An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Nish Kumar

Words by Susan Ford The festival is still going strong, and I’ve had the delightful opportunity to speak to some of my favourite comedians for Punchline. Today I’m with Nish Kumar, the “veteran underdog” of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hello Nish Kumar how are you? Pretty good thanks friend – how are you? (Bit coldContinue reading “An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Nish Kumar”

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Punchline Recommends Carl Donnelly: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly Vol.6

Words by Suzy Romer By the time Carl Donnelly formally introduces himself to the audience, he’s already made friends with us. His relaxed style and lack of pretension make him an instant hit. This is no mean feat because Carl has had a difficult year. He talks candidly about separation from his wife and comingContinue reading “Punchline Recommends Carl Donnelly: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly Vol.6”

Punchline Recommends: Jason Cook ‘Broken’

Words by Susan Ford Jason Cook may be ‘Broken’, but he’s written a really good show on the back of it. The things that have broken Jason the most are his family and his job. If this sounds like the depressing reality of your own life, then I recommend you spend an hour with JasonContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Jason Cook ‘Broken’”

Punchline Recommends: Danny Bhoy

Words by Susan Ford Danny Bhoy is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, and he’s doing it all for charity this year. ’12 Nights, 12 Charities’ will see all proceeds go to local charities for disadvantaged children and young adults (for a full list of charities go to http://www.dannybhoy.com). It’s a fantastic sentiment, but charityContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Danny Bhoy”

The Punchline Guide to the 2014 Free Fringe

With so much on offer at the Edinburgh Fringe, it can be easy to spend a fortune on booking tickets to see your favourite comedians. But the Edinburgh Fringe doesn’t have to be a huge expense; you can still see the pick of the Festival without having to fork out so much money. The FreeContinue reading “The Punchline Guide to the 2014 Free Fringe”

Punchline Performer David Trent: 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Interview

Words by Susan Ford Who could forget the big screen, big voice and big belly laughs that David Trent brought to the third Punchline gala in Edinburgh? His performance at Punchline left him in our hearts forever as one of our favourite comedians, and we are really excited to see him back at this year’s FringeContinue reading “Punchline Performer David Trent: 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Interview”

Edinburgh Fringe Highlights: David O’Doherty ‘Will Try to Fix Everything’

Words by Susan Ford Let’s face it, it wouldn’t be an Edinburgh Fringe without David O’Doherty and his endless qualms about the world. Equipped with his miniature keyboard and well of funny songs, O’Doherty delivers his 2013 production in the side-splittingly funny way he does every year. His show ‘David O’Doherty Will Try to Fix Everything’ isContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Highlights: David O’Doherty ‘Will Try to Fix Everything’”

Edinburgh Fringe Highlights: James Acaster ‘Lawnmower’

Words by Susan Ford Twice ‘Edinburgh Comedy Award’ runner up James Acaster has quickly become one of my favourite comedians at the Fringe this year. Acaster glides his way through a well written set, never wavering from his usual sombre style (except once when he repeats a line twice due to giddiness from performing on theContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Highlights: James Acaster ‘Lawnmower’”

Some Weird but Wonderful Edinburgh Fringe Shows

Words by Susan Ford One thing I’ve learned about myself during this year’s Fringe, is that I like comedy that is completely crazy and surreal. If you’ve read my Paul Currie or Casual Violence reviews, you might have guessed this already. I felt compelled to write an article about some of my favourite weird andContinue reading “Some Weird but Wonderful Edinburgh Fringe Shows”

Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Joe Lycett

Words by Susan Ford Joe Lycett is a very natural and insanely funny comedian, with the ability to roll out jokes with immaculate timing. His show this year is called ‘If Joe Lycett Then You Should Have Put A Ring On It’, and the pop based puns don’t end there! Lycett, aka the Walrus, ensuresContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Joe Lycett”