Bestival’s world of wonder grows ever wilder as a new kind of castaway – our very own insane clown posse – washes ashore to join the Desert Island Disco. Ramping up the side-splitting action in the splendid Spiegeltent each day between noon and 6pm, we’ll have a cavalcade of comedians, put together by our crack comic squad Get Comedy, that’s guaranteed to make you do an actual LOL.
With only 5 days to go until everything kicks off, be sure to grab your tickets for Bestival NOW: CLICK HERE TO BUY!
Rob da Bank says: “There’s always so much to do at Bestival, sometimes even I don’t know which way to turn, but one thing you should definitely make time to check out is the comedy in the Spiegeltent. The line-up this year is top-notch with Nina Conti, Abandoman, young whippersnapper Daniel Sloss and our old mate Andrew Maxwell being just a few highlights from a line-up that includes some of the maddest funny people around”.
A new Jim Jefferies comedy special has just gone live on Netflix! Watch the trailer below.
Smart, crude, and in-your-face, Australian comic/actor/equal-opportunity-offender Jim Jefferies is not for the faint of heart. Whether he is lampooning gun control, auditioning disabled actors, or over-sharing sexual experiences, the FXX “Legit” star proves nothing is out of bounds and even less, off limits. Filmed during the Boston run of his recent stand up tour, Netflix and Jim Jefferies go BARE from August 29th.
GetComedy are delighted to announce Alex Edelman has only gone and WON the flipping thing!
The charming Bostonian has been named Best Newcomer at the Foster’s Comedy Awards in Edinburgh this evening and we’re stupidly happy for him. The biggest congratulations to him! Now, let’s go celebrate!!!
Becoming emotional as he accepted his award, Edelman said: ‘I didn’t write a speech because I didn’t think I was going to win. I moved over in May because every year a couple of sacrificial Americans come over and get eaten up by the festival. I didn’t want to be one of them.’
‘I feel there has been a huge error made as there are so many talented comic on this list.’ – Chortle
Alex Edelman certainly earned his newcomer nod with a laidback, technically adroit show, even if I felt his technique currently outpaces the significance of what he’s got to say. But he’s effortlessly funny, and I’m looking forward to watching his work develop. – The Guardian
With the countdown to the end of Edinburgh Fringe 2014 down to single digits, GetComedy are looking forward to returning home and prepping for Bestival in two weeks time!
However, there is some added excitement to the big Fringe finale and it comes in the form of our latest signing Alex Edelman being nominated for Best Newcomer in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014 with his show ‘Millenial’. The winners will be revealed this Saturday and all of us are rooting for him!
Awards producer Nica Burns told Chortle.co.uk: ‘The shortlist for the newcomers is exceptionally strong with a wealth of talent from stand up to character comedy and sketch. A truly international and UK wide list featuring acts from Australia, America, Manchester and Hull.’
Other nominees include:
Dane Baptiste: Citizen Dane
Gein’s Family Giftshop – Volume 1
Lazy Susan: Extreme Humans
Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk It Out
Steen Raskopoulos: I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business
And the nominees for Best Comedy Show are:
Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly.
James Acaster: Recognise.
John Kearns – Shtick.
Liam Williams: Capitalism.
Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day.
Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man.
Sara Pascoe vs History.
It’s hard to believe an entire year has past since we made the trip North for August, but it seems it has and here we are, back on the train to Waverley Station!
Check out who we’ve got performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer by clicking through. You’ll find ticket links and brief descriptions below (full information is available for each show by going to our Events section HERE).