Sofie Hagen's new show is raw, urgent and confessional … but is it comedy?
Having explored her depression and anxiety, the Danish comic is tackling childhood trauma. How do standups amuse an audience if even they don’t find their subject funny?Her first show, Bubblewrap, was about depression and self-harm; her second, Shimmer Shatter, detailed her social anxiety. Now... [Read More]
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]
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]