Olaf Falafel wins Edinburgh Fringe funniest joke award

Olaf Falafel wins Edinburgh Fringe funniest joke award

The Top 10 jokes of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe have been announced, with surrealist Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel taking the coveted top spot. Check out the full list below. After previous triumphs from the likes of Tim Vine, Stewart Francis and Zoe Lyons, Falafel won the prize with a vegetable-themed one-liner this year. He won ‘Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe’ with the gag: “I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ – I think…

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Fringe Q&A: Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Fringe Q&A: Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a safe space contract for a university gig, offers an intelligent, uncompromising look at free speech and “wokeness” in his debut show. Full of strong gags, tales of rags-to-riches, back-to-rags (as the son of a former oligarch) and razor-sharp observations about the world, Kisin’s comedy walks the line between offence and humour as he tears into the sacred myths of modern society. Directed by former…

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Fringe Q&A: Cirque Berserk!

Fringe Q&A: Cirque Berserk!

Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular returns following its smash hit sell-out Fringe debut in 2018. Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! brings this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over 30 acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen.  Is this your first time at the Fringe? Last…

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Fringe Q&A: Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Fringe Q&A: Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

With politics moving to extremes and into every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. The only true centrist comedian at the Fringe, Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate. He’s crossing over the left/right divide in a way that’ll make you stop – or at least slow down. AAA caught up with Erich for a chat… This isn’t your first time at the Fringe… This will be my…

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Fringe Q&A: Darius Davies

Fringe Q&A: Darius Davies

As seen on the BBC and Channel 4. Anglo-Iranian, English Comedian of the Year finalist 2017, Darius Davies returns with Persian of interest. This is a story about how easy it is to manipulate the media, troll men on Tinder, and get revenge against Ryanair by any means necessary. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No. This will be my seventh fringe and my first time doing a show with Just The Tonic…

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Fringe Q&A: Atomic Saloon Show – Spiegelworld

Fringe Q&A: Atomic Saloon Show – Spiegelworld

The wildest watering hole in town. Madam Boozy Skunkton has been collecting the prettiest, sexiest, dumbest, drunkest troupe of entertainers and acrobats on earth, and is determined to create the greatest saloon show the world has ever known. Moulin Rouge meets Blazing Saddles, and America’s Got Talent meets Westworld. From the creators of the hit Las Vegas show Absinthe. Featuring some of the best names in variety and physical comedy, this world premiere is a…

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Fringe Q&A: Kate Lucas

Fringe Q&A: Kate Lucas

Kate Lucas has been told she needs to sell herself more. So now she is. Buy her! Join this multi award-winning musical comedian as she tries to figure out how much she’s worth in this ludicrously silly and sharply satirical look at the dark side of advertising and social media. Bring your wallets and your hearts… but mainly your wallets. Kate Lucas is a Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year winner. Is this your…

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The Cure announce live box set ahead of Scottish show

The Cure announce live box set ahead of Scottish show

Ahead of their visit to Scotland next week, veteran goth rockers The Cure have announced a new concert film to celebrate some of the band’s 40th anniversary shows. CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There will feature footage from The Cure’s set at the 2018 edition of the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival, which was curated by frontman Robert Smith. The concent saw the legendary band play one song from each of The…

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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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