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Fri 22 July 2016

Edinburgh 10x10: As seen on... | 5. Ten Fringe stars with very different TV roles

Edinburgh 10x10: As seen on...

5. Ten Fringe stars with very different TV roles

22/07/2016 … You'll never see a stand-up introduced in an American comedy club without the phrase: 'You've seen them on…' And many a Fringe blurb, too, lists TV credits as a mark of status, leading to a lot of comedians being billed as 'the star of Russell Howard's Good News', when the title makes it pretty damn clear who the star of that show is.

Thu 21 July 2016

Edinburgh 10x10: The old 'uns are the best | 4. Ten comedians over 60

Edinburgh 10x10: The old 'uns are the best

4. Ten comedians over 60

21/07/2016 … Edinburgh's often very focussed on the young and the new.

Wed 20 July 2016

Happy Days, Louis CK and jumping the shark | Comedy mastermind Garry Marshall talks to Jay Richardson

Happy Days, Louis CK and jumping the shark

Comedy mastermind Garry Marshall talks to Jay Richardson

20/07/2016 … With the sad news of the death of Garry Marshall yesterday, at the age of 81, we reprint this interview that Chortle conducted with him in 2014 to coincide with a new musical version of Happy Days.

10x10: The family business | 3. Sons and daughters of the famous

10x10: The family business

3. Sons and daughters of the famous

20/07/2016 … Comedy seems to be producing dynasties, with a new generation of performers coming from famous parents.

Tue 19 July 2016

Edinburgh 10x10: Be dramatic! | 2. Ten theatre shows for comedy fans

Edinburgh 10x10: Be dramatic!

2. Ten theatre shows for comedy fans

19/07/2016 … It's hard to credit it sometimes, but there are actually sections of the Edinburgh Fringe programme that aren't comedy.

Mon 18 July 2016

Edinburgh 10x10: Before Brexit | 1. Ten shows from our (current) EU partners

Edinburgh 10x10: Before Brexit

1. Ten shows from our (current) EU partners

18/07/2016 … We kick off our series of Edinburgh Fringe preview features with ten acts from the EU to see before Britain pulls up the drawbridge.

Tue 05 July 2016

'You'd expect to find Sean Bean in a forest' | The writers of E4's Wasted on their new comedy
© Dave King/C4
© Dave King/C4

'You'd expect to find Sean Bean in a forest'

The writers of E4's Wasted on their new comedy

05/07/2016 … Wasted is E4's new comedy series about four twentysomethings in a West Country village.

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