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Punchline’s Top 10 Shows at the 2015 Fringe

4 Aug

Bridget Christie: A Book For Her

Bridget presents a wake-up show in every sense of the term. Grab your coffee and start your day with one of the brightest talents on the Fringe.

11am at the Stand. Info and tickets here

Nish Kumar: Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m so Clever

Nish IS very clever but don’t let that put you off. His material is bang up to date and he politely challenges your assumptions with unforgettable charm.

7.15pm at Pleasance Courtyard. Info and tickets here

Katherine Ryan: Kathbum

Punchline reckons this is your last chance to see Katherine before she hits the big time. This gal is going places so catch her while you can.

4.25pm at the Stand 3 & 4 (across the road and down from the main venue). Info and tickets here

Aisling Bea: Plan Bea

Have you seen her before? Probably. She’s on the TV more than you think. If you’re after a an hour of solid laughs and feel-good comedy, make Plan Bea your Plan A.

9.30pm at Gilded Balloon. Info and tickets here

Beasts: Live DVD

 young men who will make you shriek with laughter.  One of the best  legal highs this Fringe.

4.45pm at Pleasance Courtyard. Info and tickets here

The Pin: 10 Minutes with The Pin

This duo have earned their stripes over the last few years at the Fringe and this year it’s going to be a tiger of a show.

7.30pm at the Pleasance Courtyard. Info and tickets here

The Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Another chance to see the show that makes any night feel like a Saturday night. Very funny. Very rude. High energy. Everything you want from a party. Lovely.

12.10am at the Pleasance Courtyard. Info here

Spencer Jones Presents: The Herbert in Proper Job

This man had the Machynlleth Comedy Festival audience in uproar and made the compere laugh so much he missed his cue. Now Spencer brings the show to Edinburgh to make you laugh like you did when you were a child. It’s so funny you might be sick.

9pm at Heroes @ The Hive. Info here

Lou Sanders: Excuse Me, You’re Sitting on my Penis, Again

This is literally a gift of a show. She’s one of the highlights of the free fringe so you will want to give her lots of money at the end. For an hour of silliness, borderline hysteria and stealth thought provocation, see Lou.

7.30pm at Laughing Horse @ City Cafe. Info here

Angela Barnes: Come As You Are

Comedy Nirvana (sorry, it had to be done) from someone who makes sharp, unpretentious comedy seem like the most natural thing in the world. Think of a cold beer just when you need it; that’s this show.

8.15 at Pleasance Courtyard. Tickets and info here

Chris Turner: An EdFringe 2015 Interview

17 Jul

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 witty and unique joke-writer, but is also a rapper, musician, actor and extremely clever young man who is preparing to take on 3 big performances at this year’s Fringe. I caught up with Chris recently to see how he plans to cope with being one of the busiest men at the festival.
image Hello Chris, how are you?
Hi! I’m rather relaxed, thank you – it’s a sunny day, I’ve not got a gig to drive off to, someone just bought 8 tickets to my Fringe show on Black Wednesday, and I’ve found some tapestries that I want on my office wall.

Are you excited about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year?
I’m always excited about Edinburgh. I’m incredibly proud of my shows, and lucky to be performing and living with my best friends for the fifth year in a row.

What have you been doing since last year’s Festival?
Overall, writing a new hour of stand up, which has been simultaneously terrifying and electrifying. Chronologically: relaxing, Christmas shopping, Christmas gigs, busking in New Zealand, applying aftersun, telling jokes in Australia, slogging it out on the circuit, previewing the new show.

imageTell us about all the shows you are involved with/performing at the Festival?
‘Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised’ is an hour of family friendly long-form improv with my best mates (though we go under the name Racing Minds). Each year we’ve stepped up to larger and larger venues, and this time we’re in the Pleasance Queen Dome, which as far as improv goes, is one of the best rooms on the Fringe.

‘AAA Batteries (Not Included)’ is a three hander stand up show that’s suitable for kids, though aimed at adults. I started it in 2011 with Liam Williams and Adam Hess, and since then David Elms, Jon Bennett and Daniel Roberts have variously made up two thirds of the trio. It’s free, and is becoming a bit of an institution with families – we’ve had to turn people away for every show for the last three years. This year I can’t say who the other two are, because they’re too funny, so you’ll have to come and see.

