Archive for the ‘Edinburgh 2012’ Category

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Edinburgh Barge

Thursday, 28 June, 2012

Magical Comedy Tour?

Reginald D. Hunter, Cardinal Burns and Jenny Eclair are among comedians who will travel from London to Edinburgh by canal – performing gigs along the way.The boat sets off from London today and will make stop-offs in Cookham, Henley-on-Thames, Oxford, Stone, Manchester, Glasgow and Falkirk before arriving in Edinburgh for the Fringe.

Also taking part are Sam Simmons, Jarred Christmas, Idiots of Ants, Andre Vincent, Tim FitzHigham and Justin Moorhouse.

Details of gigs will be announced online, and progress will be tracked via videos, podcasts and blogs.

Read more: www.chortle.co.uk

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Cabaret Award at Edinburgh Fringe

Friday, 15 June, 2012

Time Out and Soho Theatre are delighted to announce that they are joining forces to present the first cabaret award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; TO&ST launching for the 2012 festival.

TO&ST will celebrate quality and brilliance in cabaret. With one award given to the show the judges believe is the best cabaret show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As well as the industry recognition the winner of the award will be offered a two week run at Soho Theatre and will have a full feature about their show in Time Out.

There are three judges for the award, they are Time Out Cabaret Editor Ben Walters, Soho Theatre Comedy & Cabaret Producer Steve Lock and Artistic Director of the Glasgow Cabaret Festival Frodo McDaniel; they see all eligible shows and decide the winner of the award.

There will be a maximum of six shows shortlisted for the award; this shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 15 August 2012 with a celebratory show for the shortlisted shows the weekend of Saturday 18 August. The winning show will be announced on Thursday 23 August 2012.

Follow the awards on twitter @TOASTAward and at facebook.com/TOASTAward

Further information from Amy Belson: amybelson@sohotheatre.com

 

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Alternative Fringe at the Hive

Friday, 25 May, 2012

Expect some legendary comic experiences alongside the most exciting freaks around. Expect chaos and the unexpected.

Alternative Fringe is attempting to recreate the spirit of adventure that thrived before the Alternative went Mainstream.

Their line-up includes:- Phil Kay doing his only full hour shows, Greatest Show on Legs making a triumphant return to the Fringe after some amazingly special one off appearances at Royal Festival Hall, Leicester Square Theatre, Bloomsbury Theatre. Supurbly inventive Trevor Lock, king of the Fringe Lewis Schaffer, the very naughty Bob Slayer fresh from causing a stir in Australia. John Robertson returns, Dave Cohen (previous Perrier nominee), Godfather of Antifolk Lach, Chris Dangerfield, So You think You Are Funny winner Nick Sun, Hackney Empire new act winner David Mills, the glorious Twonkey’s Kingdom, cult This Barry Ferns Belongs To Lionel Ritchie, Internet phenomenon Devvo, Half Past Bitch, Aidan Killian, Laura Levites.

The Hive has a mix of Free and Paid Shows over two rooms (150 and 100 capacity). Paid shows £5 per show. For your £10 membership fee you get to see ALL the paid shows in the alternative Fringe with no extra costs.

You can suupport the Alternative Fringe by becoming a member http://buytickets.at/heroesof

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Loads of Edinburgh Fringe jobs

Tuesday, 22 May, 2012

If you’re interested in working at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, go to http://www.edfringe.com/about-us/jobs

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Comedy Academy Opens for Edinburgh Hopefuls

Friday, 27 April, 2012

Applications are open for the second annual Fringe Comedy Academy.

The Fringe Comedy Academy is a ten-week course run in conjunction with The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, The Stand Comedy Club, Virgin Money and the Mike Westcott Memorial Fund.

Over the course of the ten weeks, 16 young people will be schooled in comedy before unleashing their skills at a special graduation show at the Stand Comedy Club during the Fringe.

Last year’s comedy tutors included comedy stalwarts Fred Macaulay, Raymond Mearns, Bob Doolally creator Paul Sneddon and top comedy writers from behind the scenes of the hit panel shows, Mock the Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

The course is co-orientated by Edinburgh comedian Susan Morrison.

Anyone who would like to take part can apply by going to www.edfringe.com/comedyacademy