#EdFringe17: Ed Byrne has a Spoiler Alert

#EdFringe17: Ed Byrne has a Spoiler Alert

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with the ‘Mock The Week’ regular, Ed Byrne. Are we all being spoiled? Is Ed spoiling his own kids? Are nettles sent by the devil? Ed’s current show, ‘Spoiler Alert’ is enjoying an Edinburgh run before it goes on tour. 

#EdFringe17: Is Jan Ravens a Difficult Woman?

#EdFringe17: Is Jan Ravens a Difficult Woman?

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with the county’s leading impressionist, Jan Ravens. Hear from Jan, alongside Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Fiona Bruce, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, Kirsty Wark, Donald Trump and more. 

#EdFringe17: Pippa Evans Delivers Joy Provision!

#EdFringe17: Pippa Evans Delivers Joy Provision!

Enjoy 15 minutes of chat with Pippa, an award-winning comedian, actor, songwriter and improviser. As heard every week on Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’ and as seen the world over on the stage with ‘Showstoppers: Improvised Musical’... 

#EdFringe17: Dane Baptiste talks G.O.D.

#EdFringe17: Dane Baptiste talks G.O.D.

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, writer and actor, Dane Baptiste. Fresh from his success with original BBC sitcom, ‘Sunny D’, Dane returns to Edinburgh with a new show about G... 

#EdFringe17: Martha McBrier in Balamory Doubtfire

#EdFringe17: Martha McBrier in Balamory Doubtfire

In an extended 30 minute interview we hear from leading story telling comedian, Martha McBrier, who is back in Edinburgh with a new show, ‘Balamory Doubtfire’. We learn of her origin story, from winning a major competition on her third gig, to getting into bother over a didgeridoo. 

#EdFringe17: Tiff Stevenson Drops a Bombshell

#EdFringe17: Tiff Stevenson Drops a Bombshell

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the brilliant Tiff Stevenson. This is her eighth solo show at the Fringe, and she’s better than ever. Direct, uncompromising, but with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, Tiff chats about the things that matter. 

#EdFringe17: Terry Alderton is All Crazy Now

#EdFringe17: Terry Alderton is All Crazy Now

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with one of On the Mic’s comedy heroes, comedian and actor Terry Alderton. Terry chats about his friendship with Malcolm Hardee, the state of the current comedy circuit, appearing in EastEnders and his Edinburgh show with long-term collaborator Johnny Spurling. 

#EdFringe17: Ayesha Hazarika on the State of the Nation

#EdFringe17: Ayesha Hazarika on the State of the Nation

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, turned political spokesperson, turned comedian, Ayesha Hazarika. How does the former special adviser to Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman feel about the rise of Jeremy Corbyn? What’s Westminster really like on the inside? 

#EdFringe17: Shazia Mirza With Love from St Tropez

#EdFringe17: Shazia Mirza With Love from St Tropez

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with Shazia. Alongside comedian Mark Watson, she was among ten luminaries in this year’s series of The Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. When she returned, the world had changed... 

#EdFringe17: Elliot Steel’s Near Life Experience

#EdFringe17: Elliot Steel’s Near Life Experience

Elliot feels that he has changed enormously in the last twelve months and that his material is beginning to reflect that. But what’s his beef with Paul Fleckney of comedy industry website Chortle? Featuring stand up recorded live at the Comedy Store in 2016. 

#EdFringe17: Jenny Bede on Eggtime

#EdFringe17: Jenny Bede on Eggtime

Enjoy 15 minutes of music and chat with the brilliant Jenny Bede. Through a mixture of song, stand-up and sass, Jenny explores what it means to find yourself as a childless woman in your 30s... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John Hastings

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John Hastings

John Hastings Audacity. One man. One mic. All jokes. Some about love, others about poo. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jon Levene & Nathan Lang

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jon Levene & Nathan Lang

Jon & Nath Like To Party is sketch comedy with the pace of The Fast Show and the very real slapstick of Bottom. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luca Cupani

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luca Cupani

Luca Cupani writes: It’s me! is my fourth solo show, in which I look for an answer to a crucial question: who am I? We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Hari Sriskantha

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Hari Sriskantha

Clown Atlas is a stand-up show about happiness, but Hari gets distracted and talks about other things too. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John-Luke Roberts

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: John-Luke Roberts

John-Luke Roberts writes: that John-Luke Roberts: Look On My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair! (all in caps.) is an hour of extraordinary character comedy, the best show you’ve ever seen, and very hubristic... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Amrou Al-Kadhi from Denim: The World Tour

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Amrou Al-Kadhi from Denim: The World Tour

Denim: World Tour is a girl band pop tour designed for Wembley, performed by drag queens in a Fringe venue. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Forward

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Forward

Mark returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new show filled with everything that he hopes will help him win all the awards. Death, bees, death, puppets, death, and Bears in heaven (who are dead)... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ed Night

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ed Night

Ed Night's debut hour long Edinburgh Festival Fringe show is called Anthem for Doomed Youth. It’s a comedy show about Ed’s depression.We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Elf Lyons

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Elf Lyons

Graduate of L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier, the BBC New Talent Hot List 2017 entrant, Elf Lyons is returning to Edinburgh with a brand-new clown show. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Graham Dickson

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Graham Dickson

Graham Dickson is The Narcissist is described as a meta-theatrical mind-fuck of a character show about an egomaniac called Graham Dickson. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Nelson

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson writes, “Irreverence is a man onstage trying to be funny as he can for an hour. No gimmicks, no lessons. Just a man, a mic and jokes.” We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17: Sophie Willan is Branded

#EdFringe17: Sophie Willan is Branded

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with Sophie, who is back in Edinburgh following her successful solo debut last year. “Bolton’s next Marilyn Monroe,” (according to her Gran!) has gone to extreme limits to make it as a performer... 

#EdFringe17: Kae Kurd Can Kurd Your Enthusiasm

#EdFringe17: Kae Kurd Can Kurd Your Enthusiasm

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with proud South Londoner, Kae Kurd. Has Kae’s background as a refugee informed his comedy? What happens as he gets older, more middle class and successful? Interview recorded in June 2017, before the General Election result was known... 

#EdFringe17: Joe Sutherland is a Model and Actress

#EdFringe17: Joe Sutherland is a Model and Actress

Enjoy 15 minutes with the comedian, actor, writer, waiter and model, as he brings his debut hour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As seen in the brilliant movie, Pride, he was selected for the Pleasance Comedy Reserve in Edinburgh in 2015... 

#EdFringe17: Rachel Jackson is a Bunny Boiler

#EdFringe17: Rachel Jackson is a Bunny Boiler

Introducing Scottish rising star and ever-so-slightly unhinged comedian and actor, Rachel Jackson. She’s looking for love. She wants to find 'The One'… but she’ll settle for one of the one of the ones... 

#EdFringe17: Twayna Mayne in Black Girl

#EdFringe17: Twayna Mayne in Black Girl

A strong black woman with an extraordinary back story, Twayna is set to deliver a deeply personal Edinburgh show. She tells her story of being taken into the care system, being adopted and being a critical follower of Diane Abbott 

#EdFringe17: Tez Ilyas is set to Teztify

#EdFringe17: Tez Ilyas is set to Teztify

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Tez, who in many ways is your typical lefty liberal. However, Tez also holds some pretty unpopular opinions. For example, why does he hate dogs so much? And why is he so glad that Donald Trump won? 

#EdFringe17: Suzi Ruffell is Keeping it Classy

#EdFringe17: Suzi Ruffell is Keeping it Classy

We present 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the newly single Suzi as she reflects back on the breakup with her girlfriend. How much of Suzi’s comedy is informed by her working-class background? Can she still relate to Brexit supporting family and friends? 

#EdFringe17: Phil Jerrod is Submerged

#EdFringe17: Phil Jerrod is Submerged

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Phil, the completely honest stand up from Brighton. His new show, Submerged, sees Phil reflect on this quarterlife crisis. Is it time that he took a bit more responsibility for himself? 

#EdFringe17: Sam Baines in 1 Woman, A High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom

#EdFringe17: Sam Baines in 1 Woman, A High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom

Enjoy 15 minutes with Sam, the actor, writer, comedian, presenter and Brian Cox enthusiast. Her PR says that she was seen in The Crown and Bucket, which turns out to be acting roles, not our local boozer... 

#EdFringe17: Lauren Pattison is Lady Muck

#EdFringe17: Lauren Pattison is Lady Muck

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of Newcastle’s youngest and brightest up and coming comedians. Lauren is true to her roots and this proud Geordie doesn’t hold back on letting her background shine through... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tony Cowards

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tony Cowards

In Punderdog, Tony Cowards returns with his new show bursting at the seams with glorious gags, preposterous puns and witty one-liners. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Cody

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Cody

On Fire is hilarious, actual stand up, from a bearded Aussie bloke who will be your best mate by the end of the hour. Beer afterwards? 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Naomi Sheldon

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Naomi Sheldon

Good Girl is a frank and funny debut storytelling show. A bold look at the darker side of being a good girl. Welcome to the 90s, where the only sex education is Madonna.We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Myra DuBois

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Myra DuBois

The self-declared Siren from South Yorkshire stands trial seeking redemption from you, her adoring audience. She’ll tell you herself, ‘the devil made me do it!’ Do what? We wanted to know more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Dylan Emery from Showstopper!

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Dylan Emery from Showstopper!

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is an all-singing, all dancing, comedy musical, which just happens to be made up on the spot... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Christy White-Spunner

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Christy White-Spunner

Christy White-Spunner and Mark Jones are Sisters. They appear together in a new Edinburgh show, White Noise. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Claire Ford and Nicky Wilkinson aka The Kagools

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Claire Ford and Nicky Wilkinson aka The Kagools

The Kagools: Tutti is an hour of anarchic fun. There's no theme, it's more of an experience; like Blue Man Group or paint balling in Swindon. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steen Raskopoulos

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steen Raskopoulos

The Barry Award and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee returns with a brand-new hour of comedy characters and inspired spontaneity. We fired over a Q&A to get more info on his new show. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: James Dunnell-Smith of Sleeping Trees

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: James Dunnell-Smith of Sleeping Trees

Sleeping Trees at the Movies features three separate comedy blockbusters, being performed in rep at this year's Fringe. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anna Mann - aka Colin Hoult

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anna Mann - aka Colin Hoult

Colin Hoult / Anna Mann: in How we stop the Fascists is a brave, challenging piece where Colin Hoult’s character, actress, Anna Mann, attempts to beat fascism with some awesome sexy theatre... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Camille O’Sullivan

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Camille O’Sullivan

Where Are We Now is emotional, musical, dark and personal. It’s a musical investigation of what is happening in the world right now.We fired over a Q&A to Camille to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Field

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Field

The Andy Field Experience is the number one experience for people looking to experience Andy Field. Why should people want to experience Andy Field? We asked Andy Field. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie McGrath

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie McGrath

Annie McGrath: Ambivert is a stand-up comedy show set in 2017 and performed by a 27 year old woman called Annie McGrath. We sent Annie a Q&A. This is how she responded… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie Sertich

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Annie Sertich

How To Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days And The Next 330 is a show about love, loss, and an ending you could never predict. We fired over a Q&A to get more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew O’Neill

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew O’Neill

Andrew O’Neill is an award-winning comedian off telly and radio, who happens to dabble in the occult. We dared to ask him about his free Edinburgh show, Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Alex Oliver

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Alex Oliver

Alpha Child is critique of Alex Oliver as a person with a few complaints about bungalows thrown in for good measure. Alex tells us more. 

#EdFringe17: Kiri Pritchard-Mclean is an Appropriate Adult

#EdFringe17: Kiri Pritchard-Mclean is an Appropriate Adult

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with Kiri. She is one of a growing group of Millennials who have decided that they don’t want to have children biologically but will adopt instead. Her Edinburgh show, ‘Appropriate Adult’ is described as an immoral comedian’s morality tale about other people’s lack of morals... 

#EdFringe17: Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

#EdFringe17: Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

Enjoy 10 minutes of Phil Ellis talking. Phil is one of those people who appear to have been born funny, almost unable to stop themselves from making others laugh. If the comedy gods awarded the most talented with the most success, Phil Ellis would be a household name the world over... 

#EdFringe17: Ellyn Daniels in Emotional Terrorism

#EdFringe17: Ellyn Daniels in Emotional Terrorism

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the powerful American comedian, Ellyn Daniels. Having trained as a ballet dancer and danced professionally in her late teens and early twenties, Ellyn was scouted by a modeling agent in Paris at the age of 17... 

#EdFringe17: Sara Schaefer in a Little White Box

#EdFringe17: Sara Schaefer in a Little White Box

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Sara, the double Emmy award winning US comedian who is making her Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up debut. Raised in the American South as a devout evangelical Christian, how does she feel about America today? Why do so many Christians support Trump? 

#EdFringe17: Michael Stranney's Welcome to Ballybeg

#EdFringe17: Michael Stranney's Welcome to Ballybeg

We hear from character comedian, Michael Stranney who chats about his debut Edinburgh show, ‘Welcome to Ballybeg’. We also enjoy some stand up from his character creation, and Ballybeg resident, Daniel Duffy. 

#EdFringe17: Angela Barnes has reached Fortitude

#EdFringe17: Angela Barnes has reached Fortitude

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the popular comedian, writer and swimmer. Angela didn’t become a stand up until 33, only learnt to swim when she was 37, didn’t fall in love until 38 and passed her driving test at 39... 

#EdFringe17: The Mystery of Glenn Moore’s Missing Woman

#EdFringe17: The Mystery of Glenn Moore’s Missing Woman

In ‘The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle’, Glenn is stuck living with his granddad in a small town, worrying that his life is stagnating. It's not as fun as the last time he lived there, at the age of 15, when he tried to solve the case of a missing woman... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rob Oldham

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rob Oldham

Rob Oldham’s Brink is a stand-up show about family, politics, and growing up. There are also two jokes about bums. Our appetite wetted, we asked Rob a bunch of questions. 

#EdFringe17: Robert White is InstruMENTAL

#EdFringe17: Robert White is InstruMENTAL

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Robert. He returns to the Fringe in 2017 with an ‘electro-classical comedy opera’ which features unlikely, but entirely true, comedic tales of misadventures and misfortune. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sam & Tom

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sam & Tom

Sam & Tom just want to perform Unrectifiable, but a silly game goes awry when spirits from a wormhole invade their bodies and ruin the fun! OMG! 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel and Ruby from SHELF

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel and Ruby from SHELF

Shelf: Boys is a comedy show where double act Shelf explore gender, sexuality and mental health with sketches, songs and a boyband. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Al Samuels of Thrones! The Musical

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Al Samuels of Thrones! The Musical

Thrones! The Musical Parody is.... well, a musical parody of Game of Thrones. We fired a Q&A over to the lovely Al Samuels.  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ruth Bratt from The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ruth Bratt from The Showstoppers’ Kids Show

Over recent years, the Showstopper Improvised Musicals have become a Fringe institution. For 2017 they return to Edinburgh with their kids show. Ruth Bratt tells us more. 

#EdFringe17: James Adomian is Lacking in Character

#EdFringe17: James Adomian is Lacking in Character

Famous for impersonating Bernie Sanders during the last US election, James is now free to take on some of the worlds other biggest characters. Enjoy 15 minutes of performance and chat... 

#EdFringe17: Jay Lafferty is a Besom

#EdFringe17: Jay Lafferty is a Besom

Jay has been called many things in her life, not all of them have been complimentary and only some of them have been true. Whatever she may be - she's certainly a wee besom - but who said that had to be a bad thing?  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Charlie V. Martin

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Charlie V. Martin

Dante's History of the Banished is a comedy show about exile. Historical characters are reimagined in a solo debut from Charlie V. Martin. We fired a Q&A over to the enigmatic Charlie. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bernie Keith

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bernie Keith

Bernie Keith: Life Without Sat Nav is a sand-up show about how life isn’t how Bernie thought it would be at 54. We wanted to know more…  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Athena Kugblenu

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Athena Kugblenu

KMT is described as an hour of comedy on things that Athena Kugblenu has experienced and observed. Issues like politics, race, class, sexism...We fired off a Q&A to find out more. 

#EdFringe17: Gráinne with a Fada

#EdFringe17: Gráinne with a Fada

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the comedian, comedy writer and actor, Gráinne Maguire. Her new Edinburgh show explores what it’s like to be an EU citizen in the UK now everyone has decided they don’t like Europeans so much... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Darren Harriott

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Darren Harriott

Darren Harriott’s show is called Defiant. It’s full of strong opinions. We fired off a Q&A and asked him for more info. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ian Smith

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ian Smith

Ian Smith’s new Edinburgh show is called, ‘Ian Smith: Snowflake’ It’s about uniqueness… like everybody else’s. It’s also about a holiday he had in Tromso, Norway. We asked for the deets. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream Girls is the antidote to pale stale male comedy. A fuck you to crusty chauvinism. It’s pure undiluted joy, and ALL of y’all are invited… This is what they had to say… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ken Cheng

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ken Cheng

Ex-Cambridge dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng applies his mathematical brain to comedy in Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian. We fired over a Q&A.  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jonny Awsum #HoneyIPromisedTheKid

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jonny Awsum #HoneyIPromisedTheKid

Jonny foolishly promised his daughter that he’d play live on stage at the O2 Arena.It wasn’t as easy as he hoped! 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Patrick Turpin

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Patrick Turpin

It says here that, Patrick Turpin - Itty Bitty Little Titty Piece is about being a frothy emotional wetbag in a modern world, but that gets derailed by grief. We just had to learn more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Paula Valluerca aka Madame Señorita

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Paula Valluerca aka Madame Señorita

Bob’s BlundaBus hosts the show Madame Señorita: 25 Different Shows, Come Every Day! in which Paula Valluerca attempts to create a show from scratch in 25 nights. We fired a Q&A over to the crazy clown. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Michael Porter

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Michael Porter

Apparently, the Galway Tribune said that “Love & Brain Damage is so tragically funny it’s almost artistic.” The show isn’t listed in the Fringe brochure, or anywhere else... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Barr

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andy Barr

Andy Barr: Tropic of Admin asks and answers the question ‘what if a school administrator were marooned on a deserted tropical island?’ We wanted to know more, so we fired over a Q&A. 

#EdFringe17: Jonny Pelham Will Just Shout Louder

#EdFringe17: Jonny Pelham Will Just Shout Louder

Jonny has fallen in love, ‘completed’ therapy, written a very good joke about Taylor Swift and much to his own surprise feels… happy. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the talented, intelligent, slightly dark, and very funny comedian... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sean McCann from Rhapsodes

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sean McCann from Rhapsodes

Rhapsodes is billed as a ground-breaking, unique improvised Shakespeare show, inspired by the bardic competitions of the ancient Athenian festivals. We fired a Q&A off to its co-star and co-creator of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Sean McCann. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Eleanor Morton

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Eleanor Morton

Eleanor Morton’s Edinburgh show promises a passive aggressive and witty journey through the history of angry women. We wanted to know more…  

#EdFringe17: Loyiso Gola is Unlearning

#EdFringe17: Loyiso Gola is Unlearning

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with South African born Loyiso Gola. His new Edinburgh show, ‘Unlearning’ brings together sharp observations, satirical wit and philosophical contemplations... 

#EdFringe17: Juliette Burton urges you to #DareToBeKind

#EdFringe17: Juliette Burton urges you to #DareToBeKind

Juliette’s new show, ‘Butterfly Effect’ is a brand new docu-comedy in which she investigates the power of kindness. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of the kindest, open, honest and funniest writer/performers in the UK today... 

#EdFringe17: Mindy Raf is Keeping Her Kidneys

#EdFringe17: Mindy Raf is Keeping Her Kidneys

With an open mind, heart, and vagina, US based Comedian Mindy Raf makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut in her new show ‘Keeping My Kidneys’. Enjoy 15 minutes of performance and chat with the writer, actor and comedian from New York City. 

#EdFringe17: Andy Daly’s Monsters Take Your Questions

#EdFringe17: Andy Daly’s Monsters Take Your Questions

Enjoy 10 minutes of comedy and chat with Andy and his cowboy poet character Dalton Wilcox, the self-described “poet-laureate of the west”. Plus, a snippet from Andy’s perverted theatrical director Don DiMello and from the archives, we hear some live stand up from 2011, with Andy’s character, Jerry O'Hearn. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Xnthony from the show Douze

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Xnthony from the show Douze

'Douze' is a pop comedy musical following Xnthony and The Penny Slots as they try to get to the Eurovision, one fabulous pop song at a time. We fired a Q&A over to its star. 

#EdFringe17: Daniel Cook is For Money

#EdFringe17: Daniel Cook is For Money

Daniel brings his brand-new hour to the Fringe this year with the stand-up show, ‘For Money’. Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with the comedian, writer and actor, who knows what it’s like to be broke... 

#EdFringe17: Phil Dunning in the House of Pigs

#EdFringe17: Phil Dunning in the House of Pigs

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with actor, writer and comedian Phil Dunning. His show features the underground world of dishevelled and disturbing cabaret bar, The House of Pigs. Join him as he tries to save the club from being sold to the evil pub chain, The Slug and Arsehole. 

#EdFringe17: Tom Houghton in a Class Half Empty

#EdFringe17: Tom Houghton in a Class Half Empty

When your Dad is the professional head of the entire British Military, life is strange. Raised on army barracks across Europe under the shadow of his father, Tom had bodyguards, kidnap training and endless ranks of soldiers saluting his family wherever he went... 

#EdFringe17: Asher Treleaven is Peter Heaven

#EdFringe17: Asher Treleaven is Peter Heaven

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with the popular character actor and comedian, recorded live at the sunset in Darwin, Australia. Asher is one half of double act, Peter and Bambi Heaven, alongside his ex-wife, Gypsy Wood... 

#EdFringe17: How Ben Fogg Won Best Newcomer 2017

#EdFringe17: How Ben Fogg Won Best Newcomer 2017

Ben’s show not only tears up the rulebook of live comedy, it panics, gets out sticky tape, organises all the pieces, tries to stick them back together, fails, cries, then rallies in the nick of time and wins major awards... 

#EdFringe17: Tom Skelton in Blind Man's Bluff

#EdFringe17: Tom Skelton in Blind Man's Bluff

Tom developed a genetic eye condition eight years ago, leaving him with 5% vision. He first noticed some sight loss at the Edinburgh Fringe, when fellow performers on stage became blurry... 

#EdFringe17: Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

#EdFringe17: Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Cally Beaton. Accomplished and insecure; perky yet prone to crying; open and yet guarded; sophisticated and so not. Cally explains how being Super and Fragile can be OK... 

#EdFringe17: Maria Shehata is Wisdomless

#EdFringe17: Maria Shehata is Wisdomless

Having moved 5,437 miles for love, award-winning Egyptian-American comedian, Maria Shehata presents her debut Edinburgh hour of playfully sardonic comedy. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with a comic seeking wisdom... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows is a comedy cabaret musical game show where audience members compete for their jobseeker's allowance! Good Lord. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rhiannon Neads from Stiff and Kitsch

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rhiannon Neads from Stiff and Kitsch

Sally O’Leary and Rhiannon Neads are the comedy pairing, Stiff and Kitsch. For their Edinburgh show, they perform songs lamenting how Adele Is Younger Than Us. We needed to know more… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Colin Chadwick

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Colin Chadwick

Colin has written a show featuring the story of how and why he created a Digital Legacy. In 2014, while on a date that was going badly, he started planning for his death. We wanted to know more… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Richard Thieriot of The Older Brothers’ Almanac

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Richard Thieriot of The Older Brothers’ Almanac

From New York City, USA, comes a darkly comic guide for brothers everywhere: how to teach, protect and permanently traumatise each other. We fired a Q&A off, over the ocean, to Brother Richard. 

#EdFringe17: Caroline Mabey is in Quetzals

#EdFringe17: Caroline Mabey is in Quetzals

Caroline tries to memorise the 103 allowable two letter Scrabble words. Or maybe she doesn’t. She might change her mind. Never apologise. Never Cry. And never appear to know what you’re doing. 

#EdFringe17: Tom Ward is a Love Machine

#EdFringe17: Tom Ward is a Love Machine

In ‘Love Machine’ Tom returns with a picnic of broken dreams to share. And the dome-haired, exuberant loner brings forth quite a banquet. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of the UK’s funniest and most truthful comedians. 

#EdFringe17: Jessica Fostekew in the Silence of the Nans

#EdFringe17: Jessica Fostekew in the Silence of the Nans

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Jess, who returns to Edinburgh in 2017 with her fifth show. Jess is a story telling comedian, writer, co-host of the popular Guilty Feminist podcast and presenter of the Comedy Club on Radio 4 Extra... 

#EdFringe17: Eshaan Akbar is Not For Prophet

#EdFringe17: Eshaan Akbar is Not For Prophet

Eshaan was born the ultimate colonial baby, with family members from each of the sub-continental countries that were created in the aftermath of Partition. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the son of a Thatcherite and a Labourite... 

#EdFringe17: Abigoliah Schamaun Says Namaste, Bitches

#EdFringe17: Abigoliah Schamaun Says Namaste, Bitches

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Abigoliah Schamaun, who returns to Edinburgh in 2017 with her unique brand of frank-yet-poignant comedy, on a mission to dissect mankind’s relationship with wellness and happiness... 

#EdFringe17: Jess Robinson is Unravelled

#EdFringe17: Jess Robinson is Unravelled

To celebrate reaching Episode 400, On the Mic presents our favourite comedian, actor, singer and impressionist, Jess Robinson. Enjoy a roller coaster 15 minutes of comedy, music and chat, featuring more impressions in a quarter of an hour than you’d ever have thought possible... 

