What Has The News Ever Done For Me? – 2014 Edinburgh Fringe

Gráinne Maguire hosts a panel show based on news and what counts as 'news' – three guests each propose one current story as the most important one this week.

So on the one I saw, it had Jay Foreman proposing… erm, I can't remember exactly which political story it was – the independence debate I think, while Luke Benson wanted the Commonwealth Games, and Luke Toulson suggested a proposed football transfer involving Tottenham Hotspur (he's been doomed to be a Spurs fan ever since seeing Chas and Dave on Blue Peter aged five). A show like this depends on the material and I may just have been unlucky here. What makes me think that I wasn't is that the add-ons to this format, like an imaginary letter to an agony aunt from someone in the news, are ok but not particularly special.

It's a great idea, but it's not quite there yet.

2/5

On at 1:15pm at Viva Mexico (venue 274) until the 23rd August.

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