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Wed 27 July 2016

Edinburgh 10x10: Fringe institutions | 8.Ten legends of the festival

Edinburgh 10x10: Fringe institutions

8.Ten legends of the festival

27/07/2016 … It wouldn't be the same without them.

Tue 26 July 2016

‘Canadian’ or ‘black’ isn’t a personality... | Comedy writer Andrew Ellard on his new show

‘Canadian’ or ‘black’ isn’t a personality...

Comedy writer Andrew Ellard on his new show

26/07/2016 … What’s the idea behind Outsiders? There are two brilliant ideas – I can say that since they weren’t mine.

10x10: Once a student... | 7. Ten former Chortle Student Award competitors

10x10: Once a student...

7. Ten former Chortle Student Award competitors

26/07/2016 … It's the 13th year of the Chortle Student Comedy Award, with former entrants going on to be familiar faces on TV, the comedy circuit and at festivals.

Mon 25 July 2016

Edinburgh 10x10: A little bit of politics | 6. Ten shows that try to make sense of it all...

Edinburgh 10x10: A little bit of politics

6. Ten shows that try to make sense of it all...

25/07/2016 … A couple of numbers from the programme of Edinburgh Fringe, the home of cutting-edge, relevant art.

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.

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