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Five questions for Tommy Rowson

Five questions for Tommy Rowson

Quirky Welshman Tommy Rowson brings his debut solo show, Down and Out in Powys and London, to the Edinburgh Fringe. The former So You Think You’re Funny winner talks to Giggle Beats about stand-up, poetry and being Welsh.…

Five questions for Hayley Ellis

Manchester comedian Hayley Ellis brings her first solo hour to the Edinburgh Fringe in the form of We Need To Talk about Kevin. She talks to Giggle Beats about comedy, her obsession with Kevin (her dog) and the Manchester stand-up circuit. …

Five Edinburgh shows Stewart Lee could do next (but probably won’t)

Five Edinburgh shows Stewart Lee could do next (but probably won’t)

In light of Lee's growing fondness for wordplay-based titles, we've done a bit of speculating, and come up with five Stewart Lee shows we may (…or may not) see in the future.…

Five questions for Phil Wang

Five questions for Phil Wang

Self-proclaimed 'biggest Wang in comedy' Phil Wang returns to Edinburgh with his new show, Mellow Yellow. Ahead of his month-long run at the Pleasance Courtyard, he talks to Giggle Beats about the new show, online comedy, the Asian presence in comedy and more.…

The Showstoppers Q&A

The Showstoppers Q&A

Six-year Fringe veterans The Showstoppers return to Edinburgh this summer with Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and their family production, The Fantastical Story Factory. We catch up with the group to talk comedy.…

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Stephen Bailey: How to find love at the Edinburgh Fringe

Stephen Bailey: How to find love at the Edinburgh Fringe

Let's jump straight to it, shall we? The Edinburgh Fringe can't just be about comedy. …

Lewis Schaffer: 11 reasons my Edinburgh show will be a failure

Lewis Schaffer: 11 reasons my Edinburgh show will be a failure

"My Edinburgh Festival Fringe show for 2014 is called Success Is Not An Option. My show will not be a success because..."…

Jay Islaam: I refuse to be an ethnic comedian

Jay Islaam: I refuse to be an ethnic comedian

Jay Islaam on why he refuses to be labelled an ethnic comedian.…

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Preview: Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz, The Stand, Newcastle

Preview: Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz, The Stand, Newcastle

The pub quiz with a difference returns to Tyneside on Sunday, with stand-up from the wonderful Nicola Mantalios-Lovett.…

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Rob Gilroy: Miss it, Miss Out?

Rob Gilroy: Miss it, Miss Out?

I want to discuss Monty Python again. I know, I know – ‘stop banging on about it Rob! Get a life. They’ll all be dead in a week’. …

21 Questions View all

Lee Kyle’s 21 Questions – with Jack Gardner

Lee Kyle’s 21 Questions – with Jack Gardner

Hello. Jack Gardner is the guest on this week's 21 Questions podcast.…

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John Scott’s Sod The Tories #9

John Scott’s Sod The Tories #9

Episode nine 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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TV review: 24 Hours To Go Broke, Dave

TV review: 24 Hours To Go Broke, Dave

We need to talk about Dave. Something strange is happening. The channel famed for its strict adherence to a diet of bought-in repeats is belatedly venturing into the world of original programming.…