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The 10 funniest cyclists

The 10 funniest cyclists

"If I can raise even a tenth of the smiles these fellas brought to their fellow man then I can retire content, though if the show goes too well there will inevitably be questions as to whether or not performance-enhancing substances had something to do with it."…

The best kind of hangover at the Edinburgh Fringe

"I’m not going to suggest to you where you should be getting a late night dram, but I will say that my favourite type of acts at the Fringe are the ones that leave me with plenty to think about. Gifts that keep on giving."…

This website might just change your life…

Stephanie Laing would like to introduce you to a website that might just change your life.…

5 podcasts to see at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

The world and his wife's got a podcast these days, meaning there's a heap of themes to choose from - so here's five.…

5 best show titles at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

Here's five to take a punt on based on a nifty moniker. No puns please.…

10 North East comics you need to see at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

10 North East comics you need to see at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

If you're a Geordie, a Mackem, a Smoggy, or any other variety of North-Eastern beast in Edinburgh, pining for a taste of God's Country, here's a gaggle of outstanding local talent to sate you. Brown Ale and chicken parmo not included.…

5 must-see sketch shows at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

5 must-see sketch shows at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

Don't know your Dead Parrots from your Local Shops? Worry not, because sketch shows at this year's Edinburgh Fringe are as varied as the fudge flavours on the Royal Mile. …

5 shows to keep the kids quiet at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

5 shows to keep the kids quiet at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

Whether you're after giant bubbles, storytelling or something that will tickle the grown ups as much as the little ones, here are our top picks for family-friendly fun.…

Andrew Maxwell interview

Andrew Maxwell interview

"If you label someone as a political comedian, I think that already comes with a set menu of left-wing positions; whereas on any given day, on any given topic, I have different opinions on different things."…

Edinburgh Free Festival boss on the Cowgatehead fiasco

Edinburgh Free Festival boss on the Cowgatehead fiasco

"This year, the Edinburgh Fringe Programme will make the Minoan labyrinth seem like the open plains of the Serengeti (and contain more rogue animals) because of the ongoing Cowgatehead affair. As a result of it, acts are going to be performing in different venues at different times to where/when they are billed. Or not at all."…

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The 10 funniest cyclists

The 10 funniest cyclists

"If I can raise even a tenth of the smiles these fellas brought to their fellow man then I can retire content, though if the show goes too well there will inevitably be questions as to whether or not performance-enhancing substances had something to do with it."…

The best kind of hangover at the Edinburgh Fringe

The best kind of hangover at the Edinburgh Fringe

"I’m not going to suggest to you where you should be getting a late night dram, but I will say that my favourite type of acts at the Fringe are the ones that leave me with plenty to think about. Gifts that keep on giving."…

How to save money at the Fringe AND become a better comedian

How to save money at the Fringe AND become a better comedian

"There is a way acts can enhance their reputation without the financial burden of putting on a show", writes Freddy Quinne.…

Previews View all

Preview: An Evening With Hot Gulp & Friends

Preview: An Evening With Hot Gulp & Friends

The trio - who you might recognise from the Sainsbury's Christmas advert parody - will be joined by their stand-up chums for an evening of comedy in Newcastle on Friday 31 July.…

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Geeking out over sitcoms

Geeking out over sitcoms

"Podcasts, interviews, Twitter writing bots – anything that looks vaguely like a source of creative influence fills my every waking moment. It’s getting to the point that if I listen, read, surf any more; there won’t be any time left for me to write."…

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Podcast: 24 Minutes Of Funny Team #14

Podcast: 24 Minutes Of Funny Team #14

"People are saying that we swear too much and are rude boys and girls."…

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Podcast: John Scott’s Sod The Tories #17

Podcast: John Scott’s Sod The Tories #17

Episode 16 of the comedy podcast-cum-panel show Sod The Tories, hosted by comedian John Scott and recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle in front of a live audience.…

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Podcast: All Killa No Filla #13

Podcast: All Killa No Filla #13

Episode 13 looks at Colin Ireland, the Gay Slayer. We've got teddy bears 69ing, a leather bar and an interesting serving suggestion for snooker balls. Enjoy!…