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Mon 25 May 2015
New deal to fix Fringe's Cowgatehead crisis
Freestival puts a solution on the table
25/05/2015 … A deal has been tabled that could solve the chaos surrounding the Cowgatehead venue at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Sun 24 May 2015
Sun, sea and Kayvan Novak...
The comedy week ahead
24/05/2015 … The comedy week ahead…Sunday May 24TV: The 26th series of The Simpsons, likely to be the last starring Harry Shearer, wraps up with an episode in which Lisa spearheads a campaign to turn Springfield Elementary into a more innovative and nurturing environment.
Sat 23 May 2015
Fringe chaos: Freestival respond
'How is this able to happen?'
23/05/2015 … Yesterday we reported on the bitter dispute over between rival organisations Freestival and PBH’s Free Fringe over who will progamme the Cowgatehead in Edinburgh for the forthcoming festival – a row that threatens scores of comedy shows that have already paid to be in the official brochure.
Fri 22 May 2015
Third series for Count Arthur
Back on BBC One next year
22/05/2015 … The BBC has commissioned a third series of Count Arthur Strong.
De Niro's bitter comedian movie revived
Mike Newell signed up to direct
22/05/2015 … A forthcoming movie starring Robert De Niro as a bitter, ageing stand-up has been given a new lease of life.
Iliza Shlesinger makes UK debut
A tight 5: May 22
22/05/2015 … AMERICAN comic Iliza Shlesinger – a former winner of talent show Last Comic Standing – is to make her UK debut.
If Hitler played the Free Fringe...
WTF: Weekly Trivia File
22/05/2015 … • 'Pete Johansson has to be the best fuck in comedy.
Thu 21 May 2015
Chaos at the Fringe
Freestival have 'no right' to programme venue claims rival PBH
21/05/2015 … It’s fast becoming a Fringe tradition – and today the annual row between rival free Edinburgh show promoters flared up in earnest.