BCG Features

Festival news and trivia

Sunday 14th August 2016

From dodgy show promotion to a hipster invasion... we have the latest from the Edinburgh Fringe, including news of an injury, an arrest and a 'marriage'.

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Press Clippings

Manchester's tough crowds make comedians sizzle

Amateur nights, 'chaos energy' and jokes about yeast ... Our writer continues her UK comedy tour and discovers Mancunians' appetite for the alternative.

Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 8th March 2020

More names announced for Wells Comedy Festival

The Wells Comedy Festival in Somerset - now in its sixth year - returns this May and another 13 shows are now on sale, bringing the total up to 58.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd February 2020

Comedy Canteen review

Sometimes it seems you can't turn on TV without catching a cooking programme or open a newspaper without reading about the latest foodie trend. Yet comedy seems slow to catch on to this national obsession - an oversight that Comedy Canteen aims to address. Even if the culinary content is dubious, it deserves a Michelin star for silliness.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 28th October 2019

Comedy Reviewer #Edfringe top picks 2019

Five top acts.

@ComedyReviewer, 5th August 2019

British Comedy Guide's top tips

The British Comedy Guide team selects the best Edinburgh Fringe shows they've seen so far in preview.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd August 2019

Fringe 2019: 12 best comedy shows

Here for the lols? From buzzy newcomers to stand-up giants, these are the best comedy shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

Ben Williams, Time Out, 1st August 2019

Edinburgh Fringe review

Fest Mag, August 2019

Edinburgh Fringe review

The Skinny, August 2019