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The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2023 – jD Shapiro (Stories From The Hood To Hollywood)

Our first full preview of the Edinburgh Fringe 2023, and Ewan meets jD Shapiro to talk about his second Edinburgh show “Stories From The Hood To Hollywood”. How does stand-up fit into his career as a writer and director, what did he learn at the Fringe last year, and why has he come back to Edinburgh?

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The Edinburgh Fringe Show 2023: Prologue

As we prepare to explore another year of the Edinburgh Fringe, Ewan Spence opens up the season with our traditional musical prologue from Daniel Cainer.

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My Cat’s Tale – A Warning From Kekoa

Kekoa is an inquisitive cat, a cat who knows when they want affection and when they want left alone… and a cat who was incredibly lucky to survive playing with some toxic stargazer lilies.

Ewan listens to Alyssa as she takes us through the emotional and powerful story of Kekoa, the horror of discovering his body drenched in pollen, the anxious nights waiting for news from the vets, and the joy of welcoming him home and helping him recover.

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My Cat’s Tale – Milo The Babysitting Cat

Milo decided that he would move in with Izzy, and he definitely chose his new owners. He settled quickly into his new home, but this Scottish Cat would soon have to contend with a new arrival.

Ewan listens to Izzy talk about finding Milo, how this sympathetic cat found out she was pregnant, how Milo first reacted when their baby came home, and how the whole family came together.

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My Cat’s Tale – Morgan And His Wardrobe

Morgan has a wardrobe, and a rather extensive one at that. Because of his allergies, Rhea has to protect his skin from his scratches. Thankfully, Morgan loves wearing all his clothes, and this dapper chap has been catching the eye of many online cat lovers.

Morgan’s story is also the story of the other cats in his life including his brother Morris; and Scritch, the rescue cat from Cyprus.

Ewan chats with Rhea about Morgan’s first wardrobe of clothes, the reaction to his fashionable looks online, and raising money for charity withathe catwalk cat’s calendar.

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My Cat’s Tale: Tabby and Tuxedo

When Willa arrived, Allison discovered a love for cats that has changed her life. Willa would soon be joined by Nala and Bella, and brought Allison and her partner closer together as they all cared for each other.

Ewan and Allison share their passion for talking about cats online, how her cats have made a difference at home, and why none of the cats are called Tabby or Tuxedo.

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The Edinburgh Fringe Archives – Rob Lloyd (Who Me, 2017)

‘Who, Me’ launched in Australia in 2011, and has been a popular hour on the touring circuit since then. It’s always nice to have a show that always sells at the Fringe. to go along with your regular set. This is the show that made bank for Rob… and still does.

He joins myself and co-host Jon Jacob in the Rose Street Theatre; we broadcast the podcast live in 2017, so everything was one take, get it right, fun and games.

So now, ‘vworp vworp’ back in time to the Fringe, back to the time as a new companion was announced by the BBC, and a little bit of a doctor who trivia train with Rob Lloyd

Always remember: The show is finished, don’t try and get tickets- Actually, this time, the show is still out there, so maybe?

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My Cat’s Tale: Shadow and Taffy

Louise has lived much of her life with cats and dogs. Last year, her cat Taffy was joined by Shadow, a timid and anxious rescue cat who was constantly being passed over in the shelter. Louise brought her home, and the long process of helping Shadow and Taffy live with each other began.

Ewan listens to Louise’s many tales of introducing cats to other cats (and the occasional dog) in her home, how being patient and respectful is key, and how Shadow is starting to come out of her shell.

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The Edinburgh Fringe Archives – Des Bishop (Grey Matters, 2016)

Getting his big break on Irish television in 2004, and then working up the rungs to his first Edinburgh show in 2010. The momentum kept building, including a sting of becoming fluent in Chinese to do a stand up show in the country, multiple years selling out venues at the Fringe, and bringing back something bigger each year.

It’s easy to be an observations comic. It’s hard to be a really good observational comic. Des makes it look easy.

In my minds eye, let’s head to our luxury studio beside a touring theatre company… in real life lets head to a shed next to a double decker bus with a performing space on the top deck…. Back to 2016, back to the Grey Matters of Des Bishop.

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The Edinburgh Fringe Archives – MJ Hibbert (Hey Hey 16K, 2015)

Following on from the viral success of his retro throwback to the days of the ZX Spectrum and other 8-bit home computers, MJ Hibbett brought his musical mix of comedy and meme-ability to the Edinburgh Fringe… although the hit song was released in 2000, and he didn’t make the Fringe till 2015, this might feel tenuous but when you have a one-hit wonder online, you live the dream.

MJ, along with Steven Hewitt, expanded that little ditty into a time-travelling rock and roll opera, mixing in Back to the Future, Ukuleles, and obscure Doctor Who references. They join myself and Jen Blacker in he Leith Radio Studios to talk about the show, viral success, and of course, they brought a guitar for a bit of a turn.

So not only are we back in time to 2015 but back in time to 1982 as well. It’s the Free Fringe at Sneaky Pete\s, it’s Hey Hey 16K.

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