Interviews

I’ve done various questionnaires asking about fringe experiences with Critics, Comedians and Promoters.

The published interviews so far are with:-

Critics

Jay Richardson Award Winning Freelance Journalist

Steve Bennett from Chortle

Julia Chamberlain who reviews for Chortle

Geoff Evans from One4review

Claire Smith from the Scotsman

Julian Hall from the Independent

Tim Arthur from Time Out

Marissa Burgess from Manchester Evening News and reviewer for Chortle and The List

Review team from The Stage including veteran critic Gerald Berkowitz who was voted to London’s prestigious Critics Circle in 2006

Chris Hislop from Fringe Review.

Comedians

A series of interviews with comedians with a long Edinburgh history.

Toby Hadoke Les Dawson award winner, Regular Compere of XS Malarkey, Doctor Who fan and author of “Running Through Corridors”.

Jason Cook earning 5 star reviews for his shows in Edinburgh on the International circuit.

Kev F Sutherland (Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre) Kev first visited the fringe as punter in 1984. Since then he’s produced over 10 shows, one featured Miranda Hart and was commissioned for an ITV1 show in 2002.

Patrick Monahan keeping it surprisingly short.

Pete Jonas Dark Side of the Poon was one of the most talked about shows of 2010.  In this interview Pete gives his side of the story.

James Sherwood James has written 6 shows in the last 6 years. As well as creating a panel show for Radio 4 “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The News” which aired in August and September 2009.

Vladimir MacTavish Stand Up Comedian, Character Actor, Writer, Public Speaker, as well as a Star of BAFTA nominated “Live Floor Show”. In 2009 he published the 50 Greatest Scots of all time, ever based on his shows from 2008 and 2009, which featured a foreword by Frankie Boyle.

Craig Campbell His’s TV credits include Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Comedy Store, Edinburgh and Beyond and Russell Howard’s Good News. In Canada he was co-host of the legendary Ed’s Night Party, and guested on numerous Canadian TV shows such as, Jim Carrey Live, The Dennis Miller Show and Just for Laughs.

Andrew Bird wanted to be a comedian ever since he watched the Young Ones on Comic Relief when he eight years old. Since then he’s performed all over the world as well as doing regular TV warm Ups for HIGNFY and Deal or No Deal.

Tony Law has been in loads of thing and mostly awesome in all of them. Broadcast shows he’s been in include Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount Comedy), Loose Ends (Radio 4), 28 Acts In 28 Minutes (BBC Three), The Stand-Up Show (BBC One), Popcorn (Sky Movies) and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (BBC Two).

Mick Ferry has appeared on “Michael Macintyre’s Comedy Roadshow” as well “The Comedy Store” on the Paramount Channel. In 2009 he made his film debut in the Ken Loach film “Looking For Eric”.

Promoters

Brett Vincent promoted some of the best-selling shows at the fringe in 2010, and invented the “Roam-Ad”.

Mick Perrin Managing Director of Just For Laughs Live, Tour manager and promoter for Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran and Bo Burnham.

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