Spider-Man's dad, Ruby Wax and Labour v Tory standup: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
The Edinburgh festival 2017 is still going strong with unlikely film stars, black-history monologues and toddler comedy sidekicks – here’s a selection of the latest shows photographed by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Hannah Gadsby review – electrifying farewell to standup
Assembly George Square, EdinburghComedy proves inadequate consolation for battling the patriarchy in the Tasmanian standup’s uncomfortable but indelible swansong Hannah Gadsby’s extraordinary Nanette arrives in Edinburgh trailing plaudits from its Australian run. But it is, she announces... [Read More]
The superhero and the standup: Spider-Man Tom Holland and his dad Dominic
The star of Marvel’s blockbuster is the subject of his father’s comedy show at the Edinburgh fringe. They discuss the art of getting laughs, sending Spidey back to school and finding the old man a part in a webslinging sequelThere is no shortage of up-and-coming comedians with famous par... [Read More]
Ivo Graham: 'Shaving my head was meant to give me an air of mystery and menace. It did not’
The up-and-coming standup whiz spills the beans about the things that make him laugh the most, from Lucky Jim to A Fish Called WandaHenry Paker at Edinburgh in 2010. Him, the surrealist maverick “unreading the Bible” in his hoodigan. Me, the spotty teenager coming to watch every day on m... [Read More]
Ivo Graham: 'Shaving my head was meant to give me an air of mystery and menace. It did not’
The up-and-coming standup whiz spills the beans about the things that make him laugh the most, from Lucky Jim to A Fish Called WandaHenry Paker at Edinburgh in 2010. Him, the surrealist maverick “unreading the Bible” in his hoodigan. Me, the spotty teenager coming to watch every day on m... [Read More]
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead review – a gory cult classic in the making
Heroes @ Monkey BarrelThe comedian’s inspired mashup of Evil Dead 2 and Elvis songs is much juicier than an ironic stunt‘This was only ever supposed to amuse me and my mates,” says Rob Kemp – blood-drenched, chainsaw-wielding, shirt in shreds. You can picture the scene: a few... [Read More]
Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead review – a gory cult classic in the making
Heroes @ Monkey BarrelThe comedian’s inspired mashup of Evil Dead 2 and Elvis songs is much juicier than an ironic stunt‘This was only ever supposed to amuse me and my mates,” says Rob Kemp – blood-drenched, chainsaw-wielding, shirt in shreds. You can picture the scene: a few... [Read More]
Jon Pointing review – a cringeworthy new comic monster is unleashed
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Pointing’s egocentric creep Cayden Hunter and his spoof acting masterclass is mesmerisingly ghastly and deliciously daft Towards the end of last summer’s Edinburgh festival, tongues started wagging about Jon Pointing’s below-the-radar work-in-progress... [Read More]
Jon Pointing review – a cringeworthy new comic monster is unleashed
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Pointing’s egocentric creep Cayden Hunter and his spoof acting masterclass is mesmerisingly ghastly and deliciously daft Towards the end of last summer’s Edinburgh festival, tongues started wagging about Jon Pointing’s below-the-radar work-in-progress... [Read More]
From a mime and his baby to singing sisters: Edinburgh's comedy double acts
Trygve Wakenshaw has brought his one-year-old son as a sidekick, Flo and Joan search for love and Giants present the old disintegrating duo routineFor as long as there’s been comedy, there’s been the double act. Big one, small one; straight one, funny one; know-all and dimwit: these dyna... [Read More]