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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Fringe Review: Alex Kealy ***

Fringe Review: Alex Kealy ***

Seating about 60, the small subterranean venue based at Cabaret Voltaire was packed for Alex Kealy’s afternoon set. Returning after good reviews following his 2017 festival show The Art of the Keal, his new show Kealy’s Heel revisits the mix of the politics and the personal that, by his own opening gambit, delivers “something for everyone and everything for no-one”. The 20-something rattled off to a good start by addressing his own pedantic ticks on…

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Fringe interview: Imran Yusuf

Fringe interview: Imran Yusuf

Imran Yusuf’s Saint, Sinner, Sufi is a show for bleeding heart liberals and angry disenfranchised victims. AAA caught up with Imran ahead of his visit to Edinburgh. This isn’t your first time at the Fringe… No, been up plenty of times but this is my fourth solo show. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? It’s a kind of coming of middle age show, where I have learned why life does indeed…

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Fringe interview: Sid Singh

Fringe interview: Sid Singh

Silicon Valley dominates the news with the richest man in the world (Jeff Bezos), a website that helped spread fake news and swing a presidential election (Facebook), and a future presidential candidate (Mark F*cking Zuckerberg). Join Silicon Valley native Sid Singh, fresh off his best-selling comedy album Amazing! Probably, returning to Edinburgh to take down Silicon Valley’s toxic tech culture. From tech’s invasion into our personal lives, to the rampant sexism and racism that festers…

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Fringe interview: Bryony Twydle

Fringe interview: Bryony Twydle

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, E!’s The Royals) presents her debut Edinburgh show. Join Bryony as she presents her chaotic collection of interconnected characters. Like Sylvanian families, but less furry. Is this your first time at the Fringe? It’s my first time as a solo performer, yes. For a few years I performed as part of a nine-person sketch group (yes, that is a thing, and yes, at times it was difficult…

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Fringe interview: Jake Howie

Fringe interview: Jake Howie

They say a loose pair of lips could sink a ship, but you’ve gotta talk truth to give reality a flip. And reality in 2018 needs the hard word, so there’s never been a better time to get lippy. Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and 2018 NATYS Finalist Jake Howie doesn’t pay lip service – there’s no time for niceties when the world is drowning in disillusion. Join him as he takes…

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Fringe interview: Tori Scott

Fringe interview: 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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