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Tim Harding's comedy diary

Chortle, 26th January 2024

James Acaster's spoof crime podcast Springleaf attracts all-star cast

James Acaster has launched his spoof true crime podcast, Springleaf, in which he plays his undercover cop alter-ego, Pat Springleaf, with a cast that includes Finn Wolfhard, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan, Tom Allen, Sara Pascoe, Joe Lycett, Lolly Adefope, Nish Kumar, Rosie Jones, Guz Khan, Phil Wang, Ed Gamble, Josh Widdicombe, Sindhu Vee, Natalie Cassidy and Domhnall Gleeson.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2023

50 Edinburgh shows picked by a true comedy lover

A bit of a change for our Edinburgh preview feature today. Rather than based on any theme, these are 50 shows chosen by comedy connoisseur Corry Shaw.

Corry Shaw, Chortle, 28th July 2022

How to have an alternative August

Whilst I completely understand how challenging and mentally draining it must be for comedians to create material at this moment in time, the reason why many online comedy fans may be opting for alternative comedians is perhaps because it is too early for audiences to hear jokes about Covid-19, as we're still in the thick of it and to be frank, audiences want some escapism.

Sarah Slack, Slack Comedy, 9th August 2020

Chortle's Fast Fringe is back!

Richard Herring, Nick Helm, Kevin Eldon and Lucy Porter are among the comedians featured in the video version of our acclaimed annual showcase, released today.

Chortle, 20th July 2020

Art exhibition showcasing work by comedians opens

Art Is The Best Medicine, an exhibition showcasing the artwork of comedians, has opened in London. It runs until 20th December.

British Comedy Guide, 13th December 2019

8 white dues worth seeing at the 2019 Fringe

Anyone who has ever read a listicle in Chortle will have a decent impression of how white and male comedy is as an industry. It can be difficult, when faced with such overwhelming hegemony, to tell which shows are going to be brilliant compared to the ones that are just someone complaining about living life on easy mode.

Blizzard Comedy, 12th August 2019

Monkey Barrel announce Fringe line-up

Monkey Barrel Comedy have announced over 50 acts for their 2019 programme as part of this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival (shows running from July 31st - Aug 25th).

Short Com, 20th May 2019

Laugh Out London's Edinburgh Fringe Awards 2018

It's been another amazing Edinburgh Festival Fringe full of great comedy, captivating drama and too many chips. The Edinburgh Comedy Awards have made their decision on who won this year's festival, but we now bring you the only awards that truly matter - Laugh Out London's Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Awards, also known as the LOLlies.

Laugh Out London, 26th August 2018

13 special recommendations for the Edinburgh Fringe

These are the shows that don't fit well into any of our categories and include some mixed-bill nights, multimedia adventures and contrived conceits.

Laugh Out London, 6th August 2018

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