Culture

29 July 2019

Patricia Cornelius shares the inspiration for her new show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Coming directly from the incredibly prestigious theatre festival VENICE BIENNALE TEATRO 2019, long-time collaborators - writer Patricia Cornelius and director Susie Dee - shine a neon striplight on the intersections ...

28 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Heather Berlin

Neuroscientist HEATHER BERLIN and her rapper husband BABA BRINKMAN’S (Famed for his RAP GUIDE series) deliver up a dose of cerebral humour, exploring the science behind self-control in their new ...

28 July 2019

The inspiration for ‘Don’t Be Terrible’ by Ellen Waddell

I wrote ‘Don’t Be Terrible’ with Oliver Milburn, and the initial idea was inspired by a break-up. It was 2017 and had been performing stand up for a few years ...

27 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Lolly Jones

Putting burlesque to its originally intended purpose, LOLLY JONES’ unique style of satire fuses lip sync to political speeches with clowning and cabaret. Embodying a host of Europe’s forerunning female ...

27 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Daniel Audritt

It’s always hard for me to pick a favourite comedian, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to two for you and that’s the best I can do.  First is ...

26 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Jim Campbell

Known for his gag a minute stand up, comedian JIM CAMPBELL’s latest show BEEF confronts his family curse. The show is a fast-paced and bold attempt to overcome overthinking, anxiety ...

26 July 2019

My favourite comedians by Christina Bianco

“Flames, on the side of my face!” I was 10 years old watching Clue for the first time and those words hit me. How Madeline Khan could take seven little ...

25 July 2019

Kirsten Vangsness shares the inspiration behind Cleo, Theo and Wu

Powerhouse storyteller KIRSTEN VANGSNESS is best known as the unforgettable Penelope Garcia from CBS’ Criminal Minds. She is bringing two very different yet equally barmy shows of female empowerment in rep ...

25 July 2019

Our favourite comedians by Just These Please

We create all of our work as an ensemble; writing, editing, rehearsing and directing together and so (for the most part) we have really similar tastes when it comes to ...

24 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Martha McBrier

Glaswegian cussing, crowd work extraordinaire MARTHA MCBRIER is the Queen of the Free Fringe. Her show at this year’s festival launches a campaign against the perennial HAPPINESS BULLY in her hard-hitting and hilarious show ...

24 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Jack Gleadow

It’s Nice To See You To See You, words which whenever said brings the immediate response of ‘Nice!’ from our lips. A fun and silly thing that connects every single ...

23 July 2019

Rebecca Perry shares the inspiration for her new show From Judy To Bette

Canadian Triple Broadway World award-winner REBECCA PERRY, loved for her Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl shows will be diving all-singing and all-dancing into the Golden Age of Hollywood with FROM JUDY TO BETTE: THE ...

23 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Helen Bauer

Is there anyone in the world funnier than Julia Davies? The answer. No. I love Julia Davies in such a pure way. She never fails to make me laugh, just ...

22 July 2019

Clare Bartholomew discusses her new show The Long Pigs

One of Australia’s most respected and established clown tropes enter a macabre world of abattoir dwelling, grey nosed, genocidal clowns, hell-bent on purging the world of their red nosed compatriots. ...

22 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Archie Maddocks

I can remember being 10 years old, sitting in my front room, with my mixed family around me. I remember sitting in awe as they all collapsed into laughter. Richard ...

21 July 2019

My favourite comedian by James Barr

JAMES BARR is best known as the star of applauded podcast A Gay and a Non-Gay (which is also playing Edinburgh for the last week of the Fringe). Painfully relatable and delectably ...

21 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Jon Long

Musical comedian JON LONG’s debut comedy hour PLANET KILLING MACHINE provides a selection of brilliantly original songs, whilst also launching into a hilarious tirade on all the ways we are ...

21 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Langston Kerman

Ahead of bringing his debut show, The Loose Cannon, to the Edinburgh Fringe, LA-based comic and star of HBO and Sky Atlantic’s ‘Insecure’, Langston Kerman, tells Female First about his favourite ...

21 July 2019

Louisa Fitzhardinge shares the inspiration for her new show Comma Sutra

Ahead of bringing her musical comedy romp, ‘Comma Sutra’, to the Edinburgh Fringe, comedian, actor and polyglottal language nerd, Louisa Fitzhardinge, tells Female First what inspired her to write her ...

21 July 2019

OUr favourite comedian by Frisky and Mannish

Oh, don’t make us pick a favourite. It’s too hard. It’s like wine pairing - it depends on what you’re eating, the time of day, general context, feng shui etc… ...

20 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Joe Jacobs

My favourite comedian is Norm Macdonald As a rule, Canadians are all great, but Norm raises the bar. It’s really hard to put into words what makes this man so ...

19 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Milo McCabe

I think my favourite comedian (comedians) as it’s a duo, are Tim and Eric.  They take ideas that would look incredibly unlikely in print and turn them into even more ...

18 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Kate Lucas

Picking a favourite comedian is so hard. By picking just one, you feel like you’re cheating on the rest but I’ll go with a woman as it’s Female First and ...

17 July 2019

My favourite comedian by Esther Manito

Gina Yashere I grew up loving Victoria Wood, and always believed she was the ultimate goddess of comedy. Then I came across Gina Yashere. I was in my 20’s when ...