Comedian Alex Edelman on meeting his antisemitic trolls: 'Curiosity is my defining characteristic'
The 29-year-old Bostonian followed a string of racist tweets all the way to a white nationalist meeting – and turned the experience into his new Edinburgh showThe 29-year-old Bostonian comic Alex Edelman (“I’m from a really racist part of Boston called Boston”) resembles a ca... [Read More]
Comedian Alex Edelman on meeting his antisemitic trolls: 'Curiosity is my defining characteristic'
The 29-year-old Bostonian followed a string of racist tweets all the way to a white nationalist meeting – and turned the experience into his new Edinburgh showThe 29-year-old Bostonian comic Alex Edelman (“I’m from a really racist part of Boston called Boston”) resembles a ca... [Read More]
Edinburgh festival 2018: the 10 best jokes
From patriarchy and perineums to why Donald Trump is like a bikini wax ... the funniest gags so far from this year’s standupsAthena Kugblenu: Patriarchy is putting Jane Austen on £10 notes the same time as bringing in contactless. Christian Talbot: Sometimes even I don’t understand... [Read More]
Edinburgh festival 2018: the 10 best jokes
From patriarchy and perineums to why Donald Trump is like a bikini wax ... the funniest gags so far from this year’s standupsAthena Kugblenu: Patriarchy is putting Jane Austen on £10 notes the same time as bringing in contactless. Christian Talbot: Sometimes even I don’t understand... [Read More]
Ahir Shah: Duffer review – political standup gets personal
Laughing Horse @ the Counting House, EdinburghThe comic discusses race, mental health and mortality in a set that’s packed with difficult materialAhir Shah made his name – and secured a 2017 Edinburgh comedy award nomination – with polemical standup about the disintegrating state o... [Read More]
Ahir Shah: Duffer review – political standup gets personal
Laughing Horse @ the Counting House, EdinburghThe comic discusses race, mental health and mortality in a set that’s packed with difficult materialAhir Shah made his name – and secured a 2017 Edinburgh comedy award nomination – with polemical standup about the disintegrating state o... [Read More]
Sam Campbell: The Trough review – a brimming bowl of meaninglessness
Monkey Barrel, EdinburghSense and subtlety are in short supply in this hour-long dive into the award-winning comic’s ‘wackadoo’ psycheInspired lunacy or meaningless drivel? In nonsense comedy, they’re separated by a thin line. With Sam Campbell’s show The Trough, we&rsq... [Read More]
Sam Campbell: The Trough review – a brimming bowl of meaninglessness
Monkey Barrel, EdinburghSense and subtlety are in short supply in this hour-long dive into the award-winning comic’s ‘wackadoo’ psycheInspired lunacy or meaningless drivel? In nonsense comedy, they’re separated by a thin line. With Sam Campbell’s show The Trough, we&rsq... [Read More]
Kate Berlant: Communikate review – the most vivid new comic voice on the fringe
Assembly George Square, EdinburghThis pin-sharp satire on self-love doesn’t aspire to comedy so much as ‘connect’ with its audience, yet positively gleams with surprises and smart impro‘I’m gonna go.” The first words of American comic Kate Berlant’s Edinburg... [Read More]
Kate Berlant: Communikate review – the most vivid new comic voice on the fringe
Assembly George Square, EdinburghThis pin-sharp satire on self-love doesn’t aspire to comedy so much as ‘connect’ with its audience, yet positively gleams with surprises and smart impro‘I’m gonna go.” The first words of American comic Kate Berlant’s Edinburg... [Read More]