Edinburgh Fringe: Eleanor Conway, interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Eleanor Conway, interview

Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes: she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made hardcore porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London… Now sober from alcohol and substances, she’s failing to find moderation and meaning. Fresh from a slew of sell-out tour dates, Walk Of Shame, Eleanor’s critically-acclaimed debut about sex, sobriety and sambuca returns to the Fringe. AAA caught…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Jeffrey Jay Fowler (Fag/Stag) interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Jeffrey Jay Fowler (Fag/Stag) interview

One story, two unreliable narrators. Heartfelt, funny and direct from multi award-winning seasons at Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe, Fag/Stag asks what it means to have your best mate when you’re stuck being your worst self. Written and performed by two of Australia’s sharpest young writers Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs, Fag/Stag is a truthful and comic insight into the mind of the modern man. AAA caught up with Jeffrey for a chat in…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Athena Kugblenu (KMT) interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Athena Kugblenu (KMT) interview

Tired of the conventions of both the left and right, KMT – acronym for the Caribbean Patois expression ‘kiss mi teeth’, a mouth gesture used to show annoyance – is a debut hour that finds a new way to talk about politics, class, race and identity at a time both ends of the political spectrum couldn’t be any further apart. Whether you agree or disagree, Athena Kugblenu’s thought-provoking observations will have you laughing out loud….

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Edinburgh Fringe: Sajeela Kershi, interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Sajeela Kershi, interview

AAA caught up with multi award-winning comedian Sajeela Kershi – winner of Asian Women of Achievement Award 2015 and Star of Edinburgh Award-winning show 2007 – for a chat in between Fringe shows. How has your Fringe been so far? I’m doing three shows a day, so pretty exhausted. But the shows have been fun and it’s lovely catching up with comedy chums and chatting to audiences post shows. Tell us a bit about the show…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Harriet Braine interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Harriet Braine interview

2016 Funny Women Award winner, So You Think You’re Funny? Finalist and Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Harriet Braine presents her debut hour of funny songs about the great and good of the art world. AAA caught up with Harriet for chat in between shows. How has your Fringe been so far? Very nice. It’s been really exciting, I’ve met some of my absolute heroes, and had very receptive audiences at my shows. That rhymes! Tell…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Abi Roberts interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Abi Roberts interview

Anglichanka is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the USSR in the 90s and going back as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. In Abi Roberts’ new show, find out about gay rights and censorship in Russia, the consequences of drinking hardcore vodka, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures, and see how Russia has changed since the 90s. Discover what we need to know about Putin,…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Marcus Monroe interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Marcus Monroe interview

From the writer of Orange Is The New Black comes a world premiere. Marcus Monroe – comedian, juggler, and award-winning master of quick wit and dry delivery – pours out his soul in a hysterical and heartfelt performance portraying one man’s pursuit of fame as the world’s most beloved juggler. When Marcus Monroe takes the stage you can’t help but take notice. Hailed as ‘one of the most entertaining performers’ (New York Times), Marcus combines…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Ellyn Daniels interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Ellyn Daniels interview

In her one woman Fringe show, stand-up comic, writer, actor and model Ellyn Daniels takes us on an intoxicating ride from Orlando to Togo, from ballet to bulimia, from walking the runways of Paris to blacking out in Hollywood mansions, and from sitting on the precipice of suicide to finding salvation through stand-up comedy. Daniels puts a hilarious spin on her most psychologically demoralizing moments in this unapologetic, soul-bearing tale of one girl’s journey from…

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Underbelly’s Fringe shows on sale now

Underbelly’s Fringe shows on sale now

Underbelly’s full Edinburgh Fringe season of over 150 shows is now on sale, with over 40 shows announced today, including exciting theatre, comedy, circus, musicals and children’s shows. Part of a stellar line-up in comedy for 2017, Jason Manford performs seven shows in the infamous upside down purple cow, Ruby Wax brings her new show Frazzled for three nights only and Al Porter and Alexei Sayle both grace the stage of the Cowbarn. Alexei says:…

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John Bishop to play 14 Edinburgh Fringe shows

John Bishop to play 14 Edinburgh Fringe shows

John Bishop will play 14 shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. And this year the Liverpudlian funnyman will snub the Capital’s bigger venues and perform a series of intimate gigs in the 278-seater Cow Barn. Bishop will be performing previews of his Winging It autumn tour from August 12 to 25. Among the other big-name acts announced today by Underbelly is Jason Manford, who is also returning to the city for a week of ‘work in progress’…

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