Assembly Festival

Fringe Benefits

Lynne Parker | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

Ah, the Edinburgh Fringe... Like 'groundhog day' I'm back for the ninth year running, in my role as executive producer of Funny Women. This is the place where careers can be made or dreams shattered.

Edinburgh Fringe: Up & Over it Are Back on our Fringe Feet

Up & Over It | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Up & Over It

Over the next five weeks we'll be keeping a weekly account of our 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival experience - bringing you ringside insight into the biggest arts festival IN THE WORLD (insert evil laugh).

Things are Getting Super Serious

Kyle Mizono | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Kyle Mizono

I recently wrote in an email to a friend, in regards to The Super Serious Show's upcoming Edinburgh Fest run, "I'm scared, excited, scared." In other words, I'm excited sandwiched between two pieces of scared. In other other words, I'm an excited sandwich.

Why Women Can Be the Worst Audiences for Female Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

Essentially women are conditioned to laugh AT men and WITH other women. Hear me out before dismissing my theory. Comedy is bound up with power and sex, and an ugly man can laugh a woman into bed if all else fails. We go for a 'GSOH' kind of guy more often than pure good looks but a combination of the two is the ideal - we care less about appearance than men do.