Not so funny: Edinburgh festivals canceled for first time

LONDON (AP) — Every August, the Scottish capital of Edinburgh plays host to some of the funniest and most talented — not to forget strangest — performers from the U.K. and the wider world. Not this ye...

Taiwan Season returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Season 2019 paraded through the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on Aug. 5 to seek publicity and take part in the festive ambiance of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Taiwa...

Taipei Fringe Festival to stage over 500 performances

Taipei, July 2 (FOCUS TAIWAN)-- The annual Taipei Fringe Festival (TFF) will stage over 500 performances this year at numerous venues around Taiwan's capital, the organizers said Tuesday. The f...

Taiwan's 'Cirque du Soleil' to tour Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Taiwanese entertainment troupe "Formosa Circus Art" will begin tour in Southeast Asia from June 25 to July 7. According to CNA, a Taiwanese entertainment troupe...

2018 Breakthrough: Hannah Gadsby may change stand-up game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hannah Gadsby says she knows it's meant as a compliment to be chosen as one of the year's Breakthrough Entertainers by The Associated Press. But, as with many things, the Australian...

Success for Taiwan troupes as curtain falls on Edinburgh Fringe

Taiwan art troupes garnered glowing reviews and made the shortlist for two awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, spotlighting the success of this year's Taiwan Season, the Ministry of Culture s...

Tjimur Dance Theatre creates a new Paiwan tradition in Taiwan

Taiwan’s indigenous artists are employing contemporary approaches to preserve and promote tribal cultures. Their arresting expressions, straddling a line between tradition and modernity with com...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe audiences wowed by Taiwan art troupes

Taiwan art troupes have been praised at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after wowing audiences with innovative artistic performances, the Ministry of Culture said Aug. 22. This is the fourth consecu...

Taiwan art troupes take center stage at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Five Taiwan performance troupes are set to star at next month's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, continuing the country’s participation for the fourth consecutive year in what is widely considered...

Is laughter the best medicine? Chris Gethard hopes so

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Chris Gethard has managed to find a rich vein of comedy in the unlikeliest place — clinical depression. Gethard opens his latest one-man show by making fun o...

Onstage but no script in advance? No problem, say celebs

NEW YORK (AP) -- Celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg and Brian Dennehy have agreed to perform for one time only a thoughtful, 70-minute monologue. But there's a catch: They get no script ahead of ti...