#EdFringe17: Julio Torres Presents His Favourite Shapes

#EdFringe17: Julio Torres Presents His Favourite Shapes

Julio’s show, ‘My Favorite Shapes’ explores one of his biggest passions: shapes.Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the comedian and writer who hails from El Salvador, but plies his trade in New York City, USA... 

#EdFringe17: Will Duggan - Perspicuator

#EdFringe17: Will Duggan - Perspicuator

Since the successes of his solo debut, Will has fallen victim to a break up. Luckily, this has freed up a lot of time in which he can solve the problems of the world. In his own way... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steve Bennett

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Steve Bennett

This Is Your Trial is an improv courtroom with the audience as plaintiffs, defendants and jury.  We asked Steve Bennett (no, not that one) for more details if the form of a rather lovely Q&A. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A with Sam, Jordan and Guy

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A with Sam, Jordan and Guy

The Cat Man Curse is a surreal comedy that tells the story of a washed out 70s Hollywood actor and his whirlwind encounter with a mysterious curse. We talk to the cast. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Lucy Pearman

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Lucy Pearman

Lucy Pearman: Maid of Cabbage is a no-nonsense story about a maid looking for the perfect cabbage. Lark Rise to Candleford meets The Mighty Boosh. We ask Lucy nine quick questions. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Brandon from Choir of Man

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Brandon from Choir of Man

The Choir of Man is described as fun, real, beautiful, modern, energetic, and according to Tom Brandon, it’s for absolutely everyone. We asked Tom to tell us more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jordan Brookes

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jordan Brookes

Body of Work is a genuine attempt by Jordan Brookes to pay tribute to his relationship with his nan. We fired a Q&A over to Jordan for more details… 

#EdFringe17: Charlie Baker is the Hit Polisher

#EdFringe17: Charlie Baker is the Hit Polisher

Why is nostalgia so comfortable but melancholy? Why do we retreat to the old songs? If you leave home at 18 for the bright lights, big city, can you ever be local anywhere again? What’s it like to be in EastEnders? Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, music and chat with Charlie, the Hit Polisher. 

#EdFringe17: Christel Bartelse in All KIDding Aside

#EdFringe17: Christel Bartelse in All KIDding Aside

Written by Christel Bartelse and directed by Michelle Polak, All KIDding Aside is a comically honest exploration into the fears and hesitations of a 30 something year old woman wanting to hit the snooze button on her biological clock as it starts to tick... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Kwame Asante

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Kwame Asante

Open Arms is billed as a laid-back, witty and uplifting stand-up comedy show about a man dragged and dropped straight into the deep-end of adulthood. We fired a Q&A over to its star, Kwame Asante. 

#EdFringe17: John Robertson is Dominant

#EdFringe17: John Robertson is Dominant

Enjoy 15 minutes of stream of consciousness chat and stand-up with the brilliant Australian comedian. Every show is an experience. Every conversation an event. This is no exception... 

#EdFringe17: Mike Bubbins is a Retrosexual Male

#EdFringe17: Mike Bubbins is a Retrosexual Male

Enjoy 10 minutes of stand up and chat with Mike, the Welsh comic that loves everything from the 70s. Tweets? Likes? Swipes? That’s not progress. Mike’s old school. A man’s man... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Gypsy Wood

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Gypsy Wood

Imagine if David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer were from the Gold Coast circa 1989, now crank up the music, roll them in sequins, set them on fire, and you're almost at Peter & Bambi Heaven... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Trent

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Trent

David Trent is appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new show. ‘Here’s Your Future’. We fired over a Q&A. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Quirk

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Quirk

Cowboy Mouth by David Quirk, is a comedy show about other people's dreams, dog years, and something called the Overview Effect. Intrigued, we fired over a Q&A. 

#EdFringe17: Steve Bugeja at Summer Camp

#EdFringe17: Steve Bugeja at Summer Camp

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Steve, who, despite having a strong dislike of children, went to work on a kids summer camp. Woefully ill-equipped and disastrously naïve, Steve's show tells the true story of what happened. 

#EdFringe17: Micky P. Kerr is Lay-Z

#EdFringe17: Micky P. Kerr is Lay-Z

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, music and chat with Leeds born musical comedian Micky P Kerr. Micky will be bringing an hour of comedic songs, spoken word and unique anecdotes to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. 

#EdFringe17: Jack Barry performs High Treason

#EdFringe17: Jack Barry performs High Treason

'High Treason' focuses on the sticky topic of drug legalisation. As a straight, white, middle class male, Jack felt under qualified to champion the struggles of oppressed minorities with his comedy... 

#EdFringe17: Sarah Iles in the Silly Iles

#EdFringe17: Sarah Iles in the Silly Iles

Enjoy 15 minutes of chat with Sarah, who is bringing her debut solo comedy show to Edinburgh in 2017. Sarah says that she is an island on to herself, but wants to find space on the Silly Iles for you... 

#EdFringe17: Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss Writing Wrongs

#EdFringe17: Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss Writing Wrongs

Christopher Bliss is the lovingly crafted creation of award-winning comic actor and musician, Rob Carter. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Rob, which includes a reading from Christopher and from the archives, Rob raps like a gangster... 

#EdFringe17: Stephen Bailey Can’t Think Straight

#EdFringe17: Stephen Bailey Can’t Think Straight

Stephen is a comedian, TV presenter and writer, whose friendly and open brand of humour has made him a real favourite with Fringe audiences. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat before a) he gets famous and b) he gets a boyfriend. 

#EdFringe17: Kirsty Marsh-Hyde in Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

#EdFringe17: Kirsty Marsh-Hyde in Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

After hearing from her comedy partner, Lisa, in the last episode, enjoy 10 minutes of chat with Kirsty - the other half of European double act Kirsty and Elisabeth. How does one write and rehearse with a partner who lives almost 600 miles away?  

#EdFringe17: Elisabeth Pieplow in Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

#EdFringe17: Elisabeth Pieplow in Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

Enjoy 10 minutes of chat with Elisabeth, aka Lisa, one half of European double act Kirsty and Elisabeth. The Berlin based comic discusses her origins as a comic performer and character comedian... 

#EdFringe17: Danny O’Brien is on RaconTour

#EdFringe17: Danny O’Brien is on RaconTour

After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road, touring Ireland before heading over to the Fringe. What could go wrong? Everything... 

#EdFringe17: Stuart Black in… It’s the End of The World as We Know It

#EdFringe17: Stuart Black in… It’s the End of The World as We Know It

The worse the world gets; the funnier Stuart Black gets. So, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that the world is totally buggered, the good news is Stuart Black is in the form of his life and returns to the fringe with his funniest show to date. 

#EdFringe17: Radhika Aggarwal in an Arrangement of Shoes

#EdFringe17: Radhika Aggarwal in an Arrangement of Shoes

The On the Mic podcast takes a brief break from stand-up comedy to talk to actor, Radhika Aggarwal, who stars in Abhishek Majumdar’s play, ‘An Arrangement of Shoes’, directed by Maya Foa... 

#EdFringe17: Francesco De Carlo is out of his Comfort Zone

#EdFringe17: Francesco De Carlo is out of his Comfort Zone

Eddie Izzard said, ‘If I was an Italian comedian performing in English, I would want to be as funny as Francesco De Carlo’. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat about Brexit, Italian comedy and being out of your comfort zone... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bobby Mair

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Bobby Mair

Loudly Insecure is features Bobby Mair trying to get secure by getting married, finding his biological family and addressing his mental health. Did it work? We ask him. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Betty Grumble

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Betty Grumble

Betty Grumble: Love and Anger (or Sex Clown Saves the World Again!) is a show that almost defies description. He talk to sex clown, wild woman and surreal showgirl, the award-winning, head-spinning Betty Grumble. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Mayhew

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Mayhew

Tom says that his new Edinburgh show, “explores my existence as someone who suffers from social and performance anxiety.” There are, he says, “lots of sad jokes.” We sent him some questions... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Holly Morgan

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Holly Morgan

Holly Morgan describes her show, Seven Crazy Bitches, as a stand-up/cabaret show about being a female dog in a dog-eat-dog man’s world. With wigs. Terrible wigs. We wanted to know more… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Chris Betts

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Chris Betts

Chris Betts is taking two shows to Edinburgh, Bewilderbeest and Chris Betts vs the Audience. We fired over a Q&A and asked him about both. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tiernan Douieb

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tiernan Douieb

Tiernan Douieb says that his new Edinburgh show, Miserably Happy, “is another hour of stuff from my head but with jokes in. At least two. And the one use of the word 'banana'”... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luke Kempner

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Luke Kempner

Luke’s new show has stand up, sketches and at least thirty impressions. It's fun and fast and has some heart too! We asked Luke about Take A Long Hard Luke At Yourself. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Louise Reay

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Louise Reay

Louise Reay’s Hard Mode is an immersive comedy show where the audience experiences life in an authoritarian regime. We fired a Q&A over to Louise and here are her answers. 

#EdFringe17: John Pendal Knows How to Escape Stuff

#EdFringe17: John Pendal Knows How to Escape Stuff

John spent a decade as an amateur escapologist. It all began when he was tied up by missionaries on a Welsh beach and ended with him tying up Michael Fassbender in Assassin’s Creed... 

#EdFringe17: Josh Pugh is a Boy Named Pugh

#EdFringe17: Josh Pugh is a Boy Named Pugh

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the current English Comedian of the Year. “Kitson wasn’t in the competition. Bottled it probably.” He started performing comedy in May 2014, at a gong show... 

#EdFringe17: Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

#EdFringe17: Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, Katharine Ferns. Her show is a comedic journey about learning to laugh at the visible and invisible scars of surviving mental illness, domestic violence and drug addiction…... 

#EdFringe17: David Ephgrave Asks, Now Who’s a Comedian?

#EdFringe17: David Ephgrave Asks, Now Who’s a Comedian?

David’s wife threatened to take a show to Edinburgh with the title, ‘David Ephgrave: Now Who’s a Comedian?’, so he got in first. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the self-described comedian, writer, actor, musician and pauper – and back end of the comic duo Doggett & Ephgrave. 

#EdFringe17: Return of the Dan Antopolski

#EdFringe17: Return of the Dan Antopolski

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Dan, the triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee who returns to stand-up, seven years after his seventh solo show. Last seen playing Jesus in Ron Howard’s movie, The Da Vinci Code... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mr. Twonkey

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Mr. Twonkey

Mr. Twonkey’s show this year is Twonkey’s Christmas in the Jungle. Its a show about being taken to the jungle for Christmas to play an imaginary fringe festival. We needed to know more so we sent Mr... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Morgan and West

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Morgan and West

Morgan & West have two shows this year. Return of the Time Travelling Magicians is all their best magic tricks from the last ten years of doing shows at the fringe. More Magic For Kids is their popular kids show! We asked them for more... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Katie Kopajtic

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Katie Kopajtic

Confessions of a Personal Trainer is a story about life in the luxury fitness world. We asked Katie Kopajtic for the low down. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Chris Martin

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Chris Martin

The One and Only Chris Martin is an uplifting show about being content in life, despite, according to Chris, having the most annoying name in comedy. We stuck a Q&A is the post and this is what he sent back. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Next Best Thing

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Next Best Thing

How to be Good at Everything is a one-hour learning spectacuganza from life haxperts and best friends, Katie and Jay. No refunds. We get the lowdown from the experts. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel Parris

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rachel Parris

Rachel’s new show Keynote, is about being asked to go back to her old school to give an inspirational speech. What were they thinking? Featuring songs, standup, characters and fun… we ask Rachel for more… 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Neenan

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Tom Neenan

Tom Neenan: Attenborough, is a comedy show charting David Attenborough’s first adventure, a journey to find the mythical Bigfoot. We ask Tom for the deets. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Simon Morley

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Simon Morley

Naked Ambition is a collection of stories celebrating 20 years of Puppetry Of The Penis. We chat with Simon Morley to get the low down. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sandra Hale

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Sandra Hale

Self Helpless! is a show filled with insights to help you get through life providing you have good looks, no opinions and can tap dance! We talked with its star, Sandra Hale. 

#EdFringe17: Sunil Patel is a Titan

#EdFringe17: Sunil Patel is a Titan

The co-star of popular podcast ‘Why Is Harriet Crying?’ (with Harriet Kemsley), Sunil Patel charts his stand-up origin story. But why is Sunil’s new show called, ‘Titan’? Something to do with badminton – maybe. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Coyle

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Nick Coyle

Queen of Wolves is the story of Frances Glass, a poor governess who accidentally marries the devil. Gothic horror meets Extreme LOLs. Nick Coyle tells us more. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Kirsty Newton

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Kirsty Newton

The inmates take over The Asylum! Award-winning loon Phil Nichol and psycho-sidekick Kirsty Newton host star-studded crazy cabaret & comedy fun. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Pierre Novellie

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Pierre Novellie

The show is called Pierre Novellie and it’s an hour of high-quality stand up in Pierre’s own personal style and it will make you laugh. He sets out to prove that in stand up, it is not topic but approach to topic that matters. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rahul Kohli

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Rahul Kohli

'A Not So Chubby Brown' is a look back at the big events over the past 5 years that lead us to this ludicrous political climate we have now… and 'Newcastle Brown Tales' is an hour of true life tales... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ross Brierley

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ross Brierley

The Not So Late Show with Ross & Josh is the UK’s finest (and possibly only) chaotic, multimedia alternative comedy chat show. We hear from Ross Brierley.  

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Joz Norris

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Joz Norris

The Incredible Joz Norris Locks Himself Inside His Own Show, Then Escapes, Against All The Odds!! A pretty good description, as well as the title of Joz’s Edinburgh show. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ben Target

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Ben Target

Ben Target’s Orangeade is a gentle comedy, mellow drama featuring balmy ballgames from the maverick physical comedian and Best Newcomer. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew Lawrence

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence was the runner up in ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2003 and then won the ‘BBC New Comedy Award’ a year later. He’s since staged numerous national tours and written and starred in several BBC Radio 4 comedy shows... 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anya Anastasia

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Anya Anastasia

Anya Anastasia's Rogue Romantic is part musical comedy, part deranged opera. Featuring all original songs backed by an all-female band! 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Asad Mecci

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Asad Mecci

Hypnotism and improvisation have mystified and entertained the world for decades – now witness two masters joining forces for a totally unique Fringe experience. Stars Asad Mecci, with Colin Mochrie or Mike Mcshane. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Urzila Carlson

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Urzila Carlson

The show, 'First Edition' contains observations that irritate Urzila Carlson. Urzila talks about the pressures we're under in modern day society and like stuff we would normally not even consider, like drinking craft beer and listening to an indie banjo alternative band whilst wearing dungarees. 

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Colt Cabana

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Colt Cabana

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana do comedy and commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches. It’s the title of the show and it’s what the show is. It does exactly what it says on the tin. 

#EdFringe17: Danny Lobell is Broke as a Joke

#EdFringe17: Danny Lobell is Broke as a Joke

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Danny, your typical Scottish/Jewish/Orthodox-raised Los Angeles comedian. Perpetually broke, Danny invites us to laugh at his misadventures... 

#EdFringe17: Genevieve Joy in Like Blood from A Cheap Cigar

#EdFringe17: Genevieve Joy in Like Blood from A Cheap Cigar

In the past, consciously coupling Margo and George shared everything …sex, laughs, good times and bad times. Can their love be salvaged? Enjoy 15 minutes of performance and chat with the writer, actor, comedian and Barry Manilow fan, Genevieve Joy. 

#EdFringe17: Josh Glanc is Manfül

#EdFringe17: Josh Glanc is Manfül

Manfül stars Dicky Rosenthal – the once dweeby, but now hyper-masculine American beefcake – in town to sell a new life-changing supplement. What follows is a 90s dance music themed product launch that descends into a surreal and strange gender quest. 

#EdFringe17: Princes of Main at New Year’s Eve

#EdFringe17: Princes of Main at New Year’s Eve

It’s August in Edinburgh, which can mean only one thing… its New Year’s Eve! And what better way to spend it than in the company of sketch group Princes of Main. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with stand-up comedian, Prince Ben Pope. 

#EdFringe17: Sean Patton is Number One

#EdFringe17: Sean Patton is Number One

Sean began his stand-up career in the big easy before taking it to the big apple. Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat which features a superior routine about cumin that demands to be heard... 

#EdFringe17: Sarah Bennetto’s Life Mistakes, Catalogued (Vol.1)

#EdFringe17: Sarah Bennetto’s Life Mistakes, Catalogued (Vol.1)

2017 sees a new stand-up and sketch show by Melbourne-born, London-based comedian, Sarah Bennetto. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the multitalented curator of the famous ‘Storyteller’s Club’... 

#EdFringe17: Paul McCaffrey is a Suburban Legend

#EdFringe17: Paul McCaffrey is a Suburban Legend

Last year Paul was asked to write a letter to his younger self with this brief: ‘Think about how you’ve changed and grown since then and offer advice about life’. So, Paul decided to take the idea and use it for his Edinburgh show. 

#EdFringe17: Jarlath Regan is an Organ Freeman

#EdFringe17: Jarlath Regan is an Organ Freeman

Best known for the brilliant, ‘Irishman Abroad’ podcast, Ireland’s own Jarlath Regan brings his new show ‘Organ Freeman’ to Edinburgh. How does stand-up comedy become a matter of life and death? Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat and find out. 

#EdFringe17: Kat Bond in Loo Roll

#EdFringe17: Kat Bond in Loo Roll

Kat’s lovable alter ego, Pat, was left in a bin outside a Papa John's in Luton by her family when she was a baby. Confused, and with nothing but a loo roll to her name, she wants to find out who, what and where they are... 

#EdFringe17: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

#EdFringe17: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Alasdair, who he assures us, definitely isn’t Scottish. His debut solo show is a cabinet of curiosities tackling the conundrums of impending extinction, archaic axioms, emotional repression and vegan flimflam. 

#EdFringe17: Chris Turner is Busy

#EdFringe17: Chris Turner is Busy

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Chris, who for the month of August will be returning to these shores from his adopted home in the USA. Featuring the best compliment a Hollywood producer can give... 

#EdFringe17: Tom Taylor is Detective Charlie Montague

#EdFringe17: Tom Taylor is Detective Charlie Montague

Tom brings two shows to Edinburgh. ‘The Game’s a Foot Try the Fish’ and ‘The Man with the Twisted Hip’ are Charlie Montague mysteries, for anyone who ever wished Bertie Wooster was a detective... 

#EdFringe17: Abi Roberts is an Anglichanka

#EdFringe17: Abi Roberts is an Anglichanka

In 2016, Abi Roberts became the first UK comedian to perform in Russia - in Russian! Now, in 2017, the centenary of the Russian Revolution, she's here to shed some light on our continental neighbours and tell us what side of a blini is buttered. 

#EdFringe17: Adam Drake is a Goose

#EdFringe17: Adam Drake is a Goose

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Adam, one half of one man sketch comedy outfit, Goose. 2017 sees Goose present their most ambitious show yet, but what is it and why? All we know for sure is that it was one of the best-reviewed acts at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 and 2016. 

#EdFringe17: Larry Dean is a Fandan

#EdFringe17: Larry Dean is a Fandan

Since winning Scottish Comedian of the Year, Larry has toured his comedy all over the world. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the openly gay Glaswegian, as he discusses long distance relationships, gay footballers and why Celtic and Rangers fans shouldn’t hold hands. 

#EdFringe17: Gareth Waugh talks Honestly

#EdFringe17: Gareth Waugh talks Honestly

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the Scottish comedian who launched his comedy career from behind the bar in the Comedy Store in Australia. Apparently. In an era of fake news and alternative facts, how are we meant to separate truth from lies 

#EdFringe17: Chris Forbes has an Unquiet Mind

#EdFringe17: Chris Forbes has an Unquiet Mind

Inspired by the classic variety shows of old, Chris goes all out to present an eclectic live experience that promises to grant unfettered access to his unquiet mind. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the man bringing variety back... 

#EdFringe17: Ashley Storrie’s Morning Glory

#EdFringe17: Ashley Storrie’s Morning Glory

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of Scotland’s finest comics. Fans include William Shatner – yes, the William Shatner, and her long-suffering dad. This episode of ‘On the Mic’ was recorded on the fourth anniversary of her first stand up gig. 

#EdFringe17: Geoff Norcott is Right Leaning but Well Meaning

#EdFringe17: Geoff Norcott is Right Leaning but Well Meaning

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the Conservative and Leave-voting comedian. Geoff has spent so long defending his views behind cultural enemy lines he's started wondering, “What if they're right about the right?” 

#EdFringe17: Alex Kealy in the Art of the Keal

#EdFringe17: Alex Kealy in the Art of the Keal

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian and satirist, Alex Kealy. Liberal democracy is having a rough old time. Reactionary nationalism is on the rise. The USA has put a vengeful baby in the White House... 

#EdFringe17: Yianni Agisilaou finds Pockets of Equality

#EdFringe17: Yianni Agisilaou finds Pockets of Equality

When Yianni accidentally wore his girlfriend’s jeans, he discovered that when it comes to pockets, women are far from equal. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat as we get to the nitty gritty subject of gender. 

#EdFringe17: Carmen Lynch gets Lynched

#EdFringe17: Carmen Lynch gets Lynched

In her UK debut hour ‘Lynched’, the US comedian shares her twisted, singular stand-up comedy that frequently dips into the dark side. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of Amy Schumer’s “absolute favourite comics”. 

#EdFringe17: Harriet Braine’s Total Eclipse of the Art

#EdFringe17: Harriet Braine’s Total Eclipse of the Art

Musical comedian, Harriet Braine, believes that art history delivered through the medium of parody song is the only possible remedy for the broken hearts and minds of a broken world... 

#EdFringe17: Erich McElroy Tops Trump

#EdFringe17: Erich McElroy Tops Trump

It's pretty hard to top the most controversial figure in modern political history but US-born, British-based comic Eric McElroy has stacked the deck. He’s got all the alternative truth, the fakest news and is gonna make the Fringe great again. 

#EdFringe17: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

#EdFringe17: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

Unique. Funny. Outstanding. Rock star.Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Marcus Monroe – comedian, juggler, and award-winning master of quick wit and dry delivery. This is one person's pursuit of fame as the world's most beloved juggler. 

#EdFringe17: Andrew Doyle’s Thought Crimes

#EdFringe17: Andrew Doyle’s Thought Crimes

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian and writer, Andrew Doyle. Probably best known as co-writer of the provocative Jonathan Pie web series, Andrew discusses the nature of offense in comedy... 

#EdFringe17: Stuart Laws Stops

#EdFringe17: Stuart Laws Stops

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Stuart Laws. What do you do with a bad review? Forget it? Or use it to market the rest of your run? Featuring excerpts from Stuart’s 2015 solo show, ‘Stuart Laws... 

#EdFringe17: Luke McQueen is The Boy With Tape on His Face

#EdFringe17: Luke McQueen is The Boy With Tape on His Face

Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with Luke McQueen, who at the year’s Edinburgh Fringe, will attempt to perform stand-up without the use of his forehead. Featuring exclusive clips from the Frankie Boyle show... 

#EdFringe17: Markus Birdman is Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

#EdFringe17: Markus Birdman is Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

They say follow your dreams, but they don’t mean it. Dreams are like children, follow them too long, people get suspicious. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Markus Birdman, who presents an illustrated, animated, comic reworking of the classic tale of Rumplestiltskin. 

#EdFringe17: Georgie Morrell on the Morrell High Ground

#EdFringe17: Georgie Morrell on the Morrell High Ground

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Georgie, as she asks, “Can disability finally bring sexy back? Can Georgie save the NHS? Are NHS doctors hotter than private ones?! Why can't disability be mega LOLz?” 

#EdFringe17: Sid Singh is Amazing! (probably)

#EdFringe17: Sid Singh is Amazing! (probably)

According to Sid, his show, ‘A Singh in the North’, isn't about some brown kid talking about how brave he is in the face of racism or whatever. He’s a liberal, but if you learn something at his show, you should feel terrible, because that is probably something that you should have learned before you came to a freaking comedy show. 

#EdFringe17: Nik Coppin is a Globetrotter

#EdFringe17: Nik Coppin is a Globetrotter

Nik is bringing no less than four shows to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the busy comedian as we debate pool playing Lady Boys and the merits of Doctor Who as a superhero... 

#EdFringe17: Patrick Monahan - Rewind Selector 90s

#EdFringe17: Patrick Monahan - Rewind Selector 90s

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, chat and big hugs with Irish Iranian Teesider, Patrick Monahan. His show, ‘Rewind Selector 90s’ is about identity and fitting in. Drink and drugs and rock n’roll’ was the trade mark saying back then, but for the tea total and drug free Pat, it was ‘cake and tea and R’n’B!’ 

#EdFringe17: Jo D'Arcy is a D’Arcehole

#EdFringe17: Jo D'Arcy is a D’Arcehole

Jo D'Arcy was told she had 'too much personality' to teach, so she started doing comedy instead. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with a right proper 'D'Arcehole.’. Is non-conformity necessarily a bad thing? Find out in a lesson that you won't have been taught at school. 

#EdFringe17: Gary Tro is SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

#EdFringe17: Gary Tro is SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Gary Tro, who is bringing his mouthful of a show, SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious, back to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the second consecutive year... 

#EdFringe17: Paul Valenti’s Long Miserable Journey to Happiness

#EdFringe17: Paul Valenti’s Long Miserable Journey to Happiness

In this new self-penned show reminiscent of the greatest American silent vaudevillian masters Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton, New York-based performing artist Paul Valenti plays a well-meaning affable and hopelessly fallible clown who cajoles, charms, flips, falls and flops his way to discovering what makes us truly happy. 

