Comedian Sean Hughes has died, aged 51

Comedian Sean Hughes has died, aged 51

Edinburgh Fringe favourite Sean Hughes has died, aged 51, it has been confirmed. The hugely popular stand-up comedian and actor was well known as a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and had a role in British soap Coronation Street in 2007. The Irishman, who won the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1990, shared his final tweet on Sunday, 8 October, in which he said he was “in hospital”. Fellow comedian Jason…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Sara Juli (Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Sara Juli (Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis), interview

Using humour, movement, song and the audience, Sara Juli reveals all that is awesome and all that sucks when it comes to being a mother. Tense Vagina is a show about the beauty, challenges, isolation and influence motherhood has on the human experience. Focusing on the taboo aspects of motherhood: loneliness, tears and dildos, the hilarious narrative is anchored in the physical therapy Juli received at the Pelvic Floor Rehab Center of New England for…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Elissa Churchill (NewsRevue), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Elissa Churchill (NewsRevue), interview

Guinness World Record-breaking, Fringe First-winning, Perrier finalist, news-based song and sketch show. In need of a cathartic dose of comic exasperation? Book now for the longest-running live comedy show in the world. Flawlessly delivered by a four-strong, tooth-achingly talented cast expertly accompanied by an on-stage musical director. All in the spirit of free expression with brand new material each year. Expect to hear about the demise of democracy, Brexit and, of course, the unavoidable Trump!…

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Edinburgh Festival: Sam Dunham (Curse of the Mummy), interview

Edinburgh Festival: Sam Dunham (Curse of the Mummy), interview

From creators of smash hits Dracula: Sex, Sucking and Stardom and Frankenstein: Unbolted, comes a tale from the darkest depths of Ancient Egypt. Our unwitting hero, Montana Jones, is on a quest for archaeological eminence. However, a love-cursed Mummy and a Nazi spy threaten to destroy everything! This ancient legend is unwrapped, revitalised and whipped up with mischievous musical mash-ups and outrageous humour. A frenetic hour of riotous theatre comedy. AAA caught up with Sam…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Ellen Waddell, interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Ellen Waddell, interview

We lie to our friends, family, lovers and bosses because it’s easier than telling the truth – we have no idea what we’re doing, and we might have genital warts. In her new show, former rock star and acclaimed performer Ellen Waddell (Jean-Luc Picard and Me) tackles the necessity of lying in life, love, friendship and when applying for administrative jobs at truck logistics companies. Starring Ellen and a Chair. AAA caught up with Ellen…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Stephen Bailey, interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Stephen Bailey, interview

Following his sell-out debut tour and appearances on ITV’s Safeword, Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and W’s Celebrity Advice Bureau, everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ returns with another of his infamous gossips. Join Stephen, support for Katherine Ryan on her UK tour, as he tackles everything from celebrity culture to politics, and from dating to working-class family life. AAA caught up with Stephen for a chat in between shows. How has your…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Lisa Maria Berg, interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Lisa Maria Berg, interview

I collect bags of sugar from cafes and restaurants I’m in. I have a big collection. Often, I forget that I’ve taken them with me home and somehow, if you apply time and pressure, they have the tendency to explode…’ A dark comedy from Norwegian comedian Lisa Maria Berg, exploring the life and loves of Woman. Orderly displays of writing materials and collecting bags of sugar are her keenest passions. But one day an attractive…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Naomi Sheldon (Good Girl), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Naomi Sheldon (Good Girl), interview

Frank, funny debut storytelling from Naomi Sheldon, in association with Old Red Lion Theatre and Bruised Sky Productions. A bold, provocative look at the darker side of being a good girl. ‘One of these days, am I going to evaporate? Right here?’ GG’s girlhood is unfolding as an inquisitive game, but a mysterious tingling sensation heralds her sexual awakening. Welcome to the 90s, where the only sex education is Madonna. AAA caught up with Naomi…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Fiona Sagar, interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Fiona Sagar, interview

Sagar Mega Drive is Fiona Sagar’s return to Edinburgh following her 2016 Funny Women Award nominated show Entitled. Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multi-player with this fresh character based show with this ‘talented impressionist’ AAA caught up with Fiona for a chat in between shows. How has your Fringe been so far? Good thank you, it’s going all too quickly! It’s a joy to perform my show daily and get to see…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Arna Spek, interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Arna Spek, interview

Greet the midnight hour with Dutch comedian Arna Spek and special guests. Can Arna survive in Brexit Britain? Join this BBC Radio 4 New Act competitor for awkward tales of trying to fit in. AAA caught up with Arna for a chat in between shows. How has your Fringe been so far? Hard work! Midnight shows are unforgiving! You need to be out there to let people know about your show all the time, because it is not…

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