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The Catriona Knox Three Minute Interview

The Catriona Knox Three Minute Interview

Catriona Knox is one third of the popular all-female sketch group The Boom Jennies who have performed no less than six times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. Her broadcast credits include BBC1's Not Going Out, BBC Bitesize Shakespeare, and countless Radio 4 shows. Martin askes about her solo Edinburgh offering. Continue Reading

The Tony Law Three Minute Interview

The Tony Law Three Minute Interview

It’s not hyperbole to describe Tony Law as a living comedy legend. His act is unique, intelligent and absolutely hilarious. You can get hold of many of his previous shows on DVD via comedy enthusiasts Go Faster Stripe - or even better catch his live show in Edinburgh. Martin Waller asks, ‘where and what, is the Tonezone?’ Continue Reading

The FringeDog Three Biscuit Interview

The FringeDog Three Biscuit Interview

The latest reviewer to hit Edinburgh is FringeDog. With a promise of five stars for everyone, he’s sure to be a big hit. Pete Shaw offered him a biscuit in exchange for his thoughts on the Fringe. Continue Reading

The Green Stag Theatre Company Three Minute Interview

The Green Stag Theatre Company Three Minute Interview

The Edinburgh Fringe has more than its fair share of household-name comedians and high profile actors generating many column inches in the press, but at the heart of the festival are the small theatre companies generating incredible work on a shoestring budget. Pete Shaw spoke to Kingsley Walker from Green Stag Theatre about their EdFringe show Brotherhood and the challenges they face. Continue Reading

The Carly Smallman Three Minute Interview

The Carly Smallman Three Minute Interview

Carly Smallman has sung her funny songs at some fabulous venues. From comedy clubs, to arts centres, to the Hammersmith Apollo to her living room... Martin Walker asks about her ITV2 show and latest offering for the Edinburgh Fringe. Continue Reading

The Luke McQueen Extended Interview

The Luke McQueen Extended Interview

Luke McQueen is a successful stand-up comedian. But don’t let him tell you that. Distracted by his self-deprecating charm, Martin Walker fails to get Luke to talk about his Edinburgh show. Continue Reading

The James Bone Three Minute Interview

The James Bone Three Minute Interview

For a good old comedy knees-up, brother and sister duo Becky and James Bone, have Got It Covered. Martin Walker talks to James about how they got started in performing and promoting comedy Continue Reading

The Susie McCabe Three Minute Interview

The Susie McCabe Three Minute Interview

According to her Facebook page, Susie McCabe has spent many years smoking fags, playing Xbox and having enthusiastic banter with people from all walks of life. Of-course she is a stand-up comedian, what else could she be? Martin Walker asks about her Edinburgh Fringe show, Tourist Misinformation. Continue Reading

The Mitch Benn Three Minute Interview

The Mitch Benn Three Minute Interview

To fans of Radio 4 comedy, Mitch Benn is the resident musical satirist of ‘The Now Show’ every Friday. To Sci-Fi followers he’s the Doctor Who fanatic who wrote the critically acclaimed novel, ‘Terra’. To music lovers he’s the 37th Beatle. A busy guy. Martin Walker conducts a brief interview - and starts by asking about his latest Fringe show. Continue Reading

The Christopher Biggins Three Minute Interview

The Christopher Biggins Three Minute Interview

Martin Walker grew up watching Christopher Biggins on the popular 80’s kids TV series, Rentaghost. The comic actor also appeared in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and had recurring parts in some of the best known classic sitcoms, Porridge, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em . Continue Reading

The Joe Heenan Three Minute Interview

The Joe Heenan Three Minute Interview

Jo Heenan is an up-and-coming comic, who regularly MCs across the UK. Martin Walker briefly caught up with the Scot after he’d lit up the room one night at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh. Continue Reading

The Rahul Kohli Extended Interview

The Rahul Kohli Extended Interview

Rahul Kohi has been performing comedy for almost two years. He says that it was something he’d wanted to do ever since he was fifteen, when he caught Kevin Bridges live at The Comedy Store. Martin Walker asks how he got started. Continue Reading