#EdFringe17: Vicki Sargent is a One Woman Army

#EdFringe17: Vicki Sargent is a One Woman Army

Enjoy 15 minutes with Vicki, the storytelling actor and character comedian. Suffering from severe anxiety, Vicki examines the areas of her life that cause her stress: work, boys, unachieved acting aspirations, living in the dead-end town of Dartford and the poor quality of daytime TV... 

#EdFringe17: Leo Kearse can make you Tory

#EdFringe17: Leo Kearse can make you Tory

Relish 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the Trump-supporting Scottish comedian. Leo challenges lefties to appreciate the benefits of nuclear power, capitalism, traditional values and in the end, he says, he can make you Tory. 

#EdFringe17: Aatif Nawaz Has the Last Laugh

#EdFringe17: Aatif Nawaz Has the Last Laugh

2017 marks ten years for Aatif Nawaz in comedy. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with a stayer in a highly competitive and cut-throat industry. In his quest for comedy stardom, few stones have been left unturned and - after a long hard graft - it’s finally time for Aatif to have 'The Last Laugh'. 

#EdFringe17: Olaf Falafel presents the Marmosets of My Mind

#EdFringe17: Olaf Falafel presents the Marmosets of My Mind

Critically acclaimed idiot, Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of surreal stupidity. Who knows what it'll involve, probably conkers, maybe sandpaper. Enjoy 15 minutes in the company of the superior and subversive surrealist. 

#EdFringe17: Mark Thomas Gambles on the Future

#EdFringe17: Mark Thomas Gambles on the Future

In a frank 15 minute interview, Mark gives his reaction to the rise of Corbyn, the murder at Grenfell Tower and the growing irrelevance of The Sun and the Daily Mail. Also featuring stand up performance taking on the the arms trade... 

#EdFringe17: Charmian Hughes Soixante Mirth

#EdFringe17: Charmian Hughes Soixante Mirth

What if you met your younger self? Are you the person they wanted you to be? To find the answers, join Charmian in 15 minutes of performance and chat, as she encounters earlier versions of herself in a comedy trip where stand-up meets time travel. 

#EdFringe17: Ben Van der Velde’s Sidekick

#EdFringe17: Ben Van der Velde’s Sidekick

Some people are life's heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and derring-do. Others just hold their jackets. Join Ben for 15 minutes of stand up and chat as he salutes the Barney Rubbles, Boo-Boos and Dr Watsons of the world. 

#EdFringe17: Kevin James Doyle is a 30 Year Old Virgin

#EdFringe17: Kevin James Doyle is a 30 Year Old Virgin

Raised a devout Christian, Kevin knew sex was meant for marriage only. When his engagement fell apart, he thought he'd missed the train for sex. And yet…. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the co-host of New York City’s live comedy show, ‘Great Times!’... 

#EdFringe17: Diana Nguyen Gets Naked

#EdFringe17: Diana Nguyen Gets Naked

Diana’s mum wanted her to be a doctor. She became a writer, producer, director, theatre maker, guest speaker, drama facilitator, MC and performer instead. Luckily, mum is now her biggest fan... 

#EdFringe17: Conor Drum’s Friends are All Dead

#EdFringe17: Conor Drum’s Friends are All Dead

In the last year Conor lost a girlfriend, two stone in weight and had to say goodbye to his best friend. Now he’s on his own… Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the perpetual singleton as he wrestles with other people’s growing up. 

#EdFringe17: Nathan Cassidy - Watch This. Love Me. It’s Deep.

#EdFringe17: Nathan Cassidy - Watch This. Love Me. It’s Deep.

Roosevelt said, ‘It’s not the critic who counts, it’s the man in the arena’. Nathan is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with two solo shows. The first is a comic play performed at ‘C cubed’... 

#EdFringe17: Christian Talbot is a Work in Progress

#EdFringe17: Christian Talbot is a Work in Progress

‘Work in Progress’ is just one of three shows that the handsome and hardworking comedian is bringing to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. He’s also performing in a double act with Rosie Holt, ‘Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other’ and in a play, ‘Bluebeard’s Ghost’... 

#EdFringe17: Steve Attridge is a Dick in Space

#EdFringe17: Steve Attridge is a Dick in Space

Steve Attridge is an award-winning writer and performer – 9 stage plays, 100 TV scripts, 8 films and 20 books. In August he’s intergalactic Dick Spacey 007, where film noir murder meets existential madness... 

#EdFringe17: Zahra Barri Talks Like an Egyptian

#EdFringe17: Zahra Barri Talks Like an Egyptian

‘Talk Like an Egyptian’ is a comedy show about a serious topic. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Zahra, as she discusses the relationship between Middle Eastern people and Western folk - celebrating differences and bonding around similarities... 

#EdFringe17: Show Up for Peter Michael Marino

#EdFringe17: Show Up for Peter Michael Marino

Pete aims to turn the often vilified clichés of the solo show genre on their clichéd heads. He performs, ‘Show Up’, an improvised solo show about your shitty life. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Edinburgh’s favourite American improviser. 

#EdFringe17: Scott Redmond in Departures

#EdFringe17: Scott Redmond in Departures

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, poetry and chat with Scottish comedian, Scott ‘The Redman’ Redmond. His new show, ‘Departures’, is the story of a poet forced to perform by Death... 

#EdFringe17: Fiona Sagar in Sagar Mega Drive

#EdFringe17: Fiona Sagar in Sagar Mega Drive

Sagar Mega Drive marks Fiona Sagar's return to Edinburgh following her 2016 show 'Entitled'. Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multi-player as you enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the talented comedian, actor and impressionist. 

#EdFringe17: The Globetrotting Struan Logan

#EdFringe17: The Globetrotting Struan Logan

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Scottish comedian, Struan Logan. After travelling and for three months in South East Asia, he returns to Scotland with an insight into what it is like living out of a backpack and performing comedy in completely different cultures. 

#EdFringe17: Sundeep Rao has Blurred Lines

#EdFringe17: Sundeep Rao has Blurred Lines

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, Sundeep Rao. Being partially sighted for most of his life, Sundeep has spent the last 2 decades listening and listening and listening... 

#EdFringe17: Daniele Fabbri is a Gentle, Shy Antichrist

#EdFringe17: Daniele Fabbri is a Gentle, Shy Antichrist

Daniele grew up in a Catholic Italian family. In a few short years, he’s gone from altar boy to atheist comedian. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat as Daniele attempts to answer the question, “How on heaven and earth did that happen?”  

#EdFringe17: Simon Jablonski on Generation Hummus

#EdFringe17: Simon Jablonski on Generation Hummus

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with stand-up comedian, Simon Jablonski, as he launches a probing needle into the eye of ‘Generation Hummus’. Grab a bread stick and dip into his bland new world... 

#EdFringe17: Ellen Waddell - It's Better to Lie

#EdFringe17: Ellen Waddell - It's Better to Lie

Meet writer, comedian, actor, film maker, musician and performance artist, Ellen Waddell. This year she’s descending on Edinburgh with a new comedy play, ‘It’s Better to Lie Than to Tell the Truth and End Up Alone in a Ditch Crying’... 

#EdFringe17: Tom Toal is Better than Before

#EdFringe17: Tom Toal is Better than Before

Turning thirty has made Tom look back at all the previous ambitions he has harboured in his life and whether he would have been happier being a Rockstar, teacher, children's author or turning that Morrison’s job full time... 

#EdFringe17: Rob Oldham is on the Brink

#EdFringe17: Rob Oldham is on the Brink

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with stand-up comedian, Rob Oldham. He talks about his new show, ‘Brink’, which looks at growing up, politics, and being a hypocrite in the 21st Century... 

#EdFringe17: James Cook Will Always be Rolling

#EdFringe17: James Cook Will Always be Rolling

Stand-up comedian, James Cook, is crazy about board games. Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with the man who is not to be confused with “the explorer, the bass player in the Arctic Monkeys, a character off of Skins, the BBC’s Scotland correspondent, the Australian Rules footballer, the boxer, the square in Middlesbrough, the University in Queensland or the type of Mercedes Mini-van... 

#EdFringe17: Amy Howerska is a Goddess*

#EdFringe17: Amy Howerska is a Goddess*

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Amy, inventor of a new comedy genre, ‘The Shit Mum Show’. Amy could never work out if her childhood was dysfunctional or whether it was just the 80s... 

#EdFringe17: James Bennison Knows How to be a Winner

#EdFringe17: James Bennison Knows How to be a Winner

James Bennison has won almost every gameshow in existence and for his new show, he combines them all into the most adrenaline-fueled, nostalgic, egotistical hour of your life. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the maths and comedy wizard. 

#EdFringe17: Pete Latham’s First Gag is the Cheapest

#EdFringe17: Pete Latham’s First Gag is the Cheapest

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Pete, who takes a silly and unexpected look at life. During shows, he likes to create an atmosphere in the room that leaves you feeling like you’ve had a pint with your funniest mate. 

#EdFringe17: Sarah Morgan-Paul Tells Tales from a Tampon

#EdFringe17: Sarah Morgan-Paul Tells Tales from a Tampon

Sarah is taking on the pivotal role of tampon in this brand new one-woman show. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the comedian, playwright and actor, who has broken free from the corporate world, to live her dream of writing and performing stand-up comedy. 

#EdFringe17: Rik Carranza is a Fan

#EdFringe17: Rik Carranza is a Fan

Rik tells the story of love, life, death and being a geek. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the comedian who feels that he doesn’t fit in. Where is he from? Who is his favourite Star Trek Character? How has he got a girlfriend?  

#EdFringe17: Kate Smurthwaite is a ‘ForniKATEress’

#EdFringe17: Kate Smurthwaite is a ‘ForniKATEress’

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with comedian, writer and activist Kate Smurthwaite. Her new show, ‘ForniKATEress’ focuses on polyamory - just don’t tell Eamonn Holmes... 

#EdFringe17: Samantha Pressdee Goes Back 2 Basics

#EdFringe17: Samantha Pressdee Goes Back 2 Basics

Sammy describes herself as “an anarcha-feminist, who confronted the patriarchy with my tits out.” In her new show, she will be baring her soul instead of her chest. Sammy chats about the ‘Free the Nipple’ movement and explains why she doesn’t see eye to eye with some other feminists. 

Ivor Dembina: A comedian's response to the London attack

Ivor Dembina: A comedian's response to the London attack

Less than two weeks ago, Andrew Maxwell gave his response to the terrorist killings in Manchester. Today, we asked Ivor Dembina to share his thoughts on the the latest terrorist atrocity, which happened less than a mile from Ivor's home in London. 

#EdFringe17: Paul Wady’s Guerilla Aspies

#EdFringe17: Paul Wady’s Guerilla Aspies

Meet Paul Wady, Guerilla Aspie-in-chief. Paul describes his show as “comedy, neurodiverse self-advocacy and a subversive autistic perspective on the neurotypical world.”He tries to “create an 'autistic space' in each and every show, so that other Aspies feel free to be out autistic... 

#EdFringe17: Radu Isac is One Romanian Answering Questions

#EdFringe17: Radu Isac is One Romanian Answering Questions

Radu Isac started comedy in 2006 in Bucharest and in 2015, moved to London. So, what does Radu think about British attitudes towards foreigners, post-Brexit? The answer might surprise you... 

#EdFringe17: Jacob Hawley is a Fruit Machine

#EdFringe17: Jacob Hawley is a Fruit Machine

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Jacob Hawley, the working-class lad from a Brexit town, who now boasts a vegetarian girlfriend and an arts degree. He’s a ‘Comedy Store King Gong’ winner and ‘Fresh Comedian of the Year’ finalist, but can he get served at the bar? 

#EdFringe17: Cheekykita is Somewhere in the Ether

#EdFringe17: Cheekykita is Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita is the comic creation of actor, writer and comedian Sonja Quita Doubleday. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the Mancunian maverick, destined to take this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe by storm... 

#EdFringe17: Bob Slayer – Head Hero

#EdFringe17: Bob Slayer – Head Hero

This year, Bob Slayer’s Heroes of Fringe is staging sixty-six shows in eight performance spaces across five venues. It’s Bob’s biggest line up. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of the most unlikely, and most successful, comedy promoters in Edinburgh. 

#EdFringe17: Jon Long Winded

#EdFringe17: Jon Long Winded

Jon Long performs stand-up comedy with songs. Songs about unusual recycling, his hatred of jogging, alcoholism, and falcons. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up, music and chat with the comic with strong views on how not to get fit. 

#EdFringe17: On the Mic Episode 300 – The Legendary Phil Nichol

#EdFringe17: On the Mic Episode 300 – The Legendary Phil Nichol

Welcome to the 300th edition of the On the Mic comedy podcast. Regular participant, Phil Nichol, helped us celebrate our landmark 100th show, so we invited him back for a third time... 

#EdFringe17: Sameer Katz asks, ‘Can Fish Drown?’

#EdFringe17: Sameer Katz asks, ‘Can Fish Drown?’

The American born, Cambridge educated, Sameer Katz brings his second show to the Edinburgh Fringe, promising to ask questions you never had. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with the comic with a PhD. 

#EdFringe17: Ros Ballinger presents an Idiot’s Guide to Kink

#EdFringe17: Ros Ballinger presents an Idiot’s Guide to Kink

Want to spice up your love life? Not sure what S&M stands for? Ros Ballinger is here to guide you through the weird, wonderful world of beginner's BDSM. Spanking etiquette, dirty talk pitfalls, doms to avoid; no subject is off limits... 

#EdFringe17: James Bone is a Townie

#EdFringe17: James Bone is a Townie

Join us in the Townie Arms and meet and the Bunny Eared Australian party animal Charlie Chippington. Grab a pint and enjoy 15 minutes of performance and chat with character comedian James Bone, who is making his Edinburgh debut this year, alongside his sister. 

#EdFringe17: Tomas Ahlbeck Thinks It’s a Wretched Life

#EdFringe17: Tomas Ahlbeck Thinks It’s a Wretched Life

Tomas returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform ‘It’s a Wretched Life’. Experience 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the ‘dark, twisted and absurd’ comedian from Sweden, as he takes his comedy one step further away from the main stream. 

#EdFringe17: Becky Brunning is Beaming

#EdFringe17: Becky Brunning is Beaming

Best known for the character, Lindsay Lucas, in TV drama, Broadchurch, and fresh from a stand up comedy tour of Adelaide and Perth, Becky brings her new show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

#EdFringe17: Russell Hicks – The Brain is in the Heart

#EdFringe17: Russell Hicks – The Brain is in the Heart

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with US comedian, Russell Hicks. Once labelled one of the 'Top Six Comics to Watch' by LA's Stand Up Talk Magazine, his improvised style of stand up is gaining popularity in the UK. 

#EdFringe17: Saurabh Kikani is a Stranger in a Strange Land

#EdFringe17: Saurabh Kikani is a Stranger in a Strange Land

Saurabh Kikani is many things - stand up comedian, film producer, lawyer, political activist... most of all... a disappointment to his parents. Enjoy 15 minutes of comedy and chat with the citizen of the world, currently residing in California, USA. 

Andrew Maxwell: A comedian's response to the Manchester attack

Andrew Maxwell: A comedian's response to the Manchester attack

Andrew Maxwell is one of our best known comedians. In a direct and heartfelt interview, he gives his response to the bomb attack in Manchester. 

#EdFringe17: Njambi McGrath is Breaking Black

#EdFringe17: Njambi McGrath is Breaking Black

What motivates people to come to the UK? What aspirations do immigrants hold, and how do they thrive amidst hostilities? Spat on and told to go back to the jungle by a four-year-old, Njambi McGrath examines the patriotism of immigrants in their new home... 

#EdFringe17: George Dimarelos Self-Sabotage

#EdFringe17: George Dimarelos Self-Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? Then done it again. Then after a third time realise that you suffer from terrifying, incurable psychological issues? Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Greek Australian comedian, George Dimarelos, master of self-sabotage... 

#EdFringe17: Aidan Taco Jones in The Abersham Flat

#EdFringe17: Aidan Taco Jones in The Abersham Flat

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Taco, and hear the best joke about a sexually transmitted infection, ever. Plus - how did the young Australian get in to comedy? And what on earth happened at the Abersham Flat?  

#EdFringe17: Henry Churnavsky from Liverpool’s Royal Court

#EdFringe17: Henry Churnavsky from Liverpool’s Royal Court

Henry is a Jewish Liverpudlian comedian, who runs the city’s Cue Comedy Club. His very first gig was at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre in 2014. Spend 15 minutes with Henry, as he explains just how that first gig came about – and what happened next. 

#EdFringe17: Amanda Miller Knows How to Suffer Better

#EdFringe17: Amanda Miller Knows How to Suffer Better

Amanda discusses her character comedy about suffering, but who’s suffering best? The freshly dumped alcoholic, the homeless man with a split personality, the elderly widow, the maid longing for love, the clown enduring a bureaucratic nightmare or the angry teenager who threw a rock at Trump’s head? You decide. 

#EdFringe17: Gavino di Vino is Auntie

#EdFringe17: Gavino di Vino is Auntie

Introducing Auntie - Dame Edna meets Nollywood meets Hyacinth Bouquet via the fictional pan-African nation of Kengeria. Gavino discusses the fresh new character driven comedy play, that explores the poignant issues of immigration, post-colonialism, gentrification, and worship. 

#EdFringe17: Andrew Silverwood is a Self-Absorbed Twat

#EdFringe17: Andrew Silverwood is a Self-Absorbed Twat

Comedian, actor and model, Andrew Silverwood was described as a ‘self-absorbed twat’ by a comedy reviewer in Australia. But is it true? You decide. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up, chat and general nonsense with one of UK comedy’s rising stars... 

#EdFringe17: Daniel Muggleton Doesn’t Want to Hang Out

#EdFringe17: Daniel Muggleton Doesn’t Want to Hang Out

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Australia’s own Daniel Muggleton. We talk racism, porn and using the toilet brush too much. And is he really that tall, white, arrogant man of popular repute? Stand up comedy taken from Daniel’s new album, ‘Let Me Finish’. 

#EdFringe17: Juliet Meyers – This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life

#EdFringe17: Juliet Meyers – This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life

Comedian, writer and feminist, Juliet Meyers, spends life with an overly-sensitive and clingy rescue dog called Homer. Unable to leave him behind while she performs in Edinburgh, Homer comes along for the show... 

#EdFringe17: Tai ‘Optimusgrind’ Paschall - The Funniest Guy in Dubai

#EdFringe17: Tai ‘Optimusgrind’ Paschall - The Funniest Guy in Dubai

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with Tai, the US born comedian and performer based in Dubai. His urban style has been described as a comic take on a Drake / Linkin’ Park mash-up... 

#EdFringe17: Peter E Davidson – Guns N’ Rosé

#EdFringe17: Peter E Davidson – Guns N’ Rosé

Derry based Peter E Davidson is a 39-year-old Rosé wine drinking man adrift in a sea of beer drinkers. How did he end up this way? Spend 15 minutes of stand and chat with the former Game of Thrones extra, as he asks, “Are you born a Rosé wine drinker, or, through a series of unfortunate incidents, do you grow to be one?” 

#EdFringe17: Dave Chawner – C’Est La Vegan

#EdFringe17: Dave Chawner – C’Est La Vegan

Dave Chawner is an award-winning comic, published author and mental health campaigner. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat, as Dave attempts to decide to be vegan or not to be vegan... 

#EdFringe17: Rhiannon Vivian’s Office Meltdown

#EdFringe17: Rhiannon Vivian’s Office Meltdown

Spend 15 minutes with the bonkers yet nuanced character comedian, Rhiannon Vivian. The comic performer trained in sketch and improv in both London and the US and she chats about her new show... 

#EdFringe17: Dharmander Singh - From Birmingham and Bollywood to Berlin and Brexit

#EdFringe17: Dharmander Singh - From Birmingham and Bollywood to Berlin and Brexit

15 minutes of stand up and chat with cheeky chappy, Dharmander Singh. The friendly and energetic comedian focuses on the pressures of being named after a Bollywood legend and the challenges and pleasures of being a brown Brummie in Berlin post-Brexit... 

#EdFringe17: Paul Revill has Revillations

#EdFringe17: Paul Revill has Revillations

Nothing is off limits for Paul Revill, as he tells the true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime... and how it all went wrong! Drink! Drugs! Police! Perfume? 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with the comic that many call, ‘the nicest man in comedy’. 

EdFringe17: Daniel Audritt Will Work on Progress

EdFringe17: Daniel Audritt Will Work on Progress

Spend 15 minutes enjoying stand-up and chat with comedian, writer and filmmaker, Daniel Audritt. Daniel always wanted to be a comedy writer and only started performing to get his material out there... 

#EdFringe17: Archie Maddocks and the IlluminArchie

#EdFringe17: Archie Maddocks and the IlluminArchie

Archie Maddocks performs comedy all over the world. Fresh from a tour of South Africa, Archie explains how attitudes to jokes about race differ from those back home. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the story telling writer and comedian... 

#EdFringe17: Jenny Collier in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Jen

#EdFringe17: Jenny Collier in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Jen

Jenny Collier is returning to Edinburgh with a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy. Among other things, it covers experimenting with body hair, thinking about becoming a vegetarian, reclaiming the word ‘spinster’ and, er, STI themed cocktails... 

#EdFringe17: Andy Stedman Gives Parental Guidance

#EdFringe17: Andy Stedman Gives Parental Guidance

15 minutes of stand-up, music and chat with musician and comedian, Andy Stedman. As the father of a young son, Freddie Elvis Stedman, and on the basis that comedians should perform on subjects that they know, Andy is coming to Edinburgh to impart some Parental Guidance. 

#EdFringe17: Christian Schulte-Loh Rise of the 50’ German Comedian

#EdFringe17: Christian Schulte-Loh Rise of the 50’ German Comedian

Hello small people. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with the German comedian and Shaggy look-a-like Christian Schulte-Loh. Christian performs comedy all over the world, in three languages: German, English and Spanish... 

#EdFringe17: Andrew Ryan – Did You Get Here Alright?

#EdFringe17: Andrew Ryan – Did You Get Here Alright?

As one of Ireland’s favourite observational comedians, Andrew Ryan knows a thing or two about comedy. This year, he’s putting that know-how to good use with a variety and talk show at Cabaret Voltaire, ‘Andrew Ryan’s Pick of the Fringe’... 

#EdFringe17: Sophie Duker is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

#EdFringe17: Sophie Duker is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with rising star, Sophie Duker. Hailing from an improv background, ‘performing with posh white boys at university’, she more recently made the ‘exciting’ leap into stand-up comedy... 

#EdFringe17: Ashley Haden is a Funny C*nt

#EdFringe17: Ashley Haden is a Funny C*nt

Ashley Haden thinks that we’re awful human beings - and he can prove it. After making his mark with his 2016 Edinburgh show, ‘We Are All C*nts’, he returns with the follow up, ‘We Are Still All C*nts’... 

#EdFringe17: Paul Flannery’s Massive Multi Player On-stage Role Play Game With Jokes

#EdFringe17: Paul Flannery’s Massive Multi Player On-stage Role Play Game With Jokes

Paul Flannery’s MMORPG with jokes returns to Edinburgh in 2017. Will you be victorious? Will you bring harmony to the kingdom or will you betray your new friends for personal glory? Spend 15 minutes with the creator of the improvised comedy/table top gaming epic... 

#EdFringe17: Adele Cliff’s Notes

#EdFringe17: Adele Cliff’s Notes

The much sought-after Adele Cliff returns to Edinburgh with a new show, ‘Cliff Notes’. We spend 15 minutes in the company of the popular one liner comedian and we hear the joke voted ‘eighth funniest’ at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. 

#EdFringe17: Darius Davies is Back on the Road to Wrestlemaina

#EdFringe17: Darius Davies is Back on the Road to Wrestlemaina

15 minutes of stand-up and chat with Darius Davies, as he explores those simple rules of life. As well as his own show, which depicts his eventful ‘Road to Wrestlemainia’ he’s hosting ‘Hate and Live’ the late night improv show, back at Edinburgh's Counting House. 

#EdFringe17: Edy Hurst is a Dead Nice Boy

#EdFringe17: Edy Hurst is a Dead Nice Boy

Former theme park worker, Edy Hurst has always been a show off, a key criterion for a career in stand-up comedy. After a pretty shaky start when he died at the Comedy Store’s King Gong show (who hasn’t?), he went on to find his comedy voice... 

#EdFringe17: John Scott has Delusions

#EdFringe17: John Scott has Delusions

Having learned his trade at the Stand Comedy Club, comedian John Scott achieved a career highlight by performing for the Conservative Party on election night. We spend 15 minutes in the company of the superior satirist, who, it turns out, has delusions. 

#EdFringe17: Anders Lee Here

#EdFringe17: Anders Lee Here

After cutting his teeth on New York’s world famous comedy circuit, Anders Lee gets set to leave the US for the first time and perform at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 15 minutes of comedy and chat from America’s finest... 

#EdFringe17: Holly Stevens - Meet the Stevens

#EdFringe17: Holly Stevens - Meet the Stevens

15 minutes of stand-up and chat with comedian, Holly Stevens, featuring Holly’s first ever stand-up performance. She explains that, despite her adventurous personality, she only gained the confidence to perform stand-up comedy after transitioning. 

#EdFringe17: Andrew White – It Was Funnier in My Head

#EdFringe17: Andrew White – It Was Funnier in My Head

15 minutes of stand-up and chat with teenage comedian, Andrew White. From performing at a youth open-mic gig with Goth hecklers, to knocking out his first hour long show at 17 years old, to recruiting his dad as a warm up act, Andrew’s route to Edinburgh is unconventional. 

#EdFringe17: Mark McConnell is Battered

#EdFringe17: Mark McConnell is Battered

Fresh from living in Australia, now back in his native Ireland, Mark McConnell, shares 15 minutes of stand up and chat. He’s gearing up for his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with the show, ‘Battered’... 