‘Chris Turner: XXV’ is my second stand up show, and I’m so happy with how it’s turned out. I performed it at the Perth Fringe in February, where it was nominated for Best Comedy, and since then it’s got so much funnier. It’s about being told I had 10 years left to live, which is an utter goldmine of jokes. I rap my little socks off in it.

What preparations are in place for you to be the busiest man at the Fringe this year?
The usual tricks of lemon & ginger tea, VocalZones, and blood sacrifices/mousetraps in the kitchen. My stand up and improv are unamplified, so it’ll be interesting to see how long I can go before resorting to microphones and claiming if I’m less funny without both hands free. Last year I didn’t drink for the month which allowed me to keep my voice but did diminish the opportunities for reckless fun. This year I’ll trade that for a slightly hoarse final week.

Do you prefer performing solo shows or as part of a team?
They won’t read this, so I can answer honestly – team shows, because it’s different every day, and if I’m not funny, they will be and the show’s still good. If I’m not funny in my solo show then it’s all on me, and I take that pretty hard.

imageHow many years have you performed in Edinburgh, and what does the Festival mean to you?
It’s my ninth Fringe, and after my first one, 16 year old me said ‘I don’t see why I’d ever not be here in August’. It was a combination of messed-up shows I attended, underage drinking, and the fact that I could eat haggis suppers every night without parental supervision. I’m doing my best to prove my youthful self right, and I still believe that the Fringe is one of the most important things in my development as a comedian.

What’s the best audience reaction that you have experienced whilst performing at the Edinburgh Fringe? How important is audience interaction to your show?
There’s a lot of audience input for my freestyles – please come prepared with the most challenging words and topic you can think of – my favourite suggestions from last year were 9th Century Crop Rotation and Afghani Irrigation Ditches. I like the crowd at Spank! – you drop a good freestyle there and they’ll let you know how they feel about it. I step off stage feeling more Rockstar than Comedian.

What other acts do you recommend we catch at this year’s Fringe?
This is going to be incredibly incestuous, but they’re all very funny:
Asp – Daniel Roberts
Foolball – Tom Skelton
Möglich – Douglas Walker
Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes – Ghostwriters
And this one will probably be the best show up there, from the funniest person:
Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby

AAA Batteries (Not Included) is on at Just the Tonic at The Caves (Venue 88), 15:25 Aug 6-17, 19-29
Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised is on at Pleasance Dome (Venue 23) 12:00
Chris Turner: XXV is on at Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33) at 21.45

A 2015 EdFringe Interview with Kai Humphries

3 Jul

Written by Susan Ford

Kai Humphries is so happy, he’s written a show about it for this year’s festival. And it’s not just a gimmick, Kai is genuinely one of the happiest and most likeable people you will ever meet. Not only is Kai a very funny comedian, but also spreads his joy over his jokes and through the audience. As Kai prepares for the Edinburgh Fringe, I caught up with him to discuss his new show ‘How to Be Happy’.

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Hello Kai, how are you?
Right now, I’m in my Pyjamas on a Thursday afternoon, I have to say, things can’t possibly be better.

Are you excited about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year?
Extremely, not in an extremely excited bouncing off the walls like a crazy person, night before Christmas way, but in a chilled out “this is going to be freakin’ awesome” kinda way.

What have you been doing since last year’s Festival?
I’ve toured Europe, been to Dubai twice and been on 3 jaunts snowboarding, slinging jokes everywhere. But really, I go for my meal ticket.

Tell us about Punch Drunk Comedy…
You mean the best comedy gig in the world? It’s my baby, my venture with my brother to reignite the community spirit in my otherwise deprived home town of Blyth, once a month we turn out in force (300 strong on a Monday night) as we bring 3 of the world’s best comedians to an old social club concert hall. It’s more of a carnival than a gig.

