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”

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Impertinent Questions for Harry & Chris

What is your favourite synonym for “bum”? H: Heiny C: Them hillocks Whose swearing makes you laugh the most? When playing a young writers’ event earlier this year, Chris asked the organiser how the ‘rabid hoards’ were doing, but it came out as ‘rabid whores’. Does that count as swearing? Who should come to seeContinue reading “Impertinent Questions for Harry & Chris”

Punchline’s 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Recommendations

Here they are! Our picks for this year’s Fringe. As usual, we advise you to see these acts live as YouTube just doesn’t do them justice. Alex Edelman: Just for Us With sizzling stories ranging from Stephen Fry and Prince William to Nazis, this bright young comic sheds blazing light on current themes in BritainContinue reading “Punchline’s 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Recommendations”

Punchline Quizzes Steen Raskopoulos

Who puts your pants in the washing machine? Alfred. Which words make you giggle or give you an inner flip of amusement? Space Jam. Tell us about your favourite addictions. My favourite addiction would be Kanye West’s ‘Addiction’ on his Last Registration album. What’s your favourite comedy routine of all time? Kristen Schaal is aContinue reading “Punchline Quizzes Steen Raskopoulos”

In the Hot Seat: Abigoliah Schamaun

Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? I picture dusk, crepes, and sunrise. My first solo show starts at 7:40pm and the late night show I host, Spank!, keeps me out till about 5am every night. I spend the entire month on third shift. The Fringe is a festival done completely inContinue reading “In the Hot Seat: Abigoliah Schamaun”

Punchline’s 2017 Fringe Recommendations

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Last year we recommended Richard Gadd and Larry Dean who went onto win the Edinburgh Comedy Award and Amused Moose Award… This year is set to be a belter. As ever, these are our shows we already know we´ll love, and we will continue to recommend showsContinue reading “Punchline’s 2017 Fringe Recommendations”

Punchline Recommends: Steen Raskopoulos – You Know the Drill

Words by Suzy Romer This is it. This is the adrenaline-charged, big-laugh, blow-away show I have been waiting to see like a storm chaser after a perfect storm. Steen Raskopoulos has a magic onstage presence which overtakes the audience right from the beginning. In fact he has a couple of us literally standing to attentionContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Steen Raskopoulos – You Know the Drill”

Steen Raskopoulos: You Know the Drill – Edinburgh 2016 Interview

We loved his Steen’s show in 2014 and BBC’s “Top Coppers”. Now we’re super excited he’s back in Edinburgh! These are Steen’s answers to Punchline’s burning questions…   What is the best advice for a new performer in Edinburgh? Lower your expectations and you’ll have the best time. What is the best advice for a new festival goer?Continue reading “Steen Raskopoulos: You Know the Drill – Edinburgh 2016 Interview”

Final Fun at the Fringe

It’s the last day of the Fringe. Boooo. But it’s a lovely sunny day! Yeah! Some venues finished their programmes yesterday, plus a ton of shows have been cancelled so here is our pick of the best comedy shows for the last day. Please check with the relevant box office or Fringe Office before finalisingContinue reading “Final Fun at the Fringe”