#EdFringe17: Narin Oz - Dirty Woman in Progress

#EdFringe17: Narin Oz - Dirty Woman in Progress

The imagined child of Andy Kaufman and a supermodel, Narin Oz is a beautiful comic genius. We spend 15 minutes in the company of a comic actor who couldn’t be anything else. Featuring live stand up, crazy chat and an even crazier trailer to her work in progress Edinburgh show, #DirtyWoman... 

#EdFringe17: Dylan Gott - Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

#EdFringe17: Dylan Gott - Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

For the third of our #EdFringe17 podcasts, we enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with Canadian comedian, Dylan Gott. From performing in a cage in a North American gay bar, to supporting his favourite wrestler Mick Foley (in more ways than one) to the Edinburgh stage at Cabaret Voltaire... 

#EdFringe17: Comedy from Israel part 2 – Yohay Sponder

#EdFringe17: Comedy from Israel part 2 – Yohay Sponder

15 minutes of stand-up and chat in the company of Israeli comedian, Yohay Sponder. The atheist comic holds what many will see as controversial views about Islam and Palestine, and we hear stand-up comedy that reflect those views... 

#EdFringe17: Comedy from Israel part 1 – David Kilimnick

#EdFringe17: Comedy from Israel part 1 – David Kilimnick

Welcome to the first of the our #EdFringe17 podcasts. We kick off with 15 minutes of live stand-up and chat with former Rabbi, David Kilimnick, the founder of Jerusalem’s first ever comedy club, ‘Off the Wall Comedy Basement’... 

On the Mic podcast: 10 Minutes with Andy Hamilton

On the Mic podcast: 10 Minutes with Andy Hamilton

Award winning comedian and comedy writer, Andy Hamilton, is on the road with his sell-out show, Change Management. He talks to On the Mic about working live, creating 'Drop the Dead Donkey', playing Satan on 'Old Harry's Game', and a brand new project featuring Trump. 

On the Mic podcast: Josie Long On Tour

On the Mic podcast: Josie Long On Tour

Following the international sell-out success of her previous show, 'Cara Josephine', the star of BBC Radio 4’s 'Romance and Adventure', 'All of the Planet’s Wonders' and presenter of 'Short Cuts' tours her eighth solo stand-up show, 'Something Better'... 

On the Mic podcast: Susan Calman on Brexit, Trump and Kids TV

On the Mic podcast: Susan Calman on Brexit, Trump and Kids TV

Having worked on Death Row and at the United Nations in Geneva as a former corporate lawyer, Susan decided to give up her promising career to become a comedian. Since reaching the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy and So You Think You’re Funny Awards in 2016, she's never looked back... 

On the Mic podcast: Will Franken:

On the Mic podcast: Will Franken: "Why I support Donald Trump"

The UK based American comedian discusses the cultural wars. He explains why he supports Donald Trump, what his 'Defining the Norm' Edinburgh Fringe awards were all about, why he left Sarah, why identity politics have left us in a mess... 

On the Mic Podcast: Geoff Norcott 'Twenty Six One Star Reviews for Auschwitz'

On the Mic Podcast: Geoff Norcott 'Twenty Six One Star Reviews for Auschwitz'

Despite being a trade unionist’s son who grew up on a council estate, Geoff Norcott leans firmly to the right. He talks to Martin Walker about being a Tory voting Brexit supporter and shares what he really thinks about Donald Trump. 

On the Mic Podcast: Mark Thomas 'We Must Fight Back'

On the Mic Podcast: Mark Thomas 'We Must Fight Back'

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas chats to Martin Walker about his 2017 tour. Should those on the left engage with racists? After the election of Trump, should progressives despair? Contains very strong language... 

On the Mic Podcast: Jonathan Pie Live

On the Mic Podcast: Jonathan Pie Live

TV Newsman, Jonathan Pie, is the character creation of actor Tom Walker. From three minute YouTube clips, to an Edinburgh show and now a UK tour, Pie is a phenomenon. Martin Walker talks to Tom and Pie co-writer and comedian Andrew Doyle. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Simon Munnery 30 Not Out

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Simon Munnery 30 Not Out

In this, the 100th episode of 'On the Mic at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe', Martin Walker talks to Simon Munnery.Simon is celebrating his 30th year in Edinburgh with a one off show featuring some very special guests... 

Sarah Callaghan: 24

Sarah Callaghan: 24

I like Sarah Callaghan. Last year’s debut hour, Elephant, stormed it.Unfortunately, 24 started badly. The first few jokes didn’t land and after an unenthusiastic bit of audience participation in the form of a Mexican Wave failed to lift the mood, it was perhaps ill-advised for Callaghan to start discussing ‘wasting time’... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jay Islaam Travels With Autism

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jay Islaam Travels With Autism

According to the fringe blurb, Jay has Asperger's, so he lacks empathy. Which is another way of saying he doesn't give a fuck about you or your problems. Martin Walker finds out more. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Samantha Baines - More Cox!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Samantha Baines - More Cox!

'1 Woman, a Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox' is the actor/comedian's debut solo show. Who was the first British astronaut in space? You're probably wrong. Plus, lots of chat about handsome Professor Brian Cox. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Allen - Indeed

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Allen - Indeed

A couple of years ago, in an effort to save enough money to get a house, Tom Allen moved back in with his mum and dad. What's it like to be a 33 year old outgoing gay man, living with your parents? It's quite nice actually... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ivor Dembina Times Three

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ivor Dembina Times Three

Veteran comedian, Ivor Dembina, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with no less than three shows. Given that he's 65 years old, that's probably too many, but then, he hasn't written one of them yet... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrew Maxwell Gorilla on a Slide

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrew Maxwell Gorilla on a Slide

In the face of Bexit, Boris, Trump and Corbyn, Andrew eschews politics and gets silly. Have you ever seen a gorilla on a slide? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rachel Parris' Best Laid Plans

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rachel Parris' Best Laid Plans

Rachel has endured an enormous year of upheaval. Fortunately she's a musical comedian, so has been able to write a show about it. But will her mum approve? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rob Carter is Bliss

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rob Carter is Bliss

Actor and comedian, Rob Carter, is bringing his novelist character creation, Christopher Bliss, to the Edinburgh stage. Who is Christopher? Who is Rob? And what is 'Stand Up & Slam'? 

The Piff the Magic Dragon Show

The Piff the Magic Dragon Show

Piff the Magic Dragon is the character creation of comic magician, John van der Put. Since first appearing at the Edinburgh Festival in 2009 at a Free Fringe venue, Piff and his Chihuahua sidekick, Mister Piffles have become famous... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Bethany Black is Back!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Bethany Black is Back!

After a prolonged absence from performing stand up in Edinburgh, actor and comedian Bethany Black returns with '(Extra)Ordinary'. So what has she been up to - and why did she invite Germaine Greer to sniff her virgina? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Phil Jerrod is a Hypocrite

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Phil Jerrod is a Hypocrite

'Hypocrite' is Phil's second Edinburgh outing - and it's dark. Very, very funny - and dark. This interview was recorded in early July and Phil didn't yet have an ending to the show... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Colin Hoult is Anna Mann

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Colin Hoult is Anna Mann

Martin Walker speaks to Anna Mann, the character creation of comedian Colin Hoult. They talk about her life on stage and screen - and her brief time in TV commercials, fronting the infamously short lived Turkish Delight campaign. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Steve Bugeja (Boo-Jay-A)

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Steve Bugeja (Boo-Jay-A)

The BBC Comedy award winner, Steve Bugeja's new show 'Unpronounceable' concerns the head and the heart. How best to make decisions? Steve met a girl - girl moved away for a year - should Steve wait for her return? 

Radio Active

Radio Active

Radio Active is an 80s Radio 4 satirical sketch show, born from the Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It ran for seven series and was hugely popular. Episodes were geared towards sending up celebrity and the media more than politicians, with the show not to taking itself too seriously... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Beth Vyse is Olive Hands

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Beth Vyse is Olive Hands

Beth stars in two shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the critically acclaimed 'As Funny as Cancer' returns after successful 2015 run and 'Olive Hands in All Hands to the Pump' makes its debut... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Randy

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Randy

Four years ago, when Randy last appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe, he became an alcoholic. He's back with a new show in 2016 for more signature hate filled ramblings. And he's sober. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Seymour Mace interview

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Seymour Mace interview

Seymour is one of the best loved comedians on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - returning in 2016 for his eleventh year. In a frank interview with Martin Walker, Seymour talks about dealing with depression... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jamali Maddix interview

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jamali Maddix interview

'Chickens Come Home to Roost' is the debut solo show from Jamali Maddix. Last year's star of the mixed bill Pleasance Comedy Reserve talks about taking the step up. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrea Hubert Knows

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrea Hubert Knows

'Week' is the solo Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut by Andrea Hubert. How can you tell when things are going wrong - and how do you fix it? Andrea knows. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rory O'Hanlon returns

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Rory O'Hanlon returns

According to Rory, you are where you need to be. PS: It helps if you're at Opium in Edinburgh at 5pm most days in August. PPS: It doesn't help if you're an Irish immigrant living in the UK after the Brexit vote... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Maddy Anholt Rents

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Maddy Anholt Rents

There ain't nothing going on but the rent. Maddy Anholt's new Edinburgh show explores what it's like when its impossible to get on the property ladder. Co-written and directed by Hardeep Singh Kohli. 

On the Mid Edinburgh podcast: Thinking Drinkers

On the Mid Edinburgh podcast: Thinking Drinkers

The Thinking Drinkers are Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham, a couple of regular guys who've found themselves drinking for a living. Tom explains that there's a bit more to it than that... 

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour

In 2004 Lawrence won a BBC New Comedy Award. A talented stand-up, who enjoyed the appreciation of his peers.Ten years later, in the middle of the night he posted a long blog which looked critically at the state of the UK comedy ‘industry’ and political comedy in particular... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Who is Wendy Wason

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Who is Wendy Wason

Wendy Wason is a lot of things - and according to a head-hunter friend, the skills she's learned being a parent of three could easily equip her to be a CEO of a major company. Fortunately for us, she's sticking with comedy. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Baby Wants Candy

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Baby Wants Candy

The American group are bringing two shows to this year's Edinburgh Fringe. Their flagship improv 'Baby Wants Candy' show and 'Thrones! The Musical'. Al Samuels explains more. Plus - two original songs from their 'Thrones' show. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Yeti's Demon Dive Bar

Yeti's is a demon dive bar run at Edinburgh's Pleasance Courtyard during August. It's also a character, musical, sketch, narrative, comedy show - the boisterous lovechild of Rocky Horror and the Mighty Boosh. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mark Thomas in the Red Shed

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mark Thomas in the Red Shed

Mark talks about his new Edinburgh play, 'Mark Thomas: The Red Shed' It's the story of a very special venue in Wakefield, where he developed his political and comedy chops.  

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Competitive BEASTS

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Competitive BEASTS

BEASTS are Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciarán Dowd. Martin Walker chats to Owen about their Edinburgh Festival Fringe offering, 'Mr Edinburgh 2016'. Who wins? You decide. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Craig Campbell 'Easy Tiger'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Craig Campbell 'Easy Tiger'

Craig returns to Edinburgh with a new show, 'Easy Tiger' He explains that he's not too precious about his jokes, but prefers to think on his feat - mixing things up a bit, ensuring each  show is an event. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tony Law is straight

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tony Law is straight

Tony Law chats about returning to the Edinburgh Fringe as a new man. This is Tony at his best. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sarah Callaghan in '24'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sarah Callaghan in '24'

Can you change your whole life in just twenty four hours? Sarah returns to the Fringe after killing it in 2015, with a new show '24' - sadly, with fewer trainers. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Simon Evans in the Money

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Simon Evans in the Money

The popular radio and tv comedian chats about money. What is it? Why does it behave in the way it does? Can it be stopped? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Shazia Mirza takes The Stand

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Shazia Mirza takes The Stand

After being told by a journalist that her act was a "waste of a good Muslim", Shazia Mirza returns to the Edinburgh Fringe's Stand Comedy Club - for one week only - to share her story and tell some jokes. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Help is at Bae

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Help is at Bae

Nina Millns and Sophie Morgan-Price are the London based double act, 'Bae' In 2016 they come to Edinburgh with a new character show, 'Help', which affectionately sends up the world of self help groups. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Colin Mochrie Hyprov!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Colin Mochrie Hyprov!

'Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis' is a new Edinburgh show that mixes hypnosis and improvised comedy. Martin Walker talks to the 'Who's Line is it Anyway' improv veteran, Colin Mochrie. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nick Hall - Best Around

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nick Hall - Best Around

Taking inspiration from the Rocky and Karate Kid movies - with a dose of cold war spy thriller, Nick Hall's new show 'Szgrabble!' promises to be unlike anything you've seen before. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: #AdventureQuestPlay

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: #AdventureQuestPlay

The American 'Dutch Kills Theater Company' brings Richard Lovejoy's comedy play 'Adventure Quest' to the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Told in the style of old school video games, the show follows our hero as he rescues a damsel in distress from an evil wizard... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Aatif Nawaz follows up

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Aatif Nawaz follows up

After storming the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut hour in 2015, Aatif participated in a TV show about the social attitudes of UK Muslims. It didn't go well. Martin Walker finds out more. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Spencer Jones is The Herbert

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Spencer Jones is The Herbert

The Herbert is the joyful comic creation of the BAFTA nominated writer/performer Spencer Jones. This year Spencer returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the popular 2015 show, 'Proper Job' and a brand new hour, 'Eggy Bagel'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Peter and Bambi Heaven

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Peter and Bambi Heaven

Peter and Bambi Heaven are the character creations of comedians Asher Treleaven and Gypsy Wood. After a successful run in Australia, 'The Magic Inside' makes its Edinburgh debut. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Phil Nichol is '20'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Phil Nichol is '20'

Phil Nichol chats to Martin Walker about marriage break ups, censorship, getting naked in front of Anne Robinson and his Edinburgh show '20'. We also spin two of Phil's classic songs... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Norris and Parker

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Norris and Parker

Katie Norris and Sinead Parker have funny bones. In this lovely interview, they talk about their friendship and their comedy - and their second Edinburgh Festival show, 'See You at the Gallows'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Zoe Lyons 'Little Misfit'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Zoe Lyons 'Little Misfit'

Brighton based Zoe Lyons just wants to make you laugh. The 'Little Misfit' explains that as a successful stand up comedian, with a wife and a dog, she's actually quite happy with her lot... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ever Mainard's first time

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ever Mainard's first time

The US comedian talks guns in a frank interview about the differences between America and the UK. In her first trip abroad, Ever comes to Edinburgh to 'Let Me Be Your Man'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sven Ratzke 'Starman'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sven Ratzke 'Starman'

Sven Ratzke is the 'Starman' at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The international lead in the musical 'Hedwig & the Angry Inch' brings his homage to David Bowie to Edinburgh after a successful New York run... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: What Kate Lucas shouldn't say

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: What Kate Lucas shouldn't say

Kate is a musical comedian, described as a darker, dirtier Victoria Wood. In her first solo Edinburgh hour she asks, 'Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas?' This interview contains two original songs from the show - which some listeners may find offensive. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Johnny Cochrane has appeal

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Johnny Cochrane has appeal

The self confident Essex boy is one half of TV's popular 'Johnny & Inel Show'. Johnny, acts, writes, tells jokes and is impossibly good looking. In Edinburgh, he gets to show what he can do. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lucie Pohl 'Apohlcalypse Now!'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lucie Pohl 'Apohlcalypse Now!'

New York character comedian and actor, Lucie Pohl, is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a third year with a new show, 'Apohlcalypse Now!' The star of the up coming 'Red Dwarf' series discusses her year of torment, comedy and naked hostility. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Peter White 'Straight White Male'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Peter White 'Straight White Male'

Canadian comedian, Peter White's Edinburgh debut is called 'Straight White Male' - because that's what Peter White is. As he explains, this is not a men's rights rally - more an honest exploration of what its like to be part of a majority. 

On the Mic Extra: Bob Slayer 'Iraq Out and Loud'

On the Mic Extra: Bob Slayer 'Iraq Out and Loud'

Bob Slayer chats about Fringe show, 'Iraq Out & Loud: Reading the Chilcot Report in Full' He goes on to talk about the shows he's promoting at the Edinburgh Fringe and why his 'Pay What You Want' format is catching on. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Juliette Burton: 'It's Time'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Juliette Burton: 'It's Time'

Critically acclaimed comedian Juliette Burton has to make a BIG decision… and her Edinburgh audience is going to help her make it. Can one choice change a life? Does looking back help us move forward? Let's find out. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Masud Milas 'Routes'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Masud Milas 'Routes'

Born in Hong Kong to a Kenyan mum and an English dad, Masud Milas spent his teenage years in New Zealand before eventually moving to England. For his 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up debut, he delivers a story that's somehow unique and relatable. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Puddles Pity Party

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Puddles Pity Party

Martin Walker talks to Big Mike - Puddles' tour manager and close friend - about the clown's triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe. We're treated to Puddles' rendition of 'Another Tear Falls' and 'When you Rock and Roll With Me' and as a bonus, one of Puddles favourite songs from the movie 'Young@Heart'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jess Robinson is Impressive

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jess Robinson is Impressive

If you're a fan of the On the Mic podcast interviews (and why wouldn't you be?) you'll have heard the voice of impressionist, Jess Robinson. For this episode we talk to the lady herself about her impressive new Edinburgh show... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nick Cody 'No gimmicks'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nick Cody 'No gimmicks'

Australian comedian Nick Cody spends his life in the air and on the road. At least for the month of August he gets to stay in one place. This Edinburgh Festival Fringe he returns for another hour of 'no gimmicks' comedy. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tez Ilyas 'Made in Britain'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tez Ilyas 'Made in Britain'

'Made in Britain' follows Tez Illyas' 2015 debut, 'Tez Talks'. As he explains to Martin Walker, he wants to do much more than make you laugh. Featuring music from Cornershop and from Zayn. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Helen Duff: Come With Me

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Helen Duff: Come With Me

'Come With Me' is a new show from Helen Duff about sex. Except, as she tells Martin Walker, she's never actually had an orgasm. Is this normal? What is sex anyway? Turns out that it's a lot of fun finding out. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jake Yapp 'One in a Million'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Jake Yapp 'One in a Million'

Jake Yapp tells Martin Walker about the worst gig of his life - opening for Beyoncé at the World Music Awards. They also discuss Jake's Edinburgh show, the accurately titled, 'Jake Yapp is One in a Million'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Ward's first time

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Ward's first time

Tom Ward had an unconventional childhood and an interesting journey from teenager to grown up. For his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut, he shares stories in 'Tom Ward: Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes'... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lynne Jassem 'Como to Homo'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lynne Jassem 'Como to Homo'

In the 1950s, Lynne Jassem was a pre-teen with a successful TV career. Sixty years later she talks to Martin Walker about her Edinburgh show, 'From Como to Homo'. Her story is told with tap dancing, mime, physical comedy - and a song or two. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Neil Henry 'Mindwangler'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Neil Henry 'Mindwangler'

Just what is a 'Midwangler'? Well, it's the name of Neil Henry's latest show, but what does it mean? And, if you're Martin Walker, how do you pronounce it? Pig. They also indulge in a spot of Time Travel. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Netflix and Steel

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Netflix and Steel

Elliot Steel explains that whilst his solo stand up debut in Edinburgh wont be about anything much, he's looking forward to doing his 'Dead Dad Show' (not really). 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Glenn Gives Moore

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Glenn Gives Moore

Sketch comic, writer and actor, Glenn Moore, makes his Edinburgh Festival Fringe solo debut. Can one half of the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy duo Thunderbards, make it alone? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Darren Walsh is S'pun

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Darren Walsh is S'pun

Punmeister Darren Walsh won a string of awards with his debut solo show at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. How does he follow that up? Don't ask Eamonn Holmes. Warning! This interview contains puns about Brexit, 70s music and flying... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Stuart Mitchell born unlucky?

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Stuart Mitchell born unlucky?

As the title of his Edinburgh show suggests, Stuart Mitchell may have been 'Dealt a Bad Hand' from birth. The Scottish comedian talks to Martin Walker about how tragedy is so very funny. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nish Kumar gets political

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Nish Kumar gets political

Satirist Nish Kumar gets to grips with the current political chaos at home and over the Atlantic. How on earth did we get in to this mess? Who is to blame? Martin Walker finds out. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Anna Morris is Georgina the Bride

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Anna Morris is Georgina the Bride

Georgina the Bride returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a second year for yet more wedding rehearsals. The comic creation of Anna Morris and our interviewer, Martin Walker, don't really get on. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Michael Griffiths is Cole

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Michael Griffiths is Cole

Australian cabaret star, Michael Griffiths has performed as Annie Lennox, Madonna and now, Cole Porter. Martin Walker asks what attracted Michael to the life and songs of the talented and flamboyant bisexual millionaire. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Samantha Pressdee #FreeTheNipple

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Samantha Pressdee #FreeTheNipple

Samantha Pressdee is a comedian, model and feminist. Martin Walker learns that during her new show, 'Sextremist', she will perform comedy topless. Oh and something about breaking in to houses with Russell Brand. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Laurence Clark talks Independence

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Laurence Clark talks Independence

What with Scottish demands for separation and the political earthquake of Brexit, now is the time to bring a show to Edinburgh called, 'Independence'. Fringe veteran Laurence Clark tells Martin Walker what Indy means to him... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Michelle Wolf from 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Michelle Wolf from 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

The Daily Show correspondent talks to Martin Walker from New York about Donald Trump, working with Chris Rock at the Oscars, and her new Edinburgh show, 'So Brave'. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sophie Willan On Record

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sophie Willan On Record

This year sees Sophie Willan make her solo debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 'On Record' she presents what promises to be the funniest show about growing up in and out of care that you're ever likely to see. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Chris Stokes - a man delusion?

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Chris Stokes - a man delusion?

After taking an extended break from stand up, Chris Stokes made a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. As he explains to Martin Walker, this year's show is all about keeping that momentum going. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Enter the Dragon

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Enter the Dragon

Piff is the character creation of magician John van der Put. In this very special interview, John steps out of the dragon outfit to talk to Martin Walker about his return to Edinburgh. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Alex Kealy is Going Solo

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Alex Kealy is Going Solo

Alex Kealy says he has the voice of David Cameron and the politics of Jeremy Corbyn. He talks to Martin Walker about his debut solo hour for Edinburgh. 

On the Mic Edinburgh Podcast: Ask Askins

On the Mic Edinburgh Podcast: Ask Askins

Stand up comedian, Andy Askins, is a well known headliner across the UK. Despite being a comic of ten years experience, it's in 2016 that he makes his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut... 

On the Mic Edinburgh Podcast: Susan Calman 'It's my 10th year!'

On the Mic Edinburgh Podcast: Susan Calman 'It's my 10th year!'

Susan Calman celebrates ten years performing solo shows at the Fringe. She talks to Martin Walker about Brexit, being gay and "...the best show I have ever written". 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Olaf Falafel: Danger! Danger!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Olaf Falafel: Danger! Danger!

Olaf Falafel - part Tim Vine - part Tony Law - is one of those 'Danger Comedians'. As he explains to Martin Walker, cheese is important. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ben Van der Velde 'I'm a member of the Jew crew'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Ben Van der Velde 'I'm a member of the Jew crew'

Ben Van der Velde spends 15 minutes with Martin Walker to talk about his latest Edinburgh offering, 'Barbarians'. Tomorrow we die. Tonight we drink! 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Patrick Monahan 'I thought the Brexit result was a joke'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Patrick Monahan 'I thought the Brexit result was a joke'

Stand up comedian, Patrick Monahan talks to Martin Walker about his latest Edinburgh offerings, 'That 80s Show' and 'Pub Quiz for Kids with Patrick Monahan'. And how does the Irish Iranian feel about Brexit? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Suzi Ruffell 'This is my best ever show'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Suzi Ruffell 'This is my best ever show'

Suzi Ruffell is common and proud of it. She chats to Martin Walker about what it's like to be working class and gay living in modern Britain. Suzi's Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, 'Common' is playing throughout the Fringe. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Pierre Novellie 'Ringo Starr spoke to me in a dream'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Pierre Novellie 'Ringo Starr spoke to me in a dream'

Pierre Novellie is Cool Peter. Is Pierre cool? Who is Peter? Martin Walker spends 15 minutes with the superior stand up. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Laura Lexx 'Who is this Tyrannosaurus Lexx?'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Laura Lexx 'Who is this Tyrannosaurus Lexx?'

Laura Lexx spends 15 minutes with Martin Walker, chatting about her new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. She says that it's a fun and free hour about identity and pretense. Why do people become odd versions of themselves? Who is this Tyrannosaurus Lexx? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrew Doyle is Back!

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Andrew Doyle is Back!

