Punchline Recommends James Acaster – Reset

Words by Susan Ford Is it worth recommending a run of sell out shows? Yes, definitely when it comes to James Acaster, because it would be an absolute crime not to. This multi-award nominee has never put on a bad show, and is consistently the highlight of the Fringe.  James Acaster is an absolute geniusContinue reading “Punchline Recommends James Acaster – Reset”

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Punchline Recommends: Suzi Ruffell ‘Common’

Words by Christopher Stewart Suzi Ruffell makes a welcome return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her new show ‘Common’, and what better way is there than to spend your time in the company of a comedian at the very top of her game? Suzi has created an excellent hour of comedy around what itContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Suzi Ruffell ‘Common’”

Punchline Recommends: Kiri Pritchard-McLean ‘Hysterical Woman’

Words by Susan Ford Kiri Pritchard-McLean has performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival many times, under the guise of sketch groups and podcast duos, however, new show ‘Hysterical Woman’ is her first solo effort.  Punchline recommends this unmissable show as it is a fantastic hour of comedy and is a set that isContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Kiri Pritchard-McLean ‘Hysterical Woman’”

Punchline Recommends: Paul McCaffrey ‘Fresh Hell’

Words by Susan Ford Punchline always recommends the Free Fringe; a show does not need to be ticketed for it to include big names in comedy, or have a jam-packed audience everyday. Paul McCaffrey proves this point, with his 2016 show, as part of the Free Fringe, ‘Fresh Hell’. Paul McCaffrey is a very wellContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Paul McCaffrey ‘Fresh Hell’”

Punchline Recommends:  “Help Us Tom Toal, You’re Our Only Hope”

Words by Susan Ford Punchline recommends joining Tom Toal as part of the Free Fringe, as he saves the whole of Edinburgh with his new show ‘Help us Tom Toal, You’re Our Only Hope’.  Tom Toal captivates his audience with a unique brand of narrative comedy, that is as delightful to listen to as itContinue reading “Punchline Recommends:  “Help Us Tom Toal, You’re Our Only Hope””

Punchline Recommends Tez Ilyas ‘Made in Britain’

Words by Susan Ford Tez Ilyas more than entertained audiences at last year’s Fringe with the highly acclaimed ‘Tez Talks’; but 2016 sees Tez take comedy shows to a whole new level as he presents ‘Made in Britain’. Tez’s style of comedy is completely unique, and enjoyable in so many ways, but this year theContinue reading “Punchline Recommends Tez Ilyas ‘Made in Britain’”

Kiri Pritchard-McLean – A 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Interview

Interviewed by Susan Ford You may have seen Kiri recently on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, heard her on eery podcast ‘All Killa No Filla’, or seen her perform as part of Gein’s Family Giftshop? However you already know Kiri Pritchard-McLean, you are about to know her again as one of the best new standContinue reading “Kiri Pritchard-McLean – A 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Interview”

Stuart Mitchell – a 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Interview

Interview by Susan Ford Stuart Mitchell has been ‘Dealt a Bad Hand‘, and is coming to Edinburgh to share his experiences through an hour of stand up comedy.  Scottish comedian Stuart is no stranger to the Edinburgh Festival, and is performing a full hour of solo material this year with his new show.  As the EdinburghContinue reading “Stuart Mitchell – a 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Interview”

Tez Ilyas – a 2016 Edinburgh Festival Interview

Interview with Susan Ford Last year, Tez Ilyas’s show Tez Talks was a huge hit, and we are very excited to see his new show ‘Made In Britain’ back in this year’s Edinburgh Fringe brochure.  Tez has had numerous TV and radio appearances (including new BBC3 short with Nish Kumar ‘Go Home Office’, and IContinue reading “Tez Ilyas – a 2016 Edinburgh Festival Interview”

Laura Lexx – A 2016 Edinburgh Festival Interview

Written by Susan Ford Laura Lexx is a wonderful comedian; she is feisty, funny and sharp. Lasy year’s show ‘Lovely‘ was a big hit with Punchline, and it gives me great pleasure knowing she is back again at the Edinburgh Festival with her show ‘Tyrannosaurus Lexx’. It is also very exciting that I got toContinue reading “Laura Lexx – A 2016 Edinburgh Festival Interview”