Edinburgh Fringe Comedy

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 ...

Edinburgh Fringe Face-Off: Stewart Lee Vs Nica Burns

The Guardian | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Halfway through week one of the fringe, and the big story is – well, pretty much the same as last week's big story. Stewart Lee's broadside against ...

'It's A Mix Of Silly Characters - A Pirate, Time Traveller And My Welsh Cousin'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Fliss Russell brings her debut character comedy show to the Edinburgh Fringe this month. And to get us in the mood, she's answered our 10 Quick Questi...

'We'd Have Haggis For Main Course And Mars Bar For Pudding'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Comedy

WitTank - aka the stars of BBC Three's Live At The Electric - are back with a brand new sketch show at the Edinburgh Fringe. They're also the latest c...

'I'd Take A Swift Kick In The Balls Over Deep-Fried Haggis Or Mars Bar'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Acclaimed stand-up Chris Ramsey was nominated for the Foster's Comedy Award at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. This year, he's back with a brand new sho...

'Gallic Silliness, Cross-Dressing And Joyous Four-Part Harmony Hilarity!'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Comedy

It's The Three Musketeers - as you've never seen them before! YouTube singing sensations Barbershopera sing us through their hilarious reinvention of ...

Edinburgh Tips From 'The Comedy Zone' Stars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Comedy

If you want to see the stand-up stars of the future, head to The Comedy Zone at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. As always, it features four up-and-comin...

'Life Should Be More Like The Olympics Opening Ceremony'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Catriona Knox creates and performs a selection of "funny, sad, ridiculous and slightly sinister" characters for her hotly anticipated show at this yea...

'Stroll, Observe, Smoke, Write... A Flaneur's Work Is Never Complete'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Marcel Lucont has that certain je ne sais quoi that makes him one of the greatest raconteurs appearing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. Keen to get to...