British Comedy Guide

Sofie Hagen

Comedy Central orders more online comedy series

Comedy Central has announced it is to expand its digital programming slate with a range of new short form comedies for its online platforms. Forthcoming offerings include shows called Modern Horror Stories and What I Wish I'd Said.

British Comedy Guide, 15th March 2018

Sofie Hagen prepares book about fatness

Danish comic Sofie Hagen is writing a book about fatness.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd March 2018

Comics say case of sued performer is threat to the art

Standups say outcome of Louise Reay case could stop people talking about personal lives.

Haroon Siddique, The Guardian, 23rd February 2018

Is the snowflake generation really killing comedy?

Political correctness is forcing more comics to delicately tip-toe around issues of race, class and sexuality. But is self-censoring and avoiding offensive topics the answer to keeping a career in laughs?

Jessica Brown, The Independent, 2nd January 2018

Sofie Hagen's new show: is it comedy?

Having explored her depression and anxiety, the Danish comic is tackling childhood trauma. How do stand-ups amuse an audience if even they don't find their subject funny?

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 14th December 2017

Comedians say faces used in Canada artwork are theirs

UK comedians say it is no joke that their faces, initially featured in an Edinburgh Festival brochure, are being used in an art installation in Canada.

Emma Harrison, BBC, 29th November 2017

Sofie Hagen on anger and including the excluded

Ahead of her tour arriving at Citizen's Theatre, Sofie Hagen discusses her psychopathic step-grandfather, Made of Human podcast and social media trolls.

Jenni Ajderian, The Skinny, 6th October 2017

Audible offers 12 free stand-up shows

Audible has released for free a collection of 12 shows of stand-up they recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe. Stars include Ed Gamble, Mark Watson and Angela Barnes.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd October 2017

10 female comedians to see this autumn

Between them they represent the breadth, diversity and talent of the scene, hailing from the UK, Canada, America and Denmark. One jokes about her past job as a dominatrix, another about her Nazi grandfather, and another performs in a poundshop parrot suit. Something for everyone, then.

Alice Jones, Refinery 29, 25th September 2017

Sofie Hagen interview

Sofie Hagen on feminism, hatred, and why she doesn't want to be famous.

Elsa Maishman, The National Student, 21st September 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Extra

From a poster made out of parsley to bin-based bruises, the BCG team rounds up some interesting and funny stories and stunts from the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.

British Comedy Guide, 1st September 2017

What are your plans for after the Fringe?

Not long now...

Chortle, 27th August 2017

What one thing would you change about the Fringe?

Comedians' plans to revamp Edinburgh.

Chortle, 23rd August 2017

How comedians come up with their Fringe shows

The Edinburgh Fringe is a vibrant melting pot of talent, a festival of comedy, theatre and art, and the root cause of many a comedian's filing for bankruptcy and/or the development of severe mental health issues.

Ruth Sewell, Chortle, 22nd August 2017

Where would you be if you weren't in Edinburgh?

Fringe comedians mull an alternative universe...

Chortle, 18th August 2017

Fringesider #5: the Fringe through a feminist lense

Feminist theatre recommendations, performers from The Guilty Feminist podcast and comedy showcases with more than one female.

Rowena McIntosh, The List, 18th August 2017

Fringeside #4: Music and mental health

Our mental health-themed Fringe recommendations, what's the latest on social, and some music for your ears.

Kirstyn Smith, The List, 16th August 2017

Comedians' weirdest gigs

Lucy Porter caused a breakup. Romesh Ranganathan did a diabetes panel show. And Alexei Sayle survived a skinhead invasion. Comics relive their worst moments on stage.

The Guardian, 16th August 2017

What's the most drunk you've been at the Fringe?

Comedians try to remember what they can...

Chortle, 10th August 2017

The best of the week's live comedy

The week ahead in live comedy.

Chortle, 6th August 2017