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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Amy Howerska to headline Gilded Balloon’s new comedy night

Amy Howerska to headline Gilded Balloon’s new comedy night

Amy Howerska – the top class comedian whose great jokes and wonderful turn of phrase elevate her above many of her peers – is to headline this week’s Nodha, The Gilded Balloon’s new comedy night. Edinburgh’s ultimate comedy test-ground for new acts and old pros heads to its new home of The Basement Theatre at The Rose Theatre, Rose Street tonight (Wed, 29 Nov) at 8pm, as part of The Gilded Balloon’s new winter programme….

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Edinburgh Fringe: Ryan Cull interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Ryan Cull interview

When a childhood illness forced Ryan Cull to spend two of his formative years in leg braces, he did what any kid would do: blamed his parents, milked the situation for all it was worth and developed a skewed sense of humour. See him put all that trauma to good use in a sharp and poignant debut hour about overcoming insecurity and adversity and resenting the hell out of Forrest Gump. AAA caught up with…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Myra Dubois interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Myra Dubois interview

Fresh from her appearance on BBC One’s The John Bishop Show, Rotherham’s least celebrated daughter – that’s Myra Dubois to you and I – is tearing up the Fringe in the ever-so-cleverly titled Self AdMyra. Expect acid-tongued conversation, razor sharp observation, songs and maybe even dance (if her hip’s up to it) in this unapologetic hour of self-adoration. AAA caught up with Myra for a chat last week. How has your Fringe been so far? It’s been wonderful,…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Micky Bartlett interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Micky Bartlett interview

Micky Bartlett, Ireland’s unabashed and hilarious new comedy star (BBC’s Monumental, two seasons), is entering the last year of his 20s and he isn’t prepared. Catch his new Fringe show, Blissfully Ignorant, and discover why Adam Hills calls him “one of the most consistently funny people I’ve ever worked with.” AAA caught up with Micky for a quick chat earlier in the week. How has your Fringe been so far? It’s been great! Comedians look forward to the Fringe…

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