Josh Widdicombe
Can you ever reinvent the flatshare sitcom? Or to be more precise, can you reinvent it in 16 minutes? Or to be even more precise, can you reinvent the flatshare sitcom in 16 minutes in a BBC pilot... more
In the first in an occasional series, Beyond The Joke takes a look at comedians heading to Edinburgh who have something unlikely in common. First up we take a look at comedians who share a passing... more
Tony Law
Putting the right show together for the Edinburgh Fringe is no walk in the park. Ask Tony Law. He has been coming to the Fringe ever since before I could grow facial hair. He tried all sorts. He did... more
It’s a relatively quiet week for stand-up in London, with a lot of comedians putting the final touches to their Edinburgh shows. Look out for our regular previews and round-ups during the week. There... more
Nish Kumar
Nish Kumar is one of those crafty comedians who has been getting better by stealth. There has been no landmark breakthrough show, he has simply improved every year. He is a smart funny storyteller... more
The return of The Alternative Comedy Experience has got to be a Good Thing. Even though maybe its job is already done. When the first series went out last February it was championing the kind of... more
kerry godliman
I first spotted Kerry Godliman over a decade ago when she was in a short-lived Evening Standard-sponsored comedy competition. Greg Davies - whatever happened to him? – won, but I was impressed by... more
Massive Dad
I thought I had the best job in the world. And then I met Tania Harrison. Tania is head of arts and comedy at Festival Republic, the UK’s leading festival and event promoter. One of her jobs is to... more
Katherine Ryan
I’m afraid this is another of those Edinburgh Fringe Previews that isn't quite what it seems. London-based Canadian Ryan is doing a short run in Edinburgh but has already completed a proper run at... more
Terry Mynott
I’m not sure if it is possible to have a slow burn, under-the-radar sitcom these days. Everything comes with so much hype and baggage it either sinks or swims quickly in the glare of publicity and... more


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