... and the ensuing show that Paul Sinha wrote, Extreme Anti-White Vitriol, is set to be one of the highlights of this year's Edinburgh Festival. Sinha explains why there's never been a better time to a topical comic.
Hotly tipped comic Henry Paker is going to spend his August appearing in the even more hotly tipped Golden Lizard, and improvising his audiences into a spin in his solo show. First, he spoke to Edinburgh is Funny.
Double Chortle Award nominee Terry Saunders speaks to Edinburgh is Funny about his new storytelling Fringe show about imperfect couples. Boy has he suffered for this one.
Last year it was a fluffy white rabbit, this year it's an owl. Laura Solon clearly can't resist a stuffed animal. She spoke to Edinburgh is Funny about the difficulties of her ambitious new show, The Owl of Steven.
Brutally honest Aussie comic Jim Jefferies is one of the biggest stand-ups in the world right now, and now resides in Hollywood where he's had his own Comedy Central show and a solo HBO special.
His hard-living lifestyle has continued unabated though, and in response to his latest show, Alcoholocaust, Jim spoke to Edinburgh is Funny about the politics of partying.