Alexei Sayle, Dolly Parton and payback time for critics: Edinburgh festival 2017 shows – in pictures
The Edinburgh festival 2017 runs the gamut from immersive political theatre to gender-questioning dance to standup comebacks – here’s a selection of shows photographed by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Simon Brodkin: ‘I ate some off tuna and ended up in an ambulance’
The prankster character comic behind Lee Nelson dishes the dirt on the things that make him laugh the mostJerry Sadowitz. His seething, bile-fuelled, offend-all-and-don’t-give-a-fig approach to standup floats my boat. Continue reading...... [Read More]
Kiri Pritchard-McLean review – thorny issues tackled with sharp wit
Pleasance CourtyardVoluntary work with vulnerable children is an unlikely subject for comedy but this show is packed with plenty of insights – and laughsEven at a festival where comedians routinely tackle thorny subjects, the matter of Kiri Pritchard-McLean’s new show feels unlikely: App... [Read More]
Insecure’s Costume Designer Ayanna James Talks About The Show’s Fashion Choices, On The Ignant Agenda Podcast
You ever watch an episode of Insecure and wonder why Issa was wearing a certain shirt? Well Ayanna James would be the one with the answer. In a new one on one with The Ignant Agenda podcast, the Florida native connects with host Nick Waters to share some insight about the show’s fashion choice... [Read More]
Dave Johns review – heartwarming tale of late-in-life change from I, Daniel Blake star
Pleasance Dome, EdinburghJohns was ready to quit standup until Ken Loach came calling. His fringe return is full of humility and unpretentious good humourCinderella can’t touch this. Two years ago, Dave Johns was about to quit standup after 30 years and start selling donkey rides. Then Ken Loa... [Read More]
Why I wrote a comedy show about incontinence | Elaine Miller
As a physiotherapist, I know a third of women don’t have reliable body control. I wanted to raise awareness of this taboo subject at Edinburgh festivalI’m a physiotherapist, and as a fresh-faced graduate, my ambition was to work in elite sports. I did it, too, thriving on team spirit, tr... [Read More]
Amanda Seales Returns To The Breakfast Club: Shares ‘Smart, Funny, And Black’ Series Still In The Works, And Revealed She Auditioned For ‘Girls Trip’
Amanda Seales is currently on a run with her career and stopped by The Breakfast Club to update everyone about it. In the nearly one hour conversation, Amanda discussed her LA move to her current relationship status. From watching the interview we learned that Seales is exploring all of the options ... [Read More]
Aditi Mittal review – sharp reality checks amid Bollywood and Kama Sutra gags
Underbelly Med Quad, EdinburghThe standup is strongest when she eviscerates cultural cliches in this nervy but promising fringe debutAditi Mittal’s recent Radio 4 show was called A Beginner’s Guide to India, and it also describes what Mittal serves up for her maiden Edinburgh fringe show... [Read More]