Chris Turner: An EdFringe 2015 Interview

Words by Susan Ford Chris Turner recently gained recognition as runner up at the English Comedian of the Year Awards last month, and also during last year’s Fringe when he won Amused Moose Laughter Award’s Best Show (People’s Champion), and The Arts Desk’s Best Comedy of 2014. Chris Turner is not only a very wittyContinue reading “Chris Turner: An EdFringe 2015 Interview”

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”

Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly

Words by Susan Ford I think one of the reasons I like Carl Donnelly so much today is because of the volume of gags that take place in a zoo, and I really love a zoo! At first impression, you could say that Carl Donnelly is an observational comedian, but be quick to dismiss thatContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Recommendation: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly”

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Ian Smith ‘Anything’

Words by Susan Ford Ian Smith’s show this year is entitled ‘Anything’ and is staged in a venue called ‘That’, his performance however, is not half as vague as it may sound! Ian barely mentions that series Poppatron that he was in, but he instead talks about all the other aspects in his life thatContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Review: Ian Smith ‘Anything’”

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Paul Currie ‘The Sticky Bivouac’

Words By Susan Ford Paul Currie must be mental, utter crazy, to come up with a show like ‘The Sticky Bivouac’.  I say this in a light-hearted way, and in no means derogatory: I say it because I have never encountered anything as surreal, not even on TV nevermind on stage.  Paul Currie trained asContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe Review: Paul Currie ‘The Sticky Bivouac’”

Edinburgh Festival 2013 Preview: an interview with The Pin

By Hannah Clapham-Clark The Pin are a sketch double act tipped for great things in the future. Smart and funny in equal measure, their shows are sophisticated, witty and impressively complex. Make sure to catch their next Edinburgh Fringe show this August. Here they are being funny – How did the two of you first meetContinue reading “Edinburgh Festival 2013 Preview: an interview with The Pin”