Edinburgh fringe 2018 to tackle #MeToo and celebrate Blue Peter
Lineup for 71st edition includes hard-hitting debuts and plenty of nostalgia An array of provocative debuts will mix with a heavy dose of nostalgia at the 71st Edinburgh fringe festival this August, as creative takes on the #MeToo movement are performed alongside a theatrical tribute to Blue Peter, ... [Read More]
Lolly Adefope: ‘In Edinburgh I kissed a boy in the afternoon – by 4am we both had new partners’
On a first trip to the fringe, she was desperate for comedy to seep into her and discovered a summer camp that became a second homeDespite having lived in London for most of my life – and being a huge fan of dancing and drinking in the street – I’ve never been to Notting Hill carni... [Read More]
Polski sklep-stick – is Brexit Britain ready for eastern European standup?
A wave of comedians from Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Romania are helping to tackle stereotypes about EU immigrants in the UKIt’s not easy being a Polish comedian in Brexit Britain. “I haven’t heard anyone actually say the words, ‘Go back to your country,’” says Mi... [Read More]
Polski sklep-stick – is Brexit Britain ready for eastern European standup?
A wave of comedians from Poland, Hungary, Latvia and Romania are helping to tackle stereotypes about EU immigrants in the UKIt’s not easy being a Polish comedian in Brexit Britain. “I haven’t heard anyone actually say the words, ‘Go back to your country,’” says Mi... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
Funny Cow review – Maxine Peake blazes in the dark days of standup
Peake is hypnotically belligerent as an ambitious club performer trampling over prejudice and sticky carpets on the 1970s comedy circuitMaxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female c... [Read More]
When comedy's big hitters take a short cut to the punchline
The stars of the Greenwich comedy festival had to concertina their standup routines. But can the likes of Dylan Moran and Bridget Christie ruminate and rage against the clock?What is the basic unit of comedy performance? As comedy festivals spring up nationwide, as the Edinburgh fringe expands annua... [Read More]
When comedy's big hitters take a short cut to the punchline
The stars of the Greenwich comedy festival had to concertina their standup routines. But can the likes of Dylan Moran and Bridget Christie ruminate and rage against the clock?What is the basic unit of comedy performance? As comedy festivals spring up nationwide, as the Edinburgh fringe expands annua... [Read More]
When comedy's big hitters take a short cut to the punchline
The stars of the Greenwich comedy festival had to concertina their standup routines. But can the likes of Dylan Moran and Bridget Christie ruminate and rage against the clock?What is the basic unit of comedy performance? As comedy festivals spring up nationwide, as the Edinburgh fringe expands annua... [Read More]