How many years have you performed in Edinburgh, and what does the Festival mean to you?
6 years, the first year was to compete in some national competition finals, I hadn’t heard of the Fringe until I was up here in 2009 for the “So You Think You’re Funny?” competition and was instantly immersed in it with no warning. I came up for one night and ended up staying for the rest of the month. I haven’t missed a day of the Fringe since.

Tell us about your new show for 2015?
I’m going to use the hour to get to the route of my happiness; it’s a part of my personality that seems come up in every review of my comedy, it’s the one topic I really feel like I’m qualified to talk about. I’ll delve into the way I handle life, my outlooks and my relationships, analysing what it is that keeps me smiling and laughing my way through life and all of the things it throws at you.

What mood should the audience come to your show with?
Which ever mood they’re in when they arrive, whether that be drained from a hard week’s work, frustrated by city centre traffic, or simply getting out of the rain with no expectations and taking a punt on someone they’ve never heard of, it’s my aim to give everyone’s mindset a massage for an hour so they all leave with a big fat spring in their step.

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What is the best thing about the Edinburgh Fringe for you?
I live in Edinburgh and all of my friends in this industry, who live scattered all over the world, some as far as Australia, come over to visit. It’s like having a big house party that lasts a month and inviting all of my favourite people but instead of my house it’s the whole entire city.

What do your preparations for the Festival involve?
Annoying my flatmates and my girlfriend with “do you think this is funny?” every time something crosses my mind that could go in the show. My house gets really tidy and I become super organised because when I have a show to write for some reason every other area of procrastination has to be put out of the way first.

Will you be involved in any other shows this year other than your solo show?
Yes, I have the very prestigious honour of co-producing Set List, the Fringe’s number one concept show where acts get up and can’t rely on any of their crafted material, they have to riff with the Set List topics that appear on the screen behind them. It really is like self-harm for comedians, it’s exhilarating and terrifying but this risk taking ‘comedy without a net’ makes priceless viewing for the audience and an addictive adrenaline shot direct to the heart for the performers.

What other acts do you recommend we catch at this year’s Fringe?
Milo McCabe, Ronny Chieng, Carl Donnelly, Tom Stade, Daniel Sloss, Mark Nelson… if you go see all of those guys you’re going to have one hell of a good time this Fringe.

Follow Kai on Twitter/instagram: @kaihumphries or online www.kaihumphries.com.

Kai Humphries: How To Be Happy | 8pm | Gilded Balloon: Sportsman | 5th-30th August

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net | 11pm (Midnight Fri-Sat) | The Stand | 7th-30th (not Mondays)

A 2015 EdFringe Interview with John Hastings

2 Jul

Written by Susan Ford

John Hastings knows how to make the most of the Edinburgh Festival; this year he prepares to do another hour long show, a podcast, and a presenter’s job at Late ‘n’ Live. John Hastings is absolutely fantastic, as you’ll know from his performance at Punchline’s second Comedy Gala in Edinburgh, and we strongly recommend catching him at this year’s Festival. As John mulls over a forgotten train ticket, I caught up with him to discuss this year’s Fringe.

john hastings

Hello John, how are you?
I am good. Forgot to book a train for something and now I have some excellent self loathing stuff going on.

Are you excited about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year?
Very much so. I have a show which is 10 minutes longer than my time slot, so if anything, the people in attendance will get more than their money’s worth.

What have you been doing since last year’s Festival?
Mostly travelling for comedy. I have slept in my own house somewhere in the neighbourhood of 40 times this year, and it has been awesome! I have also forgotten to book many train tickets and honestly I cannot seem to let it go.

How many years have you performed in Edinburgh, and what does the Festival mean to you?
The festival was my first introduction to performance in the United Kingdom. I love it up there – the energy of the city is amazing, as well as the opportunity too, that many people using monuments as toilets is staggering.

Tell us about your new show for 2015 Marked from the Start?
It was supposed to be about a race I lost but, has morphed into a jaunty family tale about your favourite Canadian boy’s journey through the last year. I became a godfather. I will not bring up the train ticket that keeps popping up in this interview.

