Fringe comedy reviews: Des Clarke and Spencer Jones

Fringe comedy reviews: Des Clarke and Spencer Jones

Des Clarke 3D Stand Comedy Club **** Des Clarke needs little introduction to audiences in Edinburgh. The affable Glaswegian is a regular at the Stand Comedy Club, and it’s there he cut his comedy teeth, at the venue’s popular Red Raw weekly showcase, all those years ago.  He’s on familiar ground, then, as he returns to the Fringe with new show 3D, which sees him performing three different sets – each running for eight days – about…

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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: Get Your Own Back: Live review

Edinburgh Fringe: Get Your Own Back: Live review

If there’s one Fringe show that’s going leave you with a smile on your face this year, it’s Get Your Own Back: Live. The show is based on the popular TV phenomenon, which aired in the Nineties and gave children the opportunity to seek revenge on their parents by putting them through a series of trying challenges before dunking them in a pool of gunge. Featuring water pistols, silly games, mindless jokes, a gunge chamber…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Angus Dunican interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Angus Dunican interview

Inspired by collecting stories for a eulogy, in his new Fringe show The Vanity Project Angus Dunican examines the evolution of our public selves and how our circle of friends can choose to thwart or support our attempts to try on different versions of ourselves. Charismatic and assured, Angus’s playful take on the myths we build throughout our adulthood will make you see your relationships in a new light. AAA caught up with Angus for a chat…

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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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Edinburgh Fringe: Naomi Petersen interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Naomi Petersen interview

Naomi Petersen is agoraphobic and living in her performance venue. But it’s the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, so she’s got to do a show about it. Is today the day she’ll finally pluck up the courage to walk out the door? Hilariously inventive, warm-hearted character comedy. As seen on E4’s Drifters, and in smash-hit improv supergroup The Free Association. AAA caught up with Naomi earlier this week for a chat. How has your Fringe been so…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Robin Morgan interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Robin Morgan interview

Robin Morgan, writer of Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show and Newsjack, is making his Fringe debut this year in Free Man. AAA caught up with Robin for a chat earlier this week. How has your Fringe been so far? Really lovely, thanks. I’m proud and happy with the show and have been hanging out with lovely, ace people. Tell us about the show you’re in… It’s my debut hour of stand-up. It’s…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Paul McMullan interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Paul McMullan interview

Cockney raconteur Paul McMullan brings his own brand of quick-fire comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as he unveils his story of having no home, no job and two children and how these are the least of his problems. A candid and hilarious tale from this natural, charming storyteller revealing his fascinating journey from hitting rock-bottom to overcoming his struggles in this eagerly anticipated debut hour. AAA caught up with Paul for a chat. How…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Tez Ilyas interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Tez Ilyas interview

Last year, Tez Ilyas experienced something that turned his world upside down. In this hotly-anticipated follow-up to his 2015 smash hit debut, TEZ Talks, this smart and subversive rising star is back with another bold and deeply personal show. AAA caught up with Tez for a chat earlier in the week. How has your Fringe been so far? Positively delightful. Seen a lot of friends I haven’t seen for a while. Already caught a couple…

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