How the devil are you, Helen Bauer?

Who is your favourite cartoon character and why? Do you remember the Disney pixar short ‘The Birds’, well the Big Bird in that that tries to make friends with all the little birds but get bullied by them then ends up surrounded by all of them naked (bird naked aka no feathers) yeah that birdContinue reading “How the devil are you, Helen Bauer?”

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Fringe 2022

Hello! We’re busy creating lists of shows we want to see at this year’s Fringe, and of course we’ll be selecting our Top Shows for your delectation… coming soon. We’ve also got some questions lined up for our favourite acts, and will be keep you posted with new discoveries as we go. This appears toContinue reading “Fringe 2022”

Felicity Ward answers Punchline’s Burning Questions

What is the best advice for a new performer in Edinburgh? You will cry. It’s just a matter of when. What is the best advice for a new festival goer? You will cry. It’s a matter of when. What do you have to have in your fridge during August? The illusion that I will eatContinue reading “Felicity Ward answers Punchline’s Burning Questions”

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”

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”

Punchline recommends Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal

Words by Suzy Romer Phil Jerrod presents a good solid set with some insights into life when you are least expecting them. He sets up an immediate, comfortable rapport with the audience and wastes no time before getting on to the good stuff. Starting with his beard and his country upbringing, he takes us onContinue reading “Punchline recommends Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal”

A 2015 EdFringe Interview with John Hastings

Written by Susan Ford John Hastings knows how to make the most of the Edinburgh Festival; this year he prepares to do another hour long show, a podcast, and a presenter’s job at Late ‘n’ Live. John Hastings is absolutely fantastic, as you’ll know from his performance at Punchline’s second Comedy Gala in Edinburgh, andContinue reading “A 2015 EdFringe Interview with John Hastings”

Punchline recommends Harvey, Garvey and The Kane

Words by Suzy Romer Harvey, Garvey and Kane are a smart sketch group who allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It’s always nice to see three chaps take to the stage in suits but these men can become anyone and anything with no costume changes and virtually no props. We areContinue reading “Punchline recommends Harvey, Garvey and The Kane”

Punchline recommends Ian D Montfort’s Midday Séance

Words by Suzy Romer Here’s some unusual advice for a comedy show: when you go to see Ian D Montfort, try to sit near the front. This comic creation is a walking, talking spectacle in himself, to the extent that it’s difficult to believe he’s not real. Every smirk, grimace, raised eyebrow and self-conscious flickContinue reading “Punchline recommends Ian D Montfort’s Midday Séance”