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
Eddie Izzard
I don’t know if they have Deal Or No Deal in South Africa, but that was my first thought when I heard that An Audience With Pieter-Dirk Uys at the Soho Theatre until July 27 begins with the seasoned... more
Bobby Mair
The UK comedy circuit has a habit of embracing comedians from around the globe with dark tales. Doug Stanhope and Jim Jefferies spring to mind and I suspect we will soon add Bobby Mair to that list.... more
Susan Calman
Susan Calman is smart, funny and probably the finest comedian on the circuit who can stand upright in a black taxi cab. Her Edinburgh show a couple of years ago, in which she revealed a mild... more
Bridget Christie
As Edinburgh previews go, this one is pretty unmissable. To draw a topical analogy it’s a bit like Germany playing Brazil, but with more laughs. Christie won the Foster’s Comedy Award in 2013 with A... more
lindsay sharman
I’m tentatively obsessed with relative newcomer Lindsay Sharman. I first saw her in the final of the Piccadilly Comedy Cub New Comedian of the Year final in 2013. I was intrigued by her posh tales of... more
"Ever since I can remember, comedy was the thing that I wanted to do,” says comedian, writer, actor and director Ben Miller. “I loved studying for my PhD [in solid-state physics], but I never really... more
Brett Goldstein
I’ve had a soft spot for Brett Goldstein ever since I first reviewed him at a stand-up gig and he had to deal with one of the most difficult audiences I’ve ever seen, which included a drooling devil... more


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