comedy

Why Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette Is So Powerful

When I tell people the best comedy show I have ever watched made me cry – no, sob – for over an hour, I am met with confusion. Nanette was the show which was supposed to end Hannah Gadsby’s career in comedy. Instead, it has become a seminal piece of …

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Review and Recommendations

After a wonderful whirlwind four days at the Edinburgh Fringe I’ve selected some of my key highlights that you can still catch before the world’s largest arts festival comes to an end. KIN The only show which compelled me to give a standing ovation! Barely Methodical Troupe‘s first show Bromance was …

Punches Are Not Punchlines: Violence Against Women is Not a Joke

TW: this piece discusses violence against women, and recounts jokes made surrounding the subject Sometimes the darkest humour, the stuff that makes you wince or touches a nerve, can be the funniest. Jokes about Donald Trump remind us that while his Presidency is terrifying, it’s also so ridiculous that it’s …

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Your Essential Checklist

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been running for an phenomenal 70 years, and is without doubt the world’s biggest, best, most exciting and most overwhelming arts festival. In a few weeks I’ll be heading up for the second time and have prepared the essential guide, whether you are going up …

“Can’t You Take a Joke?”

A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents–Georg Christoph Lichtenberg I’ll start by saying that I joke about everything in my life. The more serious it is, the more likely I am to be cracking jokes left, right, and centre. I’m completely aware that …