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2012 features & interviews

Here are the BCG's 2012 Fringe features.

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Celebrating the weird and the wonderful

Published: 22nd August 2012

Anna Lowman takes a look at the nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012, and determines that the two shortlists are, excitingly, populated by a lovely group of comics this year.

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Mark Steel in Leith

Published: 22nd August 2012

To celebrate the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Mark Steel visits the Scottish capital's infamous suburb - Leith. See the video here.

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Mat Ricardo's Voodoo Varieties

Published: 22nd August 2012

Podcast in which Mat Ricardo talks to three Edinburgh Fringe acts that started out as street performers, but who since gone on to other things: stand-up Stuart Goldsmith, mime Sam Wills (aka The Boy With Tape On His Face), and sword swallower Miss Behave.

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Watch 'Spank!' gigs online

Published: 22nd August 2012

The organisers of late night gig Spank! has been recording some of the shows. See the videos here.

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Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominations

Published: 22nd August 2012

The nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 are James Acaster, Doctor Brown, Tony Law, Josie Long, Claudia O'Doherty, Pappy's, Sam Fletcher, Joe Lycett, Daniel Simonsen, Ben Target and David Trent.

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Dan Wright interview

Published: 21st August 2012

Dan Wright is still best known for his seminal portrayal of the smaller one in Big Cook, Little Cook, but after this year's Fringe, will we all be pointing and saying 'look, there's the Michael Jackson loon'?

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Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012 Shortlist

Published: 21st August 2012

The shortlist for the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2012 - the event which aims to acknowledge the true anarchic spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe. Also, why having a heart attack was almost a route to being nominated this year.

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Top 10 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Published: 20th August 2012

The results of the annual Dave Award for the Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe have been announced. This year's winner is Stewart Francis, who has a sharp joke about David and Victoria Beckham.

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Sam Fletcher interview

Published: 20th August 2012

Interview with Sam Fletcher, who has a very unique way of getting audiences to come to his Free Fringe show.

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No Pressure To Be Funny - Edinburgh special

Published: 20th August 2012

A special episode of the political panel show podcast, recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe in association with Amnesty International. Guests include Mark Thomas, Dana Alexander, Paul Provenza and Ian Rankin. With music from Steve Gribbin, Loretta Maine and Phil Nichol.

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Marcel Lucont wins Amused Moose Award

Published: 19th August 2012

Alexis Dubus, in character as Frenchman Marcel Lucont, has won the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2012 for his show Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol.

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Casual Violence interview

Published: 17th August 2012

We sent Michael Park to sit down with three sixths of the purveyors of sketch tragedy Casual Violence to talk about their Fringe experiences.

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Lara A King interview

Published: 17th August 2012

An interview with singer, songwriter and comedian Lara A King who brings her show People Pleaser, and a 1976 VW Campervan called Patsy, to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Felicity Ward: How to write a 'piece'

Published: 17th August 2012

Felicity Ward starts off writing an article about her Fringe experience, but ends up writing about writing an article. If that makes sense.

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Nick Helm interview

Published: 16th August 2012

An in-depth interview with Nick Helm. He talks about his Edinburgh show, his recent TV escapades and much more.

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Podcast: Mat Ricardo's Voodoo Varieties

Published: 16th August 2012

A podcast from the Edinburgh Fringe. Mat Ricardo interviews comedy reviewer Kate Copstick, then talks to best-selling author, crazy genius, and ex-magician professor Richard Wiseman.

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Kieran and Joe interview

Published: 15th August 2012

An interview with Kieran Hodgson and Joe Parham, aka double-act Kieran and Joe. The duo have some interesting insight into sketch show performing.

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Alex Horne interview

Published: 13th August 2012

Alex Horne is back at the Edinburgh Fringe presenting The Horne Section - a mix of music and comedy. Here he answers a few questions...

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Bob & Jim interview

Published: 12th August 2012

An interview with double-act Bob & Jim. They talk about their Edinburgh show, the dynamic of their double-act, and more.

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Michael Workman & Tommy Little blogs

Published: 11th August 2012

Australian comics Michael Workman and Tommy Little are a long way from home. Here they share their thoughts about the Edinburgh Festival in a couple of blog posts...

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Jonny & the Baptists all-star NHS video

Published: 9th August 2012

Marcus Brigstocke, Josie Long, Mitch Benn and Mark Watson are amongst the comics appearing in Jonny & the Baptists's NHS thank you video filmed at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Trodd en Bratt - Edinburgh Festival diary

Published: 9th August 2012

An entertaining Edinburgh Festival diary from double-act Trodd en Bratt - aka Ruth Bratt and Lucy Trodd - focusing on how height results in different festival experiences.

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Jeff Leach interview

Published: 9th August 2012

An interview with Jeff Leach, whose status has changed from 'sex addict' to 'in a relationship', meaning he's having a very different Edinburgh Festival to his last one.

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Extra Shows: A little bit of magic

Published: 31st July 2012

Anna Lowman looks at the comedians putting on second shows at the Edinburgh Festival, and chats to The Beta Males, Deborah Frances-White, Hannah Gadsby and Sarah Bennetto to find out more.

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Edward Eales-White interview

Published: 31st July 2012

Ed Eales-White - perhaps best known as part of sketch group Clever Peter - talks about bringing his solo show to the festival.

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Video: Barbershopera on Edinburgh

Published: 30th July 2012

A video in which the a cappella comedy group sing about some of the negatives of the festival. They are back performing this year though.

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Dave Cohen - Songs In A Flat

Published: 30th July 2012

Dave Cohen chats about bringing Songs In A Flat to the Edinburgh Fringe, and his plans for the show post-festival.

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Amy Lamé interview

Published: 30th July 2012

The cabaret queen and long-time Danny Baker sidekick ponders celeb obsessions, Celeb Air, the legacy of Gaytime TV, plus a few nuggets about the big Baker-scribed new Muppet show.

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