Comedian and writer Andrew Doyle chats to Martin Walker about his current projects, including his latest Edinburgh show, 'Andrew Doyle: Future Tense'. Just who is this Andrew Doyle character on stage? Is he happy? 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Erich McElroy 'It's frightening in America'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Erich McElroy 'It's frightening in America'

Political satirist, Erich McElroy, was born in the US, but has made his home here in the UK. The 'Sky News' and 'BBC Breakfast' political pundit chats about comedy and politics with Martin Walker... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Walker is Jonathan Pie

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Tom Walker is Jonathan Pie

Actor Tom Walker is Jonathan Pie - the respected TV news reporter who hates his job, his colleagues and the news. Martin Walker asks Tom how his hugely popular character made it from the small screen to the stage. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Geoff Norcott 'I've come out as a Tory voter'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Geoff Norcott 'I've come out as a Tory voter'

Geoff Norcott is a Conservative voter - and in his new Edinburgh show, 'Conswervative' he attempts to explain why. Your virtuous left wing presenter, Martin Walker, asks the questions - while drinking fairtrade coffee, still wearing his dressing gown. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Grant Stott 'My first solo Edinburgh show'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Grant Stott 'My first solo Edinburgh show'

Former copper, Grant Stott, is a popular TV and radio presenter, best known to theatre audiences for playing the villain in the annual panto at Edinburgh's King's Theatre. As Grant explains to Martin Walker, 'Tales from Behind the Mic' is his first Edinburgh Fringe solo show - and a chance to share some career highs and lows... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Aidan Goatley 'I had ten years of hell'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Aidan Goatley 'I had ten years of hell'

After ten years of working in retail, Aidan Goatley left the daily grind to become a full time professional comedian. As he explains to Martin Walker, at long last, life is good. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Dominic Frisby 'Everything is all about tax'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Dominic Frisby 'Everything is all about tax'

Dominic Frisby has a lot to say on the subject of tax. In a fascinating interview with Martin Walker he states that tax has been at the centre of almost every major incident in history... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Leo Kearse 'It's not more difficult for female comedians'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Leo Kearse 'It's not more difficult for female comedians'

Inspired by the BBC's attempts to attract more minority candidates to creative roles, Martin Walker set out to attract more right wing comedians to his On the Mic podcast series. UK Pun Champion Leo Kearse, aka the Pun-Man, certainly fits the bill... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Christian Talbot 'My teenage daughter is really cool'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Christian Talbot 'My teenage daughter is really cool'

Martin Walker spends 15 minutes with Christian Talbot - talking pop music, murder and Christian's Edinburgh stand up comedy show, 'C60'. We discover that Christian also crops up in the theatre section of the fringe guide... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Scott Agnew 'Wild gay sex and masses of drugs'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Scott Agnew 'Wild gay sex and masses of drugs'

Former Scottish Comedian of the Year, Scott Agnew talks to Martin Walker about his brand new, deeply personal, Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, 'I've Snapped My Banjo String, Let's Just Talk'... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lewis Schaffer 'Do I have to talk about the show?'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Lewis Schaffer 'Do I have to talk about the show?'

Lewis Schaffer is grumpy. The London based New Yorker would return to the states if only someone would pay for him to go. In a 15 minute chat with Martin Walker he explains why his new show is not new at all. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mr Twonkey: 'I can't remember when it began'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mr Twonkey: 'I can't remember when it began'

Martin Walker spends 15 minutes with Mr Twonkey - the unique character creation of the musician, actor and comedian, Paul Vickers. They discus his one man show, 'Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel' and his play, 'Twonkey's Drive-In: Jennifer's Robot Arm'... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Doug Segal 'I'm a comedy mind wizard'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Doug Segal 'I'm a comedy mind wizard'

Comedy mind wizard, Doug Segal, spends 15 minutes with Martin Walker chatting about his life in organised laughter and deception. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Liz Miele 'Is it OK to use the word spaz?'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Liz Miele 'Is it OK to use the word spaz?'

Martin Walker chats to New York based comedian, Liz Miele. As they talk about her up coming Edinburgh offering they discus cultural language differences. Liz asks, 'is it OK to use the word spaz?' 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Romina Puma 'The term cripple doesn't offend me'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Romina Puma 'The term cripple doesn't offend me'

Stand up comedian and activist, Romina Puma, has muscular dystrophy. Describing herself as a 'work in progress disabled' she explains to Martin Walker why political correctness isn't for her. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: 'Sandi Toksvig speaking Russian? Why not?'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: 'Sandi Toksvig speaking Russian? Why not?'

Fresh from being the first ever UK stand up to perform live comedy in Russia, Abi Roberts gives Martin Walker a Russian language lesson. Sort of.  

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Arthur Smith: 'I just saved a Glaswegian's life'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Arthur Smith: 'I just saved a Glaswegian's life'

Live from the streets of Glasgow, Martin Walker spends 15 minutes chatting to Arthur Smith. They talk about his Edinburgh Fringe doings and Arthur selects a couple of songs that he quite likes. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Diane Spencer 'I'm talking about sex less'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Diane Spencer 'I'm talking about sex less'

Diane Spencer spends 15 minutes with Martin Walker, chatting about her brand new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. 

On the Mic podcast: Charmian Hughes at the Brighton Fringe

On the Mic podcast: Charmian Hughes at the Brighton Fringe

Popular stand up comedian and clown, Charmian Hughes, takes Martin Walker back to the 80s alternative comedy scene. They go on to chat about today's comedy critics - do reviewers conduct themselves fairly? 

On the Mic podcast: Damian Kingsley's Knock Knock Comedy Tour

On the Mic podcast: Damian Kingsley's Knock Knock Comedy Tour

Stand up comedian, Damian Kingsley, is traveling penniless from Lands End to Edinburgh on a one hundred and twenty gig tour. As he explains to Martin Walker, it's for a very good reason - to raise money for the homeless charity, Shelter. 

On the Mic podcast EXCLUSIVE: John Dowie interview

On the Mic podcast EXCLUSIVE: John Dowie interview

Martin Walker talks to John Dowie, the former stand up comedian, turned playwright and author. John performs an exclusive extract from his new book, 'The Freewheeling John Dowie' and explains what the publishers 'Unbound' are all about... 

On the Mic podcast: Liam Mullone takes Fringepig to the Printers

On the Mic podcast: Liam Mullone takes Fringepig to the Printers

Two years ago Liam Mullone changed Edinburgh Fringe comedy reviewing forever. Fed up of illiterate reviewers spoiling all the fun, he turned the tables on comedy critics with his 'review the reviewer' website, 'Fringepig'... 

Girls Go Trolling

Girls Go Trolling

Narin Oz is an actor, comedian, writer and prankster. From the comfort of her car, she chats to Martin Walker about her latest projects - including the film 'Hooligan Legacy' and the new Channel 4 show, 'Girls Go Trolling'. 

On the Mic podcast: Comedian Carmen Ali interview

On the Mic podcast: Comedian Carmen Ali interview

Up and coming comedian, Carmen Ali, talks to Martin Walker about her career in stand up so far and her ambitions for the future. 

We’re In This Together  (How I Kidnapped George Osborne)

We’re In This Together (How I Kidnapped George Osborne)

'We’re In This Together' is a newly released comic indie rock track about kidnapping George Osborne, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, by musical comedian, writer and producer Matt Tiller... 

BMR at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

BMR at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

He's appearing at this year's Glasgow Comedy Festival, but just who are what is BMR? Martin Walker finds out. 

Alan Goldie at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Alan Goldie at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Alan Goldie talks to Martin Walker about 'Suave' - Alan's brand new Glasgow Comedy Festival show.  

David Callan at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

David Callan at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

David Callan talks to Martin walker about his appearance at this years Glasgow Comedy Festival - performing a show with Iain Campbell called, IC/DC. 

Pablo Serski at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Pablo Serski at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

The great Scottish comedian, Pablo Serski, talks to Martin Walker about his latest Glasgow Comedy Festival show, 'Et Tu, Brutal'. 

The Blunt Club at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

The Blunt Club at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Comedian and comedy promoter, Bonnie Scotland Fairbrass, talks to Martin Walker about her comedy night, The Blunt Club. Held monthly in Edinburgh, its coming to the Glasgow Comedy Festival - for one night only at the Yesbar... 

Fiona Herbert at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Fiona Herbert at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Fiona Herbert chats to Martin Walker about her Glasgow Comedy Festival show, 'Fiona Herbert's Frequently Asked Questions'.  

Jake Bourke at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Jake Bourke at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Comedian and raconteur, Jake Bourke talks to Martin Walker about his brand new Glasgow Comedy Festival show. 

Chris Thorburn at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Chris Thorburn at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Chris Thorburn talks to Martin Walker about his debut stand up hour, which he's performing at the Glasgow Comedy Festival. 

Joe McSloy at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Joe McSloy at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Stand up comedian, Joe McSloy talks to Martin Walker about his new Glasgow Comedy Festival show. 

Daphna Baram at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Daphna Baram at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Popular London based Israeli comedian and former journalist, Daphna Baram talks about her show 'Something to Declare' - which she's performing as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival. 

Joseph Goss at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Joseph Goss at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Comedian Joseph Goss and friend and fellow stand up, Joe McKeown are appearing at the Glasgow Comedy Festival with a new show called Attachment Unavailable. Martin Walker asks Joseph the questions. 

Andrew Doyle at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Andrew Doyle at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Popular stand up comedian, Andrew Doyle talks about bringing his hit Edinburgh show MINIMALISM! to the Glasgow Comedy Festival. 

Rosco McClelland at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Rosco McClelland at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Scotland's own rising star, Rosco McCelland presents 'The Rosco Show' as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival. As he explains to Martin Walker, it is a wee bit different from what he's done before. 

Stuart McPherson at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Stuart McPherson at the Glasgow Comedy Festival

Up and coming comedian, Stuart McPherson, talks about 'Upstarts' - the show he's performing with Christopher KC Sit and Chris Rutter at part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival. 

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Rachel Parris 'I'm previewing my 2016 Fringe show now'

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Rachel Parris 'I'm previewing my 2016 Fringe show now'

Award winning musical comedian, actor and improviser, Rachel Parris, chats to Martin Walker about her stand up comedy journey so far. He hear four of her songs, from a number that she performed at her very first gig, to her Christmas single. 

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Bec Hill 'I love doing kids shows'

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Bec Hill 'I love doing kids shows'

Bec Hill chats to Martin Walker about starting out in stand up comedy in her native Australia. They also mull over the merits of kids comedy, discuss unwanted hecklers and we learn how Bec deals with stag parties... 

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Bob Slayer 'I'll tell you what Stewart Lee has tattooed on his arse'

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Bob Slayer 'I'll tell you what Stewart Lee has tattooed on his arse'

Stand up comedian and comedy promoter, Bob Slayer talks to Martin Walker about the Xmas gigs at the Ho Ho Theatre. Bob casts the next James Bond film, with parts for Stewart Lee, Janey Godley and PBH... 

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Spencer Jones 'Enjoy it and don't be a dick'

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Spencer Jones 'Enjoy it and don't be a dick'

Spencer Jones earned a five star review from Broadway Baby this August. Martin Walker interrupts the Philippe Gaulier trained clown as he's attempting to fit a carpet. They talk TV, Christmas and the future for his character, Herbert... 

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Boothby Graffoe 'It all depends how you want to be remembered'.

BB Radio Xmas Interviews: Boothby Graffoe 'It all depends how you want to be remembered'.

Legendary musical comedian, Boothby Graffoe, chats to Martin Walker about Omid Djalili, undercover police, and the French Revolution. We hear tracks, Spelling Sheep, Zombies and Hartlepool. 

BB Radio: Andrew Maxwell 'I wear lederhosen for a week'

BB Radio: Andrew Maxwell 'I wear lederhosen for a week'

Andrew Maxwell talks to Martin Walker ahead of his latest run at the Soho Theatre in London. They chat about politics, social media and about their love of football. Andrew also explains how the Altitude Comedy Festival came about. 

Dapper Laughs: The Res-Erection Tour

Dapper Laughs: The Res-Erection Tour

Not all live comedy is presented in this way. The Live Rooms in Chester is a rock music venue. Tonight, like in all of Dapper Laugh’s gigs on this UK tour, the audience remain standing, facing the stage as if watching a band... 

BB Radio: ​The Jo Caulfield 'You can make a heckle work for you'

BB Radio: ​The Jo Caulfield 'You can make a heckle work for you'

Jo Caulfield is one of the UK's most popular comedians. In this extended and wide ranging interview she takes Martin Walker through her comedy journey - including her seven year stint writing for Graham Norton's TV show... 

BB Radio: Rahul Kohli 'PC can be dangerous'

BB Radio: Rahul Kohli 'PC can be dangerous'

Martin Walker chats to stand up comedian, Rahul Kohli, about political correctness in comedy. Warning: interview contains language which may offend if removed from its context. Also contains pigs... 

BB Radio: Jo Burke 'Turns out men love this book'

BB Radio: Jo Burke 'Turns out men love this book'

Jo Burke is a popular stand up comedian and author. After a successful Edinburgh Fringe she talks to Martin Walker about her book, of iScream: From Strangers with Love and explains why, despite lots of dates, she's still single. 

BB Radio: Doug Segal 'I'm cheating and lying'

BB Radio: Doug Segal 'I'm cheating and lying'

Comedian and mentalist Doug Segal talks to Martin Walker about a range of subjects - from comedy to mind reading, politics, and media. He also discusses the small matter of appearing in front of over seven million people live on BBC1. 

BB Radio: Dapper Laughs 'What is wrong with lad culture?'

BB Radio: Dapper Laughs 'What is wrong with lad culture?'

Dapper Laughs is the controversial creation of character comedian, Daniel O'Reilly. In this exclusive interview with Martin Walker for Broadway Baby Radio, Daniel talks openly about Dapper, the ITV2 show that was axed, the infamous Newsnight interview and resurrecting the character for a new live show... 

Patrick Kielty: Help

Patrick Kielty: Help

Television personality, Patrick Kielty, attempts to revive his stand up career in what is billed as a fresh hour of comedy. Ominously, he admits three minutes in that ‘there is no show because he is happy’... 

BB Radio: Rick Murtagh 'I love to die on stage'

BB Radio: Rick Murtagh 'I love to die on stage'

There's Been a Murtagh! takes a blunt look into the recent events in Rick Murtagh's life that have encouraged him to be more honest - no matter what cost. Rick shares a bill with Suzy Wilde - In Black & White, Suzy asks if she is 'black enough' and whether should she play up to her race for the sake of TV... 

Tony Law: Frillemorphesis

Tony Law: Frillemorphesis

It’s a mark of Tony Law’s success as a surrealist that when he buggers up the start of the show, one wonders if it’s supposed to happen. Scripted or not, the beginning was a mess, with Law and the techie confusing each other with short bursts of unwanted audio blaring over the speakers... 

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas / Free

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas / Free

I wouldn’t normally mention a show’s venue in a comedy review, but David Mills is performing in a gorgeous space in the Voodoo Rooms. Beautifully adorned with perfect acoustics, it’s a much better arena than many on the paid Fringe... 

Sarah Callaghan: Elephant

Sarah Callaghan: Elephant

Twenty-three-year-old Sarah Callaghan lives at home with her mum – and for this hour we are transported to her three-by-five-metre bedroom in her home in working-class London.In a slightly downbeat start to the show she explains how hard she finds it to be positive... 

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson is a first class mimic. Veteran of TV and radio shows like Dead Ringers, Newzoids and Little Voice, she has earned her place at the top of the UK impressionist scene. She’s also a tremendous singer – combine the two disciplines and you really have something... 

Paul Sinha: Postcards From the Z List

Paul Sinha: Postcards From the Z List

British Asian, Paul Sinha, makes a very welcome return to the Stand Comedy Club during the Fringe after a four-year absence. It’s been an eventful time for Sinha. He’s become an uncle, he’s found himself a boyfriend and he’s grown into the role of minor celebrity – thanks to his daily appearances on ITV’s teatime quiz, The Chase... 

Paul Foot

Paul Foot

Surrealist comedian Paul Foot is an Edinburgh Fringe institution. This year he returns to his favourite room at the Underbelly Cowgate to deliver his own brand of erratic comic fare... 

Anil Desai – Impressions of a Hindude

Anil Desai – Impressions of a Hindude

In all likelihood, you’ll have already noticed the five star rating attached to this review. Anil Desai’s Edinburgh offering, Impressions of a Hindude is utterly without fault... 

Luke McQueen: Double Act
BOBBY WINNER

Luke McQueen: Double Act

It’s the top of the show and on an otherwise empty stage, in front of a capacity crowd, a phone is ringing. Audience members soon start to cajole each other into answering it and eventually one brave soul steps up to lift the receiver... 

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £5

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £5

Lewis Schaffer states that although he normally occupies rooms on one of the free fringes during August, for his 2015 run he’s charging folk a fiver. He thinks that performing for free is better as audiences have lower expectations, but he’ll aim to give us all £5 worth of entertainment anyway... 

Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony!

Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony!

One Trick Pony is the follow up to the critically acclaimed mouthful of a fringe show, Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!Truscott “got naked” in Asking for It and right at the top of this hour she creates the expectation that she’ll go starkers again... 

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

Acclaimed double act LetLuce (Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler) offer an entertaining hour of very silly, loosely connected sketches on a nautical theme. We find ourselves in a richly imagined universe of sea creatures and sailors – of Captain Pugwash if conceived by French and Saunders... 

Ria Lina: Taboo Raider

Ria Lina: Taboo Raider

Ria Lina presents a comic show on political correctness that purports to raid society’s taboos. Unfortunately, Lina asks the wrong questions: “When did vertically challenged become the correct term used for short?” It hasn’t... 

BB Radio: John Robins 'Boy with the thorn in his side'

BB Radio: John Robins 'Boy with the thorn in his side'

XFM presenter and comedian John Robins doesn’t want to tell Martin Walker about his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Speakeasy. Instead, they discuss the vibe. Sort of. 

BB Radio: Emma Sidi 'Having a character breakdown'

BB Radio: Emma Sidi 'Having a character breakdown'

Character comedian Emma Sidi is bringing her debut solo Edinburgh Festival Fringe show to the Pleasance Courtyard. She tells Martin Walker of her love of wacky comedy like Reeves & Mortimer, Massive Dad and sketch double act, Beard. 

BB Radio: Damien Slash Übermen

BB Radio: Damien Slash Übermen

Who is Damien Slash? He’s 28 year old, comedian, voice-artist and musician. As a comic, he featured as part of YouTube Comedy Week, with his content gaining over one million hits... 

BB Radio: Funmbi Omotayo 'Legal Immigrant'

BB Radio: Funmbi Omotayo 'Legal Immigrant'

Funmbi Omotayo’s friendly, charismatic and instantly likeable style won him the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards. After a shaky start to this extended interview, Martin Walker and Funmbi settle down to a good chat about comedy and about fitting in. 

BB Radio: Colin Cloud will kill nightly

BB Radio: Colin Cloud will kill nightly

Colin Cloud is a forensic scientist who mixes mind magic and brain science with his love of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works. He explains to Martin Walker that whilst murder is highly illegal, he’s never-the-less going to get away with it, nightly, during his show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

BB Radio: Clare Plested 'Expect a live human cannonball'

BB Radio: Clare Plested 'Expect a live human cannonball'

Clare Plested: The Essential Collection is a character comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by one half of the critically acclaimed Plested and Brown. Expect sequins. Expect Sambuca says the Fringe programme... 

BB Radio: Charles Booth is a Deer in the Spotlights

BB Radio: Charles Booth is a Deer in the Spotlights

Character comedian Charles Booth discusses his brand new Edinburgh show, Deer in the Spotlights, with Broadway Baby comedy editor, Martin Walker. Charles also performs a couple of exclusive excerpts. 

BB Radio: Neil Henry 'Make mine a pint of Alphabetti spaghetti'

BB Radio: Neil Henry 'Make mine a pint of Alphabetti spaghetti'

Neil Henry tells Martin Walker that his new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show features a brand new version of the famous needle trick where he swallows an entire tin of Alphabetti spaghetti... 

BB Radio: Chris Stokes 'Inspired by an injured seagul'

BB Radio: Chris Stokes 'Inspired by an injured seagul'

After taking a gap year Chris Stokes is back at the Edinburgh Fringe. He talks to Martin Walker about his year from hell, finding the truth in comedy and working with the uniquely talented Milton Jones. 

BB Radio: Mike Wozniak 'One Man Dad Cat Band'

BB Radio: Mike Wozniak 'One Man Dad Cat Band'

Mike Wozniak successfully avoids telling Martin Walker anything about his 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band, whilst making the show sound absolutely fascinating. 

BB Radio: Jenny Bede 'Parodies of pop and hip hop'

BB Radio: Jenny Bede 'Parodies of pop and hip hop'

A huge fan of pop music, but unimpressed by cheap shots taken at celebrities, Jenny Bede's characters are not assassinations, but homages, and come from a place of joy and celebration... 

BB Radio: Mae Martin 'I like boys and girls'

BB Radio: Mae Martin 'I like boys and girls'

In the one hundred and thirty fifth - and last - of the pre 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy interviews, Martin Walker finally catches up with Canadian Mae Martin. In an extended chat they discuss identity, sexuality and Mae’s brand new show, Us. 

BB Radio: Phil Nichol 9am in Glasto

BB Radio: Phil Nichol 9am in Glasto

A tweet from the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society a couple of days ago said it all. “Coming to #edfringe? Mostly only want to see Phil Nichol? You have min. 4 chances, every day... 

BB Radio: Hal Cruttenden 'Straight Outta Cruttenden'

BB Radio: Hal Cruttenden 'Straight Outta Cruttenden'

Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden is the latest Edinburgh Festival Fringe offering from one of the UK’s popular TV comedians. In a wide ranging extended interview with Martin Walker, they discusses camp comedy and the future of stand-up on TV... 

BB Radio: Nish Kumar 'My mum says I'm a left wing comic'

BB Radio: Nish Kumar 'My mum says I'm a left wing comic'

Nish Kumar chats to self-confessed comedy nerd, Martin Walker about politics and comedy. Does comedy need to be politically neutral? Why is comedy leaning to the left and is that even a problem? Is the left is worse at branding its ideas than Islamic fundamentalists? 

BB Radio: Glenn Wool 'Am I on my own in the universe?'

BB Radio: Glenn Wool 'Am I on my own in the universe?'

Glenn Wool’s comedy career began in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995, and three years later he moved to London. Twenty years on and after touring the world several times over, he tells Martin Walker that maybe it’s time to slow down - a bit. 

BB Radio: Natasha Noman's lesbian Tinder date in Pakistan

BB Radio: Natasha Noman's lesbian Tinder date in Pakistan

On the historic day when the US Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage should be legal in every state in America, Martin Walker phoned Natasha Noman to ask about her Edinburgh Fringe show... 

BB Radio: Tiff Stevenson 'I'm a Mad Man'

BB Radio: Tiff Stevenson 'I'm a Mad Man'

In Tiff Stevenson: Mad Man, the comic will ask why, in our current world, where it is no longer reasonable to be reasonable, do we literally have to scream to be heard? What makes a person anyhow? Martin Walker asks if she enjoys the label, ‘the female Bill Hicks”. 

BB Radio: Nick Coyle's Guided Meditation

BB Radio: Nick Coyle's Guided Meditation

Nick Coyle explains to Martin Walker that whilst the meditation performed during his show, Nick Coyle’s Guided Meditation isn’t to be taken too seriously, it should still work for you, if you’re having a stressful Edinburgh Festival Fringe day. 

BB Radio: Sarah Callaghan 'I'm not a character. This is me.'

BB Radio: Sarah Callaghan 'I'm not a character. This is me.'

23 year-old Sarah Callaghan still lives at home with her Mum. Some people look at her and immediately judge. Surely this woman doesn't know anything about life or the world? But that's not true... 

BB Radio: Jess Robinson 'I am a massive liar!'

BB Radio: Jess Robinson 'I am a massive liar!'

Jess Robinson explains to Martin Walker that she was so desperate to avoid going back to the day job after appearing in panto, she took up doing impressions. Turns out, she was very good at it... 

BB Radio: Lucie Pohl 'Bums, Bimbos and Bastards'

BB Radio: Lucie Pohl 'Bums, Bimbos and Bastards'

Lucie Pohl is an obsessive-compulsive eavesdropper and observationist. In her quest to climb into other people's minds and time spent following strangers around on the streets of New York City, London, Berlin and Cumbernauld, she entraps a myriad of characters that now inhabit her body and are dying to come out... 

BB Radio: Kinsey Sicks 'Makeover Star Gone Wild!'

BB Radio: Kinsey Sicks 'Makeover Star Gone Wild!'

For over 20 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has entertained, delighted, and terrorized audiences worldwide. Stunning four-part harmonies, wicked parodies, brilliant original songs and over the top drag! Martin Walker talked to Rachel from the Kinsey Sicks... 

BB Radio: Suki Webster with Paul Merton's Impro Chums

BB Radio: Suki Webster with Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Martin Walker talks to Paul Merton’s wife, Suki Webster, about the Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite Paul Merton’s Impro Chums. Turns out that the Chums have been performing together for no less than twelve years – culminating in a gig at Hampton Court Palace to three thousand people! 

BB Radio: Goose 'David Schwimmer is back'

BB Radio: Goose 'David Schwimmer is back'

Adam Drake and Ben Rowse are Goose, who appear to be obsessed with ex-Friends actor, David Schwimmer. They attempt to explain their fascination to Martin Walker before performing an extract from their Edinburgh Fringe show, Goose: Kablamo. 

BB Radio: Beard 'Joyful and Bizarre'

BB Radio: Beard 'Joyful and Bizarre'

Martin Walker talks to Matilda and Rosa, of sketch comedy double act, Beard. They aren’t sisters, but they are close and together they return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for another intimate hour of joyful and bizarre sketches... 

BB Radio: Andrew Ryan 'That recession was the best'

BB Radio: Andrew Ryan 'That recession was the best'

Everybody has their own perception about what they think perfection is! Andrew Ryan tells Martin Walker that his new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, ‘Perfectly Inadequate’, marks a change in his writing style for a much more personal show. 

BB Radio: Gein's black comedies and serial killers

BB Radio: Gein's black comedies and serial killers

Gein’s Family Giftshop is made up of Kath Hughes, Edward Easton, James Meehan and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean. As they explain to Martin Walker, they met whilst studying at The University of Salford, quickly bonding over a shared love of black comedies and serial killers. 

