Confessions From A Professional Juggler

Marcus Monroe | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Comedy
Marcus Monroe

I have also performed on a cruise for nudists, at a strip club in-between strippers, at a gathering of Hasidic Jews, at a nursing home/hospice, and a little people convention. Then there was that time I cut my arm open with a running chainsaw during a sold out show and had to be rushed to the emergency room. Oh! And also that time I broke both of my feet at the exact same time after jumping down from a 12-foot unicycle.

Monty Python Confirm Reunion With Press Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Monty Python are on their way back, the five remaining members have confirmed in a press conference held in London today. John Cleese, Michael Pal...

Going Solo

Benny Davis | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Benny Davis

After performing the show for the first few times, it dawned on me how much easier the job is when there's two other guys on stage to draw focus. Staying alert for an hour is tough! I switch off pretty much every two and a half minutes in an Axis show.

Children Are the Future (Of the Fringe)

Juliette Burton | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Juliette Burton

Children are brilliant aren't they? They smile for no reason, dance in the street, cuddle strangers (even when advised otherwise), they say what they mean and they dream big. Children are a big deal at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. Comedy for children and children's theatre seem to be doing fantastically well.

Acting Versus Stand Up - "So Which Do You Prefer?"

Matt Green | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Green

I'm a stand up comedian and actor, and people usually ask me which I prefer. I tend to reply with something vague like: "I like them both in different ways", but this year at the Edinburgh Fringe I've had the opportunity to directly compare and contrast them because every day I am doing a solo stand up show and a play.

Blind Panic

Mark Restuccia | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Mark Restuccia

About 18 months ago, I received a succession of emails from a woman who became a little bit obsessed with fulfilling her wish of me becoming her boyfriend. I thwarted her numerous advances and tried to let her down as gently as I could, using the usual methods employed by online dating enthusiasts.

Living on the Royal Mile

Bob Dobson & Jim Beckett | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Bob Dobson & Jim Beckett

This year we are living in the beating heart of the Edinburgh Festival, on the Royal Mile itself. If you haven't been to the Edinburgh Festival, the Royal Mile is what you will have seen montages of on the telly. An endless cacophony of singing, drumming, shouting, strumming, fire-breathing, hula-hooping, banner-waving, self-promoting, whirling desperation

Three Scary Experiences at the Edinburgh Fringe

Matt Green | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Green

About an hour after we started, I found myself halfway up a rock-face, perhaps twenty feet off the ground, with no obvious way of getting any further up. I was wearing shorts, a T-shirt, black Clarks shoes (with my socks pulled up) and had a backpack on containing some books. I was not exactly properly equipped...

Is Comedy the Ultimate Cure?

Juliette Burton | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Juliette Burton

Comedy lets off the steam of the pressure cooker of my mind. My mental health problems stem from stress and anxiety. But when I laugh, I let go of all that tension. Laughter helps me physically let go of the stress.

Rabbit in the Headlights

Chris Stokes | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Chris Stokes

It often only lasts for the briefest of seconds but every regular stand-up comedy punter will have seen it happen. The moment when all emotion leaves the comedian's face for a split second as they glaze over and you would be forgiven for thinking that they are relishing the notion of killing someone. In fact, the truth is far less sinister. We are buffering.

Casual Violence Race to Edinburgh

James Hamilton | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy
James Hamilton

It was breakfast time on 2 August when sketch colleagues Casual Violence remembered they were doing the Edinburgh Fringe and really should get up there - as the Edinburgh Fringe this year had rather rudely started without them.

Bob and Jim's Edinburgh Fringe Survival Kit

Bob Dobson & Jim Beckett | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Bob Dobson & Jim Beckett

Hello, we're Bob and Jim, 'the UK's favourite neo-vaudeville double act'. As seasoned entertainers we understand the importance of lists. Here is a list of essential items we've taken with us from London to Edinburgh this August as we head up to perform our new show, 'Two Stars'.

The Reinstatement of the King of Online Dating

Mark Restuccia | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Mark Restuccia

Right then. I'm on my way to this bloody Scotland thing AGAIN. Hopefully there'll be nobody from the comedy circuit that I find awkward on my train, because I am not in the mood for making small talk.

Caroline Frost

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Who Reviews The Reviewers?

Chris Cox | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

As the Edinburgh Fringe heads into its final week, it gives performers some time to reflect on the weeks that have passed - and one thing none of us can stop talking about is reviews.

VIDEO: Did A UFO Fly Behind MP Tom Watson During TV Interview? | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Comedy

Some TV viewers were recently preparing for an alien invasion when they saw what they claim to be a UFO flying behind MP Tom Watson as he was being in...

Well That Seems To Be Going Well (So Far)

Chris Cox | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

Well this is a bit odd. We're properly into the Edinburgh Fringe now and everything seems to be going a'okay. Sure I realise by saying this it'll all go tits up from here on in, but that's to be expected.

Steve Coogan To Produce Sky1 Comedy 'Starlings' | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

Steve Coogan and Henry Normal will produce new Sky1 family sitcom The Starlings....