crunch the news

Posted in appearances,illustrations,news by Tom on August 2nd, 2012

This week the Edinburgh Festival kicks off.

If you’ve not come across it yet, I suggest reading Stewart Lee’s Guardian article about the festival. It’s a good read.

One of the great things about the festival of the past five years or so is the arrival of the PBH Free Fringe that allows performers and punters to cut out some of the cynicism of the “comedy expo” side of the festival, and take a chance on some new and original shows.

Crunch the News is one of these shows. A daily topical comedy show with political pundits, comedians, mimes, musicians, poets and a rotating cast of fantastic hosts including John Luke Roberts, Danielle Ward and Sir Ian Bowler MP.

I illustrated and designed the flyer for the show:

And here’s a bespoke banner I designed for the website – which you can find at the recently launched¬†

I will be in Edinburgh from the 4th to the 21st helping out with the show – occasionally contributing live drawing and other illustrations. I’ll also be seeing lots of comedy shows, as is my wont, and will hopefully be finding the time to draw comic reviews of these shows for London Is Funny. So keep an eye out for updates there and here.

This is my first time spending a protracted amount of time at the festival (as opposed to a fleeting weekend) so I’m really excited. On my must see list (since you ask): Daniel Kitson, ACMS, Thom Tuck, Simon Munnery, Josie Long, Helen Arney, whatever the Invisible Dot are doing, Bridget Christie, Horne and Key and…,¬†Danielle Ward and basically loads of other things that I’ve either forgotten or not yet discovered…