Interviews, Q&A’s and discussions from comedians and those working in the industry.

The American Invasion – Judah Friedlander

August 21, 2018

In the final part of our American Invasion, Thomas Black asks the well revered comedian and actor Judah Friedlander what has brought him over the Atlantic to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe. Edinburgh is often […]

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

August 13, 2018

  After greeting the audience members in a breezy, friendly manner, Matthew Highton begins his show with a sad story. His grandmother has recently been struggling with dementia, and only has a handful of memories […]


August 8, 2018

Stand-up comedy can be a tough business. There are so many moving parts it’s ridiculous. First you must write it, then rewrite it, then agonise over every word before rewriting it again. Then there’s the […]

You have to be joking? Myq Kaplan

August 4, 2018

  The joke that you loved but no one else did? Sometimes, I believe that there is a loving God, like when I get a parking spot. Other times, I don’t believe in a loving […]

The American Invasion: Christian Finnegan

August 4, 2018

  A renowned comedy star and TV personality in his native US of A, Christian Finnegan is making his Edinburgh Fringe debut at the Gilded Balloon. So why come do the Edinburgh Fringe? Thomas Black […]

The American Invasion: Ari Shaffir

August 3, 2018

  When we spoke to Ari Shaffir a few years ago, Thomas Black quizzed him on the Edinburgh hour compared to the American model of writing a show with the aim of just being funny […]

You have to be joking? William Andrews

August 2, 2018

The joke that you loved but no one else did? I moved into a flat in Glasgow. Nice place. I started noticing a ringing sound – very quietly, every now and then. It wouldn’t last […]

You have to be joking? Ciaran Dowd

August 2, 2018

  The joke that you loved but no one else did? With the sketch group BEASTS we wrote an opera set at Crufts with the three of us as competing dogs – that never even […]

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