Punchline Recommends: Ray Bradshaw ‘I Dare Ray to…’

Words by Susan Ford ‘I Dare Ray to…’ is the first full hour from Scottish comedian Ray Bradshaw, and my goodness, it’s an absolute belter. The concept is simple: Ray Bradshaw accepts dares from the public and lives (only just) to tell the tale on stage at the Edinburgh Festival. Ray Bradshaw set up aContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Ray Bradshaw ‘I Dare Ray to…’”

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Punchline Recommends: Carl Donnelly ‘Jive Ass Honkey’

Words by Susan Ford ‘Jive Ass Honky’ is the new show from Foster Nominee Carl Donnelly, and despite its title, is a show that portrays him as a very mature and serious comedian. Carl Donnelly explores his life-long battle with mental health in a very sensitive manner, but more significantly, tells his tales through aContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Carl Donnelly ‘Jive Ass Honkey’”

Mark Nelson: A 2015 EdFringe Interview

By Susan Ford Mark Nelson is a very familiar name to anyone who follows the Scottish comedy circuit, and this year he brings his 5th solo show ‘Older Than Jesus’ to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As Mark embarks on another crazy August, I caught up with him to discuss his own show, and why heContinue reading “Mark Nelson: A 2015 EdFringe Interview”

Ian Smith: A 2015 EdFringe Interview

Ian Smith’s 2015 EdFringe show ‘Whereabouts’ is a fantastically funny hour of observational comedy at its best. With the festival now in full swing, I caught up with Ian to discuss what he’s been doing this year and how it’s contributed to the making of his new show. Hello Ian, how are you? Hello. I’mContinue reading “Ian Smith: A 2015 EdFringe Interview”

Jenny Bede: A 2015 EdFringe Interview

Words by Susan Ford Jenny Bede is an actor, writer and comedian, whose comedy-musical parodies have received over 2 million views on YouTube.  Jenny’s 2015 show will definitely be something a bit different, combining music and comedy for more of a cabaret than just a gig. As the Festival heats up this week and previewsContinue reading “Jenny Bede: A 2015 EdFringe Interview”

Carl Hutchinson: A 2015 EdFringe Interview

By Susan Ford It’s here! Fringe week is finally upon us, as a mass of fantastic comedians migrate North for three weeks of the Edinburgh Festival. I was lucky to catch up with Carl Hutchinson on his holidays, as he prepares for his fifth Fringe and new show ‘Learning the Ropes’. Hello Carl, how areContinue reading “Carl Hutchinson: A 2015 EdFringe Interview”

Marny Godden: A 2015 EdFringe Intervie

Written by Susan Ford Previously performing as part of comedy sketch group The Grandees, Marny Godden is certainly no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe. This year she takes on a solo quest with ‘Flap ‘Em on the Gate’, a character comedy from the weird and wonderful mind of Marny Godden. With only a couple ofContinue reading “Marny Godden: A 2015 EdFringe Intervie”

Chris Turner: An EdFringe 2015 Interview

Words by Susan Ford Chris Turner recently gained recognition as runner up at the English Comedian of the Year Awards last month, and also during last year’s Fringe when he won Amused Moose Laughter Award’s Best Show (People’s Champion), and The Arts Desk’s Best Comedy of 2014. Chris Turner is not only a very wittyContinue reading “Chris Turner: An EdFringe 2015 Interview”

A 2015 EdFringe Interview with Gemma Flynn

Written by Susan Ford Feisty and fierce comedian Gemma Flynn is coming to town for the Edinburgh Festival with her brand new show ‘Trap Queen’. I’d normally say something like, “take a chance and discover Gemma now…” but there is no risk-taking here, Gemma is an absolutely brilliant performer. And if that hasn’t persuaded you,Continue reading “A 2015 EdFringe Interview with Gemma Flynn”

A 2015 EdFringe Interview with Kai Humphries

Written by Susan Ford Kai Humphries is so happy, he’s written a show about it for this year’s festival. And it’s not just a gimmick, Kai is genuinely one of the happiest and most likeable people you will ever meet. Not only is Kai a very funny comedian, but also spreads his joy over hisContinue reading “A 2015 EdFringe Interview with Kai Humphries”