It might be sweaty and exhausting work, but Gavin Spokes is proud to keep the farce flag flying, writes Andrew Youngson
For Daniel Sloss, taking offence to stand up comedy is like hearing a story out of context. Andrew Youngson speaks to the Scottish comedian ahead of his Inverness and Aberdeen gigs this weekend
Elsa, Anna, Olaf and all the Frozen gang are set to glide on to the ice at the AECC next month. Skater Sophia Adams tells Andrew Youngson about the fun and responsibilities of bringing a Disney ice princess to life
Ahead of her Lemon Tree gig later this month, poet and spoken-word artist Hollie McNish talks to Andrew Youngson about her Scottish inspirations
Ahead of his hilarious improvisation shows in Aberdeen and Inverness in May, Have I Got News For You funnyman Paul Merton talks to Andrew Youngson about the joys of unpreparedness
While he tries to maintain a low media profile, Adam Garcia can’t fight being forever known as the ‘Ugly’ guy. Andrew Youngson writes
Each week, The Press and Journal's Your Weekend supplement features words direct from the mouths of the actors, comedians and artists who bring the cultural scene of the north to life. Sometimes weird but always wonderful, our interviewees are a joy to chat to, but sometimes they can go on a bit.
Like all good comedy franchises, Scooby-Doo comes down to a few simple, but vital, ingredients, writes Andrew Youngson
Sixty years ago this week, a football match in Florence was halted when UFOs were spotted overhead. But not long after, and a lot closer to home, the sky in north-east Scotland was just as busy, raising the question – are we alone?
Whether you’re a folk music fan or a newbie to the scene, Stonehaven Folk Festival is gearing up once again with something for everyone, as Andrew Youngson finds out
It’s time to say goodbye to the Singing Kettle . . . and hello to Fun Box. Andrew Youngson finds out more
The north-east’s theatrical scene was given a boost of new energy last weekend with two original showcases. Andrew Youngson was in the audience at the premiere performances
Shappi Khorsandi tells Andrew Youngson why being booed off stage 20 years ago was the best thing for her
Get ready for Aberdeen’s packed 2015 programme of sights and sounds. Andrew Youngson reports
Common ground is celebrated in a brand-new piece of contemporary dance visiting Aberdeen, as Andrew Youngson finds out
Spectra, Aberdeen’s festival of light, is currently illuminating the lives of Aberdeen resident. The event runs from Union Terrace Gardens and around the city centre from 5.30-9.30pm each night until this Sunday, February 22.
Ahead of his tour of Scotland, Ross Noble tells Andrew Youngson why life is just a great excuse to play
DanceLive returns to Aberdeen next week, bringing back some friendly faces in tow, writes Andrew Youngson
Ahead of his live performance in Aberdeen, West End and Hollywood star Adam Garcia talks to Andrew Youngson about the challenges of being an all-round performer
Having so much going on culturally is a good problem to have. But nonetheless, it’s a problem Aberdeen needs to solve, writes Andrew Youngson
The recent fire at Glasgow School of Art struck a chord with the nation. It highlighted the importance of our artistic heritage, but also demonstrated the vibrancy that Scotland’s young artists bring to our cultural identity.
Ahead of his trip up north, bekilted comedian Craig Hill discusses with Andrew Youngson where he finds comedy inspiration
From master illusionist to quiet philosopher, Derren Brown manages to bring all aspects of himself to the stage in his latest mind-blowing production, writes Andrew Youngson
In an innovative twist, the professional cast of Matthew Bourne’s electrifying production of Lord of the Flