Nish Kumar review – smart skewering from Britain's cheery clown-preacher
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe affable comic expertly blends comedy and commentary in a routine that snipes unpityingly at Britain’s political classOne of the worst things about Brexit, says Nish Kumar, was its timing, five weeks before the fringe. Bridget Christie had to rewrite her set fr... [Read More]
Six is the loneliest number: why tiny comedy crowds are no fun for anyone
Stepping before an audience the size of a football team must make every comic’s soul shrivel – and the experience is no less agonising for those watchingThere’s no feeling quite like it. I arrive at the Edinburgh festival’s Assembly Roxy venue to see Sam Campbell – dire... [Read More]
Donald Glover Reportedly Expected To Play A Young Lando Calrissian In ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
As Donald Glover gets ready for the premiere of his newest series coming to FX, Atlanta, the comedian & actor is now being connected to a Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off. That’s right, we might be seeing Glover in space as a young Lando Calrissian. Now that Han Solo’s Sta... [Read More]
Donald Glover Reportedly Expected To Play A Young Lando Calrissian In ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff
As Donald Glover gets ready for the premiere of his newest series coming to FX, Atlanta, the comedian & actor is now being connected to a Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off. That’s right, we might be seeing Glover in space as a young Lando Calrissian. Now that Han Solo’s Sta... [Read More]
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs! at Edinburgh festival review – heart, soul and a bit of cheek
The Hub, EdinburghThere are no guilty pleasures at Club Cumming as the showman delivers a moving night of songs and stories“It’s going to be just what it says on the poster,” Alan Cumming says, introducing his set, “only minus the exclamation mark.” That, apparently, wa... [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]
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]