The Aidan Goatley Three Minute Interview

The Aidan Goatley Three Minute Interview

Aidan Goatley is a stand-up comedian with a difference, in that his Edinburgh shows feature films. This year he’s bringing back the 2013 hit, 10 Films with My Dad alongside a new show, 11 Films to Happiness. Martin Walker asks the questions. Continue Reading

The Lynn Ruth Miller Three Minute Interview

The Lynn Ruth Miller Three Minute Interview

Lynn Ruth Miller is 80 years old. A decade ago she discharged herself from hospital after being given two weeks to live, and so decided on a career in stand-up comedy. Martin Walker talks to our favourite granny gone wild. Continue Reading

The Lucy Frederick Three Minute Interview

The Lucy Frederick Three Minute Interview

Lucy Frederick is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and model from the South of England. In 2007, Lucy ended up appearing on Channel 4′s How to Look Good Naked which eventually led to a career in stand-up. Martin Walker asks about her Edinburgh Fringe show, Lucy Frederick and The Claw of Anxiety. Continue Reading

The Arthur Smith Extended Interview

The Arthur Smith Extended Interview

Arthur Smith is one of those comedian’s comedians. He is the voice of comedy on BBC Radio 4 Extra and his book, My Name is Daphne Fairfax is considered, by many, a classic. Due to space restrictions, Martin Walker’s laughing has been edited out of their wide ranging interview… Continue Reading

The Elaine Liner Three Minute Interview

The Elaine Liner Three Minute Interview

Texan writer-actor-knitter Elaine Liner had a surprise five-star hit with her show Sweater Curse: A Yarn About Love at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. As she prepares her wool for a return to the festival, Pete Shaw ask her about the show; how good reviews help and whether Broadway Baby will be getting a nice jumper to wear. Continue Reading

The Sarah Callaghan Three Minute Interview

The Sarah Callaghan Three Minute Interview

Sarah Callaghan is one of the youngest comics on the circuit. Beautifully honest and infectiously upfront in style, she started performing in 2010 and quickly made her mark becoming a Funny Women finalist. Martin Walker does his best to elicit some answers out of her. Continue Reading

The Milo McCabe Three Minute Interview

The Milo McCabe Three Minute Interview

Milo McCabe is a character comedian. He returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for the sixth time in 2014 with a new show based around a single character called, Troy Hawke. Martin Walker asks, “Why Troy?”  Continue Reading

The Polly Brown Three Minute Interview

The Polly Brown Three Minute Interview

Polly Brown describes herself as a ‘comedienne, presenter, entertainer and model’. Stand-Up Comedy editor, Martin Walker asks which comes first, before getting himself in to trouble for Googling the term Grid Girl. Continue Reading

The Ivor Dembina Three Minute Interview

The Ivor Dembina Three Minute Interview

Veteran Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina is founder and resident host of the two decades old, Hampstead Comedy Club. His popular 2013 Edinburgh show, Old Jewish Jokes returns to the Fringe in August. Martin Walker asked Ivor some questions, but he answered some better ones. Continue Reading

The Charles Pamment Three Minute Interview

The Charles Pamment Three Minute Interview

Although they may not grab the attention lavished upon the 'big four' at the Edinburgh Festival, theSpaceUK is nonetheless now the largest venue at the Fringe and this year celebrates its 20th year. Pete Shaw spoke to founder and director Charles Pamment about the last two decades. Continue Reading

The Michael Barrymore Extended Interview

The Michael Barrymore Extended Interview

Michael Barrymore went from being a Redcoat at Butlins in the early 70’s to being voted the most popular entertainer thirteen times throughout the 80’s and 90’s. Then, in 2001 Stuart Lubbock tragically died in a pool at his home and Michael was suspected of his murder. Though innocent, his career fell apart. Martin Walker meets a man who is now fighting back - and winning. Continue Reading

The Ian Wylie Three Minute Interview

The Ian Wylie Three Minute Interview

Never work with children or animals. Never use Facebook when you’re drunk. And never launch a magazine about comedy. Pretty much accepted wisdom, so why are Ian Wylie and Danielle Gilbert breaking the third rule, when the graveyard of magazines is full of dearly-departed comedy launches? Continue Reading

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