Irish born and bred Keith Farnan is making a welcome return to the Fringe this year after a well deserved year off. He’s decided to deal with Fear Itself this time round, which is a theme that most likely rears it’s ugly head for most people involved in Edinburgh…
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Challenger finds Tim FitzHigham, the multi award-winning, Perrier-nominated comedian, author, explorer and extreme unusualist back at the Edinburgh Fringe as he relates his most mystifying challenge yet.
You’ve seen him on the likes of Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and Dave’s One Night Stand. Terry Alderton, The Sun’s Comedian of the Year 2011 and winner of ThreeWeeks critics awards will be back in Edinburgh after three highly successful consecutive shows, this time at the Cabaret Bar in the Pleasance Courtyard.
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2012 was certainly Felicity Ward’s year with her profoundly personal yet hilarious show The Hedgehog Dilemma which set both critics and audiences alight receiving a nomination, if not the award, at every major Australian festival.
Comedians Tim Strange and Luke Milford are currently putting the finishing touches to their unique brand of panel show which they intend to film with a view towards submitting it for TV pick up possibilities.
The panel show will be launched amidst this year’s Sunderland Comedy Festival, with the event held at the Arizona night club on July 7th from 4.30-5.30. Entry will cost punters the donation of their choice.
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Seconds out, round four of Comedy Chords’ Comedy Cues. Today our savvy advice for budding comedians comes from Canadian comedian Terry Clement, who will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time this year.
Further to David Quirk’s nifty comedy tips we now have a few words from Howard Read, quite possibly the first chap to use animation in live comedy and most certainly the first to get a cartoon boy burping in front of the HRH The Queen.
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Many a Comedy Chord reader and many of our writers are budding comedians so, in the run up to the Edinburgh Fringe we shall be asking established comedians for tips of the trade that they have picked up on the circuit. We’ll be providing a series of these articles and hope all budding comedians find words of wisdom here or something that convinces them that it’s by no means time to throw in the towel.
Most people know Jessie Cave as the charming Lavender Brown from Harry Potter And the Half-Blood Prince, but it’s definitely worth getting to know Jessie Cave – stand-up comedian. She did stand-up for the first time in November 2011 and did a full Edinburgh run with her first show, Bookworm. It sold out quickly,