The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Barry the big comedy winners at 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards
The best comedy on TV in 2018 centers on a female stand-up comedian in the late 1950s. If only reality could imitate art now. But for tonight, congrats to Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which took home five Primetime Emmy Awards — including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lea... [Read More]
Cameron Esposito: a new kind of comedy hero
Esposito’s last show, Rape Jokes, was hailed as part of a new queer-friendly, woke brand of comedy for the #MeToo era. How does she follow it up?When Hannah Gadsby’s show Nanette went supernova earlier this year, we were told that it was going to change comedy. Nothing, apparently, would... [Read More]
From Beyond the Fringe to Nanette: five shows that changed the face of comedy
With the Edinburgh fringe in full flow, here are the five standup sets that catapulted their creators to fameThese days, as BBC comedy controller Shane Allen recently confirmed, “Oxbridge white blokes” are out of comedy fashion. Time was they were the cutting edge, as when Messrs Cook, M... [Read More]
Just For Laughs’ 2018 awards recipients include Tiffany Haddish, Lil’ Rel Howery, Jo Koy
The Just For Laughs Festival just announced the winners of its 2018 awards show recipients. This year they’re celebrating the… MORE Just For Laughs’ 2018 awards recipients include Tiffany Haddish, Lil’ Rel Howery, Jo Koy appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Review: Hannah Gadsby “Nanette” on Netflix
I made a point not to go back and look at my review of Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette from when I saw it live onstage in New York City just a few months ago, either before, during or after watching the version she filmed for Netflix back in Sydney. Now I will. Seeing Gadsby live and […] [Read More]
Review: Hannah Gadsby, “Nanette” at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City
Almost an hour into her performance of Nanette at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby pauses before she pivots. “You’re culturally unprepared for someone to be angry….and funny…in the same breath,” Gadsby informs us. Truth is, though... [Read More]
Review: Hannah Gadsby, “Nanette” at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City
Almost an hour into her performance of Nanette at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby pauses before she pivots. “You’re culturally unprepared for someone to be angry….and funny…in the same breath,” Gadsby informs us. Truth is, though... [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]