Culture

13 July 2018

7 Things that make me laugh by comedian Jacob Hawley

One of my friends nagged me for years to watch it, telling me its the best television show ever made. Eventually I did, and he was right, obviously, but i ...

13 July 2018

7 things that make Harry and Chris laugh

Each other - most of our material comes out of things that we just find funny. We’ll usually come across a topic (eg. scientists struggling to impregnate pandas), then chat ...

13 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Chris Henry

Farts. Top of the list. Especially if its during exercise. If I have to explain this, there is something wrong with you or you are lying to yourself. Cats falling ...

13 July 2018

Faye Treacy: 6 Things that make me laugh

My best friend Fiona can make me laugh like no one else. I love pure honest unashamed self-analysis. The mates you can talk about getting your ass crack waxed with ...

12 July 2018

Writer Max Dickins shares what inspired him to create Kin

My name is Max Dickins, I’m the author of a new show, Kin, which is about to be performed at the Edinburgh Festival during August. Kin is a funny, tempestuous ...

12 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by comedian Richard Todd

I don't laugh very readily, I tend to smile enthusiastically, but the following things made me add audio to my crescent of pearly off-whites. Gogol's Diary of a Madman. I ...

12 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by comedian William Andrews

She has a name and it’s Anna Crilly. She makes me laugh, endlessly - I mean I suppose that’s her job - (not within the marriage). She’s a comedy actor ...

12 July 2018

Writer and performer Lydia Larson shares what inspired her to create the play Finding Fassbender

Finding Fassbender is a first for me. It’s the first play I’ve ever written, which means it’s the first time I’m wearing the writer and performer hat simultaneously. But the inspiration ...

12 July 2018

Q and A with Ed Gamble

A startling and important insight into what it takes to be a man in 2018, examined through the prism of existentialist theory and post colonialist art. But if I can’t ...

12 July 2018

Lolly Jones: 10 Things that make me laugh

This Country (Daisy Cooper is the don) Brexit negotiations I’m not proud of this but me and my flatmate quote 2016’s Celebrity Big Brother non-stop. It was a vintage year: ...

11 July 2018

5 Reasons to try art just once

Mrs Anita Choudhrie, Founder of the Stellar International Art Foundation, gives us 5 reasons to try art at least once. Growing up in India, I was exposed to a spectrum ...
11 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Owen Roberts

My six year old co-writer. I have let a six year old child write my Edinburgh show this year, and she is bloody hilarious, not always intentionally granted, but she ...

11 July 2018

Bryony Twydle: 10 Things that make me laugh

Riverdance has long been a favourite in the Twydle household - we’ve seen it six times - and it’s become a tradition at parties that we play the music and ...

10 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by David McIver

This is a lovely piece of character comedy by Joe Wengert, who plays the manager of a frozen yoghurt shop. Useless authority figures with no self-awareness is one of my ...

10 July 2018

Rhys Nicholson: 10 Things that make me laugh

There is a particular type of older woman in show business that all gay men gravitate towards. Behind every gay man is a loud, powerful woman shouting “Sing out Louise”. ...

9 July 2018

A day in the life of Circa’s Ela Bartilomo

A touring life with Circa often lends itself to quite a varying schedule, however now that we have landed in London for two months I am looking forward to slightly ...

9 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Charlie Partridge

Sarah Kendall’s told some absolutely beautiful stories about growing up in smalltown Australia in this Radio 4 series. The feelings of adolescent awkwardness and frequent naivety in having to confront ...

9 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Douglas Walker

Here are 10 things that make me laugh. I wasn't sure if this meant 10 comedians/TV shows/films etc, or 10 things in day to day life, so I've done a ...

8 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Hardeep Singh Kohli

My answers are as follows. Asking a comedian what they find funny is not as straightforward as it might seem. Like a chef, we pick through the food and either ...

8 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Stephen Bailey

Corrie is my not-so-guilty pleasure! I’ll watch it proudly on catch up on the train to gigs! Sally Webster to me is one of the funniest characters. It’s just that ...

7 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Kieran Hodgson

There's a bit in this classic episode of Fawlty Towers where Polly is trying to explain to Basil that the chef, Kurt, is drunk, but does it with the most ...

7 July 2018

10 Things that make me laugh by Archie Maddocks

Old West Indians – The mix of plucky determination and oftentimes outward distain for any and everybody has always been hilarious to me. And, as is the case with my ...

6 July 2018

Luca Cupani: 10 Things that make me laugh

My name is Luca Cupani, I am a comedian and I am always looking for the entertaining side of life. I love to laugh (and to make people laugh), because ...

6 July 2018

10 Things That Make Me Laugh By Russ Peers

It’s hard to narrow this down to 10 but here goes. The most recent thing, spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it, is the hedgehog scene in the final Car ...