Punchline recommends Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids

Words by Iain McLaren It’s the start of the festival and my second as a father. Last year didn’t really count all that much though as my son was too small to take anything in or sit still for long enough. However this year is different. With that in mind this year’s Fringe kicks offContinue reading “Punchline recommends Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids”

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Benefit Gigs: an easy way to organise a big night out at the Fringe

Words by Suzy Romer The beginning of the Fringe brings a sweep of emotions for anyone planning to venture into this magical annual pop-up world. Whether you are a beginner or a regular Fringe goer with years of experience, the initial encounter with the myriad shows on offer via the Fringe Guide, media and streetContinue reading “Benefit Gigs: an easy way to organise a big night out at the Fringe”

Impertinent Questions for Glenn Moore

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? Lower-lower-back. Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? Michael York in Curb Your Enthusiasm saying “Bum, fuck, bugger and balls.” Who should come to see your show and why? Anyone making full use of the babes in arms policy – double the audience that way, and I getContinue reading “Impertinent Questions for Glenn Moore”

Impertinent Questions for John Hastings

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? Pun pun or shit cutter brah. Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? All of them. Someone said cranberries once and I died. Who should come to see your show and why? I am proper and even haters can gain entry but should step to the left. Who are youContinue reading “Impertinent Questions for John Hastings”

Impertinent Questions for The Delightful Sausage

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? The coal hole. Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? As he’s a father,  Chris is desperately trying to curb his swearing. Often this leads to lots of hilarious subversions suchs as “Ffflippin’ wally-pops” and “Blo-omin’ wagglestaff!” Who should come to see your show and why? It’s veryContinue reading “Impertinent Questions for The Delightful Sausage”

Impertinent Questions for Laura Davis

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? Arse. Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? Children’s. Or a pet cockatoo. Who should come to see your show and why? So far the only people I’ve ever had a problem with in shows are old men who only want to talk over me, and drunk womenContinue reading “Impertinent Questions for Laura Davis”

Impertinent Questions for James McNicholas

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? Badonkadonk. It’s fun to say, it’s an onomatopoeia – it’s got everything you’d want really. Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? People who aren’t supposed to swear. Newsreaders. Who should come to see your show and why? Everyone should come. It’s ostensibly about boxing, but it’s reallyContinue reading “Impertinent Questions for James McNicholas”

Impertinent Questions for Kieran Hodgson

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? ‘Sort of the top of your legs/lower-back area.’ I’m a bit of a prude. Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? Eric Cartman. Who should come to see your show and why? People who like wholesome, good clean fun and who don’t mind a lot of factual content.Continue reading “Impertinent Questions for Kieran Hodgson”

Impertinent Questions for Tom Ballard

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? “Ba-donk-a-donk.” No question.  Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? Selina Meyer. Who should come to see your show and why? HUMAN BEINGS HAHAHAHAHAHA seriously I need money.  Who are you excited about seeing this year? Bryony Kimmings. I’m a Phoenix, Bitch looks insane and that’s a prettyContinue reading “Impertinent Questions for Tom Ballard”

Impertinent Questions for Yuriko Kotani

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? “Get burnt” I used Google translation and translated “bum” from English to Japanese, then Japanese to English again, and it became this word. Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? My family’s dog. I can tell she is doing that from her facial expression, especially when I’m takingContinue reading “Impertinent Questions for Yuriko Kotani”