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Lloyd Griffith on the Fringe and comedy taboos

Comedian Lloyd Griffith answers some quickfire Fringe-related questions – from taboos in comedy to his thoughts on the best Batman. Watch the interview: Lloyd Griffith: Great Grimsby’s Big Turn On, Pleasance, until 30 Aug, 8.30pm / listings Music: Budding by Broke For Free Edinburgh Festivals 2015: complete coverage • Get everything on our Festivals homepage – …

Yianni Agisilaou talks to #WOWfest

Australian comedian Yianni Agisilaou talks to #WOWfest about his Fringe ‘marathon’, free Yorkie bars, taboo subjects – and his favourite ever Batman. Watch the interview: Yianni: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Line?, The Stand Comedy Club, until 30 Aug, 3.40pm / listings Music: Fall asleep under the millions of stars (Instrumental) Edinburgh Festivals 2015: complete coverage …

Edinburgh Comedy Award shortlist announced

James Acaster has been nominated for best show in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the fourth year in a row. The TV panel show regular has been in the running for the prestigious prize, formerly known as the Perrier Award, on three previous occasions, and has lost out every …

Phil Nicol visits the #WOWwagon

Comedian and actor Phil Nicol somehow found some time in his Fringe schedule (he’s doing four shows) to stop by the #WOWwagon to talk about his favourite Edinburgh hangouts, the Comedians’ Theatre Company and his post-festival plans. Watch the interview:  Phil Nicol: I Dont Want to Talk About It, The Stand Comedy Club, until 30 Aug, …

60 more of the funniest jokes of the Fringe 2015

We are well into the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, with only six days remaining. Thousands of jokes have been told, from the hysterically funny to the truly awful, and everything in between. The annual Dave Funniest Joke of the Fringe has been announced (scroll to the end of this page to see the top 10), with first place …

Yianni Agisilaou: 2015, the year in offence (so far)

From Lady Chatterley’s Lover to The Satanic Verses, history is littered with people, books and shows that have caused scandal. 2014-15 has been a year chock full of disapproval and outrage. From Katie Hopkins to Jeremy Clarkson, Yianni Agisilaou takes a look at the year’s biggest scandals… Can we all stop and take a deep breath? …

The very different faces of feminist comedy at the Fringe

From overtly titled shows such as A History of Feminism (As Told By A Sexist Pig), Feminasty and Feminazi (see what they did there?), to the less obvious Puppy Fat, and Guilty Pleasures, all the way to being The Wrong Sort of Feminist, there is something for every feminist at this year’s Fringe. Siobhan Smith spent a day (and night) watching a variety …

Comedy review: Jamie Kilstein: Sober Song Rants and a Cat Story

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Jamie Kilstein: Sober Song Rants and a Cat Story, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★★ Jamie Kilstein is having a mid-life crisis, he tells us, so he jams out with his loop machine at the top of the show. After which we are all feeling a little calmer. But …

Comedy review: Jamie Kilstein: Sober Song Rants and a Cat Story

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Jamie Kilstein: Sober Song Rants and a Cat Story, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★★ Jamie Kilstein is having a mid-life crisis, he tells us, so he jams out with his loop machine at the top of the show. After which we are all feeling a little calmer. But …

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Comedy review: Paul Sinha: Postcards From the Z List

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Paul Sinha: Postcards From the Z List, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★★ Otherwise occupied appearing on ITV quiz show The Chase, this is Paul Sinha’s first Fringe show in four years. But it’s a typically classy, self-effacing hour. Affirming his Z-list celebrity credentials at the top, the long-established …

Comedy review: Paul Sinha: Postcards From the Z List

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Paul Sinha: Postcards From the Z List, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★★ Otherwise occupied appearing on ITV quiz show The Chase, this is Paul Sinha’s first Fringe show in four years. But it’s a typically classy, self-effacing hour. Affirming his Z-list celebrity credentials at the top, the long-established …

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Stephen Tobolowsky re-enacts Groundhog Day in the #WOWwagon

Legendary Hollywood actor Stephen Tobolowsky stopped by the #WOWwagon to tell us about his Fringe show The Tobolowsky Files, share some of his amazing anecdotes, and re-enact that scene from Groundhog Day. Watch the video (contains swearing): The Tobolowsky Files, Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug, 5.20pm / listings Video editing by Alex Watson Music: Fall asleep under the …

Comedy review: Bob Slayer: Fat Jockey

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Bob Slayer: Fat Jockey, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★ This is a jolly hour in the company of a man who really knows how to tell a story. This one is about his time as a jockey. And it is not just fascinating because seeing Slayer as a …

Comedy review: Bob Slayer: Fat Jockey

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Bob Slayer: Fat Jockey, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★ This is a jolly hour in the company of a man who really knows how to tell a story. This one is about his time as a jockey. And it is not just fascinating because seeing Slayer as a …

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Comedy review: Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★★ Ed introduces his hour with a rather well made little bit of video. Very nice camerawork. We kick off with St Thomas Aquinas and some Wordsworth before Ed gets stuck into winning us over …

Comedy review: Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★★ Ed introduces his hour with a rather well made little bit of video. Very nice camerawork. We kick off with St Thomas Aquinas and some Wordsworth before Ed gets stuck into winning us over …

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Comedy review: Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★★ There’s always something appealing about the capriciousness of fate forcing principled curmudgeons into becoming the thing they detest. Mark Steel used to be sneeringly disdainful of the vogue for tracing one’s family tree, imagining his …

Comedy review: Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★★ There’s always something appealing about the capriciousness of fate forcing principled curmudgeons into becoming the thing they detest. Mark Steel used to be sneeringly disdainful of the vogue for tracing one’s family tree, imagining his …

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Comedy review: Marny Godden: Flap ‘em on the Gate

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Marny Godden: Flap ‘em on the Gate, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw ★★★ From a certain skewiff angle, Marny Godden resembles a concussed Joyce Grenfell rummaging wildly through a dressing-up box. She’s an oddball character comic who, in her first solo Fringe show, welcomes us into her daft yet …

Comedy review: Marny Godden: Flap ‘em on the Gate

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Marny Godden: Flap ‘em on the Gate, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw ★★★ From a certain skewiff angle, Marny Godden resembles a concussed Joyce Grenfell rummaging wildly through a dressing-up box. She’s an oddball character comic who, in her first solo Fringe show, welcomes us into her daft yet …

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Comedy review: Fern Brady: People Are Idiots

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Fern Brady: People Are Idiots, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ With her brook-no-shit attitude, this is a curious introductory show from Fern Brady, as it’s ostensibly about who she isn’t rather than who she is: a self-declared “psycho”. A Scot living in England, she wreaks harsh revenge on …

Comedy review: Fern Brady: People Are Idiots

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Fern Brady: People Are Idiots, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ With her brook-no-shit attitude, this is a curious introductory show from Fern Brady, as it’s ostensibly about who she isn’t rather than who she is: a self-declared “psycho”. A Scot living in England, she wreaks harsh revenge on …

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