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Big School
David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Frances De La Tour, Joanna Scanlan, Philip Glenister and that bloke form the BT adverts. You can’t fault the cast of Big School, which returns for a second run. The... more
Neil Hamburger
The Edinburgh Fringe comes quickly to London this week. To Soho Theatre to be precise. Three shows makes the journey south and if you didn’t have a chance to catch them in Scotland they all offer... more
Dara O'Briain
It’s the final week of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and as well as ongoing shows which are doing well there are some particularly good one-off late-night shows where comedians loosen up a little and... more
Ross Noble
The clouds are gathering, the summer is winding down and this might possibly be the quietest week of the year for comedy in London outside the Christmas holidays. But it is still possible to have... more
The Edinburgh Fringe is not just about comedy gigs. It is also about comedy chat and discussions about the nature and essence of humour. Starting today (Wednesday, August 13) the Centre for Comedy... more
Kraken
As the Edinburgh Fringe enters its second week shows that I’m hearing about can start to be divided into two distinct categories. The ones that publicists are pushing and the ones that critics and... more
Simon Evans
In past years the London comedy circuit would virtually shut down during the Edinburgh Festival, but for a combination of different reasons various Edinburgh regulars are spending this summer in the... more
Frankie Boyle
Can’t make it to the Edinburgh Fringe this week? No problem. Set up camp in W1 for the Phoenix Fringe. If Edinburgh is all about diversity, the Phoenix is pretty diverse too. Frankie Boyle is doing a... more
Toby
Daniel KitsonAs usual comedy’s most gifted performer did things his own way this year, announcing these midnight stand-up shows after the Fringe brochure was printed. Advance tickets still sold out... more
I know that Edinburgh should be about looking forward rather than looking back, but 2014 may be the year that more previous Edinburgh Comedy Award winners are appearing at the Festival than ever... more

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