Fringe: Lucy Frederick interview

Fringe: Lucy Frederick interview

Take a walk on the wild side with comedian Lucy Frederick in the Capital this August. An Amused Moose semi-finalist in 2012 and a Funny Women finalist in 2013, she’s known to have ‘great comic timing’, and her latest show is described as ‘an animal lover’s dream’. AAA caught up with the affable comedian, writer, actor and, er, ‘fat model’ this week for a chat about the Fringe. How has your Fringe been so far? Good! It’s…

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Fringe: Sajeela Kershi interview

Fringe: Sajeela Kershi interview

Award winning actress/comedian Sajeela Kershi has two shows on the Fringe this year. The hard-hitting Immigrant Diaries is storytelling and stand-up provided entirely by a group of immigrant performers, while Shallow Halal is her one-woman show. AAA caught up with the  hugely likeable comedian earlier this week. How has your Fringe been so far? I arrived in Edinburgh in agony due to putting my back out, so I’m pacing myself. I’ve had to learn the hard…

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Fringe: Anna Morris (Georgina the Bride) interview

Fringe: Anna Morris (Georgina the Bride) interview

Georgina the Bride, Anna Morris’ critically acclaimed comic character, and the star of ITV2’s Bad Bridesmaid and BBC One’s Outnumbered, returned to the Fringe this August after the success of last year’s sell-out hit show, Would Like to Thank. Georgina (known as Britain’s Biggest Bridezilla in the press) is having 22 wedding rehearsals at the Fringe (one a day) in the lead up to her wedding to Tory Politician, Simon Hamilton at the end of the month. Gary…

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Fringe: Ria Lina interview

Fringe: Ria Lina interview

Ria Lina’s 2014 show School of Riason received award nominations and a commission for BBC Radio 4. This year, Ria’s aiming for Comedy Central as she returns with her new show looking at modern taboos such as racism, sexism and discrimination. AAA caught up with Ria earlier this week for a chat about her new show and more. How has your Fringe been so far? Up and down. But then that is the nature of…

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Fringe: Glenn Wool interview

Fringe: Glenn Wool interview

Glenn Wool loves a good pun, and the more cringeworthy the better. Of course, there’s vastly more to his comic art than double entendres – you won’t find a sharper or funnier comedian on the Fringe. “I try to keep a liberal view of the puns, although I try not to put too many in,” says Wool. “There’s all different kinds of comedy, and I see myself as an all-rounder. But it is actually a…

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Fringe: Tom Stade interview

Fringe: Tom Stade interview

Canadian comedian Tom Stade has been one of the highlights of the Fringe for about 10 years. He matches insight and honesty with a genuine showman’s streak – he’s a  born entertainer, in other words. AAA Edinburgh caught up with him recently, and we highly recommend you do the same. For the past six years, Stade has lived in Edinburgh, and now feels more like a local than a North American. “I don’t even feel…

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Fringe: Lucie Pohl interview

Fringe: Lucie Pohl interview

NYC comedian Lucie Pohl, creator of the Fringe 2014 smash hit Hi, Hitler, is back this summer with Cry Me A Liver, her new “soul-twerking character comedy joyride”. In it, we meet a fame obsessed Sia wannabe, a philosophising Brooklyn bum, Putin’s sperm, a German mind and body healer with a serious crush on Benicio del Toro, and more. AAA caught up with Lucie earlier this week for chat. How has your Fringe been so far?…

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Fringe: Jamie Kilstein Interview

Fringe: Jamie Kilstein Interview

Whether it was through screaming at monkeys in Jumanji, setting his blouse alight in Mrs Doubtfire or by fearlessly using stand-up to highlight the political issues that he held close to his heart, Robin Williams managed to entertain us all with his unfailing ability to draw laughter from virtually any situation. But for Fringe comedian Jamie Kilstein, who counted Williams as both a personal friend and a mentor, the profound impact he had on his…

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Fringe: Sarah Callaghan interview

Fringe: Sarah Callaghan interview

In her highly anticipated debut hour, titled Sarah Callaghan: Elephant, this refreshingly honest rising star discusses small worlds and trying to break free. Expect sharp observations from this raw, gutsy new talent at this year’s Fringe. AAA caught up with the twenty-something Londoner for a chat. How has your Fringe been so far? Banging. I’m selling out at the Pleasance with 4 and 5 star reviews and have played the Edinburgh Playhouse. I’m keeping my feet…

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Jokes of the Fringe – the good, the bad and the ugly

Jokes of the Fringe – the good, the bad and the ugly

Over the course of The Fringe, we’ll be bringing you the best and worst jokes. Meanwhile, here’s the highs and lows from previous years. The best of 2014, from The Guardian 1. “I’ve decided to sell my Hoover… well, it was just collecting dust.” – Tim Vine 2. “I’ve written a joke about a fat badger, but I couldn’t fit it into my set.” – Masai Graham 3. “Always leave them wanting more, my uncle…

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