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The Laurence Clark Three Minute Interview

The Laurence Clark Three Minute Interview

Internationally acclaimed comedian, presenter, actor and writer, Laurence Clark is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his new stand up show, Moments Of Instant Regret, directed by the brilliant Matt Holt. Martin Walker finds out more. Continue Reading

The Mathilda Gregory Three Minute Interview

The Mathilda Gregory Three Minute Interview

When a prisoner requested Mathilda Gregory’s werewolf erotica novel, a court had to decide whether her work had enough literary merit to be allowed behind bars. Martin Walker caught up with Mathilda by email as she prepares for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Continue Reading

The Glenn Cosby Three Minute Interview

The Glenn Cosby Three Minute Interview

Glenn Cosby loved to cook and bake throughout his childhood and teens, but got distracted when he went to university. He became a teacher and started to bake again, but didn’t really get back into it seriously until the first series of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off. Continue Reading

The Chelsea Manders Three Minute Interview

The Chelsea Manders Three Minute Interview

Chelsea Manders is a mischievous and bold comedic folk singer. This August she will make her Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with her show Don’t Tell My Dad. Martin Walker finds out more from the soon to be famous Canadian award winner. Continue Reading

The Dane Baptiste Three Minute Interview

The Dane Baptiste Three Minute Interview

Dane Baptiste is known for his distinctive stage persona, his brilliant take on all of life's irritations and his phenomenal gift to tame some of the most difficult of crowds. This year he makes his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with Citizen Dane. Continue Reading

The Juliette Burton Three Minute Interview

The Juliette Burton Three Minute Interview

In what promises to be a highly original Edinburgh Festival fringe show, Juliette Burton uses comedy, a power-point presentation, original music and interviews with a wide range of people, to celebrate the diversity of beauty. Martin Walker finds out more. Continue Reading

The Carl Donnelly Three Minute Interview

The Carl Donnelly Three Minute Interview

Carl Donnelly has spent part of the last year travelling around India, and the rest of it going through a divorce, so has plenty to talk about. As Martin Walker finds out, some of what Carl is set to reveal about himself in his latest Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Now That's What I Carl Donnelly Vol. VI, may surprise his fans. Continue Reading

The Sammy J Three Minute Interview

The Sammy J Three Minute Interview

Sammy J thought it would be humorous to fly from Melbourne to Edinburgh, perform one show, then fly home. This is that show, Sammy J: Songbook. Known and loved for his catchy, filthy, nerdy musical comedy stylings, Sammy J has stuffed his hand luggage full of his favourite songs, and plans to rock out for precisely fifty-eight minutes before returning to the airport. Continue Reading

The Oscar Jenkyn-Jones Three Minute Interview

The Oscar Jenkyn-Jones Three Minute Interview

Thomas Pocket presents: Me (Oscar Jenkyn-Jones) is the debut solo show from exciting young absurdist Oscar Jenkyn-Jones. An hour-long sashay through moments of unlikely surrealism, impressions of inanimate objects, and silent thinking. This is a whirlwind of acute non-sequiturs; a show-within-a-show. Continue Reading

The Damian Clark Three Minute Interview

The Damian Clark Three Minute Interview

Aussie boy Damian Clark burst onto the UK comedy circuit in 2012 where his high-octane observational stand up has certainly caused some waves. Before touching down in the UK, Damian made Ireland his home and became a regular feature on Irish TV. You can catch him live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With his new show, Go Ahead, Make My Damo. Continue Reading

The Celia Pacquola Three Minute Interview

The Celia Pacquola Three Minute Interview

Celia Pacquola has always been obsessed with the future, but planned for none of it. She has, however, planned to return to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her most revealing stand-up show to date. Martin Walker emails Celia some questions. Continue Reading

The Stephen Frizzle Three Minute Interview

The Stephen Frizzle Three Minute Interview

Newcastle’s own Stephen ‘Friz’ Frizzle is a comedy musician who perfroms puns in song form at the piano. Why yes, exactly like Tom Lehrer, Richard Stilgoe, Victoria Wood and Amateur Transplants. But Friz is the youngest, so he has the advantage. His Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, for one perfromance only, is Harry My Cat Died. Continue Reading

The Dave Chawner Three Minute Interview

The Dave Chawner Three Minute Interview

A full time comic of six years, Dave Chawner is regular MC, opener and warm up act. Now he is preparing a set with Robyn Perkins for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Martin Walker finds out more about what promises to be a deeply personal show. Continue Reading

The Malcolm Julian Swan Three Minute Interview

The Malcolm Julian Swan Three Minute Interview

The future. The mechanised labour force is disenfranchised. Enter A Robot, determined to teach the grimacing machines how to laugh. This stand-up showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe features the best in alternative up-and-coming talent, including the incomparable Malcolm Julian Swan. Continue Reading

The Stuart Laws Three Minute Interview

The Stuart Laws Three Minute Interview

Stuart Laws is English. He’s also writes and performs sketch and stand-up comedy. According to his website his stand-up involves boundless energy and telling stories that weave material in with improvised audience interaction. Observational and surreal, Stuart is James Acaster’s regular tour support. Martin Walker asks about his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. Continue Reading

The Zoe McDonald Three Minute Interview

The Zoe McDonald Three Minute Interview

Live from the studios of Forth One this Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes Zoe McDonald, who is suffering from FOMO – The Fear of Missing Out. A Fringe theatre show inside a radio studio, audience members pop on a set of headphones and get exposed to Zoe’s world. Martin Walker asks the questions. Continue Reading

The Heather Bagnall Three Minute Interview

The Heather Bagnall Three Minute Interview

Co-founder of Tasty Monster Productions, Heather Bagnall, made her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe last year with SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL. Bagnall and her delicious monsters are back to reprise the show and are also bringing another treat for Fringe audiences, Ferdinand – Bull in a China Shop. Pete Shaw caught up with Bagnall to ask a few questions. Continue Reading

The Bob Slayer Three Minute Interview

The Bob Slayer Three Minute Interview

According to his website, Bob Slayer is the founder and trickster behind Heroes of Fringe, the Comedy Collective which promotes Bob & Miss Behave’s Bookshop. He has appeared at Edinburgh Fringe every year since 2008. Martin Walker caught up with him to ask about Heroes and his own show, IndieRound with Bob Slayer & Tim FitzHigham. Continue Reading

The Dan Fardell Three Minute Interview

The Dan Fardell Three Minute Interview

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe why not watch two men as they try to recapture their long lost youthful idealism by mocking their own lives and the lives of others. Martin Walker meets one of the two, stand-up comedian, Dan Fardell. Continue Reading

The Tony Roberts Three Minute Interview

The Tony Roberts Three Minute Interview

Tony Roberts - Card Magic, debuted at the Adelaide Fringe in 2013 to critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences. Later that year the show made its UK debut at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival. In 2014, Tony brings the show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Continue Reading

The Paul Vickers Three Minute Interview

The Paul Vickers Three Minute Interview

This year, Paul Vickers returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his cabaret creation, Mr Twonkey, in Twonkey’s Private Restaurant. In a piece that contains no spoilers, Martin Walker talks to Paul about making people laugh. Continue Reading

The Annie McGrath Three Minute Interview

The Annie McGrath Three Minute Interview

Annie McGrath is performing at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her twin, Jack Barry. Having spoken to Jack already we thought it was only fair to get Annie’s side of things. So Martin Walker emailed a short set of questions - and received the following answers. Continue Reading

The Daniel Cainer Three Minute Interview

The Daniel Cainer Three Minute Interview

According to his website, Daniel Cainer is a songwriter, producer, broadcaster and composer. As a result he has written lots of music for TV, radio and advertising. He currently has a one-man show of stories in song, Jewish Chronicles, which has been touring in the UK and the US. Now he makes a return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Continue Reading

The Cormac Friel Three Minute Interview

The Cormac Friel Three Minute Interview

At 6'3", Friel is probably the world’s tallest man with small man syndrome. Why? Is it because the average arthritic pensioner could outbench him? Is it the result of sibling rivalry? Is it his determination to be seen as the masculine one in his relationships with men? Find out at his 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show, Alpha Fail. Continue Reading

The James Cook Three Minute Interview

The James Cook Three Minute Interview

This is an interview with James Cook, the stand-up comedian. As he explains on his website, he shouldn’t be confused with the explorer, the bass player in the Arctic Monkeys, a character off of Skins, the BBC Scotland correspondent, the Australian Rules footballer, the boxer, the square in Middlesbrough… Continue Reading