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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Phoebe Walsh: 'We've all spent five minutes looking for the right emoji' by Harriet Gibsone

She self-eviscerates in the style of tragic Instagram feeds and harvests jokes from unsent tweets. But comedian Phoebe Walsh’s twitchy social-media spin is revitalising singleton standup a…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What if women ruled the world? by Interviews By Susanna Rustin, Harriet Gibsone and Hanna Yusuf

An end to abuse, a law against mansplaining, and reparations for two millennia of injustice … as a new sci-fi art show imagines a female-led future, we ask comedians, writers, politicians …

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

10 questions for Romesh Ranganathan by Harriet Gibsone

Last year’s best newcomer nominee returns – feeling pensive, paranoid and on the brink of a breakdown• 10 questions for Russell Kane• 10 questions for Mark WatsonHello Romesh Rangana…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

'We must take a stand': the vital election issues – picked by young British artists by Harriet Gibsone, Hannah Ellis-Petersen, Kate Hutchinson and Chris Wiegand

Lily Cole wants a green century, Girli wants a housing revolution, and Liam Williams wants to boot out the billionaire club … some of Britain’s most talented young artists spell out the …

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Knock2Bag: home to the weirdo comics you won’t find on Live at the Apollo by Harriet Gibsone

The wild comedy night that hosts aggressive poetry, ‘sexy American girl cousins’ and unlimited oddballs is 10 years old – and as ramshackle as everSandwiched between a Tesco and a Weth…

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Edinburgh festival 2014: 10 questions for Ivo Graham by Harriet Gibsone

Eton alumnus and comedy upstart with a keen interest in quiz show Pointless discusses impressively long texts and irresponsibly messy bedrooms• Read our Edinburgh festival 2014 coverage he…

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sofie Hagen: Danish comics would ask, ‘Do you need me to have sex with you?' by Harriet Gibsone

A poster girl for Generation Overshare, Danish standup Sofie Hagen talks about everything from being an obsessive Westlife fan to self-harming. She reveals why it was coming out as a feminis…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Zoe Coombs Marr: It's a sexist world – comedy just reflects it by Harriet Gibsone

The Australian standup explains why there is a little bit of her alter ego Dave – a caricature of beer-swilling blokishness – in most comicsZoe Coombs Marr has a thing for green goo. Lit…

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Friday, August 21, 2015

What if a gig comes to the theatre? The Weekend Rockstars experiment by Harriet Gibsone

Weekend Rockstars explores what happens when an album’s narrative is played out on stage. Meet Stoner Terry, who is having an extremely bad week …Besides the blaring whine of bagpipes, t…

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Edinburgh sketch comedy roundup: magical, scatalogical and psychedelic by Harriet Gibsone

From the Boosh-like Beard to Gein’s Family Giftshop willy-jokes and Twisted Loaf’s gurning grotesquery, here are five more festival sets to see“And now we begin, as life does, with pre…

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Monday, August 17, 2015

From drugs to infidelity: the comedy couple exposing their romance on stage by Harriet Gibsone

Standups Harriet Kemsley and Bobby Mair have turned their bumpy relationship into material for their individual Edinburgh fringe shows – and in doing so, have learned to love each other’…

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tim Key, the superstar standup poet, on fishcakes, Footlights and the fringe by Harriet Gibsone

Tim Key was a standup going nowhere fast until one day he took out a notepad and poetry spilled out of him. Now he’s one of the hottest comics around. As his show Work in Slutgress hits Ed…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Talking to Strangers: Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan go beyond the one-liner by Harriet Gibsone

Tired of being asked to play Latvian prostitutes, Sally Phillips and Lily Bevan have come up with their own characters. They tell Harriet Gibsone about their new series of mini-playsThese da…

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014: the sketch show isn't over, it's just waking up by Harriet Gibsone

Twelve years after a comedy troupe last won the best newcomer award, there are signs of a resurgence in skits and silliness Continue reading...

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014: 10 questions for Tim Vine by Harriet Gibsone

A decade since winning the Perrier best newcomer award, Britain's top punny man reflects on his latest Edinburgh show 10 questions for Ellie Taylor 10 questions for Russell Kane Continue re…

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Edinburgh festival fight club: Bradford's Muslim women boxers enter the ring by Harriet Gibsone

The young Muslim women in No Guts, No Hearts, No Glory are fearless fighters far removed from the submissive stereotype Continue reading...

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014: 10 questions for Ivo Graham by Harriet Gibsone

Eton alumnus and comedy upstart with a keen interest in quiz show Pointless discusses impressively long texts and irresponsibly messy bedrooms Read our Edinburgh festival 2014 coverage here …

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014: 10 questions for Ellie Taylor by Harriet Gibsone

Comedian and TV presenter Ellie Taylor on bodily members, milkshakes and why her dads the funniest person at the fringe 10 questions for Romesh Ranganathan 10 questions for Russell Kane Cont…

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014: 10 questions for Romesh Ranganathan by Harriet Gibsone

Last years best newcomer nominee returns feeling pensive, paranoid and on the brink of a breakdown 10 questions for Russell Kane 10 questions for Mark Watson Continue reading...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Edinburgh festival 2014: 10 questions for Russell Kane by Harriet Gibsone

The TV host and comedian talks method acting and madness as he prepares to play a psychopathic criminal in his new one-man show Edinburgh festival 2014: 10 questions for Mark Watson Continue…

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Edinburgh festival 2014: 10 questions for Mark Watson by Harriet Gibsone

As the multi-award winning comic enters his 10th year at the festival, we speak to him about kids, 24-hour shows, and his dreams of becoming a sports commentator Read our Edinburgh festival…

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