Punchline recommends Sam Nicoresti: Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture

Sam Nicoresti effortlessly brushes away the usual kneejerk gender arguments that derail any meaningful discussion, to talk (or think out loud) about it in a far more thoughtful, nuanced and funny way. 4 stars

Punchline recommends Mark Simmons: One Linererer

Words by Susan Stewart The Edinburgh Fringe is an excellent platform for comedians and performers to talk about big issues, and this year has certainly brought a lot of well-deserved hot topics to the forefront of comedy. However, sometimes you just need hundreds of jokes thrown at you really quickly, to momentarily forget how greyContinue reading “Punchline recommends Mark Simmons: One Linererer”

Punchline recommends Henry Paker: Man Alive

Words by Ross Stark A live drawing intro is a gentle ice breaker that kicks off this absolute treat of a show. Paker paints an image of living an unhappy middle class life; doing so only to keep his middle class wife happy. However, not everything is as it seems. The show cuts between Paker’sContinue reading “Punchline recommends Henry Paker: Man Alive”

Punchline recommends Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Words by Suzy Romer You have to be in a room with Lou Sanders at least once in your life because a Lou Sanders show is one of the defining experiences of the Fringe. She deals swiftly with stragglers and her sparky one liners are a joy to behold. Once everyone is paying proper attentionContinue reading “Punchline recommends Lou Sanders: Shame Pig”

Punchline Quizzes Carl Donnelly

Who puts your pants in the washing machine? I do. I’m actually a big fan of chores. I find them very relaxing and they give you good thinking time. Which words make you giggle or give you an inner flip of amusement? Limes. We had a running joke on our podcast about that word forContinue reading “Punchline Quizzes Carl Donnelly”

In the Hot Seat: Carmen Lynch

One of Amy Schumer’s absolute favourite comedians is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for the very first time! Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see?  I see Arthur’s Seat, but I’m standing at the bottom. I need to work on my visualizations. What is the last thing that made you snort withContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Carmen Lynch”

In the Hot Seat: Carl Donnelly

One of our longstanding favourites, make sure you see Carl performing “The Nutter on the Bus” on an actual bus… Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? That’s a good question. The opening question to about 90% of Q&As is “What made you become a comedian”. I love Edinburgh. Not just theContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Carl Donnelly”

In the Hot Seat: Tiernan Douieb

Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? Beautiful cobbled streets, Arthur’s Seat and the Castle looming over them with sheer presence. And me not being able to really look at any of that because I’m trying to dodge being flyered for a drunk version of a play about alcoholism while not gettingContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Tiernan Douieb”

Punchline Recommends Adam Hess: Feathers

Word by Ross Stark Adam Hess gives his all in this fast paced, frantic but wonderfully funny hour. Like a toddler high on Haribo, he runs down the aisle and leaps to the stage. The first 30 minutes are frantic, in fact the whole show is; so many stories, so little time. Without pause heContinue reading “Punchline Recommends Adam Hess: Feathers”