Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an Interview with Des O’Gorman

Words By Susan Ford Des O’Gorman moved to Edinburgh five years ago and since, has seen a career in comedy and acting come together.  Boasting credentials as both an actor and a stand-up comedian, 2013 marks Des O’Gorman’s second year performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Last night I braved the horrific thunder and lightningContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an Interview with Des O’Gorman”

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Punchline’s Free Fringe Recommendations!

Words by Susan Ford As a comedian or performer, the beauty of the Fringe Festival lies in its ‘anyone can take part’ policy.  The theory is, that as long as you have a venue willing to house your show, you can perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  This is the spirit very much at theContinue reading “Punchline’s Free Fringe Recommendations!”

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with Mick Ferry

Words by Susan Ford You may recognise Mick Ferry from his TV appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, or John Bishop’s Only Joking; but his comedy CV also spans across performances alongside stand up kings Johnny Vegas, Sean Lock, Peter Kay, Al Murray and Steve Coogan. He is also a regular performer in The CuttingContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with Mick Ferry”

Edinburgh Fringe Preview 2013: An Interview with Tom Basden

Words By Susan Ford Tom Basden is an actor, comedian and writer. In 2007 his one man Edinburgh show ‘Tom Basden Won’t Say Anything’ won him a Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Award, and his film with Tim Key ‘The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island’ won them a Best British Short Film Award.Continue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Preview 2013: An Interview with Tom Basden”

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with The Colour Ham

Words by Susan Ford If you like more from your comedy show than just some plain old stand-up routines, then The Colour Ham is the group for you. The Colour Ham consists of three different personalities – a mind reader, a magician and a manic comedian. Individually, they have appeared alongside Jimmy Carr and DerrenContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with The Colour Ham”

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: An Interview with Paul Currie

Words by Susan Ford Paul Currie debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1991, and has been performing stand-up since 2004. He spent an 8-year stint as a Muppeteer for Jim Henson as well as 13 years as a street performer, and trained with some exceptional street clowns. He made his big break at theContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: An Interview with Paul Currie”

Speakeasy @ The Storytelling Centre, with Jo Caulfield 09.07.2013

Words by Susan Ford The Speakeasy is a once-a-month event, which takes place in the Netherbow Theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Hosted by comedian and lovely lady Jo Caulfield, the Speakeasy is a colourful affair with a little bit of everything to take your fancy. The night celebrates the old-fashioned variety show by invitingContinue reading “Speakeasy @ The Storytelling Centre, with Jo Caulfield 09.07.2013”

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with Katie Mulgrew

Words by Susan Ford Katie Mulgrew is currently previewing her new Edinburgh Fringe show up and down the country in the lead up to this year’s festival. The performance showcases this lovely lady as an extremely funny comedian, a clever joke writer at heart and a twister of the imagination. Last year at the FringeContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with Katie Mulgrew”