Comedy Interviews

No Business in Show Business

The Hoosiers take a satirical swipe at the drive to be famous as they take an unexpected detour into comedy. Drummer Alan Sharland fills us in Tell us about your show. Self-Help Yourself Famous is a musical...

BIRDS OF PARADISE THEATRE: PURPOSELESS MOVEMENTS

THE SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD WORDS Anna Rieser Tell us about the show. Purposeless Movements is a piece of dance theatre that looks at the lives of four men who have cerebral palsy. Using movement alo...

NJAMBI MCGRATH

2019 New Act of the Year Winner Words Anna Rieser Tell us about your new show? My show is called accidental coconut, because I discovered that ‘coconut’ is not just a tropical fruit but a racial slur. Th...

LATE BLOOMERS!

Weekly Award for Best Comedy at Adelaide Fringe Winner 2019 Words Anna Rieser Tell us about your show? Scotlaaaaaand! Our show is pure joy and silliness. A rip-roaring hour of hilarity mixed in with some...

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...

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...

Working Class Hero

Don’t be fooled by the title of her show. BBC Eurovision podcaster and stand-up Jayde Adams is as comfortable talking about body positivity and class struggle as she is about Kylie Jenner Words Kate Copstick  ...
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