Did you hear the one about the ‘ugly’ disabled singer?
Comedian Mike Ward’s joke about the boy who sang for the pope might not be funny, but is that any reason to fine him $42,000?Do you think it’s OK to say someone’s ugly? Not to their face (if you could bear it), but in a context they might hear about. Or on TV, which might be saying... [Read More]
Did you hear the one about the ‘ugly’ disabled singer?
Comedian Mike Ward’s joke about the boy who sang for the pope might not be funny, but is that any reason to fine him $42,000?Do you think it’s OK to say someone’s ugly? Not to their face (if you could bear it), but in a context they might hear about. Or on TV, which might be saying... [Read More]
Edinburgh festival planner: three shows to see today
At the fringe but not sure which tickets to book? Try one, two or all three of these picks from our critics12.10pm, Roundabout @ Summerhall (until 28 August) Continue reading...... [Read More]
Edinburgh festival planner: three shows to see today
At the fringe but not sure which tickets to book? Try one, two or all three of these picks from our critics12.10pm, Roundabout @ Summerhall (until 28 August) Continue reading...... [Read More]
Dating, science and babytalk: Edinburgh festival shows – in pictures
The Edinburgh festival 2016 offers everything from comedy to hard-hitting political theatre, circus shows and hi-tech hybrids – and the debut appearance of one very young performer indeed Continue reading...... [Read More]
Dating, science and babytalk: Edinburgh festival shows – in pictures
The Edinburgh festival 2016 offers everything from comedy to hard-hitting political theatre, circus shows and hi-tech hybrids – and the debut appearance of one very young performer indeed Continue reading...... [Read More]
On the Edinburgh fringe you’re never too young – or old – to do standup
An anarchic 82-year-old and a one-liner star aged 13 will go on stage with very different actsAt the back of a double-decker bus parked in the bustling heart of the city, two comedians sit discussing their careers. Even for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe they make an unusual sight – Grace, 13, ... [Read More]
On the Edinburgh fringe you’re never too young – or old – to do standup
An anarchic 82-year-old and a one-liner star aged 13 will go on stage with very different actsAt the back of a double-decker bus parked in the bustling heart of the city, two comedians sit discussing their careers. Even for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe they make an unusual sight – Grace, 13, ... [Read More]
Angus Deayton: ‘When did I last cry? England 1 Iceland 2’
The actor and presenter on footballing heroes – and villains – Scottish legs and being a metrosexualBorn in Surrey, Angus Deayton, 60, studied at Oxford University, where he co-created the sketch show Radio Active, which was then adapted for BBC Radio 4. He went on to present Have I Got ... [Read More]
Angus Deayton: ‘When did I last cry? England 1 Iceland 2’
The actor and presenter on footballing heroes – and villains – Scottish legs and being a metrosexualBorn in Surrey, Angus Deayton, 60, studied at Oxford University, where he co-created the sketch show Radio Active, which was then adapted for BBC Radio 4. He went on to present Have I Got ... [Read More]