Tell us about ‘Anything Can Be a Podcast Podcast’.
It’s me in a tiny attic space jawing off the top of my numb skull for an hour. The room is small and hot and the comedy will be big and juicy.

What can the audience enjoy most about your show, and what’s the best reaction you’ve received from an Edinburgh audience?
Any reaction is good from that wall of hate audience up there. Basically it’s this, they have seen 11 shows that day and now they are seeing yours. They are tired, they have to pee and Bill did not buy the right amount of pints for everyone, and you are funny, but they are just happy to be inside.

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What is the best thing about the Edinburgh Fringe for you?
No train tickets!
Actually I would say it’s the feeling you get after a HORRIBLE show, you think about giving up and then you do a late show or 11 and you build yourself back up. It’s like show biz boot camp.

Will you be involved in any other shows this year?
Yeah, I am doing those two listed above as well as hosting Late ‘n’ Live twice a week!

What other acts do you recommend we catch at this year’s Fringe? Go see Dylan Gott, Chris Betts, Lazy Susan, Phil Wang and David Quirk (who is not coming to the festival but is still awesome).

Catch John Hastings Marked From the Start at Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)​ 21:40 Aug 5-30.

Anything Can Be A Podcast Podcast is in Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (Venue 170) ​ 17:30 Aug 6-30.

Punchline’s Comedy Recommendations for April

16 Apr

How is it the middle of April already? Before we hurtle towards the summer, here are a few of comedic treats to tempt you this month:

Photograph of Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

If you missed Mark Thomas’ Cuckooed during the Edinburgh Fringe, you can catch him at Traverse until 18 April. More info here

Here’s what the Guardian had to say:

“I am a very good liar, but everything I’m telling you today is true,” says Mark Thomas. It’s a smart start to a clever, funny and angry show. One that is imbued with genuine sadness too. How could you not trust the man after an admission like that? But then liars are often very plausible; they behave in a way that gets us on side, makes us like and trust them. So it’s all the more devastating when we discover that our trust has been misplaced and abused. Full article here

Monday 20 & Wednesday 22 April – Punchline favourite Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen & The Stand, Edinburgh. Go and see the comic who has the balls to talk about subjects most won’t go near. You may or may not agree with him but he’ll make you think and laugh a lot. More info here

Friday 24 April Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh. Romesh is going to be a household name very soon. Catch him along with the talented Suzi Ruffell at the Roxy before he gets super famous… More info here

Photograph of Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence

 

Photograph of Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell

Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell

 

Punchline’s Comedy Recommendations March 2015

3 Mar
Photograph of Funz and Gamez

Funz and Gamez

There are some really exciting acts this month! Here are our favourites:

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Susan Calman

Susan Calman is on tour, kicking off at the Traverse in Edinburgh tomorrow, followed by various dates in Scotland throughout March. More info here

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Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee is touring Scotland from 15 March, in Edinburgh, Dundee (sold out), Inverness, Perth and Glasgow. More info here

Iain Stirling is coming to the Stand in Edinburgh on 24 March and Glasgow in 25 March. More info here

Josie Long is also on tour, heading to Scotland on 13 March for tour dates in Mull, Skye, Edinburgh and Glasgow. More info here

And of course The Glasgow International Comedy Festival is 12 – 29 March in various venues across Glasgow. We recommend the family friendly Funz and Gamez (Foster’s Panel Prize 2014) on 21 March, Anna Devitt on 21 March, Robin Grainger on 19 March, and the wonderful Bridget Christie on 24 March. More info here

Photograph of Iain Stirling

Iain Stirling

Josie Long

Josie Long

Photograph of Anna Devitt

Anna Devitt

Photograph of Robin Grainger

Robin Grainger

Photograph of Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie

Scottish Institute for Enterprise Feature on Rosalind Romer from Punchline

17 Nov
Photo of Rosalind Romer, Punchline

Rosalind Romer, Punchline

Rosalind Romer is a graduate from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Counselling Studies. She is now Comedy Producer and Owner of Punchline – a new generation of shows which brings the best comedians together to create amazing nights of entertainment.

