• Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024

Addison Baker

Addison is an Edinburgh-based freelance journalist and resident editor of the TV & radio section of The Student, winning the best writer prize in December 2017. She also writes for ShortCom publications specializing in interviews of Comedians. Addison is also a tech supervisor/production manager at Monkey Barrel Comedy and dabbles in stand-up comedy herself.
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The Haunting of Hill House

Netflix’s reimagining of the 1959 classic horror novel by Shirley Jackson of the same title, The Haunting of Hill House delivers a more extensive, creative, and successful portrayal of the…

Frappés And Funny People: Donald Alexander and Stuart McPherson on being a Dynamic Comedy Duo, Dream Gigs and Hurtful Heckles

Donald Alexander and Stuart McPherson are quickly becoming compelling comedians to see on the Scottish comedy circuit. Donald Alexander has earned his reputation as a dry and obtuse funny-man after…

Frappés and Funny people: Damian Clark on Comedy Evolution, Fart Jokes and Generation Snowflake

Wrapping up the last few days of his fifth Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo-show run, Damian Clark is the epitome of funny. Extra Show, playing at the Gilded Balloon theatre every…

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

Jay Lafferty’s 2018 solo stand-up comedy show follows suit with her titular theme of obscure Scottish lingo; last year’s being Besom, this year’s being Wheesht!, or “shhh” for those of…

Love

Content warning: alcohol and sex addiction. The show that seems to continuously beg the question “why are these two characters even together?” has returned. Love, written by Judd Apatow is…

The Crown: Even the Queen falls victim to the gender pay gap

The producers of Netflix’s The Crown have recently revealed that Claire Foy, the lead actress portraying the Queen in the series, makes significantly less money per episode than her male…

Are the Chinese Government mimicking Black Mirror?

There is a consensus nowadays that technology can only get better and that outcomes of technological progression must be beneficial. When reality and science fiction television become mirror images of…

Valentine’s, Galentine’s… TV-entine’s? Here’s five shows to get your heart pumping this Valentine’s Day and beyond!

Whether you partake in Valentine’s Day or not, the red hearts, roses and chocolates are inescapable this time of year; so you might as well enjoy it! What better way…