Tom Ballard review – Aussie comic mixes political gags and Bieber punchlines
Assembly George Square, EdinburghHis leftwing observations are repeatedly undercut for laughs but this is an enjoyable set from a provocative standup is clearly going placesTwenty-six-year-old standup Tom Ballard was recently invited to host Australia’s version of Question Time, he tells us &n... [Read More]
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghFrom tales of Grindr dates gone wrong to the gruff support of his grandad, Agnew opens up about his personal life in an engaging showAt this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comi... [Read More]
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghFrom tales of Grindr dates gone wrong to the gruff support of his grandad, Agnew opens up about his personal life in an engaging showAt this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comi... [Read More]
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghFrom tales of Grindr dates gone wrong to the gruff support of his grandad, Agnew opens up about his personal life in an engaging showAt this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comi... [Read More]
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghFrom tales of Grindr dates gone wrong to the gruff support of his grandad, Agnew opens up about his personal life in an engaging showAt this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comi... [Read More]
Edinburgh comedy awards 2016: the nominees in full
Eight comedy shows are in the running for the prestigious prize at the Edinburgh festival, with James Acaster receiving a fifth consecutive nominationA confessional show about sexual assault, a puppet writing a novel and a record-breaking fifth consecutive nomination for James Acaster all feature in... [Read More]
Edinburgh comedy awards 2016: the nominees in full
Eight comedy shows are in the running for the prestigious prize at the Edinburgh festival, with James Acaster receiving a fifth consecutive nominationA confessional show about sexual assault, a puppet writing a novel and a record-breaking fifth consecutive nomination for James Acaster all feature in... [Read More]
Sketchy comedy: the perks and pitfalls of the work-in-progress
More big-hitting acts like Daniel Kitson and Bridget Christie aren’t launching their new shows in Edinburgh – they’re developing them thereNot least among the excellent things about the Edinburgh fringe is that, traditionally, it’s where comedians premiere their brand new sho... [Read More]
Sketchy comedy: the perks and pitfalls of the work-in-progress
More big-hitting acts like Daniel Kitson and Bridget Christie aren’t launching their new shows in Edinburgh – they’re developing them thereNot least among the excellent things about the Edinburgh fringe is that, traditionally, it’s where comedians premiere their brand new sho... [Read More]
Masai Graham's organ donor gag is Edinburgh fringe's funniest joke
Award goes to care worker who says winning gag isn’t his best – ‘only the clean ones get on the list’ – but he’s not complainingHe is a 35-year-old care worker from West Bromwich who is a diehard Newcastle United fan. But that’s not the joke.Masai Graham&rsq... [Read More]