Rosalind hadn’t considered entrepreneurship when she started her university degree but had always loved comedy. After taking part in a ‘starting out’ workshop her idea for Punchline began to grow steadily. Since then, Rosalind has produced many Punchline shows in Edinburgh and Perth and won New Ventures in 2013.

“Just go for it. You can plan and plan but until you take that first step, you don’t know if it’s going to work. When you’re at university you’ve got so much support, go and ask for help. People are amazing, there’s so many resources so just go for it!”

Read the full case study here and watch a video from Rosalind below talking about how she got started and how YOU can do it too!

http://www.sie.ac.uk/about-sie/i%27m-an-entrepreneur/rosalind.aspx

Recommendations not reviews. And no stars. Here’s why:

31 Jul
Nick Helm

Nick Helm

Words by Rosalind Romer

“It’s not for everyone”. Nick Helm is one of Punchline’s favourite comedians EVER and if you trust him and go with it you’ll have an amazing night of comedy. But the promise of an anonymous “five star show”, with whatever connotations that may bring, can be damaging because an audience may have unrealistic expectations of a show.

The star system flattens every type of comedy show into a scale of 1 to 5, and the shows we recommend are so different.

Will Adamsdale as Jackson

Will Adamsdale as Jackson

At the Edinburgh Fringe, the critics and judges want something new. A full hour of decent, different comedy is the minimum standard for them. Anything less will be discarded or given a damning review. I was a Perrier Judge in 2004, and by the end of my 44th show, became unforgiving of lazy or self-indulgent comedy. The 45th show and eventual 2004 Perrier Winner, Will Adamsdale’s magnificent creation “Jackson’s Way”, made it all worthwhile. But seeing so many (complimentary) shows can make you complacent and hungry for something different.

Adam Riches

Adam Riches

Adam Riches has created his own style of comedy, heavy on audience participation, and has lovingly built on it year on year until he mastered it and eventually won the big prize. But inevitably the follow-up show would have been damned because it “hadn’t moved on since last year”. An act like this appears once in a decade. It is impossible to be original every year. Is it even desirable, or just a means of getting a look in with the Industry?

A member of the public wants to be entertained. They may not have seen an act who has been around for several years before, and couldn’t care less who is the next big thing, as long as they’re funny.

Stars are a handy way of filtering the shows, because you can look down a list of 5 star shows across publications to narrow down the exhaustive list of thousands of comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Awards and reviews are essential navigation tools. Although taking a chance is a wonderful thing, time is limited and you want to make sure you catch the good stuff and avoid the crap.

Five stars is a great way to promote a show, but now posters are plastered with a galaxy of stars. Stars given by so many publications and websites have now diluted their significance. Glenn Wool said in an interview that he was affronted when a certain publication only gave him four stars.

Which is why this Fringe Punchline is doing recommendations, not reviews. Bad reviews break hearts of performers who have spent half the year crafting their hour. If we don’t see any merit in a show, we just won’t mention it again. It’s impossible to see every show on the Fringe so let’s spend our energy on finding the good ones and spreading the word.

Let’s be clear, there is a lot of lazy, self-indulgent or just downright terrible comedy on the fringe. There are two axes. One of quality, and one of taste. Every single show Punchline recommends is high quality, and might be your favourite show on the Fringe. The same show will offend or baffle someone else. But the recommendation is made up of more than a number of stars.

Let Punchline guide you through the Fringe, giving you a flavour of the best shows on offer and let you decide yourself if it’s your thing.

An Interview with Zoe Lyons: Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Preview

8 Jul

Words by Susan Ford_MG_3256

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 on the build up to her 6th Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Mustard Cutter’…

Hello Zoe Lyons, how are you?
I am splendid. I am in my pre Edinburgh training build up. Doing previews and getting my head around the fact that the year has in fact whizzed around and it is almost festival time again.

Where will people recognise your name from?
Family members may recognise me from various gatherings over the years. Non family members might have seen me larking about on stage or wearing heavy make up on television.

How excited about performing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe are you?
Very much looking forward to this year’s festival. It might be the last time I do the fringe for a while so I am really going to throw myself into it and enjoy all it has to offer.

