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Sam Simmons Scoops Foster’S Edinburgh Comedy Award For 2015

Sam Simmons has taken the top prize at this year’s Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, for his one-man show, 'Spaghetti for Breakfast'. The show, which ran at the Underbelly venue, was named best comedy show at...

Sky Hits Out At David Abraham's "Glaring Inconsistency" Over Terrestrial Channels

Sky has hit back at Channel 4's chief executive David Abraham over what the company perceives to be "glaring inconsistency" in his views on retransmission fees. In his speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival,...

Alex Horne Among Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Nominees

The shortlist for this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards has been released. Seven nominees have been picked out in total for Best Comedy Show, widely considered to be the most prestigious category.Alex Horne is among...

Tim Vine Wins Funniest Joke For 'Hoover' Gag At Edinburgh Festival 2014

The comedian Tim Vine has won the award for funniest joke at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, marking the second time in four years that he has scooped the honor. He won for the one-liner:...

Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Celebrations Kick Off... At The Airport

August has arrived in Edinburgh – and the rest of the world, in fact – bringing with it a deluge of travelling live performance from stand up comedy to theatre; everything in between, before and...

Why Jeremy Paxman Is Concentrating On Beards For One Man Show At Edinburgh Fringe

Jeremy Paxman is making the move from grumpy broadcaster to one-man entertainer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his new show, PAXMAN. But why, oh why, is the Newsnight presenter focussing so much on beards?Here's...

Edinburgh Fringe 2013: Who's In Line For The Prizes?

The Edinburgh Fringe has been the springboard for some of the U.K’s biggest stars. It’s a hustling, bustling supermarket-on-a-Saturday of a place, teeming with talent and bursting with show-offs. You have to be one to...

Was This Really The Funniest Joke At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

Ok, so it's that time of the year again, when the Edinburgh Fringe Festival announces its funniest joke of the year and we all go, "What, really?" Saying that, this year's winner is actually pretty...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, David Baddiel Makes Strong Return

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has made the careers of many British comedians, actors and writers, and David Baddiel is almost certainly one of them. He has returned to the Fringe for the first time since...

Edinburgh Festival Goes Down Under Yet Again, This Time With Fergus Linehan

Former director of the Sydney Festival, Fergus Linehan, has been appointed to take over the Edinburgh international festival, which will kick off this August in the historic city.Until as recently as 2012, Linehan – a...

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