Day: August 10, 2016

American comedians at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August means all comedy eyes on Edinburgh, at least for those who love one-person shows, madcap eccentrics and a trip to Scotland. Sam Wills, aka “The Boy With Tape on His Face,” aka Tape Face for viewers this summer on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, delivered the official welcoming address to performers and participants in the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. And there are, as usual now, several American comedians making the trip across the pond to spend the month, or part of it, vying for new fans amid the mayhem of the festival. Here are the comedians from the United States...

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SiriusXM to broadcast rare final recording of the late Sam Kinison

A rare recording from one of Sam Kinison‘s final stand-up performances, just days before his death at 38 in a 1992 highway crash, has been enhanced and will be heard publicly for the first time this Friday on SiriusXM satellite radio. It’s part of a celebration of Kinison this weekend on the SiriusXM Comedy Greats channel, which also will include an exclusive audio documentary about Kinison’s career and legacy — hosted by SiriusXM’s Ron Bennington featuring interviews with Louie Anderson, Andrew Dice Clay, Josh Gad, Kevin Hart, Carl LaBove, Marc Maron and Jackie Martling. “Sam Kinison was one of the most influential...

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