Why Larger Theatres Should Be Investing in the Fringe

9.09.2013
This huge financial burden on young artists worries me. As costs become ever more prohibitive many of the emerging companies that I speak...
How to Cope with Life Post Edinburgh Fringe

How to Cope with Life Post Edinburgh Fringe

4.09.2013
After packing up my disco ball and heading back to London with nothing more than a crumpled flyer in my pocket, a hangover and a mixed...

You Can't Choose Your Audience

2.09.2013
There is a common law amongst comedians (and all performers to an extent) that you should never blame your audience, but, there should...

My Edinburgh in Facebook Status Updates

29.08.2013
Wrong Way, my debut Edinburgh show, took place every day at 18:00 in a blow up igloo in the kids' zone of the Pleasance Courtyard. Here...
Ketchup, A Surprisingly Racial Issue

Ketchup, A Surprisingly Racial Issue

Charlotte Meredith  29.08.2013
Scotland's sauce wars have escalated. A chip shop owner has found himself embroiled in a racism row after charging a Glaswegian 25p for...

What Do Writers Do?

29.08.2013
Earlier this year I was asked to take part in a writing project in the UK's second UNESCO City of Literature - Norwich

A Bubble of Chaos

28.08.2013
27 days have passed but in the alcoholic bubble of the Edinburgh festival, it feels like I've been here for over a year. People from London...
Mesmerised By Women, but for One Notable Exception: 2013 Edinburgh Festival Review

Mesmerised By Women, but for One Notable Exception: 2013 Edinburgh Festival Review

23.08.2013
In my 10 days at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, which closes this weekend, I've tried to see as much as possible in between my presenting...
A Who's Who of the Edinburgh Festival

A Who's Who of the Edinburgh Festival

22.08.2013
It's that time of year again; Edinburgh is ablaze with art, theatre, and music from around the world. For the month of August, Edinburgh...
Final Week Edinburgh

Final Week Edinburgh

20.08.2013
By the end of the week, it's bipolar Edinburgh as usual. Comics are in the bars, either drinking to their own success or drowning their...
What Does Stand-Up Comedy Stand Up For?

What Does Stand-Up Comedy Stand Up For?

20.08.2013
While I salute the bravery of anyone who's prepared to face an unruly crowd and be funny, I believe most of the stand-ups currently performing...

NewsRevue: Selling, Swelling and Splitting

19.08.2013
My tagline, "I'm playing Margaret Thatcher as a zombie" often turns heads and has merited some terrific responses, including, "The resemblance...
Sickness, Travel and Work

Sickness, Travel and Work

15.08.2013
I've been pretty ill with possibly a mild version of dengue fever, which is caused by mosquitoes, last week, so I missed a fair bit of...
Escape the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe

Escape the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe

14.08.2013
The Festival in Edinburgh is a marvel. There really isn't anything like it anywhere else in the world. But don't forget to sneak off now...