BB Radio: Minor Delays 'Stripped-back comedy'

BB Radio: Minor Delays 'Stripped-back comedy'

Martin Walker talks to sketch troupe Minor Delays - Abi Tedder, Harry Michell and Joe Barnes. Their distinct style of stripped-back, front-facing, melancholic comedy is currently part of the Invisible Dot's New Wave... 

BB Radio: Stuart Black 'Lemsip and Cigarettes'

BB Radio: Stuart Black 'Lemsip and Cigarettes'

Stuart Black’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe show is smart stand-up comedy with poetic language that contains funny social, political and religious commentary alongside personal anecdotes... 

BB Radio: Kyle Kinane 'Hetero, white and middle-class'

BB Radio: Kyle Kinane 'Hetero, white and middle-class'

In his debut Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Kyle Kinane finally answers the age-old question, "What does a heterosexual, Caucasian, middle-class US man raised by two loving, heterosexual Caucasian, middle-class US parents have to say about the world around him?" Martin Walker gets to know Kyle a bit. 

BB Radio: NewsRevue is longer, faster, sharper

BB Radio: NewsRevue is longer, faster, sharper

Martin Walker talks to the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe cast and director of NewsRevue - Kat Perrett, Naomi Bullock, Kieran Mortell, Simon Prag and Tara Newton-Wordsworth. They also perform a couple of satirical sketches. 

BB Radio: Nick Cody from Comedy Central to Afghanistan

BB Radio: Nick Cody from Comedy Central to Afghanistan

Nick Cody has performed a lot. From Comedy Central to Afghanistan performing for the troops. He’s also supported the likes of Bill Burr and Jim Jefferies around his native Australia... 

BB Radio: Tez Ilyas 'Richard Dawkins got it wrong'

BB Radio: Tez Ilyas 'Richard Dawkins got it wrong'

Sharp suited Tez Ilyas is BNP through and through - a British National Pakistani of course! Tez tells Martin Walker that for his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut he will endow his audience as potential converts to Islam. 

BB Radio: Sarah Franken is out of the closet

BB Radio: Sarah Franken is out of the closet

Most people know comedian Sarah Franken as Will. For 15 years Will carved out an international comedy career - counting the late great Robin Williams as a fan. At her last Edinburgh Fringe she performed comedy as a man, but as she explains to Martin Walker, it’s time at last to bring Sarah to the stage. 

BB Radio: Ally Houston has a Shandy

BB Radio: Ally Houston has a Shandy

Pineapple Award winner, Ally Houston talks to Martin Walker about clowns, class politics and why so many fellow Scottish comedians are so successful. 

BB Radio: Put click bait about Luke McQueen here

BB Radio: Put click bait about Luke McQueen here

Luke McQueen is a stand-up comedian. He has a new show on at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He talks to Martin Walker about stuff for ten minutes. 

BB Radio: Geoff Norcott 'Google deserve to pay no tax'

BB Radio: Geoff Norcott 'Google deserve to pay no tax'

Geoff Norcott is a working class comic with centre right politics. To help balance the left wing maelstrom of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, reflected on these comedy pages, Geoff presents an extended and alternative point of view... 

BB Radio: Beth Vyse 'My family are The Waltons on Alcohol'

BB Radio: Beth Vyse 'My family are The Waltons on Alcohol'

Beth Vyse is a comedian/actor/director who has appeared on TV in shows like Doctors, Holby City, Spooks and A Touch of Frost. Beth talks to Martin Walker about her TV work and her latest, deeply personal, Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. 

BB Radio: Elvis McGonagall 'Bring your own pitchfork'

BB Radio: Elvis McGonagall 'Bring your own pitchfork'

Scottish comic wordsmith Elvis McGonagall talks to Martin Walker about his new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show ‘Elvis McGonagall: Countrybile’. He treats listeners to a couple of satirical poems and gets a quick plug in for his second series on Radio 4. 

BB Radio: Amy Howerska - Polish, Irish, Catholic, Jew, born in Wales

BB Radio: Amy Howerska - Polish, Irish, Catholic, Jew, born in Wales

Comedy editor Martin Walker, joins comedian Amy Howerska for a Skype chat. As it’s a Friday night they are both drinking wine. Martin’s wife, Kate is listening in, whilst Amy is joined by her flatmate... 

BB Radio: Austentatious 'You don't have to love her too'

BB Radio: Austentatious 'You don't have to love her too'

Austentatious are Graham Dickson, Cariad Lloyd, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Andrew Hunter Murray, Charlotte Gittins, Rachel Parris and Joseph Morpurgo. Broadway Baby comedy editor, Martin Walker speaks to Charlotte, who explains that although he knows nothing about Jane Austen, the show is still for him. 

BB Radio: Joel Demmett 'A free show gives you more license'

BB Radio: Joel Demmett 'A free show gives you more license'

Joel Demmett met a lady on the tube. As a result he scrapped his planned Edinburgh Festival Fringe show and wrote a new hour based on his perusing of her. Martin Walker chats to the loved up comic... 

BB Radio: Chris Turner 'Freestyle rap? You got it'

BB Radio: Chris Turner 'Freestyle rap? You got it'

Chris Turner is keeping the contents of his solo Edinburgh show under wraps. So he decides to deliver a freestyle rap instead. What he did tell Martin Walker is that at age fifteen he was told by doctors that he had ten years to live... 

BB Radio: James Veitch 'I enrolled a gerbil at Eaton once'

BB Radio: James Veitch 'I enrolled a gerbil at Eaton once'

James Veitch delivered one of the great word-of-mouth successes of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year. But despite his new found triumph he is yet to find the right girlfriend... 

BB Radio: Alex Owen 'The Pin are coming to Radio 4'

BB Radio: Alex Owen 'The Pin are coming to Radio 4'

Martin Walker talks to Alex Own of double act, ‘The Pin’. Alex talks about he and partner Ben’s new Radio 4 series, and the intriguing concept behind their new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, ‘The Pin: Ten Seconds with The Pin’. 

BB Radio: Frayer Parker is half of Lazy Susan

BB Radio: Frayer Parker is half of Lazy Susan

Martin Walker talks to Frayer Parker from the character comedy double act, Lazy Susan. The 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee’s latest Edinburgh Festival Fringe show is entitled, er, ‘Double Act’... 

BB Radio: Ali Brice 'Eric Meat Has No Proof Only Memories of Pasta'

BB Radio: Ali Brice 'Eric Meat Has No Proof Only Memories of Pasta'

Ali Brice waxes lyrical to Martin Walker about the lovey Bob Slayer, curator of the ‘Heroes of the Fringe.’ He also explains what the most fascinating show title on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe actually means, ‘Ali Brice presents: Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories of Pasta’ 

BB Radio: Larry Dean 'I thought being gay was illegal'

BB Radio: Larry Dean 'I thought being gay was illegal'

Scottish Comedian of The Year Award 2013 winner Larry Dean returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his debut hour, ‘Out Now!’ As he tells Martin Walker, he’s a Glaswegian ‘bender’ who, aside from having a terrible diet, doesn’t fit the stereotypes. 

BB Radio: Darren Walsh Quickfire Punster at Large

BB Radio: Darren Walsh Quickfire Punster at Large

Darren Walsh delivers improvised high paced puns. Rather than describe what he does in this interview with Martin Walker, he demonstrates. Enjoy. Then go and book yourself a seat at his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, ‘Punderbolt’. 

BB Radio: Pippa Evans 'Mel Gibson is a very attractive man!'

BB Radio: Pippa Evans 'Mel Gibson is a very attractive man!'

Fancy spending the day with Pippa Evans? For the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pippa is appearing in no less than three shows. Pippa tells Martin Walker of her love for Brian Conley - and attempts to convince him that it's nothing to be ashamed of. 

BB Radio: Ivor Dembina - 'They call me a self hating Jew'

BB Radio: Ivor Dembina - 'They call me a self hating Jew'

Martin Walker was so blown away by Ivor Dembina’s 2014 Edinburgh Fringe offering, ‘Old Jewish Jokes’ that he handed it a five star review. The show garnered critical across the board and audiences, by and large, loved it... 

BB Radio: Anil Desai 'Where's my TV show?'

BB Radio: Anil Desai 'Where's my TV show?'

You’ve probably listened to a few of these Broadway Baby Radio comedy interviews by now, which means that you’ll have enjoyed the various Hollywood voices that top and tail them... 

BB Radio: Simon Munnery Uncut

BB Radio: Simon Munnery Uncut

Comedy nonconformist Simon Munnery has successfully devised a brand new way of delivering gags. Featuring special guests from across the stand-up comedy world, ‘Fylm School’ will feature live comedy via a camera, projector and screen nightly at the Edinburgh Festival Fring at the Hivee... 

BB Radio: Paul Sinha 'I'm a Z List celebrity'

BB Radio: Paul Sinha 'I'm a Z List celebrity'

Comedy editor, Martin Walker has been a big fan of Paul Sinha’s stand-up since Paul’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in 2004. Eleven years on, Paul is best known to the public at large as a ‘Chaser’ in something called, ‘The Chase’ on television... 

BB Radio: Marny Godden 'Why not visit Flap ‘em on the Gate?'

BB Radio: Marny Godden 'Why not visit Flap ‘em on the Gate?'

Grandee sketch group member Marny Godden presents a solo character show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She introduces Martin Walker to the many quirky inhabitants of Flap ‘em on the Gate. 

BB Radio: Omar Hamdi: 'I could do my material in a burka.'

BB Radio: Omar Hamdi: 'I could do my material in a burka.'

Welsh Egyptian, Omar Hamdi, cares a lot about important stuff. His new autobiographical Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, ‘In the Valleys of the Kings’, explores varying perspectives in nationality, gender and love... 

BB Radio: Sophie Pelham 'Being on Miranda was such fun'

BB Radio: Sophie Pelham 'Being on Miranda was such fun'

Comic actor, Sophie Pelham, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a multi character solo show from the English countryside. As Sophie explains to Martin Walker, the characters are all based on real people whom she met in a Somerset pub... 

BB Radio: Baba Brinkman - the globe's only peer reviewed rapper

BB Radio: Baba Brinkman - the globe's only peer reviewed rapper

Fringe First winner Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rapper who uses comedy and rhyme to explore scientific concepts. As Martin Walker learns, it isn’t always easy to have scientists peer reviewing your shows… 

BB Radio: Patrick Morris: 'I deliberately failed an eye test'

BB Radio: Patrick Morris: 'I deliberately failed an eye test'

For the last 6 months, Patrick Morris has done lots of the things he knows he probably shouldn't have in order to come up with new material for his new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show... 

BB Radio: Anna Morris 'Georgina the Bride goes LIVE!'

BB Radio: Anna Morris 'Georgina the Bride goes LIVE!'

Anna Morris’s viral YouTube series ‘Georgina’s Wedding Blogs’ goes live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in, ‘Anna Morris: It’s Got to be Perfect’ this August. Martin Walker chats to Georgina about preparing for her perfect day... 

BB Radio: Stephen Bailey should've been a popstar

BB Radio: Stephen Bailey should've been a popstar

Stephen Bailey is looking for love and he ain’t finding it on social media. So Martin Walker tries to help. If you are a 35 year old homosexual (“over the hill in the gay world”), solvent, wear a beard, and have life in your eyes, Stephen is for you... 

BB Radio: Chris Dugdale 'I've performed for the Queen'

BB Radio: Chris Dugdale 'I've performed for the Queen'

Fans of the ITV magic series, 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' will remember, Chris Dugdale. Beginning his highly original trick backstage, its climax, onstage, took the breath away. Penn Gillette wasn’t fooled, but he did say that the trick was one that he and Teller would have been proud to perform... 

BB Radio: Andrew Doyle 'Offensive can be funny'

BB Radio: Andrew Doyle 'Offensive can be funny'

Andrew Doyle is an up and coming stand-up comedian. He chats with Martin Walker about his Edinburgh show, ‘Minimalism!’ and the nature of offence in comedy. He also talks about the infamous (and rather funny) YouTube clip, where Andrew gets beer thrown in his face. 

BB Radio: Karen Koren - Gilded Balloon 30th Anniversary Interview

BB Radio: Karen Koren - Gilded Balloon 30th Anniversary Interview

Thirty years ago Karen Koren formed the Gilded Balloon, one of today’s largest, most successful venues on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In a frank and fascinating interview, Karen takes Martin Walker through the history of the venue, from its origins in the Alternative Comedy scene to the fire at its then home in Edinburgh’s Cowgate... 

BB Radio: Rod Gregory is The Old Fella

BB Radio: Rod Gregory is The Old Fella

Martin Walker chats to ‘The Old Fella’, Rod Gregory. Described as a national treasure after storming Australia's Got Talent, he’s sold out stand-up shows all over down under... 

BB Radio: Ian Smith '...I can't tell you about it'

BB Radio: Ian Smith '...I can't tell you about it'

Ian Smith’s show, ‘Whereabouts’, probes where things are and what they're doing there. It’s also about moving house – a bit. Ian tells Martin Walker why Edinburgh is the perfect place to perform - with the best comedy crowds. 

BB Radio: Katia Kvinge performs 140 Characters an hour

BB Radio: Katia Kvinge performs 140 Characters an hour

Norwegian Karakter KomiK Katia Kvinge is trying to keep her Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance down to ‘140 Karakters’. The former Edinburgh Art School Student tells Martin Walker that she would rather be on Instagram anyway. 

BB Radio: Laura Lexx 'My life is very easy'

BB Radio: Laura Lexx 'My life is very easy'

Laura Lexx has written an Edinburgh Festival Fringe show about not having an Edinburgh Festival Fringe show to write. As she explained to Martin Walker, no matter what happens in her debut Edinburgh hour, it won’t be that bad... 

BB Radio: Morgan Berry is a rabbit bereavement counsellor

BB Radio: Morgan Berry is a rabbit bereavement counsellor

Barnsley born Morgan Berry is a pet bereavement counsellor (rabbit specialist). During this bizarre interview, Morgan helps Martin Walker address the sadness still felt by the death of Ploppy, Martin’s long dead pet rabbit. 

BB Radio: Jonny Awsum is Bigger, Better, Funnier

BB Radio: Jonny Awsum is Bigger, Better, Funnier

Feel-good musical comedian, Jonny Awsum tells Martin Walker that when it comes to his new Fringe show, ‘Everything is Awsum’ He’s promising a bigger, better, funnier show than last year’s critically acclaimed Edinburgh solo debut. 

BB Radio: Dane Baptiste has Doubts

BB Radio: Dane Baptiste has Doubts

Dane’s Baptiste’s life has changed in the last 6 months; he has achieved things that he had previously only dreamt about. But, he tells Martin Walker, he has doubts. In an in depth interview, Dane gets to the nitty gritty of race, politics, celebrity culture, his Edinburgh show and his brand new BBC pilot, Sunny D. 

BB Radio: Annie McGrath and Jack Barry are Twins

BB Radio: Annie McGrath and Jack Barry are Twins

Following their triumphant debut last year, completely identical Twins, Annie McGrath and Jack Barry return to the Edinburgh Fringe with another sketch comedy show for people who hate sketch comedy... 

BB Radio: Lloyd Griffith is a laughing choirboy

BB Radio: Lloyd Griffith is a laughing choirboy

Returning the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his second show, Great Grimsby's most talented export Lloyd Griffith chats to Martin Walker about being leading choirboy comedian. And he throws down the gauntlet to other Fringe comics – can you sing any better? 

BB Radio: Steve Bugeja's day release from hell

BB Radio: Steve Bugeja's day release from hell

‘Day Release’ is the debut Edinburgh Festival Fringe show from Steve Bugeja. He tells Martin Walker that he recently picked up a convicted criminal from prison - who was on day release for the first time in 18 years... 

BB Radio: Juliet Meyers 'I'm Not Jackie Mason'

BB Radio: Juliet Meyers 'I'm Not Jackie Mason'

At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Juliet Meyers is set to explore the labels we assign ourselves and others, being a bad Jew (more a self-loathing atheist) and an ex-vegan non-mum (apart from her evil imaginary son Carlitos)... 

BB Radio: Mark Simmons can get you thin

BB Radio: Mark Simmons can get you thin

Mark Simmons returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new show packed full of delightfully daft but carefully crafted one-liners, punctuated by absurdly self-aware set pieces... 

BB Radio: Nathan Cassidy - Back to the Future Baby!

BB Radio: Nathan Cassidy - Back to the Future Baby!

Malcolm Hardee Award nominee Nathan Cassidy returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with no less than three shows. If your life had a sequel, would it be better, or would you waste that second chance on a story with no soul? Martin Walker accesses his inner geek to discuss the Back to the Future trilogy. 

BB Radio: Meg Travers' Lucky Strike

BB Radio: Meg Travers' Lucky Strike

Have you ever met a stereotypical Gloucester girl? Verbal diarrhoea and an IQ lower than their morals? As character comedian Meg Travers explains to Martin Walker, Kezza Babes represents a hopefully affectionate piss take of chav culture. 

BB Radio: Al Samuels from Baby Wants Candy

BB Radio: Al Samuels from Baby Wants Candy

Martin Walker talks to Al Samuels of improvised sketch group, Baby Wants Candy. Apart from their signature improvised show, it turns out that they are also presenting a fun Game of Thrones pastiche, ‘Thrones the Musical’. 

BB Radio: Arthur Smith Sings Lady Gaga

BB Radio: Arthur Smith Sings Lady Gaga

‘Arthur Smith Sings Lady Gaga’ is a brand new ‘secret’ pop-up show. It’s not listed in any brochure, but if you see Arthur in and around Edinburgh during the Fringe, tap him on the shoulder, yell, ‘sing Gaga’ and he’ll perform one of her hits, then and there, just for you... 

BB Radio: Felicity Ward living with a mental illness

BB Radio: Felicity Ward living with a mental illness

In a frank and deeply personal interview, Felicity Ward talks to Martin Walker about living with a mental illness. She goes on to explain how she makes anxiety funny in her new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, ‘What if There is No Toilet?’ 

BB Radio: Keith Farnan is not Anonymous

BB Radio: Keith Farnan is not Anonymous

Liberty. Privacy. Comedy. Keith Farnan tries to combine the three before the first two disappear. Every day, more of our personal data is either given away, acquired in the interest of national security, or sold to the highest bidder... 

BB Radio: Helen Arney of Festival of the Spoken Nerd

BB Radio: Helen Arney of Festival of the Spoken Nerd

The science comedy trio, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new show and this time they're off the chart. Lady nerd, Helen Arney attempts to talk ‘Just For Graphs’ to our resident idiot, Martin Walker. 

BB Radio: Jamie MacDonald is a funny blind guy

BB Radio: Jamie MacDonald is a funny blind guy

Glasgow’s own Jamie MacDonald - aka That Funny Blind Guy - is perhaps best known for his outrageous “un-PC”, anecdotes. He chats to Martin Walker about what the title of his new Edinburgh show, ‘Oblivious’ actually means. 

BB Radio: Jim Davidson is not a monster

BB Radio: Jim Davidson is not a monster

Jim Davidson is one of the most recognisable – and controversial - comedians in the UK. After making his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut last year he returns to the capital this August with a two and a half hour ‘Director’s Cut’ of his show ‘No Further Action’... 

BB Radio: Janey Godley is Honest to Godley

BB Radio: Janey Godley is Honest to Godley

Scotland's own Janey Godley talks to Martin Walker about her new Edinburgh show, 'Honest to Godley!' In an extended interview they also chat about the Free Fringe, her award winning Podcast, and ask where the Scottish working class women voices have gone. 

BB Radio: Lucy Frederick loves her animals

BB Radio: Lucy Frederick loves her animals

Lucy Frederick tells Martin Walker that she grew up with a menagerie of animals. In her new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, she'll be sharing some of her creature based life stories and showing us her wild side... 

BB Radio: Maddy Anholt has been dating. A lot.

BB Radio: Maddy Anholt has been dating. A lot.

Maddy Anholt is almost 30 and single, so has been searching online for her perfect prince. The critically acclaimed comedian tells Martin Walker that her new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show gets to the hilarious truth of the modern dating world. 

BB Radio: Luke Toulson 'Grandpa, Hitler and Me'

BB Radio: Luke Toulson 'Grandpa, Hitler and Me'

Luke Toulson’s grandpa was a Royal Engineer in France, North Africa and the Middle East during the Second World War. He wrote hundreds of loving, funny and insightful letters home to his wife... 

BB Radio:  James Wilson-Taylor is Bat-Fan

BB Radio: James Wilson-Taylor is Bat-Fan

After a couple of years performing Fringe comedy hit. ‘Dr Who: The Musical’, Batman fan James Wilson-Taylor presents his latest obsession - with his new show ‘Bat-Fan’. Wannabe geek Martin Walker tries not to get too excited. 

BB Radio: Sofie Hagen 'I love Westlife!'

BB Radio: Sofie Hagen 'I love Westlife!'

Danish comedian Sofie Hagen tackles taboo subjects with charm and sensibility, bullet-proof timing and an insatiably amiable personality. So to publicise her Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut hour, Sofie talks to Martin Walker about... 

BB Radio: Georgia Hurt and Laura Anderson

BB Radio: Georgia Hurt and Laura Anderson

Georgia Hurt and Laura Anderson have been friends and comedy partners since the age of 15, making their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut as Hurt and Anderson in 2011. In a very special interview, they talk to Martin Walker about what to expect from their latest offering, Sketchbombs and as an extra treat, perform an excerpt from the show. 

BB Radio: Papa CJ - India's finest

BB Radio: Papa CJ - India's finest

With sell-out tours across five continents, India’s Papa CJ is one of the world’s leading international comedians. He talks to Martin Walker about his new autobiographical Edinburgh Fringe show and performs an extract. 

BB Radio: Patrick Monahan loves 70's disco

BB Radio: Patrick Monahan loves 70's disco

Patrick Monahan is the happiest man in comedy. Funny, successful and increasingly, on TV. Martin Walker eventually asks about Patrick’s 2015 Edinburgh Fringe appearances, but not before they tackle the much trickier subject of how to give a good hug. 

BB Radio: Rhys James is young and hot

BB Radio: Rhys James is young and hot

Rhys James is a good looking, young, white, middle class, straight man. In the game of life, that is a royal flush. So why is it so difficult to be him? As he explains to Martin Walker, all he wants is a bit of respect... 

BB Radio: Ed Gamble is a Lawman

BB Radio: Ed Gamble is a Lawman

Ed Gamble doesn’t just love rules. He wants more. Past attempts at transgressions have left him in no doubt that straight down the line is the only way forward. He tries to convince a sceptical Martin Walker that the human race needs keeping in check... 

BB Radio: Chris Betts from behind the bar

BB Radio: Chris Betts from behind the bar

From behind the bar Chris Betts has been privy to the unexpected and the ridiculous. Weaving together sharp observations, confident and enticing delivery and original perspectives, his Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘Social Animal’ looks like one to watch... 

BB Radio: Jennie Benton Smith is a rapper

BB Radio: Jennie Benton Smith is a rapper

Jennie Benton Smith is a 15 year old rapper and spoken word artist appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In her first ever interview with Broadway Baby, she tells Martin Walker that her parents think she’s away from her Tunbridge Wells home working on a school project... 

BB Radio: Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce

BB Radio: Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce

Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce have been writing and performing sketches together for years, having first met at school. Martin Walker enjoyed the company of this playful double act as they mulled over their new Radio 4 series and their latest Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘There’s Always Something’. 

BB Radio: Ella Ainsworth of The Jest

BB Radio: Ella Ainsworth of The Jest

Five person sketch group ‘The Jest’, present a world of wayward characters, black humour and delightfully dark sketches. Martin Walker talks to Jester, Ella Ainsworth about mixing horror with humour, and what it’s like to share a flat with four other people for a month. 

BB Radio: Charlotte McDougall is Gay Furnish

BB Radio: Charlotte McDougall is Gay Furnish

Character comedian Charlotte McDougall makes her solo debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as Gay Furnish Flirt Coach, sexologist and dating guru. As Charlotte explains to Martin Walker, Gay can change your life. 

BB Radio: Sid Singh is an all American boy

BB Radio: Sid Singh is an all American boy

Comedian, Siddhant Singh, talks to Martin Walker about his Edinburgh Fringe show, finding stand-up comedy, and performing for the US Marines. 

BB Radio: Peter Michael Marino is Late with Lance!

BB Radio: Peter Michael Marino is Late with Lance!

Writer, comedian, producer, director and singer, Peter Michael Marino talks to Martin Walker about his latest creation, a delusional cruise ship entertainer called Lance. At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Lance is hosting his own twisted musical variety chat show – ‘Late with Lance!’ 

BB Radio: Sajeela Kershi just doesn't know

BB Radio: Sajeela Kershi just doesn't know

Sajeela Kershi is a Muslim agnostic in agony. Sitting firmly on the faith fence, she's equally intolerant of fanatic atheists as she is of religious fanatics. Sajeela asks Martin Walker why it’s so hard for people to say, “I don’t know” when it comes to religion. 

BB Radio: Spencer Jones is a clown

BB Radio: Spencer Jones is a clown

Spencer Jones was a student of Philippe Gaulier and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Doctor Brown. He was nominated for a BAFTA for his debut television show Big Babies. Spencer explains to Martin Walker why he chose to be a clown. 

BB Radio: Kelly Kingham 'My life in showbiz'

BB Radio: Kelly Kingham 'My life in showbiz'

Comedian and writer Kelly Kingham tells Martin Walker why he left it so late to take up ‘showbiz’. He also reveals that for his Edinburgh Fringe debut 'JUMP' he wrote a musical using a 'how to' book... 

BB Radio:  Is Adrienne Truscott still naked?

BB Radio: Is Adrienne Truscott still naked?

