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Seven Edinburgh Survival Tips From Fringe Performers

Samantha Baines | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us and for performers it's essentially a month long Glastonbury. Four weeks of drinking, shouting over music, standing in the rain, crying over reviews oh and performing your show, does take it's toll.

Watch Paul Foot's 'The Curious Curator' Live On HuffPost UK Comedy's Facebook Page

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Comedy

HuffPost UK Comedy will be livestreaming an evening with award-winning comedian Paul Foot on Facebook Live this Wednesday. Foot is teaming up with Cze...

Young Ornithologist of The Year 1993

Stuart Laws | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

The more elaborate a story the more likely it is to be a lie. It's for that reason that I think Billy Joel did start that fire.

Al Murray Explains Why Our Current Political Parties Are "A Joke"

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

"Names matter in life," opines comedian Al Murray. "Names are important." The pub landlord is right (as always). And he proves his point by dissec...

Russell Brand Points Out The Absurdity Of Being Anti-Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Immigrants, says Russell Brand, are simply people "who used to be somewhere else". And with that, he neatly sums up certain people's irrational fea...

Jayde Adams Is Crowned Winner Of The 2014 Funny Women Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Bristol comedian Jayde Adams has been crowned the winner of this year's coveted Funny Women Award. Wearing a nude bodysuit and finishing her set wi...

‘Don't You Tell Me What's Funny!' Watch Joan Rivers' Epic Response To A Heckler

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Want a masterclass in not just how to deal with a heckler but also how to explain the point of comedy? Watch this clip of the late, great Joan Rivers ...

And The Funniest Joke At This Year's Edinburgh Festival Is....

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Comedian Tim Vine has won this year's Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Award. His one-liner "I’ve decided to sell my hoover... well, it was ...

WATCH: Stewart Lee Absolutely Nails Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Comedy

In case you missed this: comedian Stewart Lee takes Ukip expertly to task - particularly deputy leader Paul Nuttall - in an episode from the most rece...

14 Unbelievably Harsh Heckles

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Not many people have a job which involves others telling you out loud how rubbish you are at it - but then, not many people are comedians. Check ou...

WATCH: Ever Seen A Feminist Burlesque Routine? You Have Now!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat (and a twirl of the tassle) to comedian Nadia Kamil for this piece of live comedic joy: a feminist burlesque act. It all kicks off...

WATCH: Russell Brand Vs Heckler

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Meanwhile, somewhere on his 'Messiah Complex' tour, Russell Brand has to deal with a heckler who interrupts his show with a view on Gandhi that is, it...

British Comedy Awards 2013: And The Nominees Are...

The Guardian | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Comedy

The nominations for this year's British comedy awards have been announced, joining last week's king or queen of comedy shortlist, which is the only ca...

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Bill Bailey Take A Pop At TOWIE, Peter Andre

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Recorded earlier this year at Hammersmith Apollo, Bill Bailey’s latest live show 'Qualmpeddler' is has been released on DVD and Blu-ray - and we've ...

The Tunnel Palladium, Greenwich

Nick Revell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

It was hard not to feel at least a little pulse of dread across your guts whenever you saw The Tunnel coming up in the diary. The audience was volatile and unpredictable. Often they'd be good as gold, but if they decided to heckle, you could expect anything from brilliant and witty to mob aggression or flying objects.

Mark Thomas' Latest Comedy Product

Roger Crow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

I spoke to Mark (who sounds uncannily like film director Alan Parker) about his act, influences and what happens when he's completed his 100 acts.

Who Says Women Aren't Funny?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Appropriately enough for a final with a baker's dozen contestants, a double act called Twisted Loaf were crowned the winners of this year's Funny Wome...

Act Up at a Comedy Gig - It's Fun

Aaron Child | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

Over the years I have been to numerous comedy gigs in numerous states of frivolity. I have been to many in a grumpy mood in the search of some light hearted solace to adorn my soon to be split sides. I have also arrived in such a state that I am surprised that the security staff even let me in. This brings me onto my point, if I actually have one that is. How should you, the audience act at a comedy gig?

The Funniest Jokes At The Edinburgh Fringe, 2008-2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Comedian Rob Auton has won this year's Dave Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award. But how does his one-liner - and the other nine jokes in this year's sh...

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2013: And The Nominees Are...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Comedy

The shortlists for Britain's most coveted live comedy gongs - the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, formerly known as The Perrier Awards - have been r...

Judging A Comedy Award Is No Laughing Matter

The Independent | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Jokes about racism, porn, cystitis... you get all sorts on the Fringe. But how do you spot the next big thing in stand-up? Alice Jones, a judge on thi...

WATCH: Edinburgh Comedians Reveal Their 'Special Moves'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It's hard getting through a whole month at the Edinburgh Festival. And as for the performers... Yes, from Alex Horne to Richard Herring, Peacock to...

And The Funniest Joke At The Edinburgh Fringe Is...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Comedy

A gag about a chocolate bar has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe. Rob Auton's winning wisecrack was one of 20 shortlisted by a ...

Who Will Win An Edinburgh Comedy Award?

GQ | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Can't wait to find out whom the nominees are for this years Edinburgh Awards? You don't have to. GQ Comedy Editor James Mullinger already knows. Th...

WATCH: Actress Sings 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' As 19 Different Divas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Comedy

And your Impressive Talent Of The Day? Actress/singer/New Yorker Christina Bianco - who can impersonate everyone from Adele to Britney Spears with apl...