Edinburgh festival fringe comedy award shared for first time
Judges could not choose between shows by Hannah Gadsby and John Robins – so have given both the £10,000 first prizeFor the first time in the history of Edinburgh’s festival fringe, the top comedy award has been shared between two acts. Related: Moon dances, chaotic comedy and a hym... [Read More]
Ken Cheng's pound coin gag voted Edinburgh fringe's funniest joke
Comedian who quit Cambridge University for online poker says both his careers are based on ‘extreme punishment or reward’The 10 funniest jokes we heard at the Edinburgh fringeThey say comedy can be found in the most banal of subjects, and the 2017 winner of Dave’s Funniest Joke of ... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Trans tales and rogue cabarets: Edinburgh festival 2017 – in pictures
From Sara Pascoe’s new standup to a strange evening with Martin Creed, via acrobats, Samuel Beckett and a wild girl from Borneo, here are the sights so farAll photographs by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
'We haven't made a profit for five years': risky business at Edinburgh fringe
Running a festival venue is about more than booking acts and selling tickets. From converting lecture rooms to spending £25,000 on Astroturf, we reveal the costs of putting on a showTen years ago, at the Edinburgh festival, Anthony Alderson became the not very proud owner of 44 Vauxhall Astras... [Read More]
Alex Salmond to star in Edinburgh Fringe show
Ex-first minister to host Alex Salmond Unleashed – billed as mix of comedy, music, political reminiscence and chats with guestsAlex Salmond vowed to bounce back after losing his parliamentary seat last month. “You’ve not seen the last of my bonnet and me,” he said, paraphrasi... [Read More]
Alex Salmond to star in Edinburgh Fringe show
Ex-first minister to host Alex Salmond Unleashed – billed as mix of comedy, music, political reminiscence and chats with guestsAlex Salmond vowed to bounce back after losing his parliamentary seat last month. “You’ve not seen the last of my bonnet and me,” he said, paraphrasi... [Read More]
Masai Graham's organ donor gag is Edinburgh fringe's funniest joke
Award goes to care worker who says winning gag isn’t his best – ‘only the clean ones get on the list’ – but he’s not complainingHe is a 35-year-old care worker from West Bromwich who is a diehard Newcastle United fan. But that’s not the joke.Masai Graham&rsq... [Read More]