AJ Bell’s Fringe on Friday: In Support of The Edinburgh Fringe: Online: 2020
Comedy Kiss Launch Night: Radicals and Victuallers, Islington, London, 2020
In August 2020, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe should have been taking place for three and half weeks. Because of the Coronavirus epidemic, the Fringe was cancelled for the first time in its seventy-three-year history and the creative arts industry, including comedians, suffered badly as a result. Undeterred, the EdFringe website featured several projects to provide support for Fringe acts and to keep the spirit of the Fringe alive. One such project throughout August was Fringe on Friday – an online show featuring Fringe acts and sponsored by innovative investment platforms and stockbroker, AJ Bell.
Asian comedian Sadia Azmat appeared on the Fringe on Friday online show that I watched in August 2020. She was frank and direct with her views on social media and family and created some good comedy. Azmet was also a guest for the Comedy Kiss launch night that I saw in November 2020 where her material was hard hitting and very funny,