We’ve loved your Fringe shows in the past, how many times have you performed in Edinburgh now?
That’s very sweet off you to say! This will be my sixth solo show at the Fringe. I think I am just about getting the hang of it now. This is the most relaxed I have felt pre festival. Let’s see how long that lasts!

Without giving too much away, what is your show about this year? Was there much mustard involved in the making of it?
My show has the very loose theme of being better. The only mustard that was harmed in the making of this show was spread liberally on the many midnight sandwiches that were eaten after gigs. Both mellow yellow and English mustard were used.

Have you been doing many Fringe previews, and how have they been going?
Previews have been going well. There is always one preview thrown into the mix that makes you question your very existence but so far so good.

What do you think is the best thing about the Fringe, and what are your previous highlights?
The festival can be a long month full of ups and downs. My first solo show was a real hard slog. I was getting very low numbers and I thought the month would never end. When the last week of the festival did finally arrive I was nominated for best newcomer and it made the whole thing worthwhile. I have seen some amazing shows at the Fringe over the years and met some brilliant people.

Who else do you recommend from the Fringe programme this year?
Anyone who hasn’t seen Sara Pascoe live really should go and see her show. She did my gig in Brighton recently and she really is brilliant.

Apart from your solo show, will you be involved in any other performances?
I will also be doing a play this year called “Outings”. It is rehearsed readings of people’s real coming out stories inspired by Tom Daley’s YouTube outing. Of course I will also be doing spots at various late night gigs as usual.

Zoe Lyons new stand up show ‘Mustard Cutter’ will be at 7pm at the Gilded Balloon from 30th July ­ 24th August. Book your tickets here

Punchline Alchemy

1 Jun

Comedians? Yes. Audience? Yes. So far so good. But what is it about Punchline that adds that extra something? We investigate with the help of Niall McCamley, drummer for The Spook School, comedian and Production Assistant at Punchline, and Matthew from Pappy’s, who headlined Punchline and who are about to be on our screens with their second series of Badults.

The Spook School are doing the music for Badults – how did that come about?

Niall: I met Pappy’s when they did Punchline in Edinburgh. I helped them find a stylophone for a sketch before the show and we got talking. We had a few pints post-show and Tom ended up asking for my number (I admit I did look ravishing that night). They came to see us play a show in London a few weeks later, then one day I got a text asking if we would record some potential theme tunes for Badults. One thing led to another and we ended up in a studio in Glasgow with Pappy’s and the Comedy Unit. We made some noise for them, they bought us lots of carrots and hummus, and then we took them to a local discotheque for jollies and dancing. It was beautiful.

Matthew: We met the Spook School backstage at Punchline in Edinburgh, they were fans of our comedy. Niall (from Spook School) got chatting to Tom (from Badults) and mentioned that he was in a band and invited him to a gig. Fate played the straight man and, when it came to do a second series of the show, we asked if they’d like to rerecord the theme tune.

Phil Pope, who is the composer of our theme-song as well as hundreds of other TV themes (and Spitting Image’s Chicken Song), came along to help produce it. Tom tried to play bongos but was rubbish. Then in the evening we went to see Spook School do a gig. It was a brilliant day. And the new theme song sounds great.

Is there something about Punchline that makes interesting things happen (on and off stage)?

Punchline EdinburghMatthew: Well it certainly seems so for us. As well as meeting Spook School; our friend Louis Decarlo came along to take photos and the evening ended with him taking a shirtless picture of us with David Trent, John Hastings and Charlie Baker (who kept his kit on, sadly).

Nick Helm, PunchlineNiall: At Punchline there is definitely a camaraderie between everyone backstage at the thought of these few people making the show happen and the masses of people waiting expectantly out front. A highlight on-stage was seeing Nick Helm clambering in and out of the crowd. He definitely smashed the fourth wall!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Badults Series 2 is on BBC3 tomorrow night at 10pm. Here’s a sneak preview:

The Spook School are currently touring The United States, but you can follow them on Twitter @spookschool for more news and gigs.

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