Comic Fringes: Series 1-3

Comic Fringes: Series 1-3

Nine short stories written and performed by leading comedians
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Nine short stories written and read by comedians, recorded live in front of an audience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

May Contain Nuts by Janey Godley: A woman glimpses her own mortality when she calculates that only twenty-seven years separate her from her cantankerous father.

The Hair of the Dead by Sarah Millican: A moving (and very funny) short story about a compassionate undertaker's assistant.

Gone Phishing by Jon Richardson: A tale of love and betrayal set in a remote village in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Woman Who Sniffed by Susan Calman: A wry look at office politics, told with Calman's characteristic humour and upbeat energy.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to be Green by Patrick Monahan: A tale that warns against paying too much attention to government crime statistics.

On The Dot by Shazia Mirza: A story featuring a certain Mrs Pims, who is always mysteriously late for everything. Then one day, the reason for her tardiness becomes apparent...

Stairlift Us Up Where We Belong by Sarah Millican: A poignant and funny monologue exploring the tricky turning point in a woman's life, when she goes from being thought of as useful to becoming invisible.

Spooky and the Van by Joe Lycett: Seventeen-year-old Julian is writing a blog. He's currently experiencing the weird limbo that lies between finishing school and starting university. As well as musing upon how his life might change, Julian's neighbor, nicknamed Spooky, is providing plenty of writing material and mystery...

A Difference of Opinion by Bridget Christie: When Bridget's husband is assaulted by the ghost of a long dead European leader, it highlights the vast differences in interpretation between a believer and an atheist.

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

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About the authors

Janey Godley

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Sarah Millican

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Jon Richardson

Jon Richardson is a stand-up comedian best known for his appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His radio appearances include curating the third series of The Museum of Curiosity, appearing on 6Music's The Russell Howard Show and co-hosting (with Matt Forde) the TalkSPORT show The Warm Up.
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Susan Calman

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Patrick Monahan

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Shazia Mirza

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Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett is a British comedian who has appeared on numerous TV shows including Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His radio credits include hosting the BBC Radio 4 panel show It's Not What You Know.
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Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. She is the winner of the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award (2013), South Bank Sky Arts Award for Comedy (2014), Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award (2014) and four Chortle comedy industry awards, voted for by comedy fans, from 2014 and 2015. She was also nominated for a Radio Academy Award (2014) and a British Comedy Award for Best Female Television Comic (2014). Her 2013 show A Bic for Her became the top-selling comedy show at the Soho Theatre ever.

Bridget can also load and fire a 17th century musket (though not while under pressure or any time constraints), scuba dive and drive a tractor. She lives in north London with her family and cat.
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