Hatty’s Half Hour 01: Matthew Highton, Beth Vyse, Harriet Kemsley

Hatty’s Half Hour is a new comedy podcast where Hatty Ashdown has a nice chat with some nice funny people.

This summer Hatty is heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe to put on Hurry Up Hatty and speak to some great comedians with their own shows.

In this preview episode she speaks to Matthew Highton, Beth Vyse and Harriet Kemsley as they prepare for the Festival. Continue reading

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Best international comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Although the primary focus of the Edinburgh Fringe now seems to be a stepping stone for British acts to then get their own Radio 4 show to then get on Mock the 10 Cats, it still serves as a hub of international comedy talent that UK audiences don’t often get a chance to see.

We’ve already mentioned a few in our other recommendation lists (Bec Hill, Sam Simmons, Demi Lardner etc) but we rarely follow rules. Here’s 10 more we think it’s worth keeping an eye out for.

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Best musical comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

There’s more to comedy than saying funny things. Someones you can sing them as well.

Here’s 10 of our favourite musical comedy acts we recommend you see at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.

We also have a list of the best stand up comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, a list of the best free comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and a list of the best sketch and character comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2014 interview: Lloyd Langford

Lloyd Langford is one of the leading lights of a resurgent Welsh comedy scene (see Cariad Lloyd, Ellis James, Nadia Kamil, Rhod Gilbert etc), creating a persona of dry, good-hearted naivety.  

He’s also a firmly established presence on many Radio 4 shows, but it’s in a live setting where he shines. Expect a lot of laughs and grumbles in his latest Edinburgh Fringe show on the perplexing nature of modern life. Continue reading