Stand-up comedian, Adrienne Truscott chats to Martin Walker about feminism, Andy Kaufman, wrestling and gearing up for her second Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony! 

BB Radio: Kirsten MacGregor is young and miserable

BB Radio: Kirsten MacGregor is young and miserable

According to the Fringe programme, there are two types of people in the world - and eighteen year old stand-up newcomer Kirsten Macgregor hates them both. Kirsten talks to Martin Walker about her first hour at the Fringe, premature old age and why she feels suicidal at train stations. 

BB Radio: Aidan Strangeman is Horsey

BB Radio: Aidan Strangeman is Horsey

Aidan Strangeman is a long-time musician and songwriter and relative newcomer to stand-up comedy. As he explains to Martin Walker, he’s delighted to be bringing his debut comedy show to The Gilded Balloon after winning 'So You Think You're Funny' last year. 

BB Radio: Lou Conran talks to dead people

BB Radio: Lou Conran talks to dead people

Self-confessed comedian and ‘wierdo’ Lou Conran, talks to dead people. This summer she’ll be spending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on a makeshift stage in a caravan parked on the Assembly Gardens... 

BB Radio: Alistair Barrie 'Breast cancer is funny'

BB Radio: Alistair Barrie 'Breast cancer is funny'

In January 2015, topical comedian, Alistair Barrie’s wife, was diagnosed with breast cancer. His new Edinburgh show, ‘No More Stage Three’ covers the downs and occasional ups of watching your partner go through treatment for a life-threatening disease... 

BB Radio: Ria Lina 'PC is taking us backwards'

BB Radio: Ria Lina 'PC is taking us backwards'

Comedian, Ria Lina’s new Edinburgh show discusses racism, sexism and political correctness. As she explains to Martin Walker, she’ll be asking some very awkward questions. Does PC do more harm than good? 

BB Radio: Sam Baines of Sam and Helen

BB Radio: Sam Baines of Sam and Helen

As seen on the BBC and as heard on Hoxton Radio, Funny Women Awards finalists, Sam Baines and Helen Sorren are coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Sam chats to Martin Walker about the show – and Professor Brian Cox. 

BB Radio: Steve Hall is a Zebra

BB Radio: Steve Hall is a Zebra

Comedian, Steve Hall talks to Martin Walker about writing for Russell Howard’s Good News’ and ‘Mock the Week’, performing for ‘We Are Klang’ and his new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show entitled, Zebra. 

BB Radio: Aatif Nawaz 'It's OK to joke about Muslims'

BB Radio: Aatif Nawaz 'It's OK to joke about Muslims'

Aatif Nawaz is bringing his debut comedy show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Islam Channel presenter talks to Martin Walker about his show, Muslims Do it 5 Times a Day. 

BB Radio: Lauretta Gavin of Gavin and Gavin

BB Radio: Lauretta Gavin of Gavin and Gavin

Martin Walker talks to Lauretta Gavin, one half of double act, Gavin and Gavin. When Lauretta’s sister, Sharon contracted a rare autoimmune disease both their lives were turned upside down... 

BB Radio: Abi Roberts goes Downtown Abi

BB Radio: Abi Roberts goes Downtown Abi

Comedian Abi Roberts talks to Martin Walker about her new Edinburgh show, Downtown Abi. Just why has she named her Labrador Al Qaeda? 

BB Radio: Lewis Schaffer is still a failure

BB Radio: Lewis Schaffer is still a failure

In this extended interview, American stand-up comic, Lewis Schaffer, talks to Broadway Baby Comedy editor, Martin Walker. Lewis sets out to persuade Broadway Baby Radio listeners to go and see his Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £5’... 

BB Radio: Aaron Twitchen 'It's not that deep...'

BB Radio: Aaron Twitchen 'It's not that deep...'

In 2015 Aaron Twitchen will return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a third time. He speaks to Martin Walker about the show, Aaron Twitchen: Deadlines and Diets and his love of women comedians... 

BB Radio: Aidan Killian loves a whistle blower

BB Radio: Aidan Killian loves a whistle blower

Aidan Killian has a reputation for finding the funny in difficult places. At the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe he discusses the human stories behind the Holy Trinity of Whistle Blowers, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden... 

BB Radio: We are SHELF

BB Radio: We are SHELF

Broadway Baby Comedy editor, Martin Walker, talks to Rachel Watkeys Dowie and Ruby Clyde - aka the double act SHELF. As a special treat, at about 3:30 mins, they perform an exclusive extract from their up and coming Edinburgh show at the PBH Free Fringe. 

BB Radio: Conor Drum is not growingup

BB Radio: Conor Drum is not growingup

Comedian Conor Drum may be getting older, but he’s not growing up. “At 33 I'm single, I live in a basement in London, I have a fake ball and I temp. At last there's Tinder...if only I could get it to work... 

BB Radio: Ahir Shah is feeling distant

BB Radio: Ahir Shah is feeling distant

Unlike many comics who encounter parental disapproval, Ahir Shah’s father actually urged his son to take up stand-up comedy - while still at school. Post university, he’s still at it and doing rather well... 

BB Radio: Christian Talbot 'I'm shite at being Irish'

BB Radio: Christian Talbot 'I'm shite at being Irish'

Irish comedian, Christian Talbot tells comedy editor, Martin Walker, that whilst he’s a big fan of Father Ted, he hates drinking Guinness. Turns out Christian is shite at being Irish. 

BB Radio: Njambi McGrath is the devil's doorbell

BB Radio: Njambi McGrath is the devil's doorbell

Kenyan born stand-up comedian, Njambi McGrath, chats to Martin Walker about her latest solo Edinburgh show Devil's Door Bell. She shares her experiences of living in Africa, moving to the UK and launching her stand-up career. 

BB Radio: Rosie Wilby 'Dr Love is back!'

BB Radio: Rosie Wilby 'Dr Love is back!'

Comedian and radio presenter, Rosie Wilby discusses her revamped Edinburgh show, The Science of Sex with Martin Walker, Broadway Baby Comedy Editor. They talk comedy, sex and being Out in South London. 

BB Radio: Daphna Baram has something to declare

BB Radio: Daphna Baram has something to declare

Israeli comedian, Daphna Baram, speaks to Martin Walker about her solo Edinburgh show Something to Declare and her three hander, Bombs, Booze and Haggis Strikes Back. She also offers her views on the divisions with Palestine and Israel - and suggests a solution. 

BB Radio: Kate Smurthwaite 'I'm the wrong sort'

BB Radio: Kate Smurthwaite 'I'm the wrong sort'

Kate Smurthwaite is part comedian and part political activist and feminist. But what sort of feminist is she? Kate talks to Martin Walker for Broadway Baby radio about her turbulent year of highs and lows and takes us behind the scenes as a writer for the popular TV panel show, Have I Got News For You. 

BB Radio: Diane Spencer 'I took your cherry!'

BB Radio: Diane Spencer 'I took your cherry!'

In the first of a series of interviews for 2015, Broadway Baby Comedy Editor, Martin Walker, talks to comedian, Diane Spencer. They chat about power tools, cohabiting comedians and working with Nancy Dell'olio. 

​Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in conversation with Martin Walker

​Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in conversation with Martin Walker

Paul Daniels is the UK's best known and most successful magic act. He's just about to commence a brand new tour, 'Back Despite Popular Demand'. Martin Walker conducted a Three Minute Interview with Paul back in April, but this time round he has decided to do it properly... 

The Keith Chegwin Audio Interview

The Keith Chegwin Audio Interview

Legend of 80s children's television, Keith Chegwin, chats to Martin Walker about everything from his first appearance in an end-of-pier show in Rhyl, his famous appearance naked on TV and the iPhone App he created that is currently topping the iTunes charts. 

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major

Paul Foot’s offstage microphone isn’t working, so the pre-show announcement of Paul Foot - Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major is apparently ruined. What at first seems to be a technical fault actually serves as a perfect introduction to his absurdist shtick... 

Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word

Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word

In Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word, the musical satirist attempts to explain why we should all put our faith in science over religion and superstition. He admits that he’s no academic, but proceeds to discuss genetics, cosmology, theology, evolution and the rest, in what I think is meant to be layman’s terms... 

Tony Law: Enter the Tonezone

Tony Law: Enter the Tonezone

I was unprepared for the black skin-tight onesie that arch-surrealist Tony Law was wearing as he bounded onto the stage. He looked ridiculous. “Front on,” offers Law by way of explanation, “I look alright in a onesie, for a forty-four year old man... 

Jim Davidson: No Further Action

Jim Davidson: No Further Action

Everybody, it seems, has a view on comedian Jim Davidson. But no matter what you think of the man or his reputation, he’s here doing a show. And the show is a corker.Davidson is a master joke teller... 

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard

“Heard of Simon Munnery?” asks the blurb in the Fringe programme. Many have: the ex-League Against Tedium, ex-Urban Warrior is currently reinventing stand-up comedy with his touring Fylm shows... 

Josie Long: Cara Josephine

Josie Long: Cara Josephine

I admit to having felt a tad disappointed when I heard that Josie Long wasn’t doing her political stuff this year. The former queen of whimsy (I love whimsy), turned left wing satirist (I love lefty satire) arrived in Edinburgh with a show about family and relationships (oh hum)... 

Cuckooed

Cuckooed

Mark Thomas is a comedian and activist best known for political shows that seek to both satirise the status quo and, importantly, share ideas on how to challenge it. He became the nemesis of the British establishment during the making of Channel 4's Mark Thomas Comedy Product in the late nineties, which successfully married political activism and comedy... 

Robert Newman's New Theory of Evolution

Robert Newman's New Theory of Evolution

As a comedian, Robert Newman seems somewhat unqualified to espouse a new theory of evolution, especially a theory that is rejected by most scientists. His idea is that the evolutionary progress of a species demands co-operation within that species and that the survival of the fittest theory is plain wrong... 

The Ivor Dembina Three Minute Interview

The Ivor Dembina Three Minute Interview

Ivor Dembina's 5 star show 'Old Jewish Jokes' at the Gilded Balloon has been a surprise hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The 63 year old comic veteran has worked alongside all the greats in alternative comedy, and is seen by many as one of its fathers. 

Barry Cryer and Colin Sell: Twittering On

Barry Cryer and Colin Sell: Twittering On

Fans of Barry Cryer – and there are legions of them – will adore this rambling stream-of-consciousness comedy show about nothing in particular.For those unfamiliar with Cryer, he currently stars in the long running Radio 4 series, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina cut his teeth on the alternative comedy circuit with original material, so I was surprised to discover him performing a show called Old Jewish Jokes for the third year running here at the Fringe... 

Narin Oz: Addicted to Love

Narin Oz: Addicted to Love

“Warning...” reads the blurb about Addicted to Love on the Fringe website, “some sexual content, partial nudity, some explicit language, close up performance, interactive.” These cautionary words are entirely accurate... 

The ​Josie Long Extended Interview

The ​Josie Long Extended Interview

Josie Long is performing at The Stand at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a new show called, Cara Josephine. After conducting over four hundred and fifty interviews since March this year, Stand-Up Comedy Editor, Martin Walker finally chats to his own favourite comedian. 

The Barry Cryer Extended Interview

The Barry Cryer Extended Interview

Barry Cryer is an incredibly popular entertainer, raconteur and a writer, but don’t you dare call him a legend! Martin Walker talks to the great man himself about David Frost, Kenny Everett, John Cleese, Michael McIntyre, Susan Calman, Eric Sykes and Ken Dodd... 

The Jack Samuel Warner Three Minute Interview

The Jack Samuel Warner Three Minute Interview

Stand Up comedian, Jack Samuel Warner, is delighted to be joined by award-winning comic, John Pendal at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Their show features seriously funny nonsense and painfully revealing true stories as they both explore Men and Myths. 

The Stuart Goldsmith Extended Interview

The Stuart Goldsmith Extended Interview

A former street-performer and Scottish National Busking Champion, Stuart Goldsmith did his first street-show aged sixteen, having learned to fire-breathe, fire juggle and walk on broken glass... 

The Stephen Frost Extended Interview

The Stephen Frost Extended Interview

What Does The Title Matter Anyway? will feature improv favourites such as Greg Proops, Josie Lawrence, Mike McShane, Richard Vranch, Stephen Frost and Colin Mochrie, plus other special guest performers yet to be announced... 

The Tom Stade Extended Interview

The Tom Stade Extended Interview

Do you recognise Tom Stade? You should, he’s been on every major stand-up TV show in the UK… Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyreʼs Comedy Roadshow, Stand-Up for the Week… he was also the co-writer and co-star of Frankie Boyleʼs Channel 4 series Tramadol Nights... 

The Rory McGrath Extended Interview

The Rory McGrath Extended Interview

After making their Edinburgh Festival Fringe comeback last year, Rory McGrath and Philip Pope return with an hour of sophisticated comedy and song. Expect wit, elegance, clever musical pastiche, silliness and filth in Bridge Over Troubled Lager (Volume 2)... 

The Russell Grant Extended Interview

The Russell Grant Extended Interview

Russell Grant’s career as an entertainer is long as successful. From panto, to sitcoms, to musicals, to serious drama, to Strictly Come Dancing. Sir Bruce Forsyth famously said that Russell ‘put’s the show into show business... 

The ​Zoe Lyons Extended Interview

The ​Zoe Lyons Extended Interview

Zoe Lyons travels the world being funny. According to her website you may have seen her performing in Australia, New Zealand and Leicester. Martin Walker conducted a Three Minute Interview with Zoe in March this year, but now they get back together for an extended chat about her latest Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. 

The ​Glenn Wool Extended Interview

The ​Glenn Wool Extended Interview

Glenn Wool has a comedy career that spans twenty years with television and live engagements over five continents. That is a lot of material, so this year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe he wants to share his favourite tales and jokes from over the years with you... 

The Katie O’Brien Three Minute Interview

The Katie O’Brien Three Minute Interview

What if Caroline Aherne, Peggy Mitchell and Frida Kahlo teamed up and reared the orphans of Milton Keynes? The children have grown up and arrived! Welcome to Katie O’Brien’s first mixed character show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Benny Boot Three Minute Interview

The Benny Boot Three Minute Interview

Australian born comic, Benny Boot, has been performing stand-up comedy in the UK for almost a decade now. He was a finalist in NBC’s Last Comic Standing he’s been described as a one off who attracts critical acclaim of the media and fellow comedians... 

The Jason Cook Extended Interview

The Jason Cook Extended Interview

Award-winning comedian, writer, creator and star of BBC2’s Hebburn and Radio 4’s Jason Cook’s School of Hard Knocks returns with a show about, well, being broken. Martin Walker catches up with the much admired comic, ahead of performing his latest Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. 

The Ed Gamble Three Minute Interview

The Ed Gamble Three Minute Interview

Best known as one half of Peacock & Gamble, Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Although according to his website, he very rarely acts and writing is a very lofty term for the absolute filth he has committed to paper... 

The Mark Nelson Extended Interview

The Mark Nelson Extended Interview

Since winning the inaugural Scottish Comedian of the Year Award in 2006, barely a year after his first-ever open-spot, Mark Nelson’s mix of dark humour, cutting observations and one-liners have seen him firmly established as one of the UK’s biggest-hitting comedy circuit comedians... 

The ​Des Clarke Three Minute Interview

The ​Des Clarke Three Minute Interview

Des Clarke is an award-winning comedian who first appeared at the Fringe as a teenager. Since then, he has travelled the world with his offbeat brand of humour and become a familiar face on radio and TV... 

The Felicity Ward Three Minute Interview

The Felicity Ward Three Minute Interview

Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning, Melbourne-based, stand-up comedian, comic performer, writer and actor. She is most well-known in Australia for her work across the television including The Ronnie Johns Half Hour... 

The Carl Hutchinson Three Minute Interview

The Carl Hutchinson Three Minute Interview

Geordie comic Carl Hutchinson is often described as an old man in a young man's body, who possesses the uncanny ability to both irritate and be irritated in a charming and endearing manner... 

The Craig Hill Extended Interview

The Craig Hill Extended Interview

According to his website, Craig Hill’s first passion was hairdressing. But much as he loved the patter and the reward of perming an otherwise dull, flat bob, he then went on to explore his real passion - performing! Martin Walker caught up with Craig ahead of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

The Paul G Raymond Three Minute Interview

The Paul G Raymond Three Minute Interview

Paul G Raymond is one half of sketch duo, In Cahoots. Their debut show was a word of mouth hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year. Now in 2014, Paul and his partner, Luke Manning are back In Cahoots: Some Like It Hoots... 

The Greg Proops Three Minute Interview

The Greg Proops Three Minute Interview

Greg Proops is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, who now lives in Hollywood. He is best known in the UK for his unpredictable appearances on Channel 4’s inprov show, Whose Line is it Anyway? Martin Walker asks about his Edinburgh reunion with Clive Anderson, but his first question concerns Greg’s Fringe show, The Smartest Man in the World. 

The Kai Humphries Extended Interview

The Kai Humphries Extended Interview

Comedian Kai Humphries called his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Stuff Protocol because it's about how he questions the rules and doesn’t always stick to them. Does that make him an anarchist, Martin Walker finds out. 

The Lucy Beaumont Three Minute Interview

The Lucy Beaumont Three Minute Interview

The winner of the BBC New Comedy Award, Chortle Best Newcomer and star of BBC3's Live at the Electric, Lucy Beaumont presents her hugely anticipated debut show at the Edinburgh Festival fringe, We Can Twerk it Out. 

The Jenan Younis Three Minute Interview

The Jenan Younis Three Minute Interview

Does modern life anger you? This Edinburgh Festival fringe you can join surgeon Jenan Younis on one person’s journey to finding inner peace. You can meet a plethora of characters including a Russian white van man, shabby chic Kirsty, Samira the South London rudette and more... 

The Tom Shillue Three Minute Interview

The Tom Shillue Three Minute Interview

One of the best comedy storytellers in the US, Tom Shillue has put together a new show, Impossible especially for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Surprised that Tom had never played in the UK, Daniel Kitson recommended him… 

The ​Peter Morey Three Minute Interview

The ​Peter Morey Three Minute Interview

Peter Morey is The Live Scriber. He illustrates the words of comedians such as Al Murray, Tony Law, Marcus Brigstocke and Phil Kay, turning their thoughts, quips and comments into inter-connected, quick-fire cartoons... 

The Gareth Ellis Three Minute Interview

The Gareth Ellis Three Minute Interview

Imagine Laurel & Hardy attacking The Chuckle Brothers. Now imagine Paul Chuckle setting your mind on fire. Now imagine Laurel eating Hardy. Now imagine Barry extinguishing your mind... 

The Tiff Stevenson Three Minute Interview

The Tiff Stevenson Three Minute Interview

In 2012, Tiff Stevenson was awarded Stutter's Spirit of the Fringe. In 2013 she had an operation on her tongue, drank Everyday Vodka and spent too much time arguing on forums. In Optimist, her new show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tiff explores the possibility of optimism… 

The Thomas Black Three Minute Interview

The Thomas Black Three Minute Interview

Thomas Black and Paul McDougall really wanted to write an Edinburgh Festival Fringe show to help guide to Scots with the independence debate. Then it occurred to them that two Ill-informed Scottish comedians maybe weren't the best guides... 

The Seda Yildiz Three Minute Interview

The Seda Yildiz Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mawaan Rizwan and Seda Yildiz bring you 30 minutes each of stand-up and storytelling. Martin Walker receives a lovely email from Seda about the show, titled, Yes. 

The Sully O’Sullivan Three Minute Interview

The Sully O’Sullivan Three Minute Interview

Place one immigrant in residency limbo for six years, make them take the Home Office's Britishness test, send them on two UK national tours, say they can stay, then break up the country... 

The Tiernan Douieb Three Minute Interview

The Tiernan Douieb Three Minute Interview

What do you think about opinions? Tiernan Douieb isn’t sure, even though everyone else is keen to shout theirs. He’s starting to think it’s best not to have any at all. Which is of course, an opinion... 

The Tom Deacon Three Minute Interview

The Tom Deacon Three Minute Interview

Tom Deacon has been performing live stand-up for the last six years and has been the host of his own TV, radio and online shows on BBC2, BBC Radio 1 and YouTube football channel Copa90... 

The Sarah Profit Three Minute Interview

The Sarah Profit Three Minute Interview

Prof’s Olympic Legacy is the true story of a middle aged, unfit, borderline alcoholic, female smoker in her forties being inspired by the Olympics to do her first triathlon despite not knowing how to swim or ride a bike very well... 

The Wendy Wason Three Minute Interview

The Wendy Wason Three Minute Interview

Wendy Wason has seen the future and it ain't pretty. The future of the NHS, that is. Her husband was a resident in a Los Angeles hospital. What most people fear, Wendy drank in. With her unique sense of fun and ability to laugh at the ridiculous, she reports back to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Tom Neenan Three Minute Interview

The Tom Neenan Three Minute Interview

When widower Leopold Clarke is sent to investigate sinister goings on at Lopham House he has no idea of the horrors that await him. Spines will be tingled and gooses bumped this Edinburgh Festival Fringe in this hilariously chilling, Edwardian ghost story from Tom Neenan. 

The Sooz Kempner Three Minute Interview

The Sooz Kempner Three Minute Interview

Defying Gravity is Sooz Kempner's brand new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. Her biggest dream is to be in the musical Wicked but so far she's only managed to get a season as a Christina Aguilera tribute act, a tour of the north with a Jack Russell and to singlehandedly cause her parents' divorce - according to her dad. 

The Stuart Black Three Minute Interview

The Stuart Black Three Minute Interview

Described as a comic-philosopher, Stuart Black's social commentary is truthful, intelligent and eloquent. His style and intelligence set him apart as truly original and independent voice in comedy... 

The Sean O’Dee Three Minute Interview

The Sean O’Dee Three Minute Interview

You've must have heard the one about the Irishman and the Scotsman walking into a bar? Duncan Fraser and Sean O’Dee will be a Scots and Irishman in a bar at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe… but this time it's war... 

The Ria Lina Three Minute Interview

The Ria Lina Three Minute Interview

Award-winning Ria Lina returns with to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe her third hour of eclectic comedy. Having decided to homeschool her kids, Ria took the opportunity to devise her own uniquely comedic curriculum... 

The Struan Logan Three Minute Interview

The Struan Logan Three Minute Interview

Initially Struan Logan was going perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of a two hander with John Sheppard. However, John had to drop out at the last minute because he was offered a job he couldn’t refuse... 

The Sean Turner Three Minute Interview

The Sean Turner Three Minute Interview

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Comedy with a Dyslexic Geordie, features Sean Turner, the Loaded magazine Search for a Star Finalist of 2013. He performs alternative comedy from surreal to observational... 

The Sarah Cassidy Three Minute Interview

The Sarah Cassidy Three Minute Interview

Sarah Cassidy is originally from Plantation, Florida. She came to the UK in 2008 to escape the recession, but instead it followed her here, and now the country lies in ruins. Her Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, An Introduction to Twerking takes a close look at the popular ass of Miley Cyrus to see what we discover about ourselves. 

The Stephen Bailey Three Minute Interview

The Stephen Bailey Three Minute Interview

Sharp and sassy, Stephen Bailey, from Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side, makes his highly anticipated Edinburgh Festival Fringe solo debut. Neon Heart is a warm and funny show about finding the one, breaking up, handling it with dignity and getting back out there, just like Katy Perry with a world tour, but on a budget. 

The Sarah Kendall Three Minute Interview

The Sarah Kendall Three Minute Interview

She Came. She Saw. She Conquered the Newcastle and District Under-14s Touch Rugby Competition. In 1992, Sarah Kendall was forced to play Women's Touch Rugby. And accidentally made history as one-tenth of the greatest under-14s team ever assembled... 

The Simon Feilder Three Minute Interview

The Simon Feilder Three Minute Interview

What is a Simon Feilder? Award-winning comedian? Sure. Kisswizard? Campingman? Fightsmith? Let's find out. His debut solo Edinburgh Festival fringe show features jokes, jingles, a projector, video, sounds, online dating, urinals, fun-size confectionery and one joke about Freud. 

The Sid Singh Three Minute Interview

The Sid Singh Three Minute Interview

Hailing from the United States of America, Sid Singh arrives in the Scottish capital with a very busy schedule. New York’s rising star of comedy explains to Martin Walker why he’s performing two shows in two venues, this Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Russ Haynes Three Minute Interview

The Russ Haynes Three Minute Interview

Russ Haynes will be a busy bee this August. He and Matt Francis are bringing their comedy podcast show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a live daily recording. He’s also performing stand-up in a shared bill with a couple of other comics... 

The Rob Newsome Three Minute Interview

The Rob Newsome Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Dead Pony Society are going nowhere; quite literally, they're performing sketches on a stationary bus for two weeks. You can join Rob, James and Giles as they seek to prove their scientific theory that everything's funnier on a bus... 

The ​Richard Soames Three Minute Interview

The ​Richard Soames Three Minute Interview

Richard Soames is a comedian, improviser and human. You might have seen him in critically-acclaimed sketch group The Beta Males. At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe he and his Beta pall John Henry Falle present, The Beta Males Sessions: Richard and The Storybeast... 

The Petra Kindler Three Minute Interview

The Petra Kindler Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can catch a confessional comedy performance by literary translator and writer Petra Kindler, on the joys and perils of cross-cultural creative work, surviving homemade hurricanes and the challenging concept of laughing with a German... 

The Rick Murtagh Three Minute Interview

The Rick Murtagh Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Rick Murtagh will tell you why misanthropy and nihilism are positive, realistic qualities and try and be nice about it. He’s performing alongside Russ Haynes and Matt Francis in a show that promises to be one of the picks of the Free Fringe. 

