In the Hot Seat: Steen Raskopoulos

Last year Steen got Punchline’s Rosalind up on stage for a rap battle. Ever terrified of audience participation, surprisingly she left victorious and elated… and now we can’t wait to go back for more! Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? I see a huge bowl of vanilla ice cream with MaltesersContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Steen Raskopoulos”

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In the Hot Seat: Spencer Jones

This is one of the funniest and most original acts on the Fringe. No he really is. Everyone should see this show. Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? I see cobbled streets and pizza. Tartan and seagulls. Matt Ewins sat on a wall at 2 in the morning smoking cigarettes. BobContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Spencer Jones”

In the Hot Seat: Mae Martin

Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? My own reflection, looking pretty rough and haunted. What is the last thing that made you snort with laughter? My friend and I came up with characters who are obsessed with talking about healthcare but compulsively apologise every time they bring it up. I don’tContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Mae Martin”

In the Hot Seat: Larry Dean

We’ve always been a big fan of Larry Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? For some reason the first thing I see is a group of distressed tourists walking down the Cowgate in the rain, clearly thinking they’re on the Royal Mile. One of them is holding a soggy map upside-downContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Larry Dean”

In the Hot Seat: Carmen Lynch

One of Amy Schumer’s absolute favourite comedians is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for the very first time! Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see?  I see Arthur’s Seat, but I’m standing at the bottom. I need to work on my visualizations. What is the last thing that made you snort withContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Carmen Lynch”

In the Hot Seat: Carl Donnelly

One of our longstanding favourites, make sure you see Carl performing “The Nutter on the Bus” on an actual bus… Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? That’s a good question. The opening question to about 90% of Q&As is “What made you become a comedian”. I love Edinburgh. Not just theContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Carl Donnelly”

In the Hot Seat: Tiernan Douieb

Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? Beautiful cobbled streets, Arthur’s Seat and the Castle looming over them with sheer presence. And me not being able to really look at any of that because I’m trying to dodge being flyered for a drunk version of a play about alcoholism while not gettingContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Tiernan Douieb”

In the Hot Seat: Charlie Baker

Punchline favourite Charlie Baker returns with another cracker of a show Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? I first performed at the festival as an 11 year old and it had a major effect on me. I did a show at The George Square Theatre and if I close my eyesContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Charlie Baker”