John Kearns: a supreme standup hidden behind bad teeth and a tonsure
The wig-wearing comic’s new show about humdrum heroism is his best yet. But as his act strives for knockout poignancy, does the goofy get-up help or hinder?When John Kearns corpses, is he coming out of character? It happens on a few occasions during his current Soho theatre gig, and – ev... [Read More]
John Kearns: a supreme standup hidden behind bad teeth and a tonsure
The wig-wearing comic’s new show about humdrum heroism is his best yet. But as his act strives for knockout poignancy, does the goofy get-up help or hinder?When John Kearns corpses, is he coming out of character? It happens on a few occasions during his current Soho theatre gig, and – ev... [Read More]
John Kearns: a supreme standup hidden behind bad teeth and a tonsure
The wig-wearing comic’s new show about humdrum heroism is his best yet. But as his act strives for knockout poignancy, does the goofy get-up help or hinder?When John Kearns corpses, is he coming out of character? It happens on a few occasions during his current Soho theatre gig, and – ev... [Read More]
American Alex Edelman Wins Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Fringe
by Elise Czajkowski 25-year-old New York comedian Alex Edelman won the Edinburgh Fringe's Best Newcomer prize on Saturday for his show, Millennial. The prize is awarded to the best full-length debut show on the Fringe. The last American to win was Arj Barker back in 1997; other winners include&... [Read More]
“Millennial” Alex Edelman lands on Edinburgh Fringe’s shortlist for 2014 awards
The shortlist of nominees for Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards from this 2014 EdFringe are out, and among the Brits and Aussies is one young Yank -- 25-year-old American Alex Edelman, with his first EdFringe show, "Millennial." Edelman started performing stand-up and soaking up the scene in Boston w... [Read More]
Bridget Christie, John Kearns, Adrienne Truscott win the major awards at 2013 #EdFringe
Bridget Christie wore a "No More Page 3" shirt when she won the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards honor for Best Show at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Her show, Bridget Christie: A Bic For Her, carried this description: "Star of BBC Radio 4’s Bridget Christie Minds the Gap, BBC2’s I... [Read More]
2013 Shortlist for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards: Short on Yanks
We know we're in the final days and nights of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe when the awards shortlist is released, and that just happened today. So here they are, your shortlisted nominees for the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards! Best Comic / Comedy Show For the funniest, most outstanding, up-... [Read More]