The Nish Kumar Three Minute Interview

The Nish Kumar Three Minute Interview

Soon to be seen on Stewart Lee’s The Alternative Comedy Experience, Nish Kumar delivers a stand-up comedy show for people who get stand-up comedy. For his four hundredth interview with Broadway Baby, Martin Walker chats with Nish about his highly anticipated 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe outing. 

The Matthew Finlayson Three Minute Interview

The Matthew Finlayson Three Minute Interview

Last year marked the point of no return for Matthew Finlayson. Having hit the proverbial big-three-o it’s time for the kid to make something of himself. Rocket science looking less and less likely a calling as time goes on, so he’s turned up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a show instead. 

The Patrick Turpin Three Minute Interview

The Patrick Turpin Three Minute Interview

At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Patrick Turpin presents an hour of sentimental mush, misguided enthusiasm, and some divvy chat about his Dad. Part stand-up, part anecdotal love-in; we’re promised that this will be Turps at his sassy best... 

The ​Nicole Harvey Three Minute Interview

The ​Nicole Harvey Three Minute Interview

Nicole Harvey trained extensively in the Meisner Technique in Los Angeles and in London with the late Jean Fennell. She has also studied Movement, Improvisation, Voice and Sight Reading... 

The Mark Simmons Three Minute Interview

The Mark Simmons Three Minute Interview

Last time he was in Edinburgh Mark Simmons got mugged. Good news: they got put away. Bad news: they’re probably out now and his stupid face is plastered all over town saying where he’ll be and when... 

The Peter Strong Three Minute Interview

The Peter Strong Three Minute Interview

Peter Strong is a Brighton based poet and stand-up comedian. On his popular blog he suggests that he’ll gig anywhere, even up a tree. Luckily, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he and his comedy pall Dan have found a venue to share... 

The Kieran Hodgson Three Minute Interview

The Kieran Hodgson Three Minute Interview

Fresh from appearances on Jonathan Creek and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, character comedian Kieran Hodgson returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new hour exploring his formative experiences on an unforgettable school trip where he truly learnt the meaning of croissants. 

The Will Franken Three Minute Interview

The Will Franken Three Minute Interview

Critically acclaimed surrealistic character comedian of myriad personalities unveils his latest rapid fire absurdist assault on the fragilities of human identity, platitudes of postmodern sanctimony, and presupposition of collective reality... 

The Mark Dolan Three Minute Interview

The Mark Dolan Three Minute Interview

Are you fed up with corrupt politicians, bloody wars and those long queues at Primark? Mark Dolan gets it sorted in his new show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, unveiling his ‘revolutionary’ manifesto for a better world… 

The ​Julian McCullough Three Minute Interview

The ​Julian McCullough Three Minute Interview

Julian McCullough is a nationally-touring American comedian who was most recently seen as Whitney Cummings' co-star on E!'s Love You Mean It. In 2011 he won the New York's Funniest competition and filmed his half hour Comedy Central Presents stand-up special... 

The Josh Ladgrove Three Minute Interview

The Josh Ladgrove Three Minute Interview

Ever wanted to heckle Jesus Christ? Maybe just ask him a little question? Well now's your chance. Award-winning Australian Josh Ladgrove brings his improvised performance to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where you, under the watchful eyes of God, get to heckle his son. 

The Luke Toulson Three Minute Interview

The Luke Toulson Three Minute Interview

In 2005 Luke Toulson was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award as half of Toulson & Harvey. In 2007, after a switch to stand-up, he won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Final... 

The Lloyd Griffith Three Minute Interview

The Lloyd Griffith Three Minute Interview

Fresh from supporting Rob Beckett on his sold out UK tour, angelic-voiced Lloyd Griffith performs his debut show at the Edinburgh Festival fringe. We can expect some ‘really brilliant jokes’ and some ‘truly incredible singing’ from this choirboy turned comedian and ‘heartthrob’. 

The John Robins Three Minute Interview

The John Robins Three Minute Interview

After starting out in stand-up in spring 2005, John Robins reached the semi-final of So You Think You're Funny in Edinburgh that year after only a handful of gigs. In 2013 he had the best reviewed stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

The Joey Page Three Minute Interview

The Joey Page Three Minute Interview

Absurdist comedian, Joey Page returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a silly, irreverent technicoloured extravaganza to make you forget about rising house prices or that row you had with your lover over dinner… 

The Jim Campbell Three Minute Interview

The Jim Campbell Three Minute Interview

A bedroom can be many things: Sanctuary. Workspace. Fort. When Amused Moose Laughter Award nominee Jim Campbell moved house the mementos he found told his life story through a series of forgotten embarrassments... 

The Francesco De Carlo Three Minute Interview

The Francesco De Carlo Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe, you can catch the British debut of an award-winning Roman comedian and radio personality. Francesco De Carlo will guide you on a hysterical journey through politics, love, sex, food, laziness and other Italian specialities... 

The Mae Martin Three Minute Interview

The Mae Martin Three Minute Interview

Following a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre, Mae Martin is coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to workshop her new show. With a chaotic mix of stand-up, songs and audience interaction, she will continue to reinforce the stereotype that Canadians chronically overshare... 

The Fin Taylor Three Minute Interview

The Fin Taylor Three Minute Interview

Enemy of the self-righteous! Conqueror of pretension! Champion of profanity! Fin Taylor dismantles them all. If you don't like being told what to do, do as we tell you, and go and see the Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Real Talk. 

The Lucie Pohl Three Minute Interview

The Lucie Pohl Three Minute Interview

According to her website, Lucie Pohl was born with a moustache. She is a German-born-NYC-raised actor and comedian and certified-Germinican-Kraut-Jew. Since the winter of 2013 Lucie has created two hit solo shows... 

The Edmund Colley Three Minute Interview

The Edmund Colley Three Minute Interview

Like scientists of old, optimistically firing dogs into space, Cosmonauts are launching their alternative sketch comedy at the Edinburgh Festival fringe. It's all fun and games until the oxygen runs out... 

The Tom Rhodes Three Minute Interview

The Tom Rhodes Three Minute Interview

The hotly anticipated debut of multi award-winning comedian Tom Rhodes has finally arrived at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Tom is well known for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism... 

The Igor Meerson Three Minute Interview

The Igor Meerson Three Minute Interview

Igor Meerson is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s first ever Russian stand-up. He takes on the stereotypes about Russia and exposes those about Britain and the West. Igor tells about his childhood in the Soviet Union and life in modern Russia. 

The David Trent Three Minute Interview

The David Trent Three Minute Interview

David Trent is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an exclusive twenty six night run. His return to the Fringe is a high-octane audio visual onslaught that promises to be the ultimate in Trentertainment™... 

The Nadia Brooks Three Minute Interview

The Nadia Brooks Three Minute Interview

According to her popular blog, Nadia Brooks is a writer, thinker, dreamer and a doer who knows that life is an adventure. She writes about philosophy, physics and astronomy as well as love, life and laughter... 

The Graham de Banzie Three Minute Interview

The Graham de Banzie Three Minute Interview

The Referendum Review Show features music and comedy from Graham de Banzie, Alex Cox and Ewan Park, as they provide their own take on the Scottish independence debate. The show comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after a sell-out run at the Glasgow Southside Fringe Festival... 

The Miss Behave Three Minute Interview

The Miss Behave Three Minute Interview

Miss Behave’s Game Show is a renegade game show for the austerity generation performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In a reaction to the slick and earnest high production that populates the world of entertainment today, Miss Behave presents a deliberately lo-fi, silly and audience-centric bag of fun. 

The ​Gordon Southern Three Minute Interview

The ​Gordon Southern Three Minute Interview

Gordon Southern’s new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show is called Your New Favourite Comedian. Why the title? In 2001 Southern first took a solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe, and a dapper Swedish garage rock band released the album Your New Favourite Band... 

The Harmon Leon Three Minute Interview

The Harmon Leon Three Minute Interview

Comedian, Harmon Leon has made a career out of going undercover to investigate extremist subcultures in the United States of America. The worst of the worst, he’s infiltrated everything from white supremacist hate groups to reality TV shows... 

The Andrew Blair Three Minute Interview

The Andrew Blair Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh festival Fringe you can join The Alternative Edinburgh Walking Tour. It’s billed as a series of bizarre lies, half-truths, and outright fibs. According to your tour guide, comedian Andrew Blair, it’s a better context for his act than a stand up setting. 

The Baba Brinkman Three Minute Interview

The Baba Brinkman Three Minute Interview

Baba Brinkman picked up a Fringe First for The Rap Guide to Evolution back in 2009. This year he offers a trio of shows including Off the Top, The Canterbury Tales Remixed and The Rap Guide to Religion... 

The Anna Emerson Three Minute Interview

The Anna Emerson Three Minute Interview

Anna Emerson is a comedy writer and performer based in London. As one-third of critically acclaimed sketch trio The Boom Jennies, she co-writes and co-stars in BBC Radio 4 sitcom Mission Improbable... 

The Adam Cullen Three Minute Interview

The Adam Cullen Three Minute Interview

Adam Cullen has a great CV. He was the winner of the 2011 Paddy Laughs Championship and the 2014 Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Comedy Talent Search and a finalist in several other competitions... 

The Lou Sanders Three Minute Interview

The Lou Sanders Three Minute Interview

Fresh from appearing on the brilliant Alternative Comedy Experience, Lou Sanders goes hard-pedal with a new show this Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Forty five plus jokes, six props, one hero and a bit of heartbreak… but what is the show actually about? 

The ​Katerina Vrana Three Minute Interview

The ​Katerina Vrana Three Minute Interview

Katerina Vrana was born and raised in Greece, but now lives in London and does stand-up in both Greek and English, sometimes simultaneously. She co-runs and MCs Angel Comedy, one of London's popular comedy clubs... 

The ​Alex Edelman Three Minute Interview

The ​Alex Edelman Three Minute Interview

Alex Edelman is a New York-based comedian who has lived in Boston, LA and Jerusalem. He’s a recent college graduate, and this is his first Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. He’s been working on it for a long time, so he’s like you to come and see it. 

The Danny Mcloughlin Three Minute Interview

The Danny Mcloughlin Three Minute Interview

Danny Mcloughlin feels alright. He feels more alright about some things than others but it’s normally the case that other people tend to feel more alright than he does. At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can join Danny for an hour of stand-up, where he'll show that he feels alright and that it's alright to feel alright. 

The ​David Ó Síoráin Three Minute Interview

The ​David Ó Síoráin Three Minute Interview

David Ó Síoráin’s debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is called Peace, Tolerance, Surveillance and Drones. It’s about government surveillance, American exceptionalism and the second coming of Jesus Christ. 

The David Elms Three Minute Interview

The David Elms Three Minute Interview

Thoughtful romantic David Elms whispers from the rooftops in this, his charming and inventive Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut show. Expect songs, some chat, a touch of romance and a few little surprises, big gestures, and a bit with a Rubik’s Cube... 

The Dave Griffiths Three Minute Interview

The Dave Griffiths Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can catch the extraordinary true story of how award-winning comedian, Dave Griffiths, fought with FCUK for the right to wear CNUT on a t-shirt. Martin Walker finds out more. 

The ​Lizzie Bates Three Minute Interview

The ​Lizzie Bates Three Minute Interview

Lizzie Bates is a comedy writer and performer. Last year she won the BAFTA Rocliffe sitcom competition with writing partner Anna Emerson. Lizzie regularly performs solo character comedy... 

The Nick Elleray Three Minute Interview

The Nick Elleray Three Minute Interview

Return to Superglad showcases the stand-up comedy of Ben Clover and Nick Elleray. Ben combines top-notch joke writing and silliness with whip-smart one-liners. Nick, mines his own life for … something else... 

The Nik Coppin Three Minute Interview

The Nik Coppin Three Minute Interview

Nik Coppin is a mixed race British comedian who was labelled ‘racist’ in a major Australian newspaper. This, the legal repercussions thereafter, as well as other experiences surrounding his heritage was the inspiration for his Edinburgh Festival Fringe solo show Mixed Racist. 

The Mat Ewins Three Minute Interview

The Mat Ewins Three Minute Interview

Six months ago, secret agent Mat Ewins was killed and died. Now he's back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. You may or may not expect intrigue and nonsense about a spy bionically revived to complete his last mission... 

The Matty Grey Three Minute Interview

The Matty Grey Three Minute Interview

Game On! is a wild, interactive comedy show about video games for kids. It’s written and performed by Matty Grey who won the Director’s Choice award for best kids show at the Sydney Fringe Festival 2013... 

The Trevor Feelgood Three Minute Interview

The Trevor Feelgood Three Minute Interview

Last year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Trevor Feelgood was in a show called The Barnes Identity - and after the show’s run, Trevor had a nervous breakdown and ended up in his pants in the middle of Toys R Us... 

The Marc Jennings Three Minute Interview

The Marc Jennings Three Minute Interview

Fresh from their sold-out show at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, Marc Jennings and Stephen Buchanan make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut. If you haven’t caught any of their online sketches or seen them performing stand-up live already, you can join the boys for an afternoon of hilarity, hijinks and high fructose corn syrup... 

The Rik Carranza Three Minute Interview

The Rik Carranza Three Minute Interview

The charming Rik Carranza returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after a successful 2013. Martin Walker chatted to Rik via email about his show, and he explains why his comedy is like a world cuisine all you can eat buffet. 

The Rhys Nicholson Three Minute Interview

The Rhys Nicholson Three Minute Interview

Following sold out international tours and award wins, Rhys Nicholson returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new show, new suits and an inflatable llama. The llama has context in the show... 

The Paul B. Edwards Interview

The Paul B. Edwards Interview

At the year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can cram in the highs and lows of medieval English history. Scotland comes out of it all rather well, Wales and France less so. Paul B... 

The Ola Three Minute Interiew

The Ola Three Minute Interiew

Still in his early twenties, Ola writes for The Now Show, The News Quiz and Nathan Caton’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing. You may of seen him on MTV Base. He performs all over the UK and as far afield as the US and Dubai... 

The Gary Shaw Three Minute Interview

The Gary Shaw Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can enjoy four comedians doing their best ten minutes in Now That's What I Call Stand-Up #1. The show is lovingly MC’ed by stalwart of the London and Home Counties open mic circuits, Gary Shaw. 

The Brains Mcloud Three Minute Interview

The Brains Mcloud Three Minute Interview

Brains Mcloud is attempting to convince the world that he’s the best half Scottish American half South African rapping stand-up comedian at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

The Barry Ferns Three Minute Interview

The Barry Ferns Three Minute Interview

For his first solo stand-up hour, Barry Ferns invites you to The Barry Experience. He won the Malcolm Hardee Award last year for distributing realistic but fake copies of the Broadway Baby and Three Weeks reviews sheets, containing five star reviews of his show... 

The Lloydie Three Minute Interview

The Lloydie Three Minute Interview

Lloydie is an improviser and writer who has performed with MissImp in Nottingham and The Maydays in Brighton. He has also guest performed at Chinese Menu Comedy in Washington DC and at the Del Close Marathon at the UCB Theatre New York... 

The Donald Mack Three Minute Interview

The Donald Mack Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Donald Mack will talk about his adventures and challenges whilst seeking to get his audiences to participate and identify their own inner monkey. Is he simply another delusional individual who wanders the streets of Britain and talks to strangers for money? Or is he a comedian who, just happens to be black and has jokes and japes? 

The Danny Ward Three Minute Interview

The Danny Ward Three Minute Interview

Infra Dig is the follow-up to award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Pressure Point. At last Danny Ward is on the up. He's escaped living in Auntie Annie's conservatory, upgraded the T-reg Polo and even bought some red trousers… 

The Eric Lampaert Three Minute Interview

The Eric Lampaert Three Minute Interview

Eric Lampaert studied at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in France and Middlesex University in the UK. So naturally he became a stand-p comedian. Martin walker asks what to expect from his intriguingly titled 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show. 

The GlöcK Three Minute Interview

The GlöcK Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can visit zazU - the parallel universe sketch show. A whole world with a tiny village mentality, you can only get to it by following a bee through a portal in one particular map kept in a secret Swiss vault… or by coming to see the show... 

The Kwame Asante Three Minute Interview

The Kwame Asante Three Minute Interview

Kwame Asante is a twenty three year old student and stand-up comic currently studying and living in London. According to his website, his material touches on a wide variety of topics, drawing humour from his background and student life, as well as the topical, observations and true stories... 

The Fraser Ross Three Minute Interview

The Fraser Ross Three Minute Interview

Exploring humour in sincerity, whilst explaining how to lick a pussy dry, Fraser Ross has his finger on the pulse and a tongue in his cheek. A bit of a ratbag, and a goofball wordsmith, his folk songs get the fun in ya, pretty deep... 

The Kevin J Three Minute Interview

The Kevin J Three Minute Interview

Having played stages from London to Africa, the winner of the Black Tie Comedy Award’s prestigious Best Newcomer gong, star of MTV’s Comedy Funhouse and BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kevin J makes his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut... 

The Lolly Jones Three Minute Interview

The Lolly Jones Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can witness Lolly Jones tear in to the internet. It’s a subjective journey set in a seemingly other worldly parliament and virtual friendships strung together with cat-based, satirical jpegs... 

The Troy Conrad Three Minute Interview

The Troy Conrad Three Minute Interview

Prompter is an info-larious new show at the Edinburgh festival Fringe from Troy Conrad, who created TVs of Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net. What will the Fringe’s biggest and funniest performers say when their live auto-cue cuts out? Troy explains… 

The Marc Burrows Three Minute Interview

The Marc Burrows Three Minute Interview

Marc Burrows is a stand-up comic, a music writer for The Guardian, Quietus.com, Drownedinsound.com and Rock Sound and a would-be rock star. In his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show he counts down the definitive Ten Best Songs of All Time - no arguments... 

The Jody Kamali Three Minute Interview

The Jody Kamali Three Minute Interview

Jody Kamali is a versatile and fun character comedian, clown, actor, filmmaker and avid traveller. He is a regular face on the alternative comedy and variety circuit in London and the UK... 

Adam Belbin 3 second Q&A

Adam Belbin 3 second Q&A

Some comedians deserve no introduction. 

The Patrick Monahan Three Minute Interview

The Patrick Monahan Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can enjoy a brand new energetically witty and charming family show from Patrick Monahan. Martin Walker chats to everybody’s favourite Irish/Iranian about the show, Adventures in Monahan Land. 

The Ben Van der Velde Interview

The Ben Van der Velde Interview

According to his website, Ben Van der Velde is a stand-up comedian, actor, improviser and presenter, who has spread joy and nonsense to all four corners of England, as well as the more choice bits of Wales and Scotland... 

The Luke McGibbon Three Minute Interview

The Luke McGibbon Three Minute Interview

Want to know how to be attractive to women using fruit? How to explain menstruation to a 12 year old? What your last words should be? How to top any ex you've ever had to compete with? It's all here at Luke McGibbon’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe show... 

The Phil Mann Three Minute Interview

The Phil Mann Three Minute Interview

Phil Mann is stand-up comedian, actor and writer. As a comic he has performed open-mic, club nights, gong-style competitions and yes, his own hour long shows too. Martin walker catches up with him via email as he prepares his 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. 

The Declan Dineen Three Minute Interview

The Declan Dineen Three Minute Interview

Declan Dineen writes scripts and perform tricks. He describes himself as a liar for money - but good lies like rom coms and pro wrestling. For his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show he set out on a quest to meet everyone who follows him on Twitter, from artists to executives, punks to politicians. 

The Sarah-May Philo Three Minute Interview

The Sarah-May Philo Three Minute Interview

Sarah-May began her career in comedy by getting to the finals of Comedy Central's Clean Your Act Up in 2010. She took to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe stage shortly afterwards and has since enjoyed sell-out performances every year since then... 

The Tommy Rowson Three Minute Interview

The Tommy Rowson Three Minute Interview

At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the So You Think You're Funny? Winner 2011 and BBC New Comedy Finalist 2012 Tommy Rowson presents his debut solo show. Expect tales from Wales and London featuring bordello belles, vagabonds, vagrants, swindlers, bindlers, drunks, drifters, drug dealers and Jesus. 

The Ben Morgan Three Minute Interview

The Ben Morgan Three Minute Interview

In its third year running, Austerity Pleasures returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a new hour of politics, social satire and leader lampooning, now with an international twist... 

The Elf Lyons Three Minute Interview

The Elf Lyons Three Minute Interview

The multitalented Emily-Anne Lyons, or Elf to her friends and fans, is a comedian, writer and director. She created The Secret Comedians and is the co-director of OddFlock. At this year’s Edinburgh Festival fringe she presents her first solo show. 

The Kathryn Bond Three Minute Interview

The Kathryn Bond Three Minute Interview

Kathryn Bond is one half of critically acclaimed duo, That Pair. At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival however, she shares s stage with Jon, for a new show The Kat and Jon Appeal... 

The Anil Desai Three Minute Interview

The Anil Desai Three Minute Interview

The fast and funny globe-trotting impressionist, Anil Desai, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with more comedy action, laughable adventures and romance in this mix of stand-up and stories featuring over fifty movie star impressions. 

The Eddy Brimson Three Minute Interview

The Eddy Brimson Three Minute Interview

Eddy Brimson is a full time stand-up on both the UK and international circuit. He played the first ever Altitude Festival in the French Alps in 2008 and the Sydney Cracker Festival in Australia... 

The Ben Harris Three Minute Interview

The Ben Harris Three Minute Interview

Ben Harris is a writer on BBC's Shooting Stars and Have I Got News For You. He says that you don't want to die without seeing him at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. You probably don't want to die at all but, there's not much that can be done about that. 

The Kate Smurthwaite Three Minute Interview

The Kate Smurthwaite Three Minute Interview

Kate Smurthwaite was one of the very first comedians Stand-Up Comedy Editor, Martin Walker, interviewed after joining Broadway Baby in March 2014. As this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe looms, Martin catches up with Kate again to talk about her three Edfringe shows. 

The Demi Lardner Three Minute Interview

The Demi Lardner Three Minute Interview

Award winning Australian comedian, Demi Lardner, describes herself as a writer and jungle cat fighter. According to her website she grew up in constant fear of birds. Her first stage appearance was at age sixteen and she’s never looked back... 

The Jay Islaam Three Minute Interview

The Jay Islaam Three Minute Interview

Edinburgh Festival Fringe goers can enjoy a live recording of a daily podcast in a showcase of comedy, sketches, spoken word, music and variety acts from the Fringe. Martin Walker talks to PodComedy host Jay Islaam, about his own controversial show, which has been banned in some venues in the UK. 

The Jennifer Belander Three Minute Interview

The Jennifer Belander Three Minute Interview

Jennifer Belander’s 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe offering, is MommAutism, a one-woman show about raising a son with autism. She created the show to highlight issues most parents of autistic children have to deal with, whilst having a good laugh about the whole experience... 

The Lizzy Mace Three Minute Interview

The Lizzy Mace Three Minute Interview

In July and August last year Lizzy Mace spent six weeks studying improvisation and sketch comedy at the legendary Second City Training Center in Chicago. She then teamed up with award-nominated director Logan Murray to devise her new character-based solo show... 

The James Veitch Three Minute Interview

The James Veitch Three Minute Interview

In James Veitch’s 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show, The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection, he investigates scam emails, distant princes, unclaimed inheritance and close friends marooned in a foreign country... 

The Cal Wilson Three Minute Interview

The Cal Wilson Three Minute Interview

A diverse and prolific character comedian, Cal Wilson bounces between Australia and New Zealand. This Edinburgh Festival fringe you can see who she might have been if she'd made different decisions… Like become a surgeon... 

The Pippa Evans Three Minute Interview

The Pippa Evans Three Minute Interview

Character comic Pippa Evans first made a splash on the comedy scene with an incredibly successful debut Edinburgh show in 2008, when she was nominated for the if.comedy Best Newcomer Award... 

The Sarah Campbell Three Minute Interview

The Sarah Campbell Three Minute Interview

Have you been mis-sold PPI? Sarah Campbell hasn’t either and her friend got seven grand! This Edinburgh Festival Fringe you can join Sarah for an hour of mind-blowing stand-up. Martin Walker interrupts her writing the impressions show, Dead Ringers, to ask about her latest Fringe offering. 

The George Rowe Three Minute Interview

The George Rowe Three Minute Interview

At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year you can experience a trio of stand-ups and musicians make tracks with you, the audience, for the next pop sensation, Mr. Kirby. We’re promised beats, art, stories, loops, samples and gags... 

The James Meehan Three Minute Interview

The James Meehan Three Minute Interview

James Meehan and Will Duggan are friends who also happen to be stand-up comedians. At this year’s Edinburgh Festival fringe, you can watch them do thirty minutes of stand-up comedy each, as they prepare for their future debut hour long solo shows, when they can finally stop working together... 

The Alistair Green Three Minute Interview

The Alistair Green Three Minute Interview

At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, acclaimed stand-up Alistair Green spends an hour on stage ranting, moaning and generally talking about everything he thinks is wrong with the world, including his own pitiful shortcomings as a human being... 

The Alex McAleer Three Minute Interview

The Alex McAleer Three Minute Interview

Mentalist, mind-magician or psychological-illusionist - call him what you will, Alex McAleer reads minds. At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Alex reveals strangers' secrets, demonstrates why you should never play cards with him and teaches one lucky member of the audience how to read minds. 

The Ahir Shah Three Minute Interview

The Ahir Shah Three Minute Interview

This year, Ahir Shah has performed a solo run at London's Soho Theatre and won the award for Best Show at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival. Using lyrical language, emotional frankness and funny jokes, the alternative comedian presents Texture at the year’s Edinburgh Festival fringe. 

The Dan Willis Three Minute Interview

The Dan Willis Three Minute Interview

At the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Dan Willis performed six one hour shows a day for a month, repeating no jokes, breaking comedy world records and cementing himself as the single most experienced festival act in history...