Edinburgh Fringe: Shane Todd interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Shane Todd interview

Holywood, Northern Ireland is a small town that produces big names. Shane Todd (star of BBC’s Late Licence and Live at The Sunflower) is miffed that the town council have yet to book him to switch on the Christmas lights. It doesn’t help that fellow hometown heroes Rory McIlroy and Jamie Dornan keep stealing the limelight. So Shane’s gone to the other Hollywood in a bid to keep up with his neighbours. What could possibly…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Kai Humphries interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Kai Humphries interview

Fringe favourite Kai Humphries has a refreshingly unique and fascinating view of the world shaped by his exciting and colourful experiences, squeezing the most from life and bottling it into a show that will leave a big fat smile on your daft face long after leaving the venue. AAA caught up with Kai for a chat earlier this week. How has your Fringe been so far? My Solo show has been everything I hoped it…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Ever Mainard interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Ever Mainard interview

As seen on Showtime’s Knock, Knock, It’s Tig, and featured in Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, Ever Mainard has brought her debut show to Edinburgh. Tackling gender identity, modern feminism, bad luck and outlandish stories from her Texan upbringing it is something completely new from across the pond. AAA caught up with Ever for a chat. How has your Fringe been so far? What a blast. I landed the day before my preview shows and just…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Chris Stokes interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Chris Stokes interview

Chris Stokes? Yes. Comedian? Absolutely. Award-winning? You betcha. Man…? Can you be more specific? Ostensibly a human, Chris returns to the Fringe with a new show about you. Well, the species that you have in common with him. AAA caught up with Chris for a chat. How has your Fringe been so far? Four days in and it’s been easily already been the most rollercoaster Fringe I’ve had so far.  If there’s one thing the…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Peter White interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Peter White interview

Through no fault of his own, Peter White was born a straight white male. Lots of people hate straight white males. Should they? Do they deserve it? This bold, honest and hilarious debut show tackles race, gender and sexuality in a way that few comics would ever dare. AAA caught up with Peter for a chat this week. How has your Fringe been so far? It’s been good! It’s my first time here, so I had…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Pierre Novellie interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Pierre Novellie interview

Groovy! Woah! Pierre Novellie is not cool but he is trying. Is it cool to be depressed? Is it cool to have read an 800-year-old poem about magical, vaginal ventriloquism? Come and see! Appearances include BBC Radio 4’s The Rest is History, Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps, 4oD’s Taxi Gags, and BBC Three’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live. AAA caught up with Pierre for a chat. Tell us about some previous Fringe visits? This year is my…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Lucy Porter interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Lucy Porter interview

Consequences is a brand new stand-up show from perennial Fringe favourite Lucy Porter, who’s also a regular on TV and radio (QI, Mock the Week, The News Quiz). Lucy’s festival shows are always sell-out hits and 2016 promises to be no exception. This is a heartfelt and hilarious hour of personal revelation and political observation. Lucy will cover some or all of the following: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, home-brewing, quizzing, Britpop of the 1990s, falconry…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Aatif Nawaz interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Aatif Nawaz interview

Award-winning comedian Aatif Nawaz follows up his acclaimed Muslims Do it 5 Times a Day show with a loud and hilarious assault on irresponsible journalism. AAA caught up with Aatif for a chat. Is this your first time at the Fringe? This will be my second year. I only want to come to the Fringe with a brand new show, something new to say. I do love the Fringe show. So that’s ample motivation to write…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Abi Roberts interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Abi Roberts interview

Anglichanka (Englishwoman in Russian) is an exhilarating new comedy show about Abi Roberts living in the former Soviet Union in the 90s and her return after 18 years as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. Including diary extracts, the consequences of drinking hardcore vodka, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures, we see how Russia has changed and what we need to know about Putin and the country…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Laura Lexx interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Laura Lexx interview

Evolution is tricky – just ask the dinosaurs. Last year Laura Lexx (Chortle Awards 2016 nominee) evolved into a full-time wife and comedian. It didn’t quite go as planned. Following her smash debut Lovely, Laura aims her trademark comedy kaleidoscope at marriage, feminism, identity and the grinning idiots that built Stonehenge. Indulge in a whirlwind celebration of everything that’s right about slowly turning into your mother and everything that’s wrong with town criers. AAA caught up…

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