Day: September 1, 2015

Kyle Kinane and Colt Cabana laugh at their own Edinburgh expense

On the flip side of the honors awarded those who shine at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, there are hundreds of other comedians making do with whatever reviews and audiences they could get throughout the month of August in soggy Scotland. Kyle Kinane and Colt Cabana both managed to still laugh at themselves and the process of trying to stand out among so many other stand-ups, sketch groups and performance artists. Kinane posed next to one of the fliers advertising his show, crossing a line through his show title “Ghost Pizza Party” and writing a new title next to it:...

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Edinburgh Fringe 2015 awards go to Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen, Karen Koren

Congrats to this year’s winners of the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, announced over the weekend at the tail end of the monthlong Edinburgh Fringe! 2015 Best Comedy Show award: Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast 2015 Best Newcomer award: Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap 2015 Panel Prize: Karen Koren Simmons, whose cheeky brand of fun previously earned him a shortlist at Edinburgh for his one-man shows in 2011 and 2014, thus bringing him to Montreal and the United States, Tweeted out his thanks: “THANKYOU Everyone!!! what an amazing day. My voice is ripped to shreds and I’m not going out tonight so...

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NBC fires “Coach” revival in pre-season

Don’t call it a comeback. That Coach reboot you didn’t think could possibly be a real thing is no longer a real thing, as NBC has pulled the plug on the revival of the 1980s ABC sitcom just as it had begun production. NBC surprised almost everyone outside of Craig T. Nelson earlier this year when it ordered an updated Where Are They Now version of Coach straight to series, with 13 episodes from original series creator Barry Kemp looking at what the titular “Coach” and his cohorts were up to now. The sitcom originally aired on ABC from...

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