Interview: Phill Jupitus

Interview: Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus is currently touring the UK with his hugely-acclaimed Juplicity show. Ahead of his visit to the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh on Sunday, 4 November, the comedy giant sat down for a chat with Brian Donaldson. Is there anything Phill Jupitus hasn’t done? A DJ on BBC 6 Music, team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, poet who supported Billy Bragg in the 1980s, TV and film actor, improv player, and musical star of Hairspray…

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Fringe Q&A, Tori Scott

Fringe Q&A, Tori Scott

Celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, direct from New York City. This Garland for the Grindr era is ‘a force to be reckoned with’ (BroadwayWorld.com), desperate to escape Trumpland and be let loose on Scotland! Join Tori Scott and her band The Shame Spirals on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people. Set to the music of Lady Gaga, Queen, Edith Piaf, Pink…

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The 10 funniest jokes from this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The 10 funniest jokes from this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Comedian Adam Rowe’s joke about getting fired from a Job Centre has been named the funniest at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Rowe’s line: “Working at the Job Centre has to be a tense job – knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day” scooped the 11th annual award for Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe. The gag, from Rowe’s show Undeniable, took with 41 per cent of…

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Fringe interview: Barry Ferns

Fringe interview: Barry Ferns

Barry Loves You is an hour of entertainment on what it is like to be the human being Barry Ferns living life in the 21st century. AAA caught up with Barry for a chat in between his Edinburgh Fringes shows. How has your Fringe been so far? It has been mostly dry. But a challenge (when is anything worthwhile not a challenge?). One of the biggest challenges of the Fringe is that you never really know the performance space…

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Fringe Q&A: Scott Bennett

Fringe Q&A: Scott Bennett

Rob Brydon tour support, BBC News Quiz writer, The Chris Ramsey Show writer and Amused Moose Edinburgh Award nominee Scott Bennett is performing at the Fringe with an honest and hilarious new show. AAA caught up with Scott for a chat in between shows. How has your Fringe been so far? It’s been great fun so far, audiences have been great and the room has been busy. I’m not sick of the show either, which…

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Fringe interview: Leo Kearse

Fringe interview: Leo Kearse

Scottish Comedian of the Year, Leo Kearse returns with the follow up to I Can Make You Tory. Poking fun at liberal sanctimony and hypocrisy, Leo takes on millennials, #metoo, environmentalists and Jeremy Corbyn, showing why socialists are selfish and Trump is great. AAA caught up with Leo for a chat in between Fringe shows. How has your Fringe been so far? Brilliant, the show has been packing them in and I’ve been doing lots…

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Fringe Q&A: Rory O’Keeffe

Fringe Q&A: Rory O’Keeffe

Stuart and Zoe meet for their first date and do ‘The 36 Questions’, a psychological experiment designed to make strangers fall in love. It works. Now, after four years as a couple, is it time for the next question? Thirty Six Questions. One couple. One interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style story. How has your Fringe been so far? Good, thanks. Tell us about the show you’re in… It’s a comic storytelling show about a fictional…

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Fringe interview: Anthony Jeannot

Fringe interview: Anthony Jeannot

A letter from the past, a date with a doomsday survivalist and the start of your dream career. What would you do if you could find out what your teenage self thought of your current life? Life Coach (Age 14), by Anthony Jeannot, is a show about accepting who we are and what we’ve done, even the time we accidentally slapped a girl in the face with our man boob. AAA caught up with Anthony for a chat….

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Fringe interview: Olaf Falafel

Fringe interview: Olaf Falafel

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back at the world’s biggest arts festival with another hour of inventive jokes, audience participation and the very loosest of themes. You’ll laugh, you’ll be confused, you’ll enjoy most of it. AAA caught up with Olaf for a chat in between Fringe shows. How has your Fringe been so far? Loving it so far – a few tech issues on the first couple of days but now we’re running smoother…

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Fringe interview: Laurence Clark

Fringe interview: Laurence Clark

An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting sees Laurence Clark tackling important issues like how best to balance crutches on his son’s baby walker to make him look like a Dalek! Laurence starred in BBC One documentary, We Won’t Drop the Baby and recently featured on The One Show. He’s been shortlisted for Funniest New Comedian, is an Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards finalist and is currently developing a sitcom for Channel 4. AAA caught up with Laurence…

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