From scissor attacks to diabetes improv: comedians' weirdest gigs
Lucy Porter caused a breakup. Romesh Ranganathan did a diabetes panel show. And Alexei Sayle survived a skinhead invasion. Comics relive their worst moments on stageThe 10 best jokes from the Edinburgh fringeA guy in the crowd had been drunkenly obnoxious all evening so I got everyone to chant &ldqu... [Read More]
Sam Simmons review – sublime oddity from aggressively silly standup
Soho theatre, LondonBy his own standards, the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy award-winner plays it relatively straight in his new show – but there are satisfyingly daft moments‘There are pockets of joy,” says Sam Simmons, peering out over his audience, but he also claims to see mainly confu... [Read More]
Sam Simmons review – sublime oddity from aggressively silly standup
Soho theatre, LondonBy his own standards, the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy award-winner plays it relatively straight in his new show – but there are satisfyingly daft moments‘There are pockets of joy,” says Sam Simmons, peering out over his audience, but he also claims to see mainly confu... [Read More]
Edinburgh Fringe 2015 awards go to Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen, Karen Koren
Congrats to this year's winners of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, announced over the weekend at the tail end of the monthlong Edinburgh Fringe! 2015 Best Comedy Show award: Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast 2015 Best Newcomer award: Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap 2015 Panel Prize: Karen Koren Sim... [Read More]
Here are your nominees for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015
With only a few days left in the scrum of August which is the Edinburgh Fringe, the panel for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards for 2015 have announced their nominees for this year's Best Show and Best Newcomer at the Fringe. And they are... Best Show 2015 Nominees James Acaster: Represent @James... [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]
Sam Simmons on Conan, ‘I’m like a sexy Dr. Phil’
Australian comedian, Sam Simmons made his late night television debut on Conan last night. Well, his North American television debut. Simmons has a very unique view of the world combining props and images that may or may not involve a persuasive internal monologue and executing sheep-riding viking i... [Read More]
Sam Simmons American TV debut on Conan
Sam Simmons put on one of the more gleeful and dizzyingly giddy one-man shows I've seen at Montreal's Just For Laughs. Naturally, Simmons also is one of those Australian comedians who made a name for himself in the U.K. before putting himself before American audiences now. Then again, nature abhors ... [Read More]