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#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. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand-up and chat with the lively comedian. Continue Reading

#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. Continue Reading

#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. Continue Reading

#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’. It has, he assures us, nothing to do with food. Continue Reading

#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. Continue Reading

#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. Continue Reading

#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. Continue Reading

#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. Yohay is sharing a bill with Shahar Hason and David Kilimnick this August in a late-night show, ‘Boycotted: Comedy from Israel’.  Continue Reading

#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’. David is making his Edinburgh debut, with fellow comics, Yohay Sponder and Shahar Hason with the late-night show, ‘Boycotted: Comedy from Israel’. So, what’s with the title? Is it possible for an Israeli comedian to boycott himself? How does a Rabbi end up being a comedian? Continue Reading

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. Continue Reading

Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Gilded Balloon launches New Town festival hub at Rose Theatre

Karen and Katy Koren are thrilled to announce that Gilded Balloon will expand into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, as they embark upon an exciting new partnership with the Rose Theatre. This Fringe, Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre will open its doors to present an eclectic programme of over 40 productions, from acclaimed musical theatre, through drama, comedy and cabaret, to Edinburgh’s very own panto kings and Scottish-American star of screen, stage, and radio – Craig Ferguson. Continue Reading

Real-Life Man Who Behaved Badly Features in New Greenwich Comedy

Real-Life Man Who Behaved Badly Features in New Greenwich Comedy

Celebrated actor, Ian Lindsay (Men Behaving Badly, Benidorm) directs the world première of his play Chinese Whispers at the Greenwich Theatre from July 13th-23rd based on the bizarre life of Sir Edmund Backhouse, a confidence trickster of the Victorian age who pulled off audacious swindles against entire nations. Continue Reading

The Brighton Fringe Marketing Guide

The Brighton Fringe Marketing Guide

Broadway Baby Publisher, Pete Shaw, offers a comprehensive guide to marketing your show at the Brighton Fringe with tips on budgets, creating a press release, social media and branding. Continue Reading

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'.In an open and honest interview, Josie discusses Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn and her reasons for being optimistic.Also featuring Josie performing live stand up. Continue Reading

Shoreditch Improv Festival Returns

Shoreditch Improv Festival Returns

In the last two years, improv comedy has experienced a surge of popularity around London with great new groups popping up on the scene. With so many talented comedians, City Impro decided that a fortnightly event was not sufficient to showcase everything that improv has to offer and thus the Shoreditch Improv Festival was born. Continue Reading

Edward Fox returns to the West End in Sand In The Sandwiches

Edward Fox returns to the West End in Sand In The Sandwiches

Fresh from a sell-out 2016 UK Tour, Edward Fox is to return to the West End in the celebrated one-man play exploring the life and work of John Betjeman, Sand in the Sandwiches, for a strictly limited London run. A journey through memory and verse, the play collates the work of the twentieth century’s most treasured poet. Written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Gareth Armstrong, it will visit Northampton before its London premiere at Theatre Royal Haymarket between May 30th and June 3rd 2017, followed by an extended UK tour visiting Cambridge, Malvern, Woking, Brighton and Bath.  Continue Reading

The Ferryman to transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in June

The Ferryman to transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in June

After the short run at the Royal Court Theatre sold out in just one day, Jez Butterworth’s epic, new play The Ferryman will transfer to the West End. Multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine will be joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly in the production directed by Sam Mendes. The cast will also include Bríd Brennan, Turlough Convery, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare and Niall Wright with further casting to be announced.  Continue Reading

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