Day: July 31, 2019

A guide to the Americans performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

It’s not even August yet, and already Edinburgh is off to the races with this year’s Fringe, including thousands of shows all over the Scottish city for the next four weeks. The Comic’s Comic is here to tell you which of us Yanks are making the trip across the pond to perform at the Fringe this summer. Some of them arrive with hype. Some don’t. But they all yearn for your attention and applause. To wit: (comedians who have appeared on my podcast, Last Things First, appear below in bold italics) 1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too...

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Who advanced from the fourth episode of Bring The Funny on NBC?

Look, I’m as confused as anyone else watching this summer’s comedy competition on NBC called Bring The Funny. Here’s what I know: Each of the first four Tuesday nights, they presented 10 comedy acts of varying types (stand-up, sketch, characters, musical) and cut them to six for the next round. That should be happening next week. A few acts got introduced with special pre-taped intros, but most didn’t. We see the judges (Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy) chit the chat with each other, and make faces. But otherwise, I have no idea how any of these comedians...

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