The End of the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

31.08.2012
I have made some interesting choices this Fringe. One is to do an obscene amount of shows. The final figure stands at 106. This is not...
WATCH: 'Sherlock' Creator Gives Fascinating Masterclass

WATCH: 'Sherlock' Creator Gives Fascinating Masterclass

31.08.2012
Sherlock creator Steven Moffat revealed the three key themes of Series Three for the hit BBC One drama last Friday in Edinburgh during...
Lexicon of Loss

Lexicon of Loss

27.08.2012
In honour of August 2012 - the Fringe of Misery, as it shall e'er be known - I've compiled a handy lexicon of Fringewords for performers....

Alfie Brown - Soul for Sale - 4 ½ stars

24.08.2012
I'd like to apologise in advance if this article crosses the boundary from critical praise into sycophancy but I genuinely can't recommend...

Matt Roper is Tapping Away Laboriously

23.08.2012
Being encouraged to climb a fibre-glass cow at quarter to four in the morning with two girls from Lancaster and an accountant named Henry...
Magical Edinburgh Fringe

Magical Edinburgh Fringe

23.08.2012
For over 10 years I've spent most of August in Edinburgh at the festival and for five of those years I've been performing shows. Now working...

Where the Devil Eats a Sandwich

22.08.2012
How quickly does one get used to a new environment? Here, in the Scottish capital, hundreds of thousands of people roam the streets slipping...
Permanent Scars

Permanent Scars

21.08.2012
I only ever go to a gym when I'm at the Fringe. To be honest I think I go for the same reasons I go to the Fringe. I know it's not going...

Benny Boot - Def Con 4 - 3 Stars

20.08.2012
Benny Boot's Def Con 4 provided an hour of relentless, quick fire gags. He begins the show with a breakdown of his show, almost becoming...
Will Joy Help Me Get Through The Last Bit Of The Edinburgh Fringe?

Will Joy Help Me Get Through The Last Bit Of The Edinburgh Fringe?

20.08.2012
Things have definitely improved since the Olympics finished. But not quite as dramatically as everyone hoped. If the Olympics and Edinburgh...
Where's The Audience?

Where's The Audience?

Paul Vale  19.08.2012
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...
Vandalism

Vandalism

19.08.2012
It's been a long festival; there have been ups and downs. I've had some great reviews (Chortle certainly enjoyed the show), but I've also...
Heightism, Sexism and Statistics

Heightism, Sexism and Statistics

19.08.2012
This article will explain why statistical trends do not equal prejudice. It's quite dense, so let's get on with it!

Psychedelic Groundhog Day

18.08.2012
There comes a time in any artistic process when the rules of time no longer apply, when everything seems to be taking twice as long as...