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Edinburgh Fringe Comedy

'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

Girls Gone Fringe: Three Feminist Observations from Katie Goodman at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Katie Goodman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

"Who here masturbated already today?!" This was the opening line of a cabaret I just saw at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where I'm performing my solo musical satire show all month in Scotland.

After Orpheus Arrives at the Fringe

Amanda Draughn | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

The opportunity to be able to perform in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was beyond my wildest dreams. It was the first time that I had ever been a part of a touring show, and producing After Orpheus was no small feat.

The One Where Mabel & Bob Absentmindedly Wander Into a Comedy Show

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.21.2012 | Comedy
Michael Blomquist

After the second sketch there was mock applause. During each sketch there were "hushed" whispers that my deaf-in-one-ear grandfather wouldn't have had much trouble hearing, though the accents were so cartoonishly thick that he would have had trouble deciphering.

The Contemporary Shakespeare Drinking Game

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts
Anne McGrath

As we looked more closely at the disparate shows, we realized that although the plays themselves are incredibly diverse, contemporary productions, whether great or terrible, tend to have a lot in common.

Pussy Riot in Edinburgh

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.18.2012 | Arts
Monica Bauer

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival held an event in solidarity with the Pussy Riot artists yesterday. About 35 people attended. About 10 took part in the direct organization and performance. Was it significant?

If Every Instinct You Have Is Wrong, Then the Opposite Would Have to be Right

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Michael Blomquist

When I was young people would say, "Oh, he has so much potential!" This was my death knell. Even in my naive state of ignorant bliss and never-ending cans of root beer I knew that I never wanted to be that guy who grew up with potential and lost it somewhere along the way.

The Benefits of 15-Hour Naps

Jake Martin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Home
Jake Martin

The only thing I can picture in my head when I think of "edgy Jesuit" is a priest in cassock wearing high top sneakers shooting hoops with the kids and reciting lyrics from Will Smith songs.

"Raunchy Librarians Take Manhattan!"

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Anne McGrath

There's a delicate art to selling a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. When my sister was helping me flyer for the show I'm producing at the 2012 Fringe, we discovered an entirely new flyering move -- straight-up lying.

An Open Letter to the Man Playing Bagpipes Outside My Bedroom, Daily, From 9 am

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Monica Heisey

The problem is this: you have chosen as your outdoor concert space the area immediately below my bedroom window. Therefore I have been awoken for the past several days by bagpipes, commencing with militaristic regularity at 9:00 am.