Greg Proops

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Theme of transformation for 2015 Book Week Scotland programme

6 Oct 2015

Appearances from Diana Gabaldon, AL Kennedy, Val McDermid, Alan Cumming and Andy McNab

The programme for this year's Book Week Scotland has been announced. Taking place from Mon 23--Sun 29 Nov, the event is centred on the theme of 'transformation'. The programme celebrates the power that books have to change lives, laws and the way we…

What Does The Title Matter Anyway?

10 Aug 20143 stars

A sentimental journey into improv from team behind 90s TV show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Last year, a new series of the 1990s comedy fixture Whose Line is it Anyway? was commissioned. This year, either the cast have reunited to recreate the magic or several aging comedians are throwing themselves about (fragile hips be-damned) to emulate a…

Greg Proops

5 Aug 20134 stars

Confident and assured: an incisive, political set by a comedian with energy and venom to spare

Greg Proops definitely does not want you to shout out during his show. When an unsuspecting punter tries to join in, Proops hammers down the miscreant with a rabid, unsettling and wholly brilliant put-down. Having resolutely taken command of his space…

Risk!

18 Apr 20133 stars

The storytelling podcast has some celebrity guests, but the real stars are the everyday strangers

This fortnightly American podcast presented by Kevin Allison is ridiculously simple, with its mix of comedians, performers and members of the public sharing true stories. Grouped under themes such as ‘A Slippery Slope’ or ‘Perverse?’, it can sometimes…

The best of comedy at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2 Aug 2012

Dylan Moran, Tim Key, Russell Kane, Jimmy Carr amongst stars

Dylan Moran The first of three winners on this list of the big Edinburgh comedy award in its various guises shows that he’s no less grumpy on stage now as he was when he scooped the Perrier back in 1996. Edinburgh Playhouse, 0844 871 3014, 15, 23 Aug…

First raft of shows from 2012 Edinburgh Fringe programme

5 Mar 2012

Stewart Lee, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and more to appear at Fringe 2012

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has revealed around 60 shows to take place at this year's event in August. The announcement comes weeks before the full line-up announcement on Thu 31 May. Comedy shows form the bulk of the latest show announcements…