A day and night in the life of KAABOO Del Mar
The sun falls into the Pacific as a small commuter train whisks by, momentarily interrupting the rocking sounds of Garbage. And that was just the second stage at KAABOO Del Mar. At this third annual music and comedy festival held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, just off the northern outskirts of San Die... [Read More]
When comedy's big hitters take a short cut to the punchline
The stars of the Greenwich comedy festival had to concertina their standup routines. But can the likes of Dylan Moran and Bridget Christie ruminate and rage against the clock?What is the basic unit of comedy performance? As comedy festivals spring up nationwide, as the Edinburgh fringe expands annua... [Read More]
When comedy's big hitters take a short cut to the punchline
The stars of the Greenwich comedy festival had to concertina their standup routines. But can the likes of Dylan Moran and Bridget Christie ruminate and rage against the clock?What is the basic unit of comedy performance? As comedy festivals spring up nationwide, as the Edinburgh fringe expands annua... [Read More]
When comedy's big hitters take a short cut to the punchline
The stars of the Greenwich comedy festival had to concertina their standup routines. But can the likes of Dylan Moran and Bridget Christie ruminate and rage against the clock?What is the basic unit of comedy performance? As comedy festivals spring up nationwide, as the Edinburgh fringe expands annua... [Read More]
All Things Comedy mounting first festival in Phoenix for October 2017
The folks at All Things Comedy are putting on their first-ever ATC festival this October in Phoenix. The podcast network founded by Al Madrigal and Bill Burr will celebrate their wide-ranging community of funny folks from Oct. 26-29, 2017, at Stand Up Live in Phoenix. Lineup so far includes many of ... [Read More]
Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]
Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]
'Why did the lefty cross the road?' How liberal Edinburgh comics are panning PC
A new wave of comedians probing faults in leftwing politics provoke a crucial debate, but does their exaggerated antagonism hamper the cause?Identity politics has gone too far. PC has gone mad. These aren’t unfashionable opinions: they’re practically mainstream. What’s new in fring... [Read More]
'Why did the lefty cross the road?' How liberal Edinburgh comics are panning PC
A new wave of comedians probing faults in leftwing politics provoke a crucial debate, but does their exaggerated antagonism hamper the cause?Identity politics has gone too far. PC has gone mad. These aren’t unfashionable opinions: they’re practically mainstream. What’s new in fring... [Read More]
Elf Lyons review – daffy take on Swan Lake delivered in Franglais
Underbelly Med Quad, EdinburghWith a parrot costume, Jacques Brel songs and silly set pieces, Lyons dreams up an almost aggressively winsome hour of complete nonsenseIs it comedy, or a spirited child let loose on a dressing-up box? In Elf Lyons’ Swan, it is not always easy to tell. The show &n... [Read More]