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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 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 Divallusion Three Minute Interview

The Divallusion Three Minute Interview

Broadway headliner Christina Bianco and West End showgirl Velma Celli (alter ego Ian Stroughair) are planning to cram in a lot of diva into their Edinburgh collaboration at Assembly Checkpoint this year. Pete Shaw caught up with them to find out more. Continue Reading

The Darren Walsh Three Minute Interview

The Darren Walsh Three Minute Interview

UK Pun Championships winner Darren Walsh debuted his thirty minute show I am a Giant at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe to rave reviews. This year he brings a show of new jokes and daft nonsense where the ultimate question will be answered: Chicken or Meow? Martin Walker converses by email. Continue Reading

The Liam Rudden Three Minute Interview

The Liam Rudden Three Minute Interview

Game-keeper turned poacher? Liam Rudden may be Entertainment Editor for the Edinburgh Evening News, but he also has decades’ experience as a writer and director for the stage–including the much-praised Killers on last year’s Fringe. He’s back this year with–among other things–Thief, his much-praised one-man play partly inspired by the life and work of Jean Genet. Continue Reading

The Chris Turner Three Minute Interview

The Chris Turner Three Minute Interview

According to his website, Chris Turner’s sharply written gags, assured stage presence and blisteringly quick improvised raps have established him as one of the best up-and-coming comics on the international circuit, performing in the UK, USA, Australia and India. He tells Martin Walker about his widely anticipated debut solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pretty Fly. Continue Reading

The Hartshorn - Hook Three Minute Interview

The Hartshorn - Hook Three Minute Interview

Serial producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook have been a regular fixture at the Edinburgh Fringe for nearly a decade, but is this the last time we’ll see them at the Festival? Pete Shaw decided to ask some questions. Continue Reading

The Cameryn Moore Three Minute Interview

The Cameryn Moore Three Minute Interview

Cameryn Moore's award-winning solo play Phone Whore comes back to the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Pete Shaw placed a call to find out more about this returning hit and why Edinburgh is worth the airfare. Continue Reading

The Miss Hope Springs Three Minute Interview

The Miss Hope Springs Three Minute Interview

Towering blonde ex-Vegas showgirl Miss Hope Springs is set to make her Edinburgh debut at the Playhouse this year. And behind the makeup, Ty Jeffries is no stranger to the real-life glamour of Hollywood. Pete Shaw grabbed a moment of Ty’s time to find out more. Continue Reading

The Daphna Baram Three Minute Interview

The Daphna Baram Three Minute Interview

Daphna Baram, AKA MissD, is an Israel-born human rights lawyer come journalist. She’s been gigging relentlessly in the UK and Ireland and has taken shows to Brighton, Edinburgh and Leicester Fringe festivals.. Martin Walker exchanges emails about her new Edinburgh Fringe show. Continue Reading

The Ian Garrett Three Minute Interview

The Ian Garrett Three Minute Interview

A regular visitor to the Edinburgh Fringe from North America, Ian Garrett not only has brought many shows across the pond but also created the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award. Pete Shaw spoke to Ian about what he’s up to this year and just what is the attraction of Edinburgh. Continue Reading

The Irene Ros Three Minute Interview

The Irene Ros Three Minute Interview

Irene Ros is writer and director of Marcel Vol 1, a surrealist show that attempts to turn the Berlusconi sex scandal into art. Pete Shaw chats to her about Dadaism and why experimentation is important in theatre. 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 Jeanette Bonner Three Minute Interview

The Jeanette Bonner Three Minute Interview

Jeanette Bonner is an American heading to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time with her show Love. Guts. High School. Pete Shaw asked her about the show and why she’s making the journey across the pond to bring it to an Edinburgh audience. 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 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 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 Bruce Dessau Extended Interview

The Bruce Dessau Extended Interview

Very few reviewers are as well-known as Bruce Dessau. He’s the comedy critic at the London Evening Standard and writes extensively on comedy at his popular website. His latest book ‘Beyond a Joke’ explores the darker side of stand-up. Martin Walker meets him for an extended interview about life as a principal opinion former. Continue Reading

The Andrew Maxwell Three Minute Interview

The Andrew Maxwell Three Minute Interview

Andrew Maxwell is a chatty man - he talks at speed - but he’s both funny and informed. He riffs on the weighty subjects of Scottish Independence, the Irish Potato Famine, sectarianism and his beloved Hibernian Football Club in a highly humorous, passionate manner. Agree or not, he knows what he’s talking about. Martin Walker distils his chat with a true satirist. Continue Reading

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