Culture

4 August 2017

Danny O'Brien Reveals The Inspiration For His New Show 'RaconTour'

Danny O’Brien discusses his new show RaconTour about his search for his missing father and talks about the hilarious and awkward family moments his quest entailed. What is RaconTour about, ...

1 August 2017

God Is A Woman By Sara Hirsch

I’m Sara. According to my twitter profile I’m a poet, a performer and a feminist, but for the next month, apparently, I will also be answering to ‘God’. I’m playing ...

1 August 2017

The Inspiration Behind 'Hear Me Raw' By Daniella Isaacs

My sister, Jodi, has just had a baby girl. When she told me she was pregnant, I had fucking amazing abs. I also hadn’t had a period in two years. ...

31 July 2017

Bernie Keith Reveals His Inspiration For 'Life Without A Sat Nav'

Having been a very minor one for the best part of 30 years, I’ve long thought there’s something pathetic about being a local celebrity. Even before I entered local radio, ...

31 July 2017

Marcus Monroe Reveals The Inspiration For His New Show 'The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe'

“The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe” is a show I think everyone who has ever had a dream can relate to.  It’s about those ideas and dreams you had ...

30 July 2017

Sophie Willan Discusses Her New Show 'Branded'

SOPHIE WILLAN’S NEW STAND UP SHOW ‘BRANDED’ WILL BE AT THE PLEASANCE COURTYARD BUNKER 2 FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST SO WE CAUGHT UP WITH HER TO FIND OUT WHAT ...

29 July 2017

Sara Schaefer Discusses Her New Show 'Little White Box'

Sara Schaefer’s stand up show ‘Little White Box’ will be at the Pleasance Courtyard – That for the month of August so we caught up with her to talk more ...

28 July 2017

Boris & Sergey’s One Man Extravaganza

Master puppeteers Henry Maynard and Dylan Tate are the men behind Fringe favourites, puppets Boris and Sergey.  Both come from fine puppetry heritage and have worked on puppetry greats including ...

28 July 2017

Francesco De Carlo Discusses His New Show 'Comfort Zone'

Francesco De Carlo moved to Britain just as the UK voted leave in the EU Referendum. He talks about his new show Comfort Zone, his experiences in the UK and ...

28 July 2017

Kwame Asante Talks About His New Show 'Open Arms'

Junior doctor Kwame Asante won the Chortle Student Award in 2012 and now, after two years of working as a doctor, he’s raring to give comedy some real attention. He ...

28 July 2017

Rachel Jackson Discusses Her New Show 'Bunny Boiler'

Rachel Jackson’s stand up show “Bunny Boiler’ will be at the Pleasance Courtyard Bunker 1 for the month of August so we caught up with her to talk more about ...

27 July 2017

Pippa Evans Discusses Her New Show 'Joy Provision'

Pippa Evans new comedy show ‘Joy Provision!” will be at the Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar for the month of August so we caught up with her to find out what ...

26 July 2017

Phil Nichol Discusses His New Show 'Your Wrong'

Phil Nichol’s new stand up show ‘Your Wrong’ will be at the Monkey Barrel – Headroom for the month of August so we caught up with him to find out ...

25 July 2017

John Hastings Reveals His Inspiration For His New Show 'Audacity'

I started without any "inspiration" for the first time. I am a fart and music storyteller so usually, I have something happen or a topic that I really want to ...

25 July 2017

Why I Wrote A Show About Cabbage By Lucy Pearman

Six years ago I found a picture of an old painting in a magazine. It was of a maid standing in a vegetable patch, holding a cabbage with a quote underneath ...

24 July 2017

Steen Raskopoulos Discusses His New Show 'The Coolest Kid In Competitive Chess'

I wish there was an amazing anecdote of why I chose to name my show ‘The Coolest Kid In Competitive Chess’. I hoped there was an epic game where I ...

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 ...

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