Cocktail of the Day: Lady Garden

Cocktail of the Day: Lady Garden

I'm on a Lady Garden, the fellas are on White Russians... How is this going to end?! Only the staff and clientele of Polyannas will know... 

Cocktail of the Day: Salty Margarita

Cocktail of the Day: Salty Margarita

Salty Margarita at the Abattoir... Definitely not one of my five a day. 

Cocktail of the Day: Mojito

Cocktail of the Day: Mojito

Mojitos at The Abattoir with my improv team The 838. Just after this pic we sent the cocktails back as it was essentially just soda water and got a margarita instead. 

Cocktail of the Day: Gancia Manhattan

Cocktail of the Day: Gancia Manhattan

Enjoying a Gancia Manhattan at the Italian Escape Bar, Pleasance. Getting a bit of heart burn. 

Cocktail of the Day: Delicious Fizz

Cocktail of the Day: Delicious Fizz

It all started with a Delicious Fizz at Spoon then everything got a bit blurred. I blame Emma Jerrold. Go see her show Broken Fanny and tell her off for me. 

Cocktail of the Day: Jessica Rabbit

Cocktail of the Day: Jessica Rabbit

Having a Jessica Rabbit at The Whistle Stop with my mum. It's her Birthday today. She's 70!! 70!!! Look at her skin!!! She looks younger than me. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sleeping Trees

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Sleeping Trees

James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua George Smith and John Woodburn are the 'Sleeping Trees' sketch group. Alongside Adam Hutchison (musical director and lots of instruments) and Dave Morgan (drums) they're bringing 'Sci-Fi?' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Cocktail of the Day: Peach Appletini

Cocktail of the Day: Peach Appletini

Sharing a surprisingly refreshing Peach Appletini in the Pleasance with the writers and star of Channel 5's new comedy Borderline. Go see David Elms in his many shows - he IS the Fringe! 

Cocktail of the Day: Russian Collins

Cocktail of the Day: Russian Collins

Knocking back a Russian Collins in the Loft Bar, Gilded Balloon with all the celebs – including this one – one of my oldest friends in showbiz, Jody Kamali. Go see his show – he's the funniest clown in town. 

Cocktail of the Day: Espresso Martini

Cocktail of the Day: Espresso Martini

It's time once again for Cocktail of the Day with increasingly alcoholic comic Clare Plested. 

​Charlotte Josephine on Writing BLUSH from a Place of Anger

​Charlotte Josephine on Writing BLUSH from a Place of Anger

Snuff Box Theatre’s BLUSH is a two-hander exploring revenge porn and the violence that can overflow from feelings of inadequacy. Writer Charlotte Josephine explains how she used rage as part of her writing process. 

​Sophia Walker: A Call to Arms for Fringe Performers

​Sophia Walker: A Call to Arms for Fringe Performers

Poet Sophia Walker, former BBC Slam champion, is back! But this time she’s on the other side of the clipboard: organising and hosting the competition she once won. That won’t stop her from publishing an inspirational call-to-arms for all Fringe performers though... 

Cocktail of the Day: Ciao Roma Special

Cocktail of the Day: Ciao Roma Special

Follow comic Clare Plested on an adventure in alcoholism as this year's she's agreed to bring us Cocktail of the Day. For the debut, it's a specially invented tipple at Ciao Roma. 

Throwback’s Thomas Ball: In Defence of Feel-good Circus

Throwback’s Thomas Ball: In Defence of Feel-good Circus

Silver Lining’s Throwback is an aerial and acrobatic circus caper about the power of nostalgia and collective memory. Here’s company founding member Thomas Ball to tell us why, despite innovative directions in the art form, the core of circus is still risk and reward, and the feeling the audience takes away from the big top. 

Top Five Hecklers You Do Not Want To Be

Top Five Hecklers You Do Not Want To Be

Comic Russell Hicks has seen them all, and provides some advice for audience members tempted to join in with the show how not to be 'that guy'. 

James Meehan: “Working class comics are under represented”

James Meehan: “Working class comics are under represented”

Multi award-winning comedian James Meehan wonders where all the working class comedians have gone. 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mark Dolan Life Hacks

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Mark Dolan Life Hacks

Mark Dolan is well known for being one of the nicest folk in comedy, so how did he end up co-presenting a TV show with Katie Hopkins - and having worked with her, does he like her? Mark also discusses his Edinburgh show, 'Life Hacks'. 

Naman Ramachandran talks Brahman Naman, Indian film, and Masturbation

Naman Ramachandran talks Brahman Naman, Indian film, and Masturbation

Naman Ramachandran is a screenwriter, critic, and film journalist whose co-authored monograph Lights, Camera, Masala: Making Movies in Mumbai was published in 2006. Features Editor James T Harding met him at the European Premiere of his film Brahman Naman, directed by Q, to discuss brahmanism, the economics of Indian filmmaking, and masturbation methodology. 

'Be less afraid to completely take over a stage' - Catherine Wilson

'Be less afraid to completely take over a stage' - Catherine Wilson

Catherine Wilson is an organiser for the Loud Poets collective, an award-winning collaboration of poets and the band Ekobirds. They recently returned from a debut run at the Prague Fringe festival, where they won the New Territories award... 

Duncan Paveling talks My Feral Heart, Down's Representation

Duncan Paveling talks My Feral Heart, Down's Representation

Duncan Paveling makes his feature screenwriting debut with My Feral Heart, a portrait of Luke (Steven Brandon), a man with Down’s syndrome who has been the sole carer for his elderly mother for some time... 

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Loyiso Gola 'You've got Africa all wrong'

On the Mic Edinburgh podcast: Loyiso Gola 'You've got Africa all wrong'

South African stand up comic, Loyiso Gola, talks to Martin Walker about his brand new comedy hour, 'Dude, Where's My Lion'. 

Kevin Mclean: 'The Edinburgh Fringe is a monster'

Kevin Mclean: 'The Edinburgh Fringe is a monster'

Kevin Mclean is one of the organizers of Loud Poets, a poetry collective entering its third year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His poem ‘Evelyn,’ performed at the 2015 Loud Poets show, won StAnza Best Poem of the Fringe... 

Brighton Insider - Living the High Life

Brighton Insider - Living the High Life

If the new i360 on Brighton seafront has inspired you to raise your gaze or you’re suddenly feeling the need to quit your job and run away with the circus, then it's time to check out the aerial artistry this year’s Brighton Fringe...