Theatre

Andy Field: I think my main drive at any time is to do something different

From BBC Radio 1’s The Andy Field Experience, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central’s Ones To Watch. Andy Field may have tragically died before he could realise his abundant potential but miraculously, he still has more to give. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, Andy’s dying wish, to perform one final comedy show, is going to be fulfilled. Andy spoke to The Fountain about his show, Funeral and his plans for the month.

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Hardeep Singh Kohli: It’s important to remember that it’s a marathon and not a sprint

Identity politics. Right-wing nationalism. Climate Change. Brexit. Ronan Keating’s solo career. There isn’t much philosophy going on. Following his Celebrity Big Brother house “vacation”, Hardeep Singh Kohli, the host of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchtopia embarks on one man’s mission to find a philosophy that explains and engages the malaise of modernity. Where are the prophets? The visionaries? The rest of Boyzone? Regular on BBC1’s Question Time and This Week. He spoke with The Fountain about the show and his plans for the month.

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Review: Christine Bovill – Tonight You Belong To Me, Fringe 2019 Rating 95%

Review: Christine Bovill – Tonight You Belong To Me, Fringe 2019

Want a show that takes you on a seamless journey across the Atlantic to New York of the roaring 1920s from the renaissance of jazz after the Great War right through to the Great Depression and the Wall Street Crash then this is it! Entertainment on a level to be expected by a Scottish singer whose previous shows at the Fringe gained her The Spirit of the Fringe Award in 2017.

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Review: The Journey of (Tini) Martini Enlightenment, Fringe 2019 Rating 90%

Review: The Journey of (Tini) Martini Enlightenment, Fringe 2019

The Hendricks Gin experiences have been an annual fixture at the Fringe for some time. A few years ago I was lucky enough to get a seat on their bus, disguised as a giant cucumber no less, for an amusing and highly enjoyable elegant gin tea combined with a comedy guided city tour. Tickets were priced ridiculously low (it included a gin cocktail in a teapot, G&T and macaron for a few pounds), perhaps as it was being used chiefly as a marketing vehicle. Then last year they offered a brief free gin tasting comedy experience at their pop up in Assembly Gardens. In 2019 they have launched a paid and ticketed show.

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Review: Henning Wehn – Get On With It, Fringe 2019 Rating 90%

Review: Henning Wehn – Get On With It, Fringe 2019

Having successfully avoided any Brexit-based comedy this year (harder than it sounds) I thought I’d get a fresh angle from someone without a vested interest. Who better than Germany’s self styled ‘Comedy Ambassador’ Henning Wehn? But it turns out he is very vested. Having lived in the UK for nearly twenty years he has learned to understand and enjoy some aspects of British society that even the British dislike.

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Crystal Rasmussen: It’s the birth child of music, singing, comedy and a book tour

After a swift rise to fame with her Nobel-nominated book Diary of a Drag Queen, DENIM’s Crystal is back. Bringing her pages to life through song, dance and writhing around in a children’s swimming pool. A tour-de-force show of a lifetime, 108-year-old Crystal reveals how to escape shame, escape the debt collector and escape James Franco who has been obsessed with her since 1996, with her new show, Crystal Rasmussen presents The Bible 2 (Plus a Cure for Shame, Violence, Betrayal and Athlete’s Foot) Live! Crystal spoke with The Fountain about her plans for the month.

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Brodi Snook: I also explore the concept of what it is really meant to mean and its societal connotations for women

Rising Australian comedian and successful foot model (sells photos of her toes to foot perverts for cash), Brodi Snook was once told by a first date that she was a handful. May he rest in peace. This is a hotly anticipated Edinburgh debut from a distinct new voice in comedy, a show woven together with low-energy charm, laser-sharp writing and wall-to-wall gall. Handful is on at the Gilded Balloon throughout the month of August and Brodi spoke with The Fountain about the show as well as her plans for August.

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Alexander Fox: It’s a narrative comedy set in a recording studio, with a huge electronic drum kit

In 2011, Alexander Fox left school and went to music college, where he began an illicit affair with his drum teacher. Their lives became intertwined, then increasingly dark and dangerous as Alexander learned a few more lessons at college than he’d anticipated. Set in a recording studio around an electronic drum kit, Whiplash meets The Graduate in this drumming comedy experience, from the creator of cult hit Ringo, and one of the UK’s most innovative and adventurous new talents, Snare comes to the Fringe. The Fountain caught up with Alexander Fox about the show.

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