Jordan Brookes, Catherine Cohen win top prizes at 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Congratulations to Jordan Brookes, winner of Best Show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and to Catherine Cohen, this year’s Best Newcomer winner! I sat down with Cohen this summer in San Francisco at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, and …

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Here are your nominees for best show and best newcomer at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Of the thousands of shows taking place in Edinburgh this August, these are the ones nominated as the best in show for 2019. Winners to be announced Saturday. Congrats everyone! Best Comedy Show 2019 Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute Demi Lardner: Ditch …

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Episode #262: Natalie Palamides

Natalie Palamides grew up in a small Western Pennsylvania town but could not be contained by convention or conventional wisdom. After an internship with Conan during college, she trained with the Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia, then headed to…

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Rose Matafeo wins best comedy show at 2018 Edinburgh Fringe

Congratulations to Rose Matafeo, the New Zealand comedian who has won the 2018 Best Comedy Show Award at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe for her monthlong performance of “Horndog.” The other top awards from this year’s Ed Fringe went to Ciaran Dowd, Best Newcomer 2018, for his show, “Don Rodolfo,” and the panel prize went to […]

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Here are your nominees for best comedy show and best newcomer to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe

After three weeks of show, and heading into the final week of the Edinburgh Fringe, we have our nominees for the best of the fest! Alex Edelman is proving his Best Newcomer win was no fluke, winning over the Scots once more, this time nominated for Best Comedy Show. In this category, too, is Rose […]

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Review: James Acaster, “Repertoire” on Netflix

If you thought releasing two stand-up comedy specials simultaneously was big, how about four at once?! James Acaster did just that on Tuesday with Repertoire on Netflix. Only one of the four performances in the collection is actually new, although all four were filmed just this past fall in Notting Hill. Episodes one, two and […]

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Hannah Gadsby and John Robins share Best Comedy Show honors at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe; Natalie Palamides Best Newcomer

For the first time ever, the Edinburgh Comedy Awards declared not one but two individual winners of the Best Comedy Show at the Fringe, with Australian Hannah Gadsby and Brit John Robins sharing the top 2017 prize. Meanwhile, American Natalie Palamides took home the Best Newcomer prize for the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for her […]

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