Fringe interview: Adele Cliff

Fringe interview: Adele Cliff

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep. Is this your first time at the Fringe? This is my debut hour but I have been up doing shorter shows and compilations before. I can’t wait to come back to Edinburgh and show off my first full show. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? My show is called…

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Fringe interview: Scott Bennett

Fringe interview: Scott Bennett

People say it’s brave to do stand-up comedy. It’s braver to let someone you love do it. This year Scott Bennett has finally made a decision and it’s changed his life and the lives of those around him. What does it mean to follow your dreams when you feel like you have so much to lose? Rob Brydon tour support, BBC News Quiz writer, The Chris Ramsey Show writer and Amused Moose Edinburgh Award nominee…

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Fringe interview: Felicity Ward

Fringe interview: Felicity Ward

Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes, a Netflix special Live from the BBC, and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a two-year hiatus. She’s back and ready to bust a nut-ful of jokes. You are something of a Fringe veteran now, right? Yes. This is number 8. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? To be…

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Fringe interview: Chris Turner

Fringe interview: Chris Turner

Los Angeles hasn’t changed Chris Turner – he’s a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread. Tricksy wordplay, niche references, and jaw-dropping freestyle raps from an award-winning ‘virtuoso’ (Guardian). He promises to pronounce ‘aluminium garage’ correctly. Is this your first time at the Fringe? Despite my baby face, this will be my 12th Edinburgh Fringe. Admittedly, my first was as an actor in two appalling school plays, and my second was as guitarist in a noise band…

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Line-up revealed for Innis & Gunn Scottish Comedy Festival

Line-up revealed for Innis & Gunn Scottish Comedy Festival

All too often Scottish comedians seem to be forgotten during the world’s biggest arts festival, which is odd, seeing as it takes place every August in – yes, you guessed it – Scotland. So for the last six years the Scottish Comedy Festival has been providing a Fringe venue dedicated to highlighting the talent that entertains Scottish audiences all year round, and in 2018, after teaming up with Edinburgh-based brewers Innis & Gunn, they’re proud to…

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Shazia Mirza bringing new comedy show to Edinburgh

Shazia Mirza bringing new comedy show to Edinburgh

Fresh from being ravaged by hunger and sand-flies on Channel 4’s Celebrity Island, Shazia Mirza has announced she is bringing her brand new show, With Love From St Tropez, to Edinburgh. Following her critically acclaimed 103-date sell-out international run of The Kardashians Made Me Do It, Mirza’s newbie is a show about lies and truth, nudity and the periodic table. The Kardashians Made Me Do It explored politically correct liberalism, the intrusion of ISIS into…

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The League Of Gentlemen UK tour coming to Edinburgh Playhouse

The League Of Gentlemen UK tour coming to Edinburgh Playhouse

Cult comedy The League Of Gentlemen have announced details of a huge UK tour for 2018 – including a visit to the Edinburgh Playhouse next summer. The hit sketch show from the 1990s is set to return to screens next week, and now it will also be hitting the road again. “The League of Gentlemen started as a live show over 20 years ago and in many ways performing in front of an audience gives…

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Amy Howerska to headline Gilded Balloon’s new comedy night

Amy Howerska to headline Gilded Balloon’s new comedy night

Amy Howerska – the top class comedian whose great jokes and wonderful turn of phrase elevate her above many of her peers – is to headline this week’s Nodha, The Gilded Balloon’s new comedy night. Edinburgh’s ultimate comedy test-ground for new acts and old pros heads to its new home of The Basement Theatre at The Rose Theatre, Rose Street tonight (Wed, 29 Nov) at 8pm, as part of The Gilded Balloon’s new winter programme….

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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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