Josh Widdicombe to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Josh Widdicombe to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Josh Widdicombe, the guy everyone can do an impression of, is back with a brand new stand up tour. Josh’s Bit Much…tour began on October 3 with a sold-out show in York and the rest of the dates have been met by exceptional demand, so now he is adding a further run of UK shows taking the tour in to spring 2020, and ending with a huge show at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Details below. Josh…

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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: Jena Friedman

Fringe Q&A: Jena Friedman

As America slips into fascism, Jena celebrates free speech while she still has it, in this unapologetic political hour of comedy. Miscarriage of Justice is the US comic’s long-awaited return to the Fringe after her critically-acclaimed 2015 hit American C*nt. Having appeared on multiple top US shows including Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jena brings her unique insight and acerbic wit back to Edinburgh at a time when politics in America and…

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Fringe Q&A: Patrick Monahan

Fringe Q&A: Patrick Monahan

Smart and funny observations on a new-found, middle-class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots. As seen on The One Show (BBC), Fake Reaction (ITV), Celebrity Squares (ITV). AAA caught up with Patrick for a chat… This isn’t your first time at the Fringe… No, I’ve been coming to the festival for every year since 2003, but every year feels like the first time because I always write a brand…

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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: 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: Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody – Matthew Stallworthy

Fringe Q&A: Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody – Matthew Stallworthy

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is back! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, on-stage TARDIS and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers! Travel on an adventure made entirely from your suggestions and be home in time for tea. Allons-y! AAA caught up with Matthew Stallworthy of the Bound & Gagged Comedy troupe. This isn’t your first time at the Fringe? No! I’ve been coming up to the Fringe since…

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Fringe Q&A: Twonkey – Ten year twitch

Fringe Q&A: Twonkey – Ten year twitch

Twonkey’s 10th show is about grotesque cake decorating shop in the Dordogne that has been secretly making fake weather since 1982. Mr Twonkey says, ‘Last week I knocked on the door licking my lips in anticipation. The shopkeeper opened the door, a tiny woman who was all baggy eyes with a hard miserable face and fast little legs. I had made a horrible mistake?’ Winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. This isn’t…

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Fringe Q&A: Glenn Moore

Fringe Q&A: Glenn Moore

Comedian Glenn Moore brings his new show ‘Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore’ to the Fringe.As seen on Mock The Week, Stand Up Central, The Stand Up Sketch Show and as heard on Absolute Radio. Is this your first time at the Fringe? This is my fourth as a stand up. I miss what it was like going the first time. I didn’t know my way around, where to go, or really what the Fringe…

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Fringe Q&A: Izzy Mant

Fringe Q&A: Izzy Mant

TV producer Izzy (The Windsors, Peep Show, Harry & Paul) has been pathologically tactful all her life. She’s run away from conflict and crashed headlong into mistaken identity, public disgrace and the Zimbabwean ambassador. But that ends now! Come help Izzy conquer politeness addiction and reclaim rude. Combines stand-up, storytelling and hardly any puppetry. The first rule of Polite Club is: you do not talk about Polite Club. Unless someone asks you nicely. Is this…

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