Culture

24 July 2017

Jonny Awsum Reveals The Inspiration For His New Show “Honey, I Promised the Kid”

The inspiration behind my show is this photograph. In the last year I’ve been on the adventure of my life and it’s all down to this single shot taken on ...

24 July 2017

A Day In The Life Of Me By Rosie Ede

It's Monday and I'm having breakfast with the lovely Richard who plays my husband in the new series of Doc Martin.  We've got the giggles.  The waitress keeps passing our ...

24 July 2017

Sofie Hagen Reveals The Inspiration For Her New Show 'Dead Baby Frog'

I never thought I would speak about my grandfather, and the things he did, on stage. “Sure, maybe when I’m forty years old,” I’d think. When it is all in ...

24 July 2017

Athena Kugblenu Reveals The Inspiration For Her New Show 'KMT'

I was in my parked car, lost. There was a police car on the other side of the street. The officers inside looked in my direction. “They seem approachable!” I ...

24 July 2017

Carl Donnelly Discusses The Inspiration For His New Show 'The Nutter On The Bus'

My show this year revolves around me partaking in an Ayahuasca ceremony in late October last year during which I had some quite major realisations about myself. Ayahuasca is a ...

24 July 2017

What To Do When You’re Trapped With Enemies? By Jessica Fostekew

Farts. I’m aware that if these enemies wish you genuine harm then a nostril full of sharticles is hardly going to slay them. Unless you’ve eaten Jerusalem artichokes in which ...

23 July 2017

Samantha Baines Discusses The Inspiration For Her New Show '1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom'

The inspiration behind my 2017 show is women in Science. I should say I am not a scientist myself but I love Science as a whole and I find it ...

23 July 2017

Anya Anastasia Discusses Her New Show 'Rogue Romantic'

Anya Anastasia will be performing her new cabaret show ‘Rogue Romantic’ at the Assembly Checkpoint for the month of August so we caught up with her to find out what ...

23 July 2017

Peter And Bambi Heaven Discusses His New Show 'When Love Becomes Magic'

Peter & Bambi Heaven’s new comedy show ‘When Love Becomes Magic’ will be at the Assembly George Square Piccolo Tent for the month of August so we caught up with ...

22 July 2017

Stephen Bailey Discusses His New Show 'Can't Think Straight'

Not to go all Carrie Bradshaw on you (am I dating myself?) but the inspiration of my new show comes from love. Or rather, a crush. A war we’ve all ...

22 July 2017

Mike Bubbins Dicusses His New Show 'Retrosexual Male'

Mike Bubbins’s new stand up show ‘Retrosexual Male’ will be at the Assembly George Square 4 for the month of August so we caught up with him to talk about ...

21 July 2017

Maria Shehata Discusses The Inspiration For Her New Show 'Wisdomless'

After seven years of being single in LA, I finally met someone I connect with. So what if he lives in London? Dating in LA was hard, it is not ...

21 July 2017

Micky P Kerr Discusses His New Show 'Lay-z'

Micky P Kerr’s comedy show  ‘Lay-z’ will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Just The Tonic Caves Wee One for the month of August so we caught up ...

20 July 2017

Naomi Sheldon Discusses The Inspiration For Her New Show Good Girl

Good Girl was born in the audience of a Bridget Christie show. I looked at this brilliant, furious, articulate woman raging emotionally about the state of the nation and I ...

20 July 2017

Michael Stranney Discusses His New Show 'Welcome To Ballybeg'

Michael Stranney’s Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Welcome To Ballybeg’ will be at the Pleasance Courtyard – Below for the month of August so we caught up with him to talk about ...

19 July 2017

Annie McGrath Discusses The Inspiration For Her New Show 'Ambivert'

I took a personality test earlier this year to find out if I was an introvert or an extrovert. My results came back negative…  I’m neither introvert nor extrovert. Apparently, ...

19 July 2017

What It's Like To Go Viral By Ashley Storrie

“I’ve gone Viral” there was a time when your mother really didn’t want to hear that. Now my mother beams and informs my cousins at funerals (the only time they ...

18 July 2017

Sisters Discuss The Inspiration For Their New Show 'White Noise'

It all started at our 40 minute show at last year’s Fringe. We were fairly new to the game, playing what we think must have been an abandoned office (bits ...

18 July 2017

Steve Bugeja Discusses His New Show 'Summer Camp'

My show Summer Camp is inspired by real life true events.  When I was 19 I worked on a kids camp in Pennsylvania, USA for 6 weeks.  I had zero ...

18 July 2017

Why You Should Love The Skin You're In By Lauren Pattison

Growing up with social media is a blessing and a curse, all wrapped up in a complicated bow of empowerment and insecurity and finished off with a Valencia filter. #LuckyGirl! ...

17 July 2017

Olaf Falafel Discusses His New Show The Marmosets Of My Mind

Olaf Falafel presents The Marmosets Of My Mind at The City Café so we caught up with him for a quick Q and A.  Please tell us about your brand of ...

17 July 2017

Do’s And Don’t s Of Giving A Speech By Rachel Parris

Rachel Parris is bringing her brand new hour Keynote to the Edinburgh Fringe this year so she wrote a piece for us on giving speeches to celebrate.  Use humour. If ...

17 July 2017

How To Work With Your Best Friend

Working with your best friend can be difficult. Fraught with battles over workload, time management and who makes the tea. But the founding and only members of Next Best Thing, ...

16 July 2017

Markus Birdman Discusses His New Show 'Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea'

MARKUS BIRDMAN’s new comedy show ‘Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea’ will be at the Laughing Horse Br 50 for the month of August so we caught up ...

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