Edinburgh Fringe Comedy

Edinburgh Fringe: Newcomer Aisling Bea Wins Coveted Award

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Comedy

The Foster's So You Think You're Funny? Award is the UK's most coveted award for new stand-up comedians, with previous winners including Dylan Moran, ...

PHOTOS: Awards Fever Hits The Edinburgh Fringe

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Comedy

The Foster's Comedy Awards shortlists were were revealed on Wednesday, and when the nominees gathered together on Thursday, there was a lot of love - ...

Foster's Comedy Awards: And The Nominees Are...

Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Comedy

She's won the Best Newcomer award, and been nominated for the Best Comedy Show award for the past two years running. So could this be the year that Jo...

Stargazing: Edinburgh Fringe Heads Into Final Straight (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Comedy

We're in Edinburgh for the final week of the Fringe, and we've never seen so many stars. And we don't just mean Tim Key in the Pleasance Courtyard bar...

WATCH: Comedian Vs Drunk Hecklers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Comedy

If you're wishing you were at the Edinburgh Festival right now, you might want to watch the video above - and think again. Because as it shows, Edi...

'Someone Once Did A S**t Inside Our Venue'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Award-winning duo Max & Ivan are back at the Edinburgh Fringe with an epic narrative sketch comedy about a heist. Want to know more? You're in luck! T...

Paul Vale

Where's The Audience?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Comedy

For comedians, this year's Edinburgh Fringe is no laughing matter. For veteran turns, the month-long event is often used as key stop-off point on ...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Marcel Lucont Wins Comedy Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Congratulations - or indeed: félicitations - to stand-up comic Marcel Lucont (aka Alexis Dubus), who has won this year's Amused Moose Laughter Award....

WATCH: How Would You Describe Your Show In Three Words?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Some of our favourite comics are up at the Edinburgh Fringe right now - and some of them have got together to make a lovely little video for us. Cl...

'I'll Be Ignoring Every Rule About Good Self-Care I Learnt As A Therapist'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Former therapist (and current Huffington Post blogger) Taylor Glenn often feels like the craziest person in the room. But don't let that worry you! Se...

Did You Hear The One About The Comedians Who Can't Fill A Venue?

The Independent | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Richard Herring ended one of his Edinburgh Fringe performances this week with a hollow laugh. His show, Talking Cock 2: The Second Coming, had been we...

WATCH: Winner Of The Chortle Student Comedy Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Comedy

One of the most prestigious awards for new stand-ups - the Chortle Student Comedy Award - has just found its winner. Kwame Asante, a 21-year-old UC...

Pre-Apocalypse, Post-Coalition Britain - With Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Comedy

There are plenty of political comedians out there. And there are plenty of cabaret ones, too. But the fiendishly talented duo Bourgeois & Maurice comb...

Edinburgh Festival: Has The Fringe Got Too Big?

Channel 4 | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Comedy

By the time it ends its 24-day run on 27 August, the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival will have showcased nearly 3,000 events - an average of more than ...

'My Show Is A Light-Hearted Look At Stalking'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Geordie giant Luke Benson was named one of the 'Top 10 Comics to Look Out For' in 2011 by London Is Funny. In 2012, he's bound to be even funnier - so...

Paul Vale

INTERVIEW: A Model Comedian?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Naomi doesn’t look like a girl who should be named after an item of stationary. Were she to pass you in the street, you’d think the comedian, ...

"See As Many Shows As You Can At The Stand"

Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Life almost did begin at 40 for Markus Birdman - because at precisely that age, he had a stroke. That's not very funny, admittedly - but fortunately h...

Who's Getting Five Star Reviews In Edinburgh?

Such Small Portions | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Some interesting reading this morning when it comes to dishing out the accolades with Paul Foot getting deserved and many more Paul Foot Mr Foot h...

Paul Vale

Dolly Mixture's Darkly Comic Assortment Of Characters Hits Edinburgh

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Comedy

"Being passed around – that’s what I remember from Edinburgh,” says Anna Morris, smiling. Sat in a Camden pub, five minutes after ending t...

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.

Josie Long - Romance and Adventure - Pleasance Courtyard - 4 stars

Pete Strauss | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

I'd heard that Josie Long was becoming ever more politicised with every Edinburgh show and this show seems to be zenith of such aspirations. Much of ...

A Fish In A Tank

Matt Roper | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Matt Roper

Hello, Beautiful Creatures. Here I am. Now a blogger for the Huffington Post. Could a greater honour be bestowed on such a humble clown as I? I think not. And if you're still reading this by the end of the fourth paragraph then we're destined to become entwined - like two lovers - over the next three weeks as I write from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Boys Holding Hands Still Make Me Giggle

Gavin Roach | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gavin Roach

So I am currently wrapped up in the madness that is Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is my first time taking part in the festival and I am finding it gloriously over whelming. The colour and flare are just joyous; the city feels so alive with spectacle and people are by far the loveliest folk I have met.

'I Once Punched A Fellow Performer Square In The Face'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Comedian Garrett Millerick is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with a new show entitled Sensible Answers To Stupid Questions. Talking of which, he's just ...

Free Fringe Shows Come Of Age

The Scotsman | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Free comedy shows are now as important to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as ticketed events, the organiser of the main comedy awards has said. Nica ...