Celebrities

Edinburgh 2013 review: David Baddiel - Fame: Not the Musical, Assembly

Given that David Baddiel's first stand up show for 16 years apparently arose out of an educational talk, the George Square Theatre (a lecture hall for the rest of the year), is a venue match made in heaven. It's also a far cry from the comedian's Wembley Arena days of rock n' roll comedy.

Film review: Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic, Marina Zenovich, Sheffield

In the long history of troubled and self-destructive comedians, few have been quite as troubled or as self-destructive as Richard Pryor (1940-2005), the subject of Marina Zenovich’s new feature doc. The film - a UK premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest - has barely started when we hear about Pryor setting himself on fire after a booze and freebasing cocaine binge.

Egyptian TV host accused of insulting Morsi

Prosecutors are investigating a popular television comedian for allegedly insulting the President. An Islamist lawyer filed the charges against Bassem Youssef, whose show on the private satellite channel is modelled on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show in the US.

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My Edinburgh: Sara Pascoe, Comedian

Welcome to the Edinburgh Bragging Festival, I hope you like telling everyone how excellent you are! The first thing to do is hang pictures of your brilliant face everywhere, but much bigger than your actual face, so that everyone can see from 500 yards how brilliant your face is (who knew there was that much Photoshop in the world?) Next, collect as many stars as you can and plaster your face and your Twitter feed with them in a row. Now, we can all start getting jealous of each other!