Rose Matafeo wins best comedy show at 2018 Edinburgh Fringe
Congratulations to Rose Matafeo, the New Zealand comedian who has won the 2018 Best Comedy Show Award at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe for her monthlong performance of “Horndog.” The other top awards from this year’s Ed Fringe went to Ciaran Dowd, Best Newcomer 2018, for his s... [Read More]
Here are your nominees for best comedy show and best newcomer to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe
After three weeks of show, and heading into the final week of the Edinburgh Fringe, we have our nominees for the best of the fest! Alex Edelman is proving his Best Newcomer win was no fluke, winning over the Scots once more, this time nominated for Best Comedy Show. In this category, too, is Rose [&... [Read More]
Review: James Acaster, “Repertoire” on Netflix
If you thought releasing two stand-up comedy specials simultaneously was big, how about four at once?! James Acaster did just that on Tuesday with Repertoire on Netflix. Only one of the four performances in the collection is actually new, although all four were filmed just this past fall in Notting ... [Read More]
Review: James Acaster, “Repertoire” on Netflix
If you thought releasing two stand-up comedy specials simultaneously was big, how about four at once?! James Acaster did just that on Tuesday with Repertoire on Netflix. Only one of the four performances in the collection is actually new, although all four were filmed just this past fall in Notting ... [Read More]
A Comedian’s Guide to Doing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is happening August 3rd through the 27th in 2018, is the largest performing arts festival in the world. Every year, thousands of performers go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to showcase their work, build a UK following, make valuable connections, sell their sho... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby and John Robins share Best Comedy Show honors at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe; Natalie Palamides Best Newcomer
For the first time ever, the Edinburgh Comedy Awards declared not one but two individual winners of the Best Comedy Show at the Fringe, with Australian Hannah Gadsby and Brit John Robins sharing the top 2017 prize. Meanwhile, American Natalie Palamides took home the Best Newcomer prize for the 2017 ... [Read More]
Michelle Wolf’s “So Brave” lone American show nominated for 2016 Edinburgh Fringe “Edinburgh Comedy Awards”
Congrats to Michelle Wolf on being named today as one of the best newcomers to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! With the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe coming to a close this weekend, the annual Edinburgh Comedy Awards announced their shortlisted nominees today for the major honors of Best Comedy Show 2016 and... [Read More]
Michelle Wolf’s “So Brave” lone American show nominated for 2016 Edinburgh Fringe “Edinburgh Comedy Awards”
Congrats to Michelle Wolf on being named today as one of the best newcomers to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! With the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe coming to a close this weekend, the annual Edinburgh Comedy Awards announced their shortlisted nominees today for the major honors of Best Comedy Show 2016 and... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Jena Friedman
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 may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
“American C*nt” with Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand-up comic who has written for Late Show with David Letterman and was a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Now she’s about to offer up a probing examination into the US body politic and a couple of dick jokes in her new critically acclaimed solo show, Ame... [Read More]