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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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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