Fringe interview: Barry Ferns

Fringe interview: Barry Ferns

Barry Loves You is an hour of entertainment on what it is like to be the human being Barry Ferns living life in the 21st century. AAA caught up with Barry for a chat in between his Edinburgh Fringes shows. How has your Fringe been so far? It has been mostly dry. But a challenge (when is anything worthwhile not a challenge?). One of the biggest challenges of the Fringe is that you never really know the performance space…

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Fringe Q&A: Rory O’Keeffe

Fringe Q&A: Rory O’Keeffe

Stuart and Zoe meet for their first date and do ‘The 36 Questions’, a psychological experiment designed to make strangers fall in love. It works. Now, after four years as a couple, is it time for the next question? Thirty Six Questions. One couple. One interactive Choose Your Own Adventure-style story. How has your Fringe been so far? Good, thanks. Tell us about the show you’re in… It’s a comic storytelling show about a fictional…

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Fringe interview: Olaf Falafel

Fringe interview: Olaf Falafel

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back at the world’s biggest arts festival with another hour of inventive jokes, audience participation and the very loosest of themes. You’ll laugh, you’ll be confused, you’ll enjoy most of it. AAA caught up with Olaf for a chat in between Fringe shows. How has your Fringe been so far? Loving it so far – a few tech issues on the first couple of days but now we’re running smoother…

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High 5, with Laurie Black

High 5, with Laurie Black

Classically trained pianist turned cabaret anarchist Laurie Black recently released third album Kink! – a collection of songs about BDSM and books. Laurie was crowned Emerging Artist at this year’s Adelaide Fringe 2018, and she is bringing her synth-rock cabaret show Bad Luck t0 the Edinburgh Fringe. AAA caught up with Laurie for a quick chat ahead of her visit. Bad Luck, Underbelly, Cowgate – Big Belly, 8.50pm, Aug 20-26, www.edfringe.com     Favourite Film  I’ve recently discovered two…

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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: Djuki Mala

Fringe interview: Djuki Mala

Unique, infectious, high-energy… like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart! Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that’s a marvel of timing and comedy with a hefty dose of heart and soul! Is this your first time at the Fringe? No, our first season was last year and we had a brilliant time! Really looking forward to returning this year. Tell us a bit about the…

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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: 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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