Articles by Thomas Ball

Russian Standup Comedian Makes Debut in Edinburgh

Igor Meerson, the first Russian standup comedian to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, greets the audience with the words: УHello, potential enemies!Ф

David Duchovny Criticized for Viral Russian Beer Advert

Actor David Duchovny of "Californication" and "X-Files" fame has sparked controversy after appearing in a Russian beer advertisement that has gone viral and that critics say is too nationalistic, although director Michael Lockshin told The Moscow Times that that was what the makers were trying to avoid.