Hamilton goes Formula One, unseen Blue Peter and Maureen Lipman goes for it: Edinburgh festival 2018 – in pictures
Tape Face strikes again, TV cult and internet sensation Limmy uploads his videos, while Owen Roberts lets a six-year-old write his show for this year’s fringe. All photography by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Hamilton goes Formula One, unseen Blue Peter and Maureen Lipman goes for it: Edinburgh festival 2018 – in pictures
Tape Face strikes again, TV cult and internet sensation Limmy uploads his videos, while Owen Roberts lets a six-year-old write his show for this year’s fringe. All photography by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Hamilton goes Formula One, unseen Blue Peter and Maureen Lipman goes for it: Edinburgh festival 2018 – in pictures
Tape Face strikes again, TV cult and internet sensation Limmy uploads his videos, while Owen Roberts lets a six-year-old write his show for this year’s fringe. All photography by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Emma Sidi: 'You can only fully write a character if you can love them'
The character comic switches roles like a regenerating Time Lord in her new Edinburgh show, Faces of Grace – from a wannable Love Island contestant to a cat-loving lonerIt became clear to Emma Sidi this year that her interpretive dance about NHS waiting times would have to go. The 27-year-old ... [Read More]
Strewth! Antipodean women deliver summer of laughter to Britain
Comics from Australia and New Zealand will take centre stage, from Netflix to the Edinburgh fringeAustralian comedians have traditionally provided British audiences with a slice of unabashed, earthy humour, dating back to the early heyday of Dame Edna Everage, 40 years ago. Now a fresh generation of... [Read More]
Funny bones run in the family as fringe plays host to comic dynasties
This year’s Edinburgh festival features many young standups with parents – from Mark Steel to Gyles Brandreth – who blazed the same trailAmong the many voices booming out across comedy venues next month during Edinburgh’s fringe festival, several will sound strangely familiar... [Read More]
Funny bones run in the family as fringe plays host to comic dynasties
This year’s Edinburgh festival features many young standups with parents – from Mark Steel to Gyles Brandreth – who blazed the same trailAmong the many voices booming out across comedy venues next month during Edinburgh’s fringe festival, several will sound strangely familiar... [Read More]
A bleary agent of chaos: Tony Slattery returns to live impro
The charismatic Whose Line Is It Anyway? star is a blithely uninhibited lord of misrule at a new improvisation night in London On the way to Slattery Night Fever, the new weekend impro night featuring ex-Whose Line Is It Anyway? man Tony, I read two old interviews with its star. One was from 15 year... [Read More]
Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]
Edinburgh’s double comedy winners mix humour with darker takes on life
Shows about relationship breakdown and homophobia pick up a prize – or two – for John Robins and Hannah GadsbyThe longest ever shortlist. The first ever joint winners. And clearly, the most indecisive judging panel ever.It was indeed, as the publicity would have it, an “unprecedent... [Read More]