British comedian James Acaster made his US late night debut on “Conan”
Big-in-the-UK comedian James Acaster winged his way over to the West Coast to make his late night debut on Conan… MORE British comedian James Acaster made his US late night debut on “Conan” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
James Acaster made his American TV debut on Conan
James Acaster has put on one of the top shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival each of the past five years, according to the folks who hand out those awards each August. But the Brit had never performed stand-up proper on American TV until Tuesday night’s Conan, where he shared with audiences ... [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]
Manwatching: a secret female playwright's liberating look at sex
The author of a hit show about desire explains why she’s staying anonymous – and why her play is only performed by male comediansYou’ve written a hit play, it’s been programmed for a run at the Royal Court – and you can’t take a shred of credit for it? You’d... [Read More]
We the Jury and Travesty: do Acaster and Williams's new scripts stand up?
James Acaster has penned a sitcom pilot and Liam Williams has written a play. Both bring echoes of their striking comedy routines but neither is as successfulSitcoms, in the UK at least, are rarely written by renowned standups – Jo Brand is an exception, as are self-penned star vehicles Mirand... [Read More]
We the Jury and Travesty: do Acaster and Williams's new scripts stand up?
James Acaster has penned a sitcom pilot and Liam Williams has written a play. Both bring echoes of their striking comedy routines but neither is as successfulSitcoms, in the UK at least, are rarely written by renowned standups – Jo Brand is an exception, as are self-penned star vehicles Mirand... [Read More]
We the Jury and Travesty: do Acaster and Williams's new scripts stand up?
James Acaster has penned a sitcom pilot and Liam Williams has written a play. Both bring echoes of their striking comedy routines but neither is as successfulSitcoms, in the UK at least, are rarely written by renowned standups – Jo Brand is an exception, as are self-penned star vehicles Mirand... [Read More]
We the Jury and Travesty: do Acaster and Williams's new scripts stand up?
James Acaster has penned a sitcom pilot and Liam Williams has written a play. Both bring echoes of their striking comedy routines but neither is as successfulSitcoms, in the UK at least, are rarely written by renowned standups – Jo Brand is an exception, as are self-penned star vehicles Mirand... [Read More]