edinburgh fringe

News: Pleasance Venues Put Edinburgh Fringe Tickets On Sale

The Pleasance venues have put tickets on sale for their first batch of Edinburgh Fringe shows.

Highlights include:

Katy Brand doing a show about growing up as a fundamentalist christian and going to church four times a week. 

Radio 4 favourite Susan Calman is doing a new show entitled Before The Storm.

Four-times Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster returns with his latest hour, entitled Reset. 

News: Assembly Venues Put Edinburgh Tickets On Sale

The Edinburgh Fringe’s Assembly venues have put their first batch of tickets on sale.

Highlights include:

A run of Talking To Strangers, a live spin-off of the recent R4 series featuring Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan at the George Square Studios.

Live Review, Adam Hess, Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh Fringe

Adam Hess was one of the breakout stars of this summer's Edinburgh Fringe. That's not just my opinion, it was also the opinion of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award judges who shortlisted him for the Best Newcomer Award. I might have actually put him on the shortlist for the main prize.

News: Barry Awards Shortlist Announced

The nominees have been announced for Edinburgh's Barry Awards (UK). These are the comedians' comedian awards where the only performers who have a vote are the ones who have a show on at the Fringe – one vote per show. Not to be confused with the longer-established Barry Awards at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Amused Moose Comedy Award Final, Space @ Symposium Hall

This year’s Edinburgh Fringe seems to be wide open when it comes to awards. Is a newcomer going to win the main Foster’s Award? And if so who? Meanwhile the first major Fringe comedy competition may – or may not – have offered some hints with a final that featured an intriguing mix of newcomers and familiar names.

Edinburgh Fringe Review: George Egg, Gilded Balloon

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George Egg is surely not the first cook to appear at the Fringe. Ainsley Harriott probably did Edinburgh as part of his double act The Calypso Twins. But Egg must be the first cook to knock up a three-course meal onstage. Certainly the first one to prepare it using bog standard hotel equipment.

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Holly Burn/Kirsty K

Holly Burn is not appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Instead she has generously given her spot to a Geordie lass called Kirsty K who is using it to celebrate her dead nan's life. In this exclusive interview Kirsty K tells us about herself and her ambition to own a giant Chuppa Chup. Please excuse any unusual spellings, they are Kirsty K's not BTJ's.

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Kelly Kingham

Comedy critics are supposed to be able to tell who is good and who is bad. But sometimes some acts simply defy the easy good v bad equation. When I saw Kelly Kingham at the New Act of the Year final in 2014 I was immediately struck by his oddness. He is not part of the Neil Hamburger anti-comedy brigade but neither is he a conventional jokesmith. Was he a slick comedian pretending to be nervy and neurotic, an old school camp comic having one last crack at fame or was he a raw newbie doing his best?  Even his age was unknowable.

Interview: Bryony Kimmings

As double acts go this is an unusual one. Bryony Kimmings is a performance artist, comedian and maker of experimental theatre. Her partner onstage in Fake It ’Til You Make It is Tim Grayburn, a high flying account manager at an advertising firm.

News: 'Dr Death' Show Gets Police Visit

The Edinburgh Fringe show Dicing With Dr Death presented by Dr Philip Nitschke, which is about euthanasia, received a visit from the police today at its venue, Just The Tonic's Caves.

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