The Pin
You can’t just do a sketch show with just sketches these days. You have to do it backwards. Or each member has to do their own separate show at the same time. Or the audience has to do the sketches for you. It feels as if the familiar format has to be subverted in some way to keep it fresh. The Pin...
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Bec Hill
Last year Australian comic Bec Hill set out to perform an award-winning show at the Edinburgh Festival. She felt she had to pick up a prize as she had drunkenly told former Superman Dean Cain that she was an award-winning comic. This alcohol-fuelled way of motivating herself seemed to work. Hill...
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Darren Walsh
There’s an old showbiz anecdote about the trajectory of stardom that goes something like this: “Who is X? Get me X. Get me a cheaper X. Get me a younger X. Who is X?” In this case X is probably Tim Vine and the younger version is Darren Walsh. Not that Vine is likely to get to the final forgotten...
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Al Murray
Chain Reaction, the BBC Radio 4 talk show with a twist returns for a brand new series with a host of Britain's brightest entertainment stars. Now on its eleventh series, this is the...
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Adam buxton
The line-up has been announced for the Magners Greenwich Comedy Festival at the National Maritime Museum from September 16 - 20. Reginald D Hunter, Adam Buxton, Rich Hall, Ed Byrne, David O’...
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Rob Delaney
Rob Delaney, Milton Jones and Katherine Ryan have been confirmed as three of the stand-up stars booked to appear on the alternative stages at the Reading and Leeds Festivals over the weekend of...
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Liam Williams
The other day somebody tweeted that I had written that Liam Williams’ last show Capitalism was my number one comedy show of 2014. I didn’t say that, The Guardian’s Brian Logan did. But I do think...
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Luke toulson
Comedian Luke Toulson talked to me last year about the difficulties he had of finding places to do Edinburgh previews. This year he has taken the matter by the scruff of his neck and set up his own...
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