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Kerry Godliman Q&A

Kerry Godliman Q&A

In-demand comedian and actor Kerry Godliman returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with her new stand-up show, Face Time.…

Five questions for Paul McCaffrey

Anecdotal stand-up and star of BBC Three’s Impractical Jokers Paul McCaffrey brings his new stand up hour, Paul or Nothing, to Assembly at George Square Gardens. He chats to Giggle Beats about life at the festival and his new show.…

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

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.…

Opinion View all

Robin Williams’ death is a reminder that we need to talk about depression

Robin Williams’ death is a reminder that we need to talk about depression

Hearing about the death of Robin Williams had a profound effect on me. As well as feeling huge sadness at the tragic loss of a wonderful actor, I also felt an overwhelming sense of helplessness. …

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..."…

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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: Fringe While You’re Winning

Rob Gilroy: Fringe While You’re Winning

And the nominees for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014… don’t include me. I can’t say…

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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Play: August’s Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz

Play: August’s Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz

On Sunday our comedy quiz night returned to The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle. Here are the questions, minus our audio round. How would you have fared?…