Final Fun at the Fringe

It’s the last day of the Fringe. Boooo. But it’s a lovely sunny day! Yeah! Some venues finished their programmes yesterday, plus a ton of shows have been cancelled so here is our pick of the best comedy shows for the last day. Please check with the relevant box office or Fringe Office before finalisingContinue reading “Final Fun at the Fringe”

Your weekend schedule from Punchline x

It’s the final weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe! Maybe you’ve had a long week at work, maybe you’re through for the weekend. A lot of our top 10 shows sold out long ago, and some (not all!) of the Foster’s Award nominees’ shows have been snapped up… so what to see? We’ve put together aContinue reading “Your weekend schedule from Punchline x”

Punchline Recommends: Iain Stirling ‘Touchy Feely’

Words by Susan Ford You may recognise Iain Stirling as a children’s TV presenter, or maybe more recently as the voiceover for Love Island: whichever way you’ve known Iain in the past, be sure that by the end of the Fringe you’ll recognise Iain Stirling as one of Scotland’s best comedians. Iain Stirling performs hisContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Iain Stirling ‘Touchy Feely’”

Punchline recommends Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt

Words by Suzy Romer Imagine a long hug from a best friend you haven’t seen for ages. Now put Beethoven’s Ode to Joy on in the background. That’s how joyous Tom Parry’s show is – for a whole hour! It’s stand-up, but not as you know it. In fact, there are so many interesting thingsContinue reading “Punchline recommends Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt”

Punchline Recommends: Tom Toal ‘Sunshine on Bexleyheath’

Words by Susan Ford Tom Toal is a real feel-good, super-lovely comedian, and it’s completely impossible not to enjoy an hour in his company. This year Tom Toal returns to the Edinburgh Festival for his second full show ‘Sunshine on Bexleyheath’ at Pleasance Courtyard, and I strongly recommend taking the time to watch him now.Continue reading “Punchline Recommends: Tom Toal ‘Sunshine on Bexleyheath’”

Punchline Recommends: Nish Kumar ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever’

Words by Susan Ford Nish Kumar is a truly brilliant comedian, and he is showing Fringe audiences just how good he is with his new show ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever’. As a self-confessed left-wing comedian, Nish covers some very big issues, and he covers them well, bringing humour toContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Nish Kumar ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever’”

Punchline recommends Pappy’s Presents… The Secret Dudes Society

Words by Suzy Romer Who needs to visit Hollywood when you’ve got Pappy’s Secret Dudes Society right here in Edinburgh? It’s a late show for sure, running from midnight to 2am but my goodness it’s worth it. Cinderella would kick herself for missing it. This is the hottest spot in town and they’ve got everything:Continue reading “Punchline recommends Pappy’s Presents… The Secret Dudes Society”

Punchline recommends Tom Binns: The Club Sets

Words by Iain McLaren If you are looking for a show with a bit of everything then look no further than Tom Binns : The Club Sets. Opening with his unique psychic, Ian D Montfort, he gives us a comical and up-close insight into the spiritual world. You may not believe in psychics but youContinue reading “Punchline recommends Tom Binns: The Club Sets”

Punchline recommends Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band

Words by Suzy Romer I LOVE that Mike Wozniak is a husband who is grumpy in the morning, a dad who does his best with domestic animals and a son who glows when his mum calls him a good boy. The whole audience loves him too. The fact that he is happy to be normalContinue reading “Punchline recommends Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band”

Punchline Recommends: Kai Humphries ‘How to be Happy’

Words by Susan Ford Kai Humphries is happy, and he’s spending an hour each night at the Edinburgh Festival sharing with us how we can be just as happy as him. His new show for 2015 ‘How to Be Happy’ is completely infectious, an hour of comedy that will leave you buckled over in laughter,Continue reading “Punchline Recommends: Kai Humphries ‘How to be Happy’”