An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Jason Cook

Words by Susan Ford Jason Cook is a fantastic comedian, and his show ‘Broken’ was one of the first ones we recommended (read the recommendation here). With the festival now in full swing, I was delighted for the opportunity to catch up with Jason Cook to discuss his shows so far. Hello Jason Cook howContinue reading “An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Jason Cook”

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Punchline Recommends: Iain Stirling ‘Everything’

Words by Susan Ford Edinburgh-born Iain Stirling is back at the Fringe with his new show ‘Everything’, proving he is on the top of his game for 2014. In an hour of absolutely fantastic comedy, Iain explores the refined topic of ‘Everything’, telling tales from his own life. Iain Stirling is perhaps renowned for hisContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Iain Stirling ‘Everything’”

Punchline Recommends Carl Donnelly: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly Vol.6

Words by Suzy Romer By the time Carl Donnelly formally introduces himself to the audience, he’s already made friends with us. His relaxed style and lack of pretension make him an instant hit. This is no mean feat because Carl has had a difficult year. He talks candidly about separation from his wife and comingContinue reading “Punchline Recommends Carl Donnelly: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly Vol.6”

Punchline recommends Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

 Words by Suzy Romer Every night is party night with the Birthday Girls. There is an illicit joy about attending their show, which takes place in a temporary venue with a bar and a fruit machine, but no toilets or backstage. The performers chat to the arriving audience as they set up. In a roomContinue reading “Punchline recommends Birthday Girls: Party Vibes”

Punchline recommends Steen Raskopoulos: I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business

Words by Iain McLaren Taking a chance in life is always a risk however sometimes it pays off. Taking a chance on Edinburgh Fringe newcomers is no exception as some can take time to find their place at the Fringe. But with Steen Raskopoulos on stage the risk does indeed pay off and it pays off big.Continue reading “Punchline recommends Steen Raskopoulos: I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business”

Punchline Recommends: Seann Walsh ’28’

Words by Susan Ford We don’t just recommend Seann Walsh, we absolutely love him! Seann is the only comedian to perform TWICE for Punchline, and his new festival show ’28’ has been at the top of our must-see list for sometime now. Seann Walsh has had a fantastic year since his Best Comedy Award nominationContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Seann Walsh ’28’”

Punchline recommends: Sara Pascoe vs. History

Words by Suzy Romer Assembly’s lecture theatre venue is perfect for Sara Pascoe because her show includes the biology class on sex that we all wish we’d had. It’s so interesting that you might forget to laugh but there are laughs aplenty. Her approach to subjects is delightfully free of familiar for and against arguments.Continue reading “Punchline recommends: Sara Pascoe vs. History”

Punchline Recommends: David Trent Live at the Pleasance Courtyard

Words by Iain McLaren Starting with some pumping, high energy music, David Trent’s 2014 Fringe show takes you on a journey exploring some of the nastier sides of humankind.  Whether it’s ripping Robin Thicke and his cronies’ asses in two for their ridiculous and highly misogynistic Blurred Lines “song”, or exploring the mind and views ofContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: David Trent Live at the Pleasance Courtyard”

Punchline Recommends: Ian Smith ‘Flappable’

Words by Susan Ford Ian Smith made his debut solo show last year, but 2014 sees him perform in a bigger venue with his even bigger show ‘Flappable’. The theme of the show is uncertainty, a topic which Ian explores admirably and thoroughly. If you were ever unsure about what direction to turn in life,Continue reading “Punchline Recommends: Ian Smith ‘Flappable’”

Punchline Recommends: Lucy Porter ‘Me Time’

Words by Susan Ford Lucy Porter is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, and is back this year with her 10th solo show. Her 2014 performance is suitably entitled ‘Me Time’, in that it is a full hour of stand up about her own life. Spend an hour in Lucy’s company as she vents, chatsContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Lucy Porter ‘Me Time’”