Culture

22 July 2018

10 things that make me laugh by Lizzy Skrzypiec, director of Murder, She Didn't Write

As an improviser I find moments of genuine spontaneity the most comedic. We are never more hilariously human than when we react on the spot, instantly and without filter. Here ...

22 July 2018

Athena Kugblenu: 10 Things that make me laugh

For someone who tells jokes for a living, not much makes me laugh out loud. I do find things funny. But I don’t laugh out loud often. I used to ...

21 July 2018

My inspiration for 'Dominoes' by Phoebe McIntosh

They say everyone has a book in them. The ability to produce at least one tome accounting for some of their time on earth; words they have to speak; a ...

21 July 2018

Ian Smith: 10 Things that make me laugh

I love being inside, laughing at people who have got caught in the rain. I know that sounds mean, but there is no joy quite like it. It’s funnier the ...

20 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Olga Koch

Olga Koch shares with us the top 10 things that make her laugh ahead of her new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Skateboards Skateboards are funny because you can ...

20 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh on the internet by Ashley Storrie

The internet can be a right kick in the humps sometimes, what was once a sanctuary of cat memes and videos of children falling is now a temple of doom ...

20 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Micky Overman

We're not allowed to love Friends as much as we used to because of problems due to it being made in the past, but I learned to speak English watching ...

20 July 2018

10 Things that make us laugh by Zach and Viggo

Written by Zach Zucker, Viggo Venn and Jonny Woolley of Zach & Viggo. Most people think jokes are funny, and that can be true if you’re going for ‘head laughs’ ...

20 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Rose Robinson from Great British Mysteries: 1599?

The TV Series ‘Camping’. I watched the entire series on the train back from the Fringe, the day after a break-up. As you can imagine, I was not in ...

20 July 2018

Ken Cheng: 10 Things that make me laugh

My friend Emma and I like to send each other these banal voicemails over Whatsapp. They often start with something like “it’s Jonathan from KwikFit” or “this is Stephanie from ...

19 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Garrett Millerick

I was in a bookshop recently and an old man ripped a huge fart and looked over to a bemused teenager and laughed. Not a single F given. Marvelous. Kitchen ...

19 July 2018

My inspiration for 'Stardust' by Miguel H Torres Umba

When it comes to creating work, I am particularly interested in looking for ways of speaking out, of telling the world things that bug me, that affect me personally or ...
19 July 2018

My inspiration for 'The Providence of Neighboring Bodies' by Jean Ann Douglass

I spent a decade of my adult life telling people that I didn’t like plays. I like theater, I would say, but I just don’t like plays.  In hindsight, my ...

19 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Eli Matthewson

Britney Spears Instagram. My flatmate and dear friend Alice Snedden (also performing at the Fringe! Go see her!) and she is addicted to Deep Heat and Tiger Balm and every ...

19 July 2018

Joanna Wallfisch shares the inspiration for her new show 'The Great Song Cycle'

During World War II my grandmother Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a German Jew, was arrested by the Gestapo for being Jewish and after almost two years in prison, sent to the Auschwitz ...

18 July 2018

Lauren Pattison: 10 Things that make me laugh

Dogs on skateboards. Dogs wearing people clothes. Dogs jumping in puddles. Dogs pretending to play drums. Dogs doing things is a rich source of laughter.  My 3 year old niece ...

18 July 2018

10 People I love to impersonate by Naomi McDonald

As a comedian and impressionist I love watching celebs - and making fun of them. I’m fascinated by all accents and human characteristics, but somehow famous people often seem to ...

17 July 2018

My inspiration for 'The Last One' by Gema Galiana

The Last One was created inspired by the song of last Kauai O’o bird who sings a song waiting for a response that will never come. It is the last ...

17 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Aaron Calvert

Laughter is so important in life. I try and do something every day that makes me laugh and I love to make other people laugh too. Whether with a quick ...

17 July 2018

Lou Sanders: 10 Things that make me laugh

Aside from in-jokes with friends and family – here are the things that make me laugh he most. Lou Sanders is performing Shame Pig at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club ...

17 July 2018

The inspiration behind Timmy by Roxy Dunn

My dad came to see the first play I ever wrote – a ten-minute short performed under the leaking underground railway arches of Waterloo Station (previously known as The Old ...

16 July 2018

Writer and performer Lily Bevan talks about her inspiration for 'Zoo'

When Hurricane Irma hit the USA last year I saw an American zoo keeper from Miami on a news report talking about how she was preparing to keep her animals ...

16 July 2018

Egg: 10 Things that make us laugh

1: Josie Long It was laughing until we cried at a Josie Long gig that made us realise we had the same sense of humour. She said something about ...
16 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Matt Rees

Jordan Brookes. I started stand up the same time as Jordan in Cardiff. His clowning is fearless, hilarious and unforgettable. He was nominated for best show last year so this ...