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: Helen Bauer, Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Fringe Q&A: Helen Bauer, Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Helen enjoys a drama. She’s her mother’s daughter, taking a small situation, blowing it up, then getting upset that it’s out of her control. Just like all the best reality TV. At the same time, she dreams of being a sweet angel handling any drama with grace. Who doesn’t overthink everything and plan for how she will have all eyes on her at the right moment. Highly anticipated debut hour from the 2018 BBC New…

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Fringe Q&A: Milo McCabes, Troy Hawke in Tiles of the Unexpected

Fringe Q&A: Milo McCabes, Troy Hawke in Tiles of the Unexpected

Following a sell-out run in 2018 in which he exposed bingo as the deadliest sport in the country, the empty Marxist promise of Poundland’s false advertising and Aldi being responsible for Princess Diana, 1930s throwback comedic investigator Troy Hawke returns, applying his scrabble mentalism to Kanye West, xenophobia and the ugly truth of IKEA’s link to the CIA. Perth Fringe World 2019 Best Comedy nominee, Perth Fringe World 2019 Weekly Comedy Award winner. Is this…

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Fringe Q&A: Sadie Clark, Algorithms

Fringe Q&A: Sadie Clark, Algorithms

Brooke has it all: the job, the flat, the girlfriend… but what happens when things go tits up just before your 30th birthday? A bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation, this tragicomic one-woman play and its lovably hapless heroine is for anyone who’s wondered why they feel so lonely when connecting with others is meant to be easier than ever. Developed on the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab and longlisted for the Tony Craze Award…

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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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Bon Iver announce album listening party in Edinburgh

Bon Iver announce album listening party in Edinburgh

Grammy-winning Wisconsin indie band Bon Iver have unveiled listening parties for new album, ‘i,i’ – including one in Edinburgh next month. Six UK venues have been selected for ‘i,i’ events: Rough Trade East and Rough Trade West in London, Resident in Brighton, Assai Records in Edinburgh and Drift in Totnes. Those who pre-order the album via Edinburgh’s Assai Records will even be able to enter a draw to win the record’s test pressing. Check out…

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Tickets for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award live event in Edinburgh on sale now

Tickets for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award live event in Edinburgh on sale now

On Friday, 26 July at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award will bring together incredible artists and music fans to celebrate the strength and diversity of Scottish music. Twenty outstanding Scottish albums will be announced as this year’s SAY Award Longlist, all in the running for the £20,000 prize and coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year. Ahead of the reveal at the Live at the Longlist…

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Review: Kylie Minogue, Edinburgh Castle

Review: Kylie Minogue, Edinburgh Castle

There aren’t many pop stars whose career can span over 30 years and still manage to sell out consecutive nights at an 8,600-capacity venue – but then not every pop star has gained the same legendary status as Kylie Minogue. And the 51-year-old proved how it’s done last night on the final night of her two-date showcase at Edinburgh Castle. For Edinburgh fans it had been a long time coming, as the Aussie superstar hadn’t…

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