The Delightful Sausage: ‘Impostor syndrome has propelled us forward’

It will take more than multiple Edinburgh nominations to convince comedy duo Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill that they’re a success. Perhaps a TV sitcom would do it?When Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill received the life-changing news that they’d been n…

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The Delightful Sausage: ‘Impostor syndrome has propelled us forward’

It will take more than multiple Edinburgh nominations to convince comedy duo Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill that they’re a success. Perhaps a TV sitcom would do it?When Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill received the life-changing news that they’d been n…

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‘My parents wanted to give me horse hormones’ – Sam Campbell, comedy’s new champion

He breezed into the Edinburgh fringe late with just half a show – and won the ‘Oscar of comedy’. In his first ever face-to-face interview, the eccentric Aussie standup reveals what’s next (‘Something’)Here’s how the Edinburgh fringe usually figures in …

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‘I’m a venal narcissist’ – standup Leo Reich on skewering his inner Gen-Z monster

The hotly tipped comic was the talk of Edinburgh with his blistering hour of hilariously hollow egomania – and audiences haven’t a clue whether to pity or deplore himUK standup has a new superstar – and we have Covid (just a little bit) to thank. When …

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‘We need an intervention’: five ways to fix the Edinburgh festival fringe

Too pricy, too elitist, just too big? After the criticisms of this year’s event, a panel of festival regulars consider the way forward for Edinburgh’s summer spectacularKaty Koren, co-artistic director, Gilded Balloon Continue reading…

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Tom Walker: Javelin review – lots to enjoy, even if the central conceit does not soar

Assembly George Square, EdinburghThe Australian physical comedian conjures up a career for himself as a professional spear-thrower in this wacky if uneven showThere is a distinguished, if niche, tradition of shows that pursue a comedian’s nerdy sportin…

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Jessica Fostekew review – sexuality switch exposes rich vein of fast-paced mirth

Monkey Barrel, EdinburghSince her last show, about weightlifting, the 39-year-old has split from her son’s father and moved in with a woman. Which adds up to hilarity for the audience if not the comicFor all the challenges that must come with redefinin…

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Jessica Fostekew review – sexuality switch exposes rich vein of fast-paced mirth

Monkey Barrel, EdinburghSince her last show, about weightlifting, the 39-year-old has split from her son’s father and moved in with a woman. Which adds up to hilarity for the audience if not the comicFor all the challenges that must come with redefinin…

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Jamali Maddix review – the somewhat funny side of sex addiction

Pleasance, EdinburghMaddix is a fluent, playful comic, but the window opened here on his conflicted psyche feels unresolved – for him as much as his audience‘I needed to say it more than you needed to hear it,” says Jamali Maddix towards the end of Kin…

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BriTANick review – dazzling mirth from two SNL sketch masters

Assembly George Square, EdinburghThere are few bells and whistles in Brian McElhaney and Nick Kocher’s fringe debut, just two seasoned US comics in effortless harmony with each otherHere’s the secret to ensuring your Edinburgh debut is a success: accru…

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