The Guide

The Guide

Spotlight on . . .

YOU wouldn't believe the random items and emails that arrive on the desk of an entertainment editor. In Spotlight on... I'll highlight the ones that might otherwise slip under the radar, have some cult value or simply just be worth mentioning again. This week ...

Interview: Tom Stade, comedian

Date of birth: 22 September, 1970

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Review: James Acaster: Amongst Other Things, Pleasance, Courtyard

James Acaster: Amongst Other Things, Pleasance, Courtyard *****

Review: Liberace Live From Heaven, Assembly, George Square

Liberace Live From Heaven, Assembly, George Square ***

Simon McKenzie - Comic Cuts

THE medical world's loss is the comedy world's gain when it comes to former GP Paul Sinha.

Vir Das: No sacred cows in comedy routine

VIR DAS, India's largest selling comedian, brings his authentic, edgy, abrasive and uniquely Indian comedy to the Fringe for the first time this year. His parents wanted to know why?

Interview: Steve-0, comedian, Jackass stuntman

STEVE-O, he of Jackass fame, doesn't strike you as the sort of fella who scares easily. Here's a man who has jumped from London Bridge, pierced his cheek with a fish hook and stapled his own body parts together.

Review: The Prodigals, Gilded Balloon, Teviot

The Prodigals, Gilded Balloon, Teviot ***

Review: Godspell, C, Chambers Street

Godspell, C, Chambers Street, ****

Review: Remember This, Bedlam Theatre, Forrest Road

Remember This, *** Bedlam Theatre, Forrest Road

Review: Dust, New Town Theatre, George Street

Dust, *** New Town Theatre, George Street

Preview: Multiple Choice, The Spaces @Surgeons Hall

FROM pounding the beat to treading the boards. Former Edinburgh copper Ronnie Mackintosh might not actually be on the stage himself, but his new Fringe play, Multiple Choice, finds him drawing on his real life experiences as Detective Chief Inspector with Lothian and Borders Police.

Simon McKenzie - Comic Cuts

IF brevity were the soul of wit, there would be no need for the Fringe – every fool would just be laughing at Twitter.

Interview: Paul Daniels, magician

Paul Daniels Childhood inspiration: Errol Flynn (I never saw another magician until I was 18).

Fringe debut: Danusia Trevino

AFTER signing a contract with Gryphon Fringe venue people said to me, "The venue isn't on the famous Royal Mile, you will have no audience."

Memory can play funny tricks on Helen Lederer

HELEN LEDERER debuted on the Fringe in 1982. Almost 30 years later the actress best known for her role as Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous is back on the Fringe for one night only in An Evening With Helen Lederer, which she describes as: "An informal salon where I will start the evening with a joke.

Review: Alun Cochrane: Moment of Alun, The Stand

Alun Cochrane: Moment of Alun, The Stand, York Place ***

Preview: Jeff Mirza: Jihad; Heresy or Hearsay?, Underbelly

Jeff Mirza had a big decision to make when Bollywood came knocking just as he signed to bring his show Jihad; Heresy or Hearsay to this year's Edinburgh Fringe. The actor/comedian had already filmed scenes for the movie Desi Boyz when the call came requesting that he return to the set to shoot additional footage.

Hamiltons in at deep end after lock mess

WE'VE all been there. That sickening moment when you put your hand in your pocket or handbag, feel for your keys, and discover they've gone. That's what happened to Christine and Neil Hamilton the other night.

Review: Actions, Dancebase, Grassmarket

Actions, *** Dancebase, Grassmarket

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