Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally review – white-hot takes on #MeToo
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Amid the garish sex comedy, the standup provocateur makes a striking effort to embrace the complexity of gender politicsThose who shoot from the hip can easily shoot themselves in the foot, but Fin Taylor seems happy to take that risk. Taylor is one of those (straight,... [Read More]
Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally review – white-hot takes on #MeToo
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Amid the garish sex comedy, the standup provocateur makes a striking effort to embrace the complexity of gender politicsThose who shoot from the hip can easily shoot themselves in the foot, but Fin Taylor seems happy to take that risk. Taylor is one of those (straight,... [Read More]
Natalie Palamides review – big, uneasy laughs in fearless Time's Up comedy
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Palamides’ goofy interactive comedy about a macho ‘douchebag’ has a confrontational sting in its taleYou could piece together Natalie Palamides’ remarkable new show, Nate, by splicing some of the great fringe comedies of the last half-decade. Ad... [Read More]
Natalie Palamides review – big, uneasy laughs in fearless Time's Up comedy
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Palamides’ goofy interactive comedy about a macho ‘douchebag’ has a confrontational sting in its taleYou could piece together Natalie Palamides’ remarkable new show, Nate, by splicing some of the great fringe comedies of the last half-decade. Ad... [Read More]
Can you do comedy about rape? Natalie Palamides thinks so
The LA comic, who won best newcomer at last year’s Edinburgh fringe, has tested her electric new material on American audiences. But how will Nate – her ‘douchebag’ male alter ego – go down in Britain?We should know, after last year, to expect the unexpected from Natali... [Read More]
Netflix To Mo’Nique Special Talks: “Netflix Does Not Comment On Contract Negotiations”
Friday morning comedian and actress Mo’Nique posted a video on her Instagram page expressing her concern over deal negotiations she had with Netflix regarding her newest special. The multi-billion-dollar streaming giant offered the critically praised Academy-Award winning actress $500,000 for ... [Read More]
Netflix To Mo’Nique Special Talks: “Netflix Does Not Comment On Contract Negotiations”
Friday morning comedian and actress Mo’Nique posted a video on her Instagram page expressing her concern over deal negotiations she had with Netflix regarding her newest special. The multi-billion-dollar streaming giant offered the critically praised Academy-Award winning actress $500,000 for ... [Read More]
Netflix To Mo’Nique Special Talks: “Netflix Does Not Comment On Contract Negotiations”
Friday morning comedian and actress Mo’Nique posted a video on her Instagram page expressing her concern over deal negotiations she had with Netflix regarding her newest special. The multi-billion-dollar streaming giant offered the critically praised Academy-Award winning actress $500,000 for ... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle's 'reckless' #MeToo and trans jokes have real after-effects
In his Netflix shows the comic defends his right to provoke, but protests against his gags about misconduct allegations and transgender people are justifiedDave Chappelle’s first Netflix specials, released last spring, left his reputation in need of recovery. Those two sets were widely critici... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon invites Patti Harrison into his Tonight Show monologue to respond to Trump’s ban on transgender Americans in the military
The same day that President Trump announced on Twitter that he’d ban the tens of thousands of active military members who are transgender from continuing to serve, Jimmy Fallon didn’t know quite what to say in his monologue for The Tonight Show. So he asked transgender comedian Patti Har... [Read More]