Comedy Interviews

Sofie’s Choice

Shed the shame, not the pounds, says Danish comedian Sofie Hagen Words Claire Smith     So many people came up to Sofie Hagen after her comedy shows asking for advice that she decided to write a self-help boo...

Lucy Porter

Festival Favourites Words Kate Copstick    Did you always want to be a stand-up? Goodness me, no! When I was at primary school I was determined to be a nun someday. Then I lost my faith, but I still wanted t...

Paul Merton

Festival Favourites Words Claire Smith    How does it feel to be bringing your Improv Chums back to the Fringe? It’s great and it doesn’t really feel like work. It’s a different show every night so it never ...

Fern Brady

Festival Favourite Words Kate Copstick    As a Scottish comic, do you feel ‘invaded’ in August? I’m a former Edinburgh resident, so on the one hand yes, but I live in London so I’m now one of the...

Crying With Laughter

Award-winning newcomer Sarah Keyworth says she’s slowly turning into her dad. But does that mean she can still have a good cry? Words GAYLE ANDERSON    Sarah Keyworth has a strong suit game. I’d admired the N...

Dancing With Danger

Comedian Seann Walsh tells us about his current 2019 UK tour After This One, I’m Going Home, Strictly Come Dancing, and an uncomfortable jive with the tabloids Words James Kettle A lot of people have the wro...

Harry Clayton Wright

Festival Favourites Words Kate Copstick    What’s your show about? How I learned about sex. My mum, who was a Methodist, never spoke to me about sex and my dad gave me a big bag of gay porn DVDs. The show a...

Fern Brady

Festival Favourites Words Kate Copstick    Photo Matt Crockett As a Scottish comic, do you feel ‘invaded’ in August? I’m a former Edinburgh resident, so on the one hand yes, but I live ...

Pip Pip Hooray!

What the Dickens is Eddie Izzard doing this August playing all the roles in Great Expectations? We interrupted rehearsals to ask him. Words Jean West.      You are definitely one for a chall...

Taking The Stand

Why is Clive Anderson stepping out from behind the presenter’s desk to try his hand at stand-up? Words Stephen Armstrong     Photo Steve Ullathorne He’s best known as the host of Whose Line is It Anyway?, Loo...
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