Griefcast's Cariad Lloyd: 'Laughter? It's about survival. It’s about living'
After her standup success and podcast about death, the comic’s next step was obvious: starring in a cancer-ward romcom It wasn’t, I assume, the toughest decision in the history of casting. Who you gonna call, Finborough theatre, to star in your new play about a comedian and improviser gr... [Read More]
Griefcast's Cariad Lloyd: 'Laughter? It's about survival. It’s about living'
After her standup success and podcast about death, the comic’s next step was obvious: starring in a cancer-ward romcom It wasn’t, I assume, the toughest decision in the history of casting. Who you gonna call, Finborough theatre, to star in your new play about a comedian and improviser gr... [Read More]
Mat Ewins review – hi-tech gags from multimedia noodler extraordinaire
Just the Tonic at the Mash House, EdinburghArtistry and geekery combine in a set that shows off Ewins’ clever video editing and pranksterish sense of funBrexit. #MeToo. Editing a newspaper on Mars. One of those isn’t a popular topic among fringe comics. Indeed, I can imagine only one com... [Read More]
Mat Ewins review – hi-tech gags from multimedia noodler extraordinaire
Just the Tonic at the Mash House, EdinburghArtistry and geekery combine in a set that shows off Ewins’ clever video editing and pranksterish sense of funBrexit. #MeToo. Editing a newspaper on Mars. One of those isn’t a popular topic among fringe comics. Indeed, I can imagine only one com... [Read More]
Booze, bankruptcy, brain haemorrhage: the comics turning tragedy into laughs
A former alcoholic, a cancer survivor and a man who lost all his money in a Bitcoin crash are among the comics coming back from the brink at the Edinburgh fringe ‘I didn’t start drinking until I was 18,” says Matt Rees. “That’s quite a rarity for someone in the UK. But ... [Read More]
Booze, bankruptcy, brain haemorrhage: the comics turning tragedy into laughs
A former alcoholic, a cancer survivor and a man who lost all his money in a Bitcoin crash are among the comics coming back from the brink at the Edinburgh fringe ‘I didn’t start drinking until I was 18,” says Matt Rees. “That’s quite a rarity for someone in the UK. But ... [Read More]
Is Facebook killing online comedy?
Job cuts at Funny or Die suggest making money from comedy videos is harder than ever – and some blame the social-media titan. But a new wave of creators are finding ways to thriveEarlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced major changes to the social network’s algorithm. &l... [Read More]
Get to Know Your New Smartwatch!, by Dan Dillabough
Health. Connectivity. Fitness. Peace of mind. And so much more. Your new smartwatch is here —and before long, you won’t remember how you ever lived without it. Go on, get moving! Ride your bike, take the stairs, and still be on time for that 8 a.m. meeting. Your new smartwatch will ... [Read More]
NextUp: can it become the Netflix for British standup comedy?
NextUp will stream live comedy sets for a low subscription fee. Standups are excited, and will share 50% of the income – but will the new service attract a big enough audience to succeed?Miffed that Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is no more? Vexed that Live at the Apollo and its ilk offer ... [Read More]
NextUp: can it become the Netflix for British standup comedy?
NextUp will stream live comedy sets for a low subscription fee. Standups are excited, and will share 50% of the income – but will the new service attract a big enough audience to succeed?Miffed that Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is no more? Vexed that Live at the Apollo and its ilk offer ... [Read More]