Christian Talbot.

Christian Talbot

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Row with Elf Lyons & Christian Talbot over crowdfunding

A stand-up has blasted a fellow comedian for taking crowdfunding - saying her family is too well-off for her to be worthy of support. The extraordinary row broke out after former Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Elf Lyons thanked backers for chipping in after her income stream - like every comic's - evaporated. But it prompted Northern Irish stand-up Christian Talbot to lash out, suggesting that she shouldn't be seeking donations because her father is Gerard Lyons, a leading economist.

Chortle, 27th April 2020

How would you improve the Fringe?

'We should make it free and move it to Norfolk'

Chortle, 21st August 2018

Has the 'spirit of the Fringe' been lost?

'It would be nice if audiences came in with open minds and generous spirits'

Chortle, 19th August 2018

Can you come up with a slogan for the Fringe?

'It's where everything begins...'

Chortle, 16th August 2018

Edinburgh festival 2018: the 10 best jokes

From patriarchy and perineums to why Donald Trump is like a bikini wax ... the funniest gags so far from this year's standups.

Paul Fleckney, The Guardian, 13th August 2018

25 of the top gags from the Fringe

From snakes to smashing the patriarchy, these are the funniest gags from this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard, 11th August 2018

Who is the worst person you have met at the Fringe?

A ketamine dealer, a stalker... and John Leslie.

Chortle, 8th August 2018

What's the oddest prop you've used at the Fringe?

'We ended up sleeping in our 6ft vagina'

Chortle, 1st August 2018