British Comedy Guide

Bob Slayer

Review: Tony Law and Friends in the Battle For Icetopia

It's a big, bold and fun show, and a step into territory that most comedians would literally fear to tread. It's reassuring to know that a pulse still beats in the live comedy world away from the weekly treadmill of the clubs.

Paul Fleckney, Chortle, 15th October 2017

Live Review: The Battle for Icetopia

The whole enterprise, produced by Alex Hardy and written and directed by Adam Larter has a wonderful "We can't believe we are doing this" atmosphere. It is a glorious triumph of collaborative effort.

Claire Smith, Beyond The Joke, 15th October 2017

Who is the unsung hero of the Fringe and why?

Some people are just about to get a little less unsung...

Chortle, 25th August 2017

Comedy bus is just the ticket at the Fringe

A comedian stumbled upon a career as a promoter and that is taking him to festivals all over the country.

Dave Waller, The Times, 24th August 2017

Heroes of Fringe announce fundraiser for burgled comics

Monkey Barrel event features past winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Award including Daniel Kitson, Tim Key and John Kearns, with special headliner still to be revealed.

Craig Angus, The List, 18th August 2017

Bob Slayer: Why I might work at the Pleasance next year

(He might be taking the mic)

Bob Slayer, Chortle, 12th August 2017

Edinburgh Fringe: Five offbeat things to see & do

Five recommendations.

Allan Crow, Fife Today, 2nd August 2017

10 alternative comedy recommendations for the Fringe

There are some shows that defy categorisation, unable to fit comfortably into the arbitrary ones we have already covered.

Laugh Out London, 31st July 2017

We can be heroes: Bob Slayer on the Edinburgh Fringe

Panel Prize winner Bob Slayer chats to us about what makes a Heroes show as his Fringe empire expands in 2017.

Ben Venables, The Skinny, 27th July 2017

Fringe 2017 - Bob Slayer's Heroes of Fringe

Known for its creative programming, guerrilla tactics and innovative Pay What You Want model, Bob Slayer's Heroes - returning to Edinburgh for its sixth year - is guided by the passionate belief that performers should come first. Its artists always take the lion's share of ticket sales and enjoy total creative freedom.

Rosemary Kaye, The Edinburgh Reporter, 7th July 2017

Heroes of Fringe: Launch Show review

Last night's showcase packed in 20 eclectic acts performing the briefest of samples of their wares (and fans of such a pacy format should be aware of Chortle's own Fast Fringe coming up on the 25th). As Simon Morley, co-creator of Puppetry of the Penis, pointed out: 'I've travelled the world getting my cock out, and I'm the most normal person on the bill', as his practised storytelling seemed a poor fit with the other oddballs.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 13th June 2017

#EdFringe17: Bob Slayer - Head Hero

This year, Bob Slayer's Heroes of Fringe is staging sixty-six shows in eight performance spaces across five venues. It's Bob's biggest line up. Enjoy 15 minutes of stand up and chat with one of the most unlikely, and most successful, comedy promoters in Edinburgh.

Martin Walker, Broadway Baby, 1st June 2017

Bob Slayer increases Edinburgh Fringe venues

Promoter extraordinaire Bob Slayer has added another venue to his Edinburgh Fringe empire.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st December 2016

Bob Slayer & Joz Norris resolve dispute on Judge Rinder

Two comedians are to appear on the ITV1 show Judge Rinder to resolve a longstanding dispute.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th October 2016

Three Weeks Editors' Awards presented

As the Fringe reaches its grand finale, earlier today we presented this year's Three Weeks Editors' Awards, celebrating the ten people, productions and shows that, in our opinion, made this year's Edinburgh Festival particularly special.

ThreeWeeks, 29th August 2016

Edinburgh Comedy Award winners 2016

The results of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016 have been announced. Richard Gadd was the main winner, Scott Gibson was named Best Newcomer, and 'Iraq Out & Loud' was the panel prize winner.

British Comedy Guide, 27th August 2016

Laugh Out London's Edinburgh Fringe comedy awards 2016

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is almost over and it's award season already, so to misqoute the Sex Pistols nevermind the if.comeddies it's the Laugh Out London Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Awards 2016 (or LOLlies as they are affectionately known)!

Laugh Out London, 26th August 2016

Yesterday at the Fringe I saw the strangest things

At last year's Edinburgh Fringe, performer Cassie Atkinson and I seemed to be stalking each other. Almost every day, we seemed to bump into each other at least once. This year, she seems to have been replaced by Joz Norris and Scott Agnew. I keep meeting Joz in other people's shows and Scott on street corners.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 13th August 2016

Edinburgh Fringe: what to see with the kids

From stories about beards to a play on a bus, check out which family shows to catch at the Fringe this year.

Will Longman, What's On Stage, 9th August 2016

Bob Slayer: A Heroes perspective on the evolving comedy

Debate about the commercialisation of the Edinburgh Fringe is nothing new, though that discussion evolves, and in recent years, the relationship between the free show strands and the paid-for venues has been a big talking point.

Bob Slayer, ThreeWeeks, 8th August 2016