Edinburgh Fringe Highlights: David O’Doherty ‘Will Try to Fix Everything’

Words by Susan Ford Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be an Edinburgh Fringe without David O’Doherty and his endless qualms about the world. Equipped with his miniature keyboard and well of funny songs, O’Doherty delivers his 2013 production in the side-splittingly funny way he does every year. His show ‘David O’Doherty Will Try to Fix Everything’ isContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Highlights: David O’Doherty ‘Will Try to Fix Everything’”

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Edinburgh Fringe Highlights: James Acaster ‘Lawnmower’

Words by Susan Ford Twice ‘Edinburgh Comedy Award’ runner up James Acaster has quickly become one of my favourite comedians at the Fringe this year. Acaster glides his way through a well written set, never wavering from his usual sombre style (except once when he repeats a line twice due to giddiness from performing on theContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Highlights: James Acaster ‘Lawnmower’”

Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Bob and Jim, part 2!

Bob and Jim have definitely been one of my favourite Edinburgh Fringe shows; I have genuinely been to see ‘Two Stars‘ 3 times over the course of the month I enjoy it that much. As the festival draws to a close, I caught up with Bob and Jim to discuss how their shows have beenContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Bob and Jim, part 2!”

Some Weird but Wonderful Edinburgh Fringe Shows

Words by Susan Ford One thing I’ve learned about myself during this year’s Fringe, is that I like comedy that is completely crazy and surreal. If you’ve read my Paul Currie or Casual Violence reviews, you might have guessed this already. I felt compelled to write an article about some of my favourite weird andContinue reading “Some Weird but Wonderful Edinburgh Fringe Shows”

Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Joe Lycett

Words by Susan Ford Joe Lycett is a very natural and insanely funny comedian, with the ability to roll out jokes with immaculate timing. His show this year is called ‘If Joe Lycett Then You Should Have Put A Ring On It’, and the pop based puns don’t end there! Lycett, aka the Walrus, ensuresContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Joe Lycett”

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winners Announced

The most prestigious award in comedy , The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award has just been announced, and presented by Steve Coogan. This year was the first year that seven nominees were chosen – Seann Walsh, Bridget Christie, Carl Donnelly, James Acaster, Nick Helm, Max and Ivan, and Mike Wozniak. And the winner for the BestContinue reading “Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winners Announced”

Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Matt Green

Words by Susan Ford Matt Green is an actor, comedian and writer, and this year brings his 5th solo stand up show to the Edinburgh Fringe. His show is called ‘Alive’ and is a run down of all the ailments and accidents that he has survived to remain alive. Green’s set is a very personalContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Matt Green”

Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Lloyd Langford

Words by Susan Ford Lloyd Langford’s show ‘Galoot’ is a glorious 60 minutes of comedy (see my full review here). I was lucky enough to catch up with Lloyd before the festival finishes, to discuss his 2013 Fringe show. SF: Hello Lloyd Langford, how is the festival going? LL: I’m really enjoying it, I’m livingContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Lloyd Langford”

Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Paul McCaffrey ‘Name in Lights’

Words by Susan Ford Paul McCaffrey finally has proven everyone wrong by convincingly setting his name in lights for the Edinburgh Festival. Teachers said it would never happen, but thanks to technology, there it is “PAUL MCCAFFREY” burning its way in to our retinas from the stage. Bar the very obvious prop, Paul McCaffrey confirmsContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Paul McCaffrey ‘Name in Lights’”

Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Charlie Baker ‘Baker’s Dozen’

Words by Susan Ford Charlie Baker was the compere at the last Punchline show back in March, but his Fringe show this year is something completely different to what he brought to the stage as a compere. His show ‘Baker’s Dozen’ has a very clear theme to it: Charlie Baker performs the top 13 sellingContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Charlie Baker ‘Baker’s Dozen’”