Punchline recommends Larry Dean: Farcissist

Words by Iain McLaren Most of us have had a bad date or two in our search for that special someone, but few can share those stories in the same hilarious and engaging manner as Larry Dean. Join him for an hour of honesty delivered by a someone with a keen eye for the funnyContinue reading “Punchline recommends Larry Dean: Farcissist”

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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”

Punchline Recommends:  “Help Us Tom Toal, You’re Our Only Hope”

Words by Susan Ford Punchline recommends joining Tom Toal as part of the Free Fringe, as he saves the whole of Edinburgh with his new show ‘Help us Tom Toal, You’re Our Only Hope’.  Tom Toal captivates his audience with a unique brand of narrative comedy, that is as delightful to listen to as itContinue reading “Punchline Recommends:  “Help Us Tom Toal, You’re Our Only Hope””

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”

A 2015 EdFringe Interview with Kai Humphries

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 hisContinue reading “A 2015 EdFringe Interview with Kai Humphries”

Punchline Recommends: Lucy Beaumont ‘We Can Twerk it Out’

Words by Suzy Romer Lucy Beaumont opens her show by kindly introducing us to her Hull accent, but you know what? She had us at “hullo”. Right from the start, we find ourselves in a conversational relationship where we are literally expected to say yes and no, and we thoroughly enjoy doing so. This isContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Lucy Beaumont ‘We Can Twerk it Out’”

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”

Tom Toal: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview

Words by Susan Ford Tom Toal has performed previously at Fringe alongside Ian Smith, and most recently last year, as part of the famous Comedy Reserve. This year welcomes a full hour of stand up from Tom with his show ‘Tom Toal in Prequel’. After catching snippets of his preview, we are really looking forwardContinue reading “Tom Toal: An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview”

Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with Katie Mulgrew

Words by Susan Ford Katie Mulgrew is currently previewing her new Edinburgh Fringe show up and down the country in the lead up to this year’s festival. The performance showcases this lovely lady as an extremely funny comedian, a clever joke writer at heart and a twister of the imagination. Last year at the FringeContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with Katie Mulgrew”

Jimmy Carr @ Edinburgh Playhouse, 5 May 2013

Jimmy Carr is a famous TV host, actor, writer and tax dodger.  Tonight however, Jimmy Carr trumps these monikers and puts his best attribute to the forefront: Comedian.  He self-describes his set as “2 hours of me and approximately 3 jokes every minute”, well; he’s done a better job already than any critic of summarisingContinue reading “Jimmy Carr @ Edinburgh Playhouse, 5 May 2013”