Edinblurb festival: the AI bot creating new fringe shows every hour

Edinburgh University’s ImprovBot uses data from eight years of past productions to invent tantalising no-showsYou can see how it happens. The company has yet to start devising the show, but the deadline for the Edinburgh fringe programme is tomorrow. O…

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‘Edinburgh made us!’ The stars catapulted to TV fame from the fringe

Lily Savage, The League of Gentlemen, Fleabag and a host of telly sensations started out on tiny stages at the extravaganza. In its absence, who will be next?Paul O’Grady’s first night at the Edinburgh fringe did not go according to plan. He made his f…

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Greatest Ever Late ’n’ Live review – a welcome hit of Edinburgh standup

YouTubeFootage of Dara Ó Briain, Sarah Millican, John Bishop and Jason Byrne features in this attempt to recapture the mythic status of a renowned fringe nightGreatest Ever Late ’n’ Live, they’re calling this anthology of clips from the legendary Edinb…

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Ryan Reynolds to star in Simon Rich monster comedy Everyday Parenting Tips

It has been announced that Ryan Reynolds will produce and star in the monster comedy Everyday Parenting Tips, based off… MORE
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Gyles Brandreth: ‘I regularly dream about the Queen – millions do’

The writer, broadcaster, standup, actor and former Conservative MP on the things that make him laugh the mostKen Dodd at the London Palladium 30 years ago. He was a laughter-generating machine. He didn’t draw breath for two hours, piling gag upon gag, …

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August without Edinburgh fringe: ‘the heart has been pulled out of my year’

Covid-19 has cancelled the annual jamboree, leaving performers – and our comedy critic – bereft. What does the festival mean to them and how will it change?Meeting Flight of the Conchords and seeing the teenage Bo Burnham. Improvising a musical with Ti…

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From Acorn Antiques to Funny Girl: the most hilarious songs for women

Vikki Stone and Natasha Barnes’s new show celebrates comic songs for actresses – here are their favourites from musicalsFrom Sweeney Todd by Stephen SondheimMrs Lovett is the sort of role that every actress (including me) hopes they’ll play one day. Th…

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From Acorn Antiques to Funny Girl: the most hilarious songs for women

Vikki Stone and Natasha Barnes’s new show celebrates comic songs for actresses – here are their favourites from musicalsFrom Sweeney Todd by Stephen SondheimMrs Lovett is the sort of role that every actress (including me) hopes they’ll play one day. Th…

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From an earth stage to a willow Globe: theatre goes al fresco in the UK

With the reopening of indoor venues delayed, it’s open season for outdoor performances with companies heading out into the sunshineIf you want to watch live theatre in the UK, you currently have two options: go online or into the great outdoors. With s…

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Lizzy Hoo: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

We asked Australian comedians to send us 10 links that make them laugh the hardest. For Hoo it’s weird skits, characters and dadsTrying to remember all of the funnies I’ve EVER watched on the internet was like recovering an old hard drive: some of the …

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