Punchline’s 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Recommendations

Here they are! Our picks for this year’s Fringe. As usual, we advise you to see these acts live as YouTube just doesn’t do them justice. Alex Edelman: Just for Us With sizzling stories ranging from Stephen Fry and Prince William to Nazis, this bright young comic sheds blazing light on current themes in BritainContinue reading “Punchline’s 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Recommendations”

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Punchline Quizzes Larry Dean

Who puts your pants in the washing machine? Me, because I choose to live alone. Not my first choice, or my second. But it is totally up to me, okay? Which words make you giggle or give you an inner flip of amusement? I love Glaswegian swear words: Fandan, Boaby, Bawbag, Chufter. Tell us aboutContinue reading “Punchline Quizzes Larry Dean”

Punchline loves Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Words by Suzy Romer When Hannah Gadsby appears on stage, her manner is gentle and the first part of her show eases us into a comfort zone with perfectly poised jokes and wry observations about famous men, sexuality and barista culture in remote Australian villages. So deftly does she bring us into her world thatContinue reading “Punchline loves Hannah Gadsby: Nanette”

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”

Punchline Recommends Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: How to Touch Dead People

Words by Iain McLaren In a world ruled by science let go of your inner sceptic and give yourself over to the brilliant and ethereally tuned Ian D Montfort. In his new show he attempts to explain his gift from his own unique perspective with “real” life laugh a minute examples. Whether it’s speaking withContinue reading “Punchline Recommends Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: How to Touch Dead People”

Punchline Q&A – Andrew Ryan

What is the best advice for a new performer in Edinburgh? Expect nothing and it will be fun then. What is the best advice for a new festival goer? Go and see people you don’t know,  take risks on flyers and just be impulsive. What do you have to have in your fridge during August?Continue reading “Punchline Q&A – Andrew Ryan”

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”

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Hindsight

Words by Susan Ford Hindsight is a new play written by Keir McAllister especially for this year’s Fringe, and stars three Scottish actors James Kirk, Ray Mearns and Paul Sneddon.  Keir McAllister, and the cast, are all great comedians in their own rights, and bring very unique comedic quirks to the play. At 13.15 inContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Review: Hindsight”