Fringe Q&A: Phil Nichol

Fringe Q&A: Phil Nichol

The planet is messed up. Society has devolved. Mankind is hopeless. Vegans are right. You can’t punch a fascist. The left are self-righteous morons. Everyone is a selfish prick. I’m a bleeding hypocrite. It’s all too much. Too much. Following on from the success of his internationally acclaimed hit show Your Wrong, Phil Nichol’s Too Much takes an unflinching look at ageing, recognition, mental health, values, norms, patience, everything and conkers. Expect riotously uncomfortable anecdotes…

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Fringe Q&A: Andrew Maxwell

Fringe Q&A: Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell’s All Tak is a memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos. Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate, current-affairs comedy, showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome to Wherever You Are, Public Enemies). He’s been seen on – among others – Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One)…

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Fringe Q&A: Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

Fringe Q&A: Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet Baine brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of science to help her wage battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons. She also looks back over her career as a performer, from school plays to now, presenting her achievements alongside those of renowned inventors, healers and technological pioneers. Bold move, idiot. AAA caught up with Harriet for a chat… Is this your…

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Fringe Q&A: Alex Kealy: Rationale

Fringe Q&A: Alex Kealy: Rationale

In his new Fringe show Rationale, Alex Kealy explores the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. AAA caught up with Alex for a chat. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No, this is solo show number four and the 11th consecutive year I’ve got to the fringe in some capacity (moving from punter to occasional gigger to split shows to solo hours). Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year?…

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Fringe Q&A, Robin Morgan

Fringe Q&A, Robin Morgan

Following a sell-out 2018 Fringe and debut UK tour, stand-up Robin Morgan returns with a new hour. AAA caught up with Robin for chat. Is this your first time at the Fringe? It is not. It’s my third hour show, my first was about a proposal, the second about my honeymoon, and this one is about my divorce son, amongst others things. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? It’s a…

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Fringe Q&A: Daliso Chaponda

Fringe Q&A: Daliso Chaponda

Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and appear on The Apprentice: You’re Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show. Is this your first time at the Fringe? It’s not. This is my fourth time. But it’s my first time doing a full run of shows since 2008. Last year…

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Fringe Q&A: Loyiso Gola

Fringe Q&A: Loyiso Gola

Loyiso Gola dives into years of pop culture and the way they have shaped our lives. Loyiso is an incredibly high profile South African stand up, with 12 seasons of his two-time International Emmy nominated satirical news show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola under his belt. As seen on Netflix: Comedians Of The World, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week. Is this your first time at the Fringe? I have done the…

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Fringe Q&A: Tom Houghton

Fringe Q&A: Tom Houghton

Tom was sent to all-boys boarding school at age six. A world where ‘day kids’ are shunned and girls? None existent. But when, in his second last year the school decided to go co-ed, everything was to change. The total Fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and ultra-privileged Tower of London resident, Tom Houghton lifts the controversial lid on the incubators responsible for producing many of our country’s leaders. With a little help…

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Fringe Q&A: Lucie Pohl

Fringe Q&A: Lucie Pohl

NYC comedian Lucie Pohl brings you a show about being a video game celebrity with a bathtub in her kitchen. As seen on Red Dwarf XI, Homeland, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Times Critic’s Pick. AAA caught up with Lucie ahead of the Fringe. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No. I have done three shows at the Fringe. In 2014 I did Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler, in 2015 Lucie Pohl:…

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2019 Funny Women Awards semi-final to be held in Edinburgh

2019 Funny Women Awards semi-final to be held in Edinburgh

The leading showcase for British female comedy talent, the Funny Women Awards, has arrived at the exciting semi-final stage in their annual search for the next household names. Now in its 16th year, previous winners and finalists of the Funny Women Awards include Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe, Sarah Millican, Susan Calman and Rachel Parris, with Thanyia Moore as the current title holder. Heats are currently underway and will go on throughout June. This year’s semi-finals…

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