'Penguin's fine pandemic audio festival delivers hours of laughs from comedy's most creative talents.' - The Observer
'An absolutely cracking lineup' - The Guardian
'A marvellous wheeze, almost like attending a private stand-up gig' - The I
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Penguin is proud to bring you its very own audio comedy festival, featuring acts who would have performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2020, developed in association with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.
Containing nearly eight hours of hilarious original material from some of the finest comedians on the circuit, listeners can laugh along as Jordan Brookes (Winner of Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019) takes you on a disastrous guided meditation session, Sofie Hagen (Comedy Central, Live from the BBC) lifts the lid on her Westlife fan fiction days, and just as Shakespeare did during the plague, Ivo Graham (Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week) tucks into his version of King Lear during the lockdown.
Featuring household names, through to debut acts, as well as being compered by Scotland's very own Fern Brady (8 Out of 10 Cats, The News Quiz), Edinburgh Unlocked is the unmissable comedy festival that you can attend without leaving your living room.
Full Cast: Ivo Graham, Sofie Hagen, Fern Brady, Dane Baptiste, Jessie & Bebe Cave, Jordan Brookes, Lou Sanders, John Kearns, Jen Brister, Christopher Bliss, Michelle de Swarte, Sheeps, Glamrou, Giants (Fjord), Crystal Rasmussen, Jen Brister, Chloe Petts, Anna & Helen, Kemah Bob, Leo Reich, Jake Farrell, Yuriko Kotani, SHELF, Mo Omar.
Please note this contains adult themes and content.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a series of violent demonstrations that shaped the course of LGBTQIA+ rights across America and the world. Here Crystal Rasmussen, author and one of Britain's best-known drag acts, argues why we’re in danger of forgetting its legacy - and who the true heroes really were.
Look up the term ‘Global Phenomenon’ in the dictionary and you will find a picture of Crystal Rasmussen's face. She's beautiful. She's a model. She looks like a block of cheap Edam that's been left out in the sun. In Diary of a Drag Queen, she charts her day-to-day adventures over the course of a year. In this extract, Crystal tells us about her most prized possession: her make-up bag.