4 shows you should not miss at this year’s Camden Fringe

Edinburgh is overflowing with stellar comedians right now. But there’s plenty of talent left around the rest of the country to keep those of us who can’t make it to the fringe entertained. Of course, the very best are saving their strength for the next Blizzard show at the end of the month. But theContinue reading “4 shows you should not miss at this year’s Camden Fringe”

“We have a lot to be anxious about right now – but being able to laugh gets us through.” | John Porter on comedy and coping

Tell us about you/your act. So I’m John Porter, I’m 29, I have cerebral palsy and I live in Manchester (alone, don’t tell ATOS). My act is mostly me talking about things that are going on in my life and inside my head – very anecdotal! It gets dark in places but that’s largely becauseContinue reading ““We have a lot to be anxious about right now – but being able to laugh gets us through.” | John Porter on comedy and coping”

6 shows bringing a touch of weirdness to the Edinburgh fringe

We’ve all seen stand-up on Live At The Apollo. It’s some probably quite neat-looking person with a microphone talking about normal things that happen to all of us in a way that makes us laugh because it’s so relatable. Right? Wrong. If you’re not familiar with comedians who aren’t afraid to let things get weird,Continue reading “6 shows bringing a touch of weirdness to the Edinburgh fringe”

“He might be a cunt but at least he’s not a landlord” | Tom Ballard boils millennial angst about capitalism into a single excellent hour

There is a reason that Tom Ballard is a multi-award winning comedian and it simply because he is brilliant. Former host of topical comedy show Tonightly, Tom takes the chaos that has been inflicted on contemporary twenty-somethings and finds a way to make you laugh about it. His new show Enough at the Edinburgh FringeContinue reading ““He might be a cunt but at least he’s not a landlord” | Tom Ballard boils millennial angst about capitalism into a single excellent hour”

Ensembles, doubles acts, split bills: 7 Edinburgh fringe shows that give you more for your money

While everyone and their mum is plugging a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe, there is genuine gold to be found in those shows that smash multiple talented people together on one stage. We’ve picked seven of our favourites at this year’s festival that we cannot recommend highly enough. About Time/Bully – Sian Davies/Thanyia MooreContinue reading “Ensembles, doubles acts, split bills: 7 Edinburgh fringe shows that give you more for your money”

Introducing your line up for Monday 26th August

A Comedy night? At this time of year? At this part of the country? When all the comedians are knackered from the worlds largest arts festival? Localized entirely within Gullivers NQ? Yes. Can you see it? Oh go on then. Despite all odds we’ve managed to put together another awesome line-up at Blizzard Comedy –Continue reading “Introducing your line up for Monday 26th August”

“I look like shit but my heart is full of love.” | Josie Long’s Tender gives you hope for the future

While Josie Long has certainly been busy in recent years, it has been some time since she brought a new show to the fringe. This year, she’ll be performing Tender in Edinburgh for almost all of August. Without beating around the bush, the show is bloody wonderful. It is wholesome and heartfelt and leaves youContinue reading ““I look like shit but my heart is full of love.” | Josie Long’s Tender gives you hope for the future”

Jonny Collins on the struggles and successes of launching a safe space comedy show in 2019

Tell us about you/your act. My act is a shouty mess of genderqueer social politics with occasional bursts of absurdism. I talk about dicks a lot too. How did you get into comedy? I’d always been interested in sitcoms and sketch based comedy. My early stand-up gigs I was mainly using as a way toContinue reading “Jonny Collins on the struggles and successes of launching a safe space comedy show in 2019”

Introducing your line up for Monday 29th July

Manchester’s crowdfunded inclusive comedy club is back! Book your ticket here. Our July headliner is STEPH LAING Stephanie started performing in April 2007 on the Scottish comedy circuit. She quickly established herself as one of the most promising acts of her generation on the circuit, and in 2015 appeared as a finalist in the prestigiousContinue reading “Introducing your line up for Monday 29th July”