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Edinburgh Festival Previews: Paul Sinha, Vikki Stone
Globe-trotting but Hertford local comedian Alistair Barrie can't make it to The Edinburgh Festival this year, but has decided instead to showcase a short season of previews featuring some of the finest performers who are making the trip to Scotland in August.
Paul Sinha: Edinburgh Festival Preview
Whilst studying medicine in the 1990s, Paul took his first steps on the stand-up comedy circuit. He pursued both careers and at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe earned a nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier).
Not long after that Paul hung up his stethoscope to become a full-time comedian. Paul is a veteran of the Edinburgh Festival with nine solo shows to his credit.
He's also a familiar voice on radio with appearances on Just A Minute, The News Quiz and Fighting Talk. His Radio 4 series 'Paul Sinha's History Revision' won the Rose d'Or for radio comedy in 2016.
A lifetime of curiosity and learning informs Paul's comedy but now also ranks him as one of the UK’s finest quizzers. This has led to yet another concurrent career, this time as a general knowledge expert on the award-winning ITV quiz show, The Chase.
Vikki Stone: Song Bird (Work-In-Progress)
Multi award - winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone ("Musical genius" Absolute Radio) returns with an all new show of her trademark comedy songs and stand up.
As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, BBC One's John Bishop Show and the BBC Proms Podcast.
Paul Sinha is a qualified GP and international stand up comic of many years standing, having performed in all major comedy clubs in the UK, as well as China, Auckland, Singapore, the Middle East, South Africa, Netherlands and Germany.
Paul's second full length solo show 'Saint or Sinha' received widespread critical acclaim at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was nominated for the if.comedy award (formerly the Perrier).
Since then Paul has been in great demand, whether on TV shows such as Edinburgh and Beyond, World Stands up, Comedy Shuffle and Comedy Cuts, on Radio 4's Loose Ends and the Now Show, or his numerous contributions to Radio 5 Live and Talksport, as well as having recorded for Shane Warne's Ashes podcasts.
'Wonderfully inventive and intelligent’ (Evening Standard)
'One-liners are delivered with the crisp clarity of cut glass. Highly original' (Metro)
'Universal anecdotes as warmly delivered as you would find anywhere... it's a
pleasure listening to him... Opinionated, witty and smart – Sinha is the certainly one of the comics Fringe goers should be flocking to' (Chortle)
'His confidence on stage was excellent and his talent for adlibbing and summoning gags off the cuff were very funny' (BBC Online).
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Ukulele and piano playing musical comedienne who became a YouTube sensation thanks to her song dedicated to Phillip Schofield.
'Super funny new girl on the block' (The Sun)
'The audience were almost crying with laughter' (The Guardian)
'Musical comedy genius' (Absolute Radio)
'Hilarious and brilliant' (Heat).
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