Can you decode the mystery phrases in an Edinburgh Fringe review? Here’s some help!
Having fun at the Edinburgh Fringe? Top UK Comedy site Chortle has picked out key phrases and words for you to watch out for in the national press and theatrical media when describing the comedy on offer.
Whet your appetite with these:
Edgy: A comedian who swears a lot.
Ground-breaking: A comedian who swears a lot and makes jokes about paedophilia.
Pushes the boundaries: A comedian who swears a lot and makes jokes about paedophilia AND rape.
A comedian’s comedian: Someone who doesn’t make audiences laugh but other comedians find hilarious because of the awkwardness of them alienating the punters.
Rising star: Has a parent who works in the business.
…and my personal favourite:
As seen on "Mock the Week": Not a woman.
Well they’ve decided that Schumacher is the root of all evil, and Twitter has been listing his evil-ness since the incident at the Hungaroring. We’ve lifted out some of the best!
Some say he invented IE6
Michael Schumacher invented NatWest.
Michael Schumacher slips gherkins in everyone’s burgers when they’re not looking.
Michael Schumacher eats your last chocolate chip cookie
Michael Schumacher is a PC, and Windows 7 was his idea.
Michael Schumacher introduced the Grey Squirrel to the British Isles
Michael Schumacher swapped Cheryl Coles malaria tablets for tictacs
Michael Schumacher redesigned the Daleks in the last series of Doctor Who
Michael Schumacher turned Opal Fruits into Starburst
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