Edinburgh Fringe / Comedy

Latest Reviews

Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)

Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)

Armed with exhaustive statistics, a wild imagination and a uniquely hilarious take on current events and systemic conspiracies, Don Biswas delivers a frantic hour of lighting-fast stand-up. Biswas darts between ideas as he does across the stage, moving from pithy observational anecdotes about his job at a supermarket to enormous conspiracies about the world banking system... 

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Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do
Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Despite the title, it’s quite clear from this hour of absurdist comedy that nobody is making Australian cult comic star Demi Lardner do anything... 

David O'Doherty: Big Time
David O'Doherty: Big Time

O’Doherty is back with his mini-keyboard, flopping hair, and uninhibited attitude, but this time in one of the most prestigious venues that the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has to offer... 

Nina Conti: In Therapy
Nina Conti: In Therapy

Nina Conti’s In Therapy is a hysterical and intelligent piece of improvised comedy that plays with the idea of what would happen if we actually said our uncensored thoughts out loud... 

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Features

How To Write A Press Release

How To Write A Press Release

Writing a press release that a journalist will use is a skill even experienced PRs can get wrong. Broadway Baby publisher, Pete Shaw, has been a journalist for over 30 years and can give you some pointers to getting it right. 

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How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe
How To Sell Your Show At The Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at a fringe festival such as Edinburgh with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. 

Star Inflation is Real
Star Inflation is Real

Mutterings about star ratings are as much a part of the Fringe as plastic pint glasses. Some people think critics are too generous, some people too harsh (mainly about their own shows), and others think star ratings should be abolished altogether... 

Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?
Summerhall’s army@TheFringe: An Affront to the Arts or an Ambitious Alliance?

The Army has set up camp for the first time at the Fringe and is stationed with Summerhall in its own premises... 

Interviews

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Double Denim Duo on Working With not Against the Audience

Australian comedians Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew made their duo debut at this year’s Fringe as Double Denim, having previously performed as part of Backpack Anorak. Michelle and Laura met Broadway Baby’s Sarah Virgo over lunch to talk about their show this year, the first time they’ve worked as a duo and why Edinburgh is the only place to be as a comedian in August. 

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Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience
Adorable Deplorable’s Catriona Knox on Making Heroes Out of her Audience

Behind every tyrannical leader is a complicit partner rolling their eyes, and in this new show from comedian Catriona Knox they get a voice... 

Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 
Comedian Sarah Kendall on the Power of Storytelling, Silence and Cartwheels 

In Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen, Fringe stalwart Sarah Kendall breaks down what we mean when we talk about good and bad luck... 

Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe
Will Naameh, Steve Hartil and Sean McCann Talk Improv at the Fringe

Improv is as big as it’s ever been at the Fringe, with well over a hundred shows for you to choose from... 

Latest Listings

Nina Conti Is Monkey

Nina Conti Is Monkey

Nina turns up with her favourite ingredients to bake the perfect showcake when a radical change occurs: Monkey takes unadulterated control of the whole enterprise. Abandoning all etiquette, Monkey is on the loose in a whole new way. Following the three-year UK sell-out success of In Your Face, this British Comedy Award winner returns with a brand-new show... 

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Mark Watson: The Infinite Show
Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors... 

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final
Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Grab your hottest Fringe tickets, to be entertained by tomorrow's comedy stars who showcase in this prestigious final... 

Foil, Arms and Hog – Craicling
Foil, Arms and Hog – Craicling

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato...