Interviews

Bilal Zafar broke through two years ago with his debut show about how an online joke about him running a muslims-only cake shop (he didn't) spiralled and went viral. This year he returns with another... more
Scott Capurro should put "causing controversy since 1994" on his posters. Ever since the San Francisco comedian won the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer prize that year he has been known for... more
Laura Lexx has a reputation as one of the best comperes in the business who can deal with the toughest of audiences. A clip of her effortlessly shutting up a heckler went viral a while back. This... more
Barry Ferns is probably best known in comedy circles as one of the team behind Angel Comedy and the brilliant Bill Murray pub in north London - see answer 4. But lest we forget he is also a very good... more
Ken Cheng won Dave's Joke of the Fringe last year with "I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.” So no pressure then on his new Edinburgh Finge show, Best Dad Ever.... more
Jessie Cave is one of the most honest comedians i've ever encountered. Nothing seems to be out of bounds onstage as she talks about her life and shows people cute little illustrations about what she... more
If you are returning to Edinburgh after a break it helps if you have a story to tell. Jim Tavare has had a break in every sense and a story to tell. His answer to question 3 below will explain, but... more
I've been waiting for years for Craig Hill to become a household name. Ever since I saw him do a storming, riotous set in a Parisian comedy club over a decade ago. He's got that classic impish style... more
Elf Lyons picked up an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination last year for Swan, her decidedly idiosyncratic interpretation of Swan Lake. This year she is tackling a very different subject. Chiff Chaff... more
Third World meets First World when this award-winning South American makes his Edinburgh debut. After escaping Venezuela and immigrating to Australia, Ivan Aristeguieta became one of the hottest... more

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