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July 2016 Features

Interviews with comedians, comedy reviews, Perfect Playlists and other comedy features, all collected in one place.

Fri 29 July 2016

Edinburgh Fringe comedy reviews 2016  | The best, and the rest, of the festival

Edinburgh Fringe comedy reviews 2016

The best, and the rest, of the festival

29/07/2016 … Doug Anthony All Stars (DAAS) Live On Stage James Acaster: Reset * Louis CK Scott Agnew: I’ve Snapped My Banjo String, Let’s Just Talk .

Thu 28 July 2016

Edinburgh 10x10: Award winners | 9. Ten comics with silverware – or at least acrylic – to prove their worth

Edinburgh 10x10: Award winners

9. Ten comics with silverware – or at least acrylic – to prove their worth

28/07/2016 … A total of 65 comedy shows this Fringe use the phrase ‘award-winning’, though most fail to mention exactly what award they’ve won.

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.

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