Race is still a touchy subject at the Edinburgh fringe
As the only brown person in the room at The Glang Show, I couldn’t shake a sense of otherness when a quip turned sourI’m a few months into a new career as a standup comedian. I’ve had some lovely gigs, some horrific gigs and I have started to get paid for being funny. The path to c... [Read More]
Alex Edelman review – a Jewish comic walks into a Nazi meeting …
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghIn Just for Us, the smooth-talking and apparently fearless Bostonian standup recounts gatecrashing a white supremacist gathering in New YorkA young Jewish guy goes to a Nazi meeting assuming he’ll be OK … it’s the definition of white privilege, the Bo... [Read More]
Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart launch a YouTube talk show: This Might Get…
Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart are best comedy friends who have become YouTube stars (Helbig has 3 million subscribers; Hart, 1.2 million), written best-selling books (Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up; You Deserve a Drink) and written and/or starred in their own TV shows (Th... [Read More]
Polski sklep-stick – is Brexit Britain ready for eastern European standup?
A wave of comedians from Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Romania are helping to tackle stereotypes about EU immigrants in the UKIt’s not easy being a Polish comedian in Brexit Britain. “I haven’t heard anyone actually say the words, ‘Go back to your country,’” says Mi... [Read More]
Polski sklep-stick – is Brexit Britain ready for eastern European standup?
A wave of comedians from Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Romania are helping to tackle stereotypes about EU immigrants in the UKIt’s not easy being a Polish comedian in Brexit Britain. “I haven’t heard anyone actually say the words, ‘Go back to your country,’” says Mi... [Read More]
Netflix Renews ‘Grace and Frankie’ for a Fifth Season
Grace and Frankie isn’t going anywhere. According to The Wrap, Netflix has handed out a season 5 renewal to the Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin-starring comedy, which debuted its fourth season last month. Season 5 is expected to premiere sometime in 2019, and at least one guest star has been confir... [Read More]
Netflix Renews ‘Grace and Frankie’ for a Fifth Season
Grace and Frankie isn’t going anywhere. According to The Wrap, Netflix has handed out a season 5 renewal to the Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin-starring comedy, which debuted its fourth season last month. Season 5 is expected to premiere sometime in 2019, and at least one guest star has been confir... [Read More]
Grace Perry (@perryjetaime) on Evergreen Tweets and Niche Lesbian Jokes
Grace Perry is a Chicago-based writer. She covers comedy and city life for Time Out Chicago and writes jokes for Reductress and The Onion. She’s also written for McSweeney’s and BuzzFeed, as well as sketches for the iO Comedy Network. If you like her work, Grace humbly requests you ... [Read More]
Grace Perry (@perryjetaime) on Evergreen Tweets and Niche Lesbian Jokes
Grace Perry is a Chicago-based writer. She covers comedy and city life for Time Out Chicago and writes jokes for Reductress and The Onion. She’s also written for McSweeney’s and BuzzFeed, as well as sketches for the iO Comedy Network. If you like her work, Grace humbly requests you ... [Read More]
The Season 4 ‘Grace and Frankie’ Trailer Has Arrived
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin return to Netflix next month with a brand new season of Grace and Frankie, and today the streaming network dropped the trailer. Renewed for a fourth season back in April not long after season 3 debuted, the show returns Friday, January 19th and features Lisa Kudrow as... [Read More]