•Summer culture: TelevisionLas Vegas’s loss is Britain’s gain, as the veteran magic double-act return for UK tour. ... [Read More]
The must-see standup of summer 2017: Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Rob Delaney and more
The star of Catastrophe brings carnality, the elusive Kitson attempts to ‘alter language’, Sara Pascoe goes dating, while Hannah Gadsby goes out with a bang•Summer culture: TelevisionLas Vegas’s loss is Britain’s gain, as the veteran magic double-act return for UK tour. ... [Read More]
Seriously funny: the new comedy agents steering standups' careers
An alternative style of artist management is helping talents such as James Acaster and Dane Baptiste take a long-game approach. Rule No 1? Be niceBack in the 1990s, when club comics such as Frank Skinner, Jack Dee and Lee Evans were becoming household names thanks to the “comedy boom”, b... [Read More]
Seriously funny: the new comedy agents steering standups' careers
An alternative style of artist management is helping talents such as James Acaster and Dane Baptiste take a long-game approach. Rule No 1? Be niceBack in the 1990s, when club comics such as Frank Skinner, Jack Dee and Lee Evans were becoming household names thanks to the “comedy boom”, b... [Read More]
“Millennial” Alex Edelman lands on Edinburgh Fringe’s shortlist for 2014 awards
The shortlist of nominees for Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards from this 2014 EdFringe are out, and among the Brits and Aussies is one young Yank -- 25-year-old American Alex Edelman, with his first EdFringe show, "Millennial." Edelman started performing stand-up and soaking up the scene in Boston w... [Read More]