Richard Gadd's show about sexual assault wins Edinburgh comedy award
Scottish standup picks up prize for fringe’s top comedy show, while Scott Gibson is named best newcomer and marathon reading of Chilcot Report also recognisedRichard Gadd has won this year’s Edinburgh comedy award with his extraordinary personal show about his difficulties overcoming a s... [Read More]
Richard Gadd's show about his sexual assault wins Edinburgh comedy award
Scottish standup picks up top prize, while Scott Gibson is named best newcomer Richard Gadd has won this year’s Edinburgh comedy award with his extraordinary personal show about difficulties overcoming a sexual assault he experienced four years ago. The show, Monkey See Monkey Do, saw off seve... [Read More]
Randy Writes a Novel review – existential crisis of a puppet standup
Underbelly Potterrow, EdinburghThere’s plenty of cartoonish comedy in Heath McIvor’s show about a writer who is given to splenetic outbursts – and made of feltI spent the first 10 minutes of Heath McIvor’s show Randy Writes a Novel marvelling at how expressive Randy can be. H... [Read More]
Randy Writes a Novel review – existential crisis of a puppet standup
Underbelly Potterrow, EdinburghThere’s plenty of cartoonish comedy in Heath McIvor’s show about a writer who is given to splenetic outbursts – and made of feltI spent the first 10 minutes of Heath McIvor’s show Randy Writes a Novel marvelling at how expressive Randy can be. H... [Read More]
Scott Gibson review – near-death experience brought to life by standup
Gilded Balloon teviot, EdinburghIn recalling his brain haemorrhage, the Glaswegian comic – shortlisted for Edinburgh’s best newcomer award – delivers a cheerful-squeamish setI’ve heard Scott Gibson’s fringe show – now shortlisted for a best newcomer award – ... [Read More]
Scott Gibson review – near-death experience brought to life by standup
Gilded Balloon teviot, EdinburghIn recalling his brain haemorrhage, the Glaswegian comic – shortlisted for Edinburgh’s best newcomer award – delivers a cheerful-squeamish set I’ve heard Scott Gibson’s fringe show – now shortlisted for a best newcomer award –... [Read More]
V&A acquires Tommy Cooper archive of jokes, props – but no fez
Items from collection, which includes personal correspondence, posters and programmes, will go on display in the autumnThere are thousands of meticulously filed gags, props for his generally disastrous illusions, a tiara that he wore as a panto ugly sister – but a newly acquired Tommy Cooper a... [Read More]
V&A acquires Tommy Cooper archive of jokes and props – but no fez
Items from collection, which includes personal correspondence, posters and programmes, will go on display in autumnThere are thousands of meticulously filed gags, props for his generally disastrous illusions, a tiara that he wore as a panto ugly sister – but a newly acquired Tommy Cooper archi... [Read More]
Daniel Simonsen: ‘I dream about animals wearing boxer shorts’
From Da Ali G Show to German sausages, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the mostI would say Bill Burr. He’s incredibly funny. I’m usually a really bad audience member when I watch standup as I start daydreaming, but with him I’m completely hooked the whole way th... [Read More]
Daniel Simonsen: ‘I dream about animals wearing boxer shorts’
From Da Ali G Show to German sausages, the comedian reveals the things that make him laugh the mostI would say Bill Burr. He’s incredibly funny. I’m usually a really bad audience member when I watch standup as I start daydreaming, but with him I’m completely hooked the whole way th... [Read More]