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Comedy Festival Fringe

Fringe 2022: Mark Thomas – Black and White Review

Mark Thomas’ Black and White is a hilarious critique of the political state of the UK, both past and present. Thomas’ ability to mock the Conservative Party without having to resort to impersonation to create a pure mockery of their personal traits, is what makes Black and White a fantastic watch. The atmosphere at The […]

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Comedy Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe 2022: What’s on at The Stand?

The Stand Comedy Club is arguably the home of stand-up comedy in Edinburgh, hosting a mixture of comedians already in the midst of success as well as providing newcomers with the space to introduce themselves to the scene.  The Student were lucky enough to be invited to their comedy showcase for the Fringe – taking […]

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Comedy Culture

Happy Birthday NHS? An interview with Dr. Phil Hammond

Having started out as one half of an angry junior doctor double act at our very own Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the 90’s, Dr. Phil Hammond has always been dishing the dirt and blowing the whistle on what it’s like to work for the NHS. When asked what inspired him to create his show, Happy […]

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Fringe Theatre

3000 Trees: The Death of Mr. William MacRae

It’s appropriate that 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr. William MacRae does not explain its title. The one-man play presumes a level of familiarity with MacRae, a towering lawyer and politician in Scotland during the 1980s, self-described as a “legend” within the show. While it may inspire curiosity for those unfamiliar, 3000 Trees is slightly […]

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Comedy Fringe

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

The Stand 3 on York Place is the kind of venue that springs to mind when you think ‘underground comedy club’. The lights are dim, red velvet seats line up in packs of twenty or so, and the small bar over in the corner is serving a delectable range of drinks. The black curtain behind […]