Punchline recommends Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo

Words by Suzy Romer For an hour every night, Ciarán Dowd converts his venue into a box of delights. As soon as he fights his way onto stage, we are thrilled by his swishing sword, black frilled shirt and ravishing eye liner. Add in a Spanish accent (with Irish undertones), outrageous tales of derring doContinue reading “Punchline recommends Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo”

BEASTS answer Punchline’s Burning Questions

What is the best advice for a new performer in Edinburgh?   See as much as you can. What is the best advice for a new festival goer? See as much as you can. Or alternatively, just come and see BEASTS every single day. What do you have to have in your fridge during August?Continue reading “BEASTS answer Punchline’s Burning Questions”

The Best Shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe

The magic is about to start again and it’s time for your annual menu of events from Punchline. It includes some discoveries since last year as well as some classics. No doubt this year’s discoveries will become classics by next year…   Larry Dean: Farcissist Pleasance Courtyard, 7.15pm Remember the ice challenge on Facebook? LarryContinue reading “The Best Shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe”

Final Fun at the Fringe

It’s the last day of the Fringe. Boooo. But it’s a lovely sunny day! Yeah! Some venues finished their programmes yesterday, plus a ton of shows have been cancelled so here is our pick of the best comedy shows for the last day. Please check with the relevant box office or Fringe Office before finalisingContinue reading “Final Fun at the Fringe”

Punchline Recommends BEASTS: Live DVD

Words by Suzy Romer Beasts by name and beasts by nature, these boys are THE FRINGE in a box. Goodness only knows how they have managed to take their silliness and mayhem up a level since last year. I went into this show with high expectations of rampant nonsense and was lulled into the falseContinue reading “Punchline Recommends BEASTS: Live DVD”

Punchline Recommends: Beasts – Solo

Words by Suzy Romer High-octane isn’t normally an expression used to describe a comedy sketch show but this year’s Beasts is a real adrenaline rush of wild things. It’s got sex, it’s got violence, and it’s got magic which is as good and bad as it gets. Directed by Tom Parry from Pappy’s, you canContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Beasts – Solo”