Posts tagged as edinburgh

Talking to David O'Doherty About Standup, Edinburgh, and More

Irish comedian David O’Doherty is no stranger to our shores. His musical whimsy has been seen recently on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, and if you’re lucky, you can occasionally catch him doing his solo show at UCB or dropping in at Brooklyn’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Otherwise, he and his tiny keyboard can be found at comedy festivals the world over. For those unfamiliar, there’s no better to place to start than with his own introductory FAQ for the DOD.

Recently, I got the chance to wander around the Flatiron district of Manhattan with David in search of an [...]

13 Shows to See at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

It's not a huge event on the American comedy calendar, but every August, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe plays host to hundreds of comedians from around the world. In 1981, the first winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Award were the Cambridge Footlights, a group that included Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Other winners have included Steve Coogan and Demetri Martin; Best Newcomer Awards have gone to Arj Barker and the Mighty Boosh.

The program for this year's festival, which will feature more than 900 comedy shows, was released last week.  While there are a few familiar American faces, including Todd Barry, David Sedaris, Margaret Cho, and Hannibel Buress, the program [...]