THE NIGHT: HENRY NAYLOR

Three-time Fringe First Winner  Tell us about the show The Nights is a two-handed epic which grapples the thorny issue of ‘what to do with returning jihadis.’ Hopefully, we’ve got a gripping story, here. Th...

ADAM ROWE

Funniest Joke 2019 Words Anna Rieser Tell us about your new show? I’m very much going back to basics with this one. I’m trying to do the type of show that I’d personally enjoy seeing, rather than what I ...

TANIA EDWARDS

AMUSED MOOSE WINNER Tell us about your new show My show was called Woman on the Edge. Then I thought don’t mention that and now it’s called Don’t Mention It. The zeitgeist is about letting everything hang o...

CIARAN DOWD

Best Newcomer Words Anna Rieser Tell us about your new show. It’s a follow up to last year’s show, same idiot character, new dumb adventure. Last year he was an obnoxious sword-fighting lothario looking ...

ROSE MATAFEO

2019 BEST COMEDY SHOW AWARD Words Anna Rieser Tell us about your new show. Every show we have special guests from the festival and improvise a short monologue, which serves as the inspiration for scenes that...

BOWJANGLES

2018 SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD Words Anna Rieser Tell us about your new show. We’re bringing Excalibow back this year for a week, although it’s a slightly reworked, updated version having toured it all ...

MOON SHADOW

Two empowering Fringe shows are hoping to teach kids that women can reach for the stars or even walk on the Moon  Words MARK FISHER     It’s the morning of the first performance of Valentina’s Galaxy, and d...

David O’Doherty

Festival Favourites Words Kate Copstick 20 years since you won So You Think You’re Funny. Do you feel old? Or just ‘mature’ like a fine Stilton? I’m definitely bigger but I’m not sure I’m maturing. I...

JURASSIC PERKS

Feeding time at the dinosaur zoo. Will your wee one be brave enough to help out? Words MARK FISHER    It started with a white lie. Theatre maker Scott Wright was talking to anthropologist George MacDonald, wh...

RIFF IT UP AND START AGAIN

Teenage Fanclub finish off their world tour at the EIF with a new member, new material and some old favourites After 30 years as one of Scotland’s most creatively consistent and cherished bands, Teenage Fanclu...