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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Interview: Simon Evans, stand-up comedian

Interview: Simon Evans, stand-up comedian

While everyone from your local barista to a modestly talented centre forward might be dubbed a ‘genius’ these days, stand-up Simon Evans is not sure that many people are truly deserving of such an accolade. In the funny and erudite Hove-based comic’s new touring show (the not surprisingly titled Genius), he bemoans the fact that genuine geniuses are low on the ground. “The show is about the notion of actual genius being hard to find…

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Interview: Paul McCaffrey

Interview: Paul McCaffrey

There are plenty of contemporary comedians talking about the process of getting older but few are doing it quite so brilliantly as Paul McCaffrey. As a man who recently supported the likes of Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges, Paul is now all set to take I Thought I Would Have Grown Out Of This By Now, his first big touring show, on the road (the tour includes a visit to The Stand in Edinburgh on…

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Jimmy Carr to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Jimmy Carr to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Comedian Jimmy Carr will take new show Terribly Funny on the road for a huge tour throughout 2019–2020 – and will eventually wind up at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on 26 April, 2000. The 8 out of 10 Cats host will visit almost 100 venues across the UK, starting in May next year and stretching on until the winter of 2020. Carr has won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated…

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