Culture

19 August 2016

A day in the life of Charlotte Josephine

Mornings are fuelled by buckets of tea, good tunes and monster breakfasts. Our flat is lovely this year, we've got a big kitchen table we all sit around and discuss ...

17 August 2016

Bianca Del Rio exclusive – 5 ways to get through your throat surgery when you’re a stand-up comic!

Bianca Del Rio is one of the funniest comics we've ever had the pleasure of seeing live. She hits all the right notes when she takes to the stage, finding ...

10 August 2016

An Edinburgh Fringe day in the life of theatre director Jessica Beck

This year I'm directing Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More, written by my long-time colleague playwright Sarah Sigal. We were at the fringe together nine years ago ...

10 August 2016

A day in the life of comedian Katie Brennan

9am- Still asleep. 10am- Still asleep. 11am- Wake-up! My body clock has had to do a pretty big shift because our show is quite late at night (22.50) so I'm ...

10 August 2016

A guide to eating 'clean' in Edinburgh by Bella Younger

Being a busy wellness guru, I often find myself travelling all over the country, spreading my healthy message. My followers often ask me how I stay healthy when I'm on ...

8 August 2016

Q and A with Peter and Bambi Heaven about their new show 'The Magic Inside'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? Well expect Satire Slapstick and Parody mixed in with dance and magic. Which comedians have been your biggest ...

7 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Tiff Stevenson on her new show 'Seven'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? This is a tricky question, it's like filling out online dating application. I can't tell you what other ...

6 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Tom Ward on his new show 'Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy - what can audiences expect? A kind of celebration of life as we know it, sprinkled with pathos in a kind of ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Peter White on his new show 'Straight, White, Male'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect?  I try to do a very honest and conversational style of comedy. The jokes are very personal and ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Phil Nichol on his new show 'Twenty'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? My style is silly, laugh out loud, slightly puerile but never offensive surreal ramblings and tall tales. ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with Piff the Magic Dragon

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? Just your typical magical dragon performing grumpy magic accompanied by a magic performing rescue Chihuahua. Expect funny things ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with Puddles Pity Party on his new show 'Let's Go'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? My thing is sadness. It makes some people laugh. And it makes some people cry. Which comedians have ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with Samantha Pressdee about her new show 'Sextremist'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? It's a mix of stand-up, burlesque and madness. A celebration of sensuality and the female body. I'm ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Sophie Willan about her new show 'On Record'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? I suppose my comedy brand is a fusion of my Northern roots and my time spent mincing around ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Starman

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? A wild rock n roll entertainment music ride through the music of David Bowie with bizarre funny stories. ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with Tez Ilyas on his new show 'Made in Britain'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? I do stories, observations, satire, commentary and jokes about my life, my background and happening around me. Audiences ...

5 August 2016

A day in the life of Mark Watson

The idea of a 'day in the life' loses some of its relevance during the month of August, because the Edinburgh Fringe is not really 'life'. Your body clock is ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with the 'tall one' and the 'short one' from the Yetis on their new show 'Demon Dive Bar '

Please tell us about your brand of comedy - what can audiences expect? The tall one (Jen): The show is set in a strange little dive bar in the forest, ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Steve Bugeja on his new show 'Unpronounceable'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? I like my shows to be a narrative so that I take the audience on a journey with ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Naz Osmanoglu on his new show 'Exposure'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? Well this year I'm going for honesty and so it's pretty uncompromising. I'm talking about things I'm not ...
5 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Jordan Brookes on his new show 'The Making Of'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? An absurd, impersonal autobiographical breakdown and some silly faces. Which comedians have been your biggest influence? ...

5 August 2016

Q and A with comedian Andrea Hubert on her new show 'Week'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? I never know how to answer this! I know other people have described me as "not suitable for ...

4 August 2016

Q and A with Norris and Parker on their new show 'See You At the Gallows'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? Audiences can expect a sordid soiree full of wild, dark and ridiculous sketches, characters and songs and live ...

4 August 2016

Q and A with Nick Cody on his new show 'Come Get Some'

Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect? A blend of storytelling and observational comedy with a bloke-ish tinge to it. Most importantly though, it's hilarious, which ...