Trumped out: why the fringe can't keep up with 2017
From Trumpageddon to Brexit: The Musical, many would-be topical crowdpleasers at this year’s fringe can’t match the manic pace of real-life news eventsThis would be a bad time to try to hire a blond fright wig from a theatrical costumier. The ones that aren’t being worn, combed for... [Read More]
Stars from comedy’s punk past return to the Edinburgh fringe
They were at the vanguard of political comedy. Now Alexei Sayle, Craig Ferguson and Sue Perkins are heading back to the festival, as it celebrates its 70th birthdayUnknown talents and student hopefuls head for the Edinburgh festival fringe at this time of year, aiming to break into the entertainment... [Read More]
NextUp: can it become the Netflix for British standup comedy?
NextUp will stream live comedy sets for a low subscription fee. Standups are excited, and will share 50% of the income – but will the new service attract a big enough audience to succeed?Miffed that Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is no more? Vexed that Live at the Apollo and its ilk offer ... [Read More]
NextUp: can it become the Netflix for British standup comedy?
NextUp will stream live comedy sets for a low subscription fee. Standups are excited, and will share 50% of the income – but will the new service attract a big enough audience to succeed?Miffed that Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is no more? Vexed that Live at the Apollo and its ilk offer ... [Read More]
NextUp: can it become the Netflix for British standup comedy?
NextUp will stream live comedy sets for a low subscription fee. Standups are excited, and will share 50% of the income – but will the new service attract a big enough audience to succeed?Miffed that Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is no more? Vexed that Live at the Apollo and its ilk offer ... [Read More]
NextUp: can it become the Netflix for British standup comedy?
NextUp will stream live comedy sets for a low subscription fee. Standups are excited, and will share 50% of the income – but will the new service attract a big enough audience to succeed?Miffed that Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is no more? Vexed that Live at the Apollo and its ilk offer ... [Read More]
NextUp: can it become the Netflix for British standup comedy?
NextUp will stream live comedy sets for a low subscription fee. Standups are excited, and will share 50% of the income – but will the new service attract a big enough audience to succeed?Miffed that Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is no more? Vexed that Live at the Apollo and its ilk offer ... [Read More]
NextUp: can it become the Netflix for British standup comedy?
NextUp will stream live comedy sets for a low subscription fee. Standups are excited, and will share 50% of the income – but will the new service attract a big enough audience to succeed?Miffed that Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is no more? Vexed that Live at the Apollo and its ilk offer ... [Read More]
Norris and Parker review – cannibals and secretaries in skilful sketches
Kate Norris and Sinead Parker sketch out the desperation of a quarter-life crisis in lurid performance and fine writingAll Edinburgh venues have their ghosts, and in the Pleasance Attic I’m haunted by the sister double-act Toby, who scored a distinctive dark-comic hit here five years ago. Kati... [Read More]
Norris and Parker review – cannibals and secretaries in skilful sketches
Kate Norris and Sinead Parker sketch out the desperation of a quarter-life crisis in lurid performance and fine writingAll Edinburgh venues have their ghosts, and in the Pleasance Attic I’m haunted by the sister double-act Toby, who scored a distinctive dark-comic hit here five years ago. Kati... [Read More]