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”

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Punchline Recommends: James Acaster ‘Recognise’

Words by Susan Ford Twice-nominated for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, James Acaster is back again this year with another magnificent show. James Acaster is so good at writing comedy, it’s easy to get wrapped up in his whimsical storylines as if it’s real life. In fact, his make-believe life is so intriguing, it wouldContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: James Acaster ‘Recognise’”

Punchline’s Top 10 Comedy Shows for the 2014 Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe is famous for its vast variety of performers taking to the stage in just one month, so how could we possibly narrow it down to 10? Well, here it is, Punchline’s Top 10 shows for the 2014 Fringe: 1. Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman Last year’s big winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award. Grab a coffee instead ofContinue reading “Punchline’s Top 10 Comedy Shows for the 2014 Fringe”

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’”

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees Announced

Words by Susan Ford We were very pleased over at Punchline to hear that our next headliner Seann Walsh has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, and wish him the best of luck come Saturday. Also nominated is previous Punchliner Nick Helm, as well as some of our favourite comedians from this year’s Fringe:Continue reading “Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees Announced”

Punchline’s Top 10 Comedy Shows

It’s difficult to narrow down our top picks for this year’s Fringe, but here is Punchline’s Starter for 10 (in no particular order): Nick Helm is the only person in the comedy world who can get away calling himself a “One Man Mega Myth”. Those who came to October’s Punchline won’t need convincing. You will beContinue reading “Punchline’s Top 10 Comedy Shows”