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Fri 03 September 2010
Beyond a Fringe
Harry Deansway bemoans the festival's business ethos
03/09/2010 … It’s time to rename the Edinburgh Fringe.
Thu 02 September 2010
It *is* different for girls
Liam Mullone says questions about women in comedy are valid
02/09/2010 … Katy Brand is both right and wrong in her Correspondents piece yesterday.
Wed 01 September 2010
Tony Wilkes looks at Chortle's Fringe coverage
01/09/2010 … Chortle ReviewersAugust 6-301pm (free non-ticketed)Chortle’s reviewers have been covering the Scottish capital’s three weeks of cultural veneer for the best part of a decade now, and as with any festival institution there is a danger of formulaic complacency.
Insulting, meaningless, offensive...
Katy Brand on Chortle's post-Fringe survey
01/09/2010 … Chortle is the comedy industry’s go-to website for news, opinions, information and reviews.
Mon 30 August 2010
Katie Jenkins urges reviewers not to ruin the surprise
30/08/2010 … When I go to see live comedy, I tend not to know what’s going to happen in advance.
Fri 27 August 2010
Stand-up's not just about talking
...it's about listening too, says Lynne Ruth Miller
27/08/2010 … The most difficult challenge for any stand-up comedian is believing what his audience tells him.
Hitting the Fringe wall
Mark Allen needs some time out...
27/08/2010 … For comedians, the Edinburgh Festival is a giddy, whirling carnival of excitement.
Tue 24 August 2010
The gripes of a comic – and of a promoter
Russ Powell wears two hats
24/08/2010 … I am a stand-up comedian.