Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]
Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]
Edinburgh star Mae Martin: ‘I had a breakup and noticed how similar it felt to getting off drugs'
The Canadian comic may look like she needs ID to get into her own shows, but her Fringe show is her frankest (and funniest) yet‘I love being gut-wrenchingly honest,” says elfin comic Mae Martin when we meet in an Edinburgh cafe. “It’s so satisfying.” Other standups book... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert has Scott Thompson’s “Buddy Cole” reporting on the Sochi Olympics
In the parallel universe of "Stephen Colbert," he attended theater camp with Buddy Cole and later hired him as a producer for The Colbert Report. We know better, that Buddy Cole is a longtime character of Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson, and a perfect person to report on the anti-gay Russian propa... [Read More]
Tyler Coates: Will the Gay Comedians Please Stand Up? | Blackbook
Most gay comics either play stand-up shows to tiny audiences or mince about as caricatures in mainstream movies, doing more harm than good. In a 2007 Vanity Fair piece, the provocateur Christopher Hitchens infamously claimed that women aren’t funny (although he did give a pass to Jewish women and “dykes,”), a theory that was quickly debunked not only in rebuttals in Vanity Fair but by the success of films like Bridesmaids. So where is the Bridesmaids for gay men? [Read More]
Adam Carolla Apologizes For His Anti-Gay Remarks
Comedian Adam Carolla got himself in a sticky situation after he poked fun at the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community on his popular podcast. During Speed TV’s Car Show, which Carolla hosted, he used his podcast to get in a rant about th... [Read More]
Lesbian comedian uninvited from performance at Toronto Catholic high school's anti-bullying event for being gay?
A Toronto comedian says her invitation to perform at a Catholic high school was revoked after board officials learned she is a lesbian. Dawn Whitwell, who addresses homophobia in her material, said a teacher invited her in late May to be part of an anti-homophobia event that took place Tuesday at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School. Last Thursday, the teacher told her not to come. Whitwell said a school board member searched her name on the Internet and learned she is married... [Read More]
British TV comics 'pander to gay stereotypes' | Chortle
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised broadcasters for pandering to ‘camp, cliched stereotypes' of gay men by giving prime-time slots to comics such as Alan Carr and Graham Norton. [Read More]
A Eulogy for "Flight of the Conchords" - The Best Porn on TV
The final episode of Flight of the Conchords will air this Sunday night. After that, according to HBO, the show will end for good, leaving a hole in the fantasy lives of women. Fans have complained that Season Two has been underwhelming anyway, and many people will wonder at the massive outcry when the show disappears. What, they'll wonder, are these fans going to miss? [Read More]