Punchline’s Top Edinburgh Fringe Shows 2022

It’s been three whole years since a full Edinburgh Fringe and we’re getting the zoomies just thinking about it! We’ve got a right old mix of classics and new favourites.

Punchline’s Top Fringe Shows 2021

It´s that exhilarating time of year again and wow have we got a great line-up of live comedy shows for you! There are of course a few changes to watch out for, as you might expect. Most shows are only running for a few nights rather than the whole month, although there are some pluckyContinue reading “Punchline’s Top Fringe Shows 2021”

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Benefit Gigs: an easy way to organise a big night out at the Fringe

Words by Suzy Romer The beginning of the Fringe brings a sweep of emotions for anyone planning to venture into this magical annual pop-up world. Whether you are a beginner or a regular Fringe goer with years of experience, the initial encounter with the myriad shows on offer via the Fringe Guide, media and streetContinue reading “Benefit Gigs: an easy way to organise a big night out at the Fringe”

Punchline Recommends: Nish Kumar- Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud

Words by Suzy Romer Nish Kumar’s show is a joyous reunion with his Edinburgh audience; we have missed each other! It’s almost a rush of relief to hear someone talk sensibly about Brexit with unfettered intelligence. His enquiring mind and thorough research (think of Bridget Christie or Paul Sinha on History Revision, R4) combine toContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Nish Kumar- Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud”

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: Nish Kumar ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever’

Words by Susan Ford Nish Kumar is a truly brilliant comedian, and he is showing Fringe audiences just how good he is with his new show ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever’. As a self-confessed left-wing comedian, Nish covers some very big issues, and he covers them well, bringing humour toContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Nish Kumar ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever’”

Punchline Recommends: Nish Kumar ‘Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity’

Words by Susan Ford Nish Kumar is back at the Fringe to perform his ninth show as the self-confessed “veteran underdog” of the Festival. ‘Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity’ is on in Pleasance Courtyard at 19.15, and is definitely worth a visit. In his show, Nish discusses what it is to have an opinion,Continue reading “Punchline Recommends: Nish Kumar ‘Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity’”

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”