Who Is Me?

Stephen Bailey | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

We say we can write our own rules in a relationship so why not in the rest of our life? I, for example, am somebody who needs quiet for the first hour in the morning. No noise from social media, no deep and meaningful chats in the kitchen with my housemate, no job lists but just one hour to come round and consider the day ahead.

Why Theatre Is One Of The Most Important Tools For Social Justice

Nilaja Sun | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nilaja Sun

I am from the Lower East Side of New York. A beautifully diverse neighbourhood filled to the brim with colour, life, and the stamp of the immigrant experience. Growing up, I felt the beauty of the diversity, delighted in the taste of foods from all over the world and absorbed the sound of the many accents that dominated this unique part of the Big Apple.

THE GBF: Available Now

Stephen Bailey | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I AM NOT A HANDBAG. Oh wait, you have no idea what I'm speaking about just yet. I have been doing A LOT of gigs all over the UK recently and it is al...

Ultimately, I Have Lost the Fringe War and Kate Middleton Will Too

Natasha Courtenay-Smith | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Style
Natasha Courtenay-Smith

As someone who has otherwise had the same mid length brown hair since I was four, the fringe was my little bit of statement, the only proper 'hair style' decision I have made - ever. But most of the time I wondered, as Kate is no doubt find herself doing soon, how wise a decision a fringe actually was.

Top 10 Funniest Jokes Of The Edinburgh Fringe Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Finally, the moment we've been waiting for since last August - the funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe! This year's best one-liner award went to Da...

Brighton Fringe 2015 sees 50% sales increase in opening weekend

Julian Caddy | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

[Camille O'Sullivan - Credit: Peter Williams] There were already high hopes, but the scale of the first weekend's ticket sales took us all by surpris...

F*** Pascha!

Naomi Hefter | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

As I'm in the middle of writing and practising for my second solo show for the Camden Fringe this year, I should not be thinking about holidays. But l...

Wingman Lands at Soho Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Wingman explores the relationship between father and son, in a two-man show laced with warmth, awkwardness and wit.

The Restless Quest for Satisfaction: Why the Edinburgh Festival Is Like Life

Sara Sheridan | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

The other way to go is simply to live on your instincts. An overheard recommendation between friends in a bar or coffee shop, a chance flier shoved into your hand or catching a snippet of a show acted out on the pavement and seeking out the full version because you were stopped in your tracks by what you saw.

Try the Tassel Trend

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

It's a bold High Summer look that's currently populating high street stores and designer boutiques alike, particularly in the form of holiday kimonos, but choose your weapons wisely and the pieces you pick up now will see you through next season too.

The UpShot of Being an Ugly Teen

Felicity Ward | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Felicity Ward

I was not a 'natural beauty' per se. Ahem. I was... gawky. I had pointy teeth at the front. I was whooping cough skinny. I had a big nose for my age. It's a shame it doesn't work for noses the same way it works for IQs. "My daughter has such a big IQ for her age." "Well my daughter has an enormous nose!" *awkward slow nodding.*

Chekhov on Jermyn Street

Jez Fielder | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jez Fielder

So here I am, on the great man's birthday, on an incredibly mild January night at the Jermyn Street Theatre, sitting next to a young actress, recently graduated from drama school (and I didn't even have to slip the box office lady any notes), and I in my late thirties, feeling all Trigorin with my projected gravestone reading: "not as good as Michael Billington."

20 Tips to Get Your Show on the West End in Under Six Months

Gemma Hurley | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Gemma Hurley

I am a producer, marketer, publicist, designer, video editor, stage manager, fundraiser, production manager, accountant, digital marketer, social media marketer, promoter, flyer-er, sound designer, and general tea maker.

I'm Not Racist, But...

Xavier Toby | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Here's one quick way to work out if someone's racist. If they say, 'I'm not racist, but...' Then they're definitely racist. Really, that phrase should be outlawed. The phrase should be, "I am a racist, and..."

Sickness, Travel and Work

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

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 work and slept practically all day, every day!

Escape the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe

Sara Sheridan | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

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 and then and discover what's made this city a world-class destination ever since the Enlightenment - take a peek beyond the fringe.

Smells Like Fringe Spirit

David Moon | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy
David Moon

A lot was written and discussed at the end of last year's Edinburgh Fringe about bubbles bursting, audiences voting with their feet and growing resistance to the commercialisation of the fringe.

The Fringe's Own Guide Book

Tim Clark | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Tim Clark

With this guide we have tried to approach a visit to Edinburgh with a more honest view of what it's like to visit the city as a festival-goer, or a comedian. It's true that the Royal Mile is a cacophony of fun, and also as Jeff Leach puts it, a 'Gauntlet of Broken Dreams' which has to be navigated by many acts on a daily basis.

People Love to Moan But the Fringe Is Here to Stay: All Over the World

Julian Caddy | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

Chronically underfunded, defiantly commercial or both, the inherent fragility of fringe festivals has also become their greatest strength. Everyone mucks in and makes do, building a resilience that defies sound logic. As Britain languishes in the doldrums, Brighton Fringe saw ticket sales grow by more than 30% in one year. And it's surely not alone.

Edinburgh Begins

Matthew Highton | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Matthew Highton

It may not be in existence yet, but one day there will be a very targeted calendar where August has been aptly renamed Edinburgh. This is how a small niche of the country consisting of comedians, actors, performers and varying industry professionals refer to the dying lights of summer.

Janey Godley's Daughter Ashley Storrie Returns to Comedy and Tells of Lugs, Bear & Gangrel

John Fleming | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Scots comedienne Janey Godley's daughter Ashley Storrie has decided to take up comedy again, after a gap of about 11 years (depending on how you calculate it). Ashley got her first acting part at the age of three as 'the wee girl in the metal tea urn' in the movie Alabama.

Canned Laughter Aims to Expose Reel Laughter at the Cannes Film Festival

John Fleming | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Jonathan is also half of comedy duo Teakshow. But, as well as the comedy streak running through him there is an entrepreneurial streak.

Measuring My Success

Gavin Roach | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Gavin Roach

It's been two weeks since my exhausting 24-show run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival ended and I have thrown myself right back into my day job. My days at the moment seem to be spent working and sleeping, though I am able to fit in the occasional meal or two. My body still feels weighted down by the heavy jetlag and inevitable performance come down

A Stich in Time - The Dog-Eared Collective Reveal Where They Were Hiding Out During the First Week of the Festival

The Dog-Eared Collective | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Comedy
The Dog-Eared Collective

It is clear The Dog-Eared Collective will never be famous for their diary keeping. Sammy Pepys or Adrian Mole we are not! At the start of the Fringe we agreed to blog for the lovely Huffington Post but have failed to do so, until now.

Chris Martin - Spot the Difference - Gilded Balloon

Pete Strauss | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Chris Martin's Spot the Difference is an enjoyable and fun hour to be had at this years' Fringe. He finds humour in the middle class tribulations of h...