Blackpool Comedy Festival: Edquiring Minds with Stephen Edwards

Date: 8 Jul 2023
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Winter Gardens
comedy | family

Created by BBC Radio’s Paul Quinn and playwright Liam Gillies, Edquiring Minds with Stephen Edwards is a half-scripted half-improv show described as Alan Partridge meets Curb Your Enthusiasm. It sees Stephen, the protagonist interviewer, talking to a series of odd guests as he struggles to find podcast fame. Stephen’s desperate attempts to gain internet acclaim backfire again and again as the guests he books to appear on his show never give him the award-winning interviews he needs, but turn the show into a ludicrous back and forth full of surprise twists and comic moments. The free event is hosted by Showtown in its storytelling tent in the Horseshoe bar.

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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.