Win tickets to the Gilded Comedy Gala on Friday 7 March!

Get your March comedy fix! Punchline has teamed up with Usher Hall to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Gilded Comedy Gala this Friday, featuring Dylan Moran, Rich Hall and Gary The Tank Commander among others. We have 3 pairs of tickets up for grabs. Just head over toContinue reading “Win tickets to the Gilded Comedy Gala on Friday 7 March!”

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Interview: Adam Riches

By Hannah Clapham-Clark In 2011, Adam Riches took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm with his versatile and combative style of comedy which combined madcap characters with inspired examples of audience participation, an effort which won him the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award that year. He talks to us about his influences, thoughts of quitting and whether BritainContinue reading “Interview: Adam Riches”

Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Pin

Words by Hannah Clapham-Clark The Pin are a sketch double act comprising of Ben Ashenden, a bespectacled live-wire erring on the side of simple and Alexander Owen, the constantly frustrated straight man who believes he is destined for greater things. These are, of course, just personas (we hope!) who link the show’s sketches together inContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Pin”

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Holes by Tom Basden

Words by Hannah Clapham-Clark There comes a point in the Fringe when you can’t physically stand to digest another crêpe and the thought of being penned into yet another alcohol filled patch of land fills your with momentary dread. I would, then, very much recommend Holes as the perfect remedy to Fringe fatigue. Sitting inContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Review: Holes by Tom Basden”

Punchline’s Top 10 Comedy Shows

It’s difficult to narrow down our top picks for this year’s Fringe, but here is Punchline’s Starter for 10 (in no particular order): Nick Helm is the only person in the comedy world who can get away calling himself a “One Man Mega Myth”. Those who came to October’s Punchline won’t need convincing. You will beContinue reading “Punchline’s Top 10 Comedy Shows”

Edinburgh Festival 2013 Preview: Max and Ivan

Words by Hannah Clapham-Clark We often hope that double acts find love at first sight! How did you two first meet, what were your first impressions of each other and how did the idea of a having comedy act develop? How does one come to the conclusion that the only possible way forward in lifeContinue reading “Edinburgh Festival 2013 Preview: Max and Ivan”

Edinburgh Festival 2013 Preview: an interview with The Pin

By Hannah Clapham-Clark The Pin are a sketch double act tipped for great things in the future. Smart and funny in equal measure, their shows are sophisticated, witty and impressively complex. Make sure to catch their next Edinburgh Fringe show this August. Here they are being funny – How did the two of you first meetContinue reading “Edinburgh Festival 2013 Preview: an interview with The Pin”

Jimmy Carr @ Edinburgh Playhouse, 5 May 2013

Jimmy Carr is a famous TV host, actor, writer and tax dodger.  Tonight however, Jimmy Carr trumps these monikers and puts his best attribute to the forefront: Comedian.  He self-describes his set as “2 hours of me and approximately 3 jokes every minute”, well; he’s done a better job already than any critic of summarisingContinue reading “Jimmy Carr @ Edinburgh Playhouse, 5 May 2013”

Introducing Rosalind Romer, otherwise known as Punchline

Welcome to Punchline’s first blog! As the first entry, we thought you might like to know a little more about the person behind the scenes… I am Rosalind Romer, otherwise known as Punchline. I produce and promote large-scale comedy shows in Edinburgh, bringing the best comedians together to create amazing nights of comedy. Comedy has always beenContinue reading “Introducing Rosalind Romer, otherwise known as Punchline”