'She's got no filter': the standup who let a six-year-old write his comedy show
Giving his partner’s daughter free rein during the creative process has resulted in Owen Roberts’ most surreal show to date – and the sort of laughs other comics at Edinburgh dream ofIn a sweaty Portakabin in Edinburgh, a standup makes his entrance to Let It Go from Frozen. He is d... [Read More]
'She's got no filter': the standup who let a six-year-old write his comedy show
Giving his partner’s daughter free rein during the creative process has resulted in Owen Roberts’ most surreal show to date – and the sort of laughs other comics at Edinburgh dream ofIn a sweaty Portakabin in Edinburgh, a standup makes his entrance to Let It Go from Frozen. He is d... [Read More]
'She's got no filter': the standup who let a six-year-old write his comedy show
Giving his partner’s daughter free rein during the creative process has resulted in Owen Roberts’ most surreal show to date – and the sort of laughs other comics at Edinburgh dream ofIn a sweaty Portakabin in Edinburgh, a standup makes his entrance to Let It Go from Frozen. He is d... [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]
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]
A date with the devil: Reece Shearsmith reveals source of his inspiration
As The League of Gentlemen prepare a UK tour, the co-creator of the dark comedy describes how a 1920s Swedish horror film ignited his love of black humourA journey into the black heart of the imagination of Reece Shearsmith is not a trip for the fainthearted. But that is what is on offer this month ... [Read More]
A date with the devil: Reece Shearsmith reveals source of his inspiration
As The League of Gentlemen prepare a UK tour, the co-creator of the dark comedy describes how a 1920s Swedish horror film ignited his love of black humourA journey into the black heart of the imagination of Reece Shearsmith is not a trip for the fainthearted. But that is what is on offer this month ... [Read More]
Opera isn’t elitist. If I can learn to love it so can anybody | Chris Addison
Only a handful of people can sing in this visceral, thrilling way – but the feelings they evoke are universalThe best thing I’ve ever seen, in all my long and misspent years hanging around comedy gigs, wasn’t standup. It was opera. Back in the late 90s, I was standing at the bar in... [Read More]