Rapper Mos Def fails to amuse as comedian
Performing under his real name, Yasiin Bey gives underwhelming performance in European debut of his standup showIt’s well past midnight when Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, finally takes to the stage. The venue, a dark backroom in Dalston, is far more low key than the stadiums at which he h... [Read More]
On my radar: Doc Brown’s cultural highlights
The rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter on Slow West, Ray Celestin’s The Axeman’s Jazz, The Waters by Mick Jenkins and the magic of Kermode and MayoBen Bailey Smith, AKA Doc Brown, is a rapper, comedian, actor, screenwriter, and younger sibling of Zadie Smith. He began his career in... [Read More]
Sam Simmons wins the Foster's Edinburgh comedy award 2015
Australian standup takes prize for best comedy show at the fringe, while Sofie Hagen is named best newcomer and Karen Koren gets panel prizeEdinburgh comedy awards: explore all the past winners – interactiveThe results are in, and it’s in-yer-face Aussie absurdist Sam Simmons who bags th... [Read More]
Watch Natasha Leggero confront a focus group discussion about her latest special
A focus group talks about what they liked and hated about Natasha Leggero’s special Live at Bimbo’s as she watches in another room, then confronts them. Watch Natasha Leggero confront a focus group discussion about her latest special appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
3 Reasons Why Key & Peele Is Ending, According To Keegan-Michael Key
As confirmed Key And Peele on Comedy Central will come to an end. Star of the series, Keegan-Michael Key in an interview with Deadline went on to share the three biggest reasons why the sketch show was ending after it’s 5th season. He explained time, over work, and the shows theme becoming re... [Read More]
J.B. Smoove Says Chris Rock Should Do A New ‘Pootie Tang’
This morning, J.B. Smoove talked with The Breakfast Club to promote upcoming shows in New York City this weekend. Part of his talk J.B. spoke on Bill Cosby, and explained how many popular comedians over the years have had some type of vice. Starting off he talks about his own career, political corr... [Read More]
Jena Friedman at Edinburgh festival review – intriguing faux-callous comedy
Stand Comedy Club, EdinburghEdgy material about liberal concerns – Bill Cosby, Ebola – lacks the confidence required for such a bloodless deliveryIf fans of The Daily Show are seeing anyone on this year’s fringe, it’s likely to be new host Trevor Noah, who arrives this weeken... [Read More]
Mike Epps Suggest Black Comedians Make Comedy Popular
As a guest on veteran comedian Royale Watkins’s show Sorta Kinda Funny, Mike Epps got candid for a one on one discussion. Earlier this week he confirmed that filming for his role in the Richard Pryor biopic will be taking place March of next year.  In the interview with Royale he ex... [Read More]
What's the one consolation of 10 years of Tories? Some decent political comedy
Political comedy used be an orthodox, tub-thumping affair. Today, it’s a far subtler art, with Nish Kumar, Sheeps, Stewart Lee and Ahir Shah all reinventing the form You can tell plenty about the state of a nation from its comedy. Throughout the noughties, live comedy was by and large unintere... [Read More]
Trygve Wakenshaw at Edinburgh festival review – a fine time for mime
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe angular New Zealander has the audience in raptures with his wonky physical comedy – and a brilliantly inventive finaleThere’s nothing new under the sun, they say, so maybe this has been seen before. But the simple trick Trygve Wakenshaw pulls at the end ... [Read More]