Fringe Q&A: Alun Cochrane

Fringe Q&A: Alun Cochrane

Alun Cochrane has been doing solo shows at the Fringe since 2004. He’s performed droll, anecdotal, observational comedy on TV panel games and stand-up shows and he’s part of the award-winning Frank Skinner show on Absolute Radio. During these offence-taking times he has decided he may as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. Apols to vegans. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No. I have been doing solo shows since…

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Fringe Q&A: Esther Manito, Crusade

Fringe Q&A: Esther Manito, Crusade

Has history taught us nothing? Crusades don’t work! Esther Manito, So You Think You’re Funny finalist 2017 and co-author of Don’t Panic I’m Islamic, brings you her debut hour. Esther takes you on a whirlwind tour of what life is like when you can’t meet the expectations of your identity. From battling comments online to facing head-on confrontations in person, she’s not sure she wants to battle the crusade! Is this your first time at…

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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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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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Mrs Brown’s Boys to visit Scotland on new arena tour

Mrs Brown’s Boys to visit Scotland on new arena tour

The award-winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs Brown’s Boys will return to Scotland next year, with their brand new production Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical? Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical?, which comes to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro as part of a UK tour, promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side splitting and musical adventure. Brendan O’Carroll said: “Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical? will have you crying with laughter, tapping your toes and you will leave the show singing and…

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