Kansas Smitty's perform in the WOW Wagon

The Edinburgh Festival is getting a genuine taste of the jazz and blues this August, thanks to Kansas Smitty’s. A four-piece version of the band crammed into our campervan for a lively – and live – performance of three original songs. Kansas Smitty’s – The World’s Greatest Imaginary Jazz Bar, The Biscuit Factory, until 27 …

Video August 11, 2016

Our top 13 moments in the #WOWwagon

We spent one month filming more than 80 interviews, performances, tricks and other silliness with Fringe performers in the back of our bright pink #WOWwagon. Here we look back on our favourite and funniest moments of our Fringe coverage. Starring (in no particular order): Dave Benson Phillips, Beardyman, Damian Clark, Fern Brady, Iain Stirling, Stephen …

Comedy Blog Video September 1, 2015

Brendon Burns stops by the #WOWwagon

Australian comedian Brendon Burns stopped by the #WOWwagon to talk about doing a free Fringe show and his Edinburgh experience this year. Watch the interview below: Warning: contains adult language Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a F*cking Yurt at 11pm and Provide Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches, Stand in the Square, …

Elvis McGonagall performs spoken word in the #WOWwagon

Comedy poet Elvis McGonagall reads ‘The Scottish Lion’s Rampant’ (inspired by the independence referendum) live in the #WOWwagon. Watch Elvis perform ‘The Scottish Lion’s Rampant’ in the back of the #WOWwagon: Elvis McGonagall: Countrybile, Stand in the Square, until 31 Aug, 1.40pm / listings Edinburgh Festivals 2015: complete coverage • Get everything on our Festivals homepage – on …

Spoken Word Video August 29, 2015

The OK Social Club perform a live session in the #WOWwagon

Edinburgh band The OK Social Club formed in 2011 and have been gigging, recording and releasing music ever since. Frontman Raff Eragona popped by the #WOWwagon to play a live acoustic session in the backseat and treat us to some tunes from the band’s latest album Baby Eat Your Heart Out. Fun fact: according to Raff the …

Video August 28, 2015

Phil Jerrod on the Fringe, freebies and Batman

Comedian Phil Jerrod answers some quickfire Fringe-related questions and takes us to some strange places inside his head – from cork-lining the #WOWwagon to his thoughts on the best Batman. Watch the interview: Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal, Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug, 10.45pm / listings Music: Feel Good (Instrumental) by Broke For Free Edinburgh Festivals 2015: complete coverage …

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 …

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, …

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