Punchline Recommends: Lucy Beaumont ‘We Can Twerk it Out’

Words by Suzy Romer Lucy Beaumont opens her show by kindly introducing us to her Hull accent, but you know what? She had us at “hullo”. Right from the start, we find ourselves in a conversational relationship where we are literally expected to say yes and no, and we thoroughly enjoy doing so. This isContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Lucy Beaumont ‘We Can Twerk it Out’”

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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”

An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Jason Cook

Words by Susan Ford Jason Cook is a fantastic comedian, and his show ‘Broken’ was one of the first ones we recommended (read the recommendation here). With the festival now in full swing, I was delighted for the opportunity to catch up with Jason Cook to discuss his shows so far. Hello Jason Cook howContinue reading “An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Jason Cook”

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 Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

 Words by Suzy Romer Every night is party night with the Birthday Girls. There is an illicit joy about attending their show, which takes place in a temporary venue with a bar and a fruit machine, but no toilets or backstage. The performers chat to the arriving audience as they set up. In a roomContinue reading “Punchline recommends Birthday Girls: Party Vibes”

Tom Toal: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview

Words by Susan Ford Tom Toal has performed previously at Fringe alongside Ian Smith, and most recently last year, as part of the famous Comedy Reserve. This year welcomes a full hour of stand up from Tom with his show ‘Tom Toal in Prequel’. After catching snippets of his preview, we are really looking forwardContinue reading “Tom Toal: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview”

Hennessy & Friends: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview

Words By Susan Ford After a short one year break, Hennessy and Friends are back for this year’s Fringe, and we’re delighted! Taking a gamble on a free show has never been easier – go and see Hennessy and Friends and you won’t be disappointed.  I caught up with Miranda, Dave and Steve to discussContinue reading “Hennessy & Friends: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview”

Felicity Ward: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview

 One of Punchline’s Top 10 Recommendations for this fringe, Felicity Ward is the funniest comedian we haven’t booked. But the exciting news is that she has moved to the UK from Australia so perhaps we’ll persuade her… we caught up with her ahead of her 2014 fringe show: The Iceberg.   Hello Felicity Ward, how excitedContinue reading “Felicity Ward: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview”

Tiernan Douieb: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview

Words by Susan Ford Friend of Punchline and very funny man Tiernan Douieb is set this year to perform his first Fringe show since 2011: needless to say we are very excited for it! ‘Read Something’ will be a free event and will run from 13th – 23rd August.  As Tiernan previews his show, I caughtContinue reading “Tiernan Douieb: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview”

An Interview with Zoe Lyons: Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Preview

Words by Susan Ford You might have seen Zoe Lyons on Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but you’ve seen nothing until you see her live.  Zoe Lyons is not just a sharp and brilliant comedian, but also a lovely person.  I was hugely excited to be given the opportunity to speak to her onContinue reading “An Interview with Zoe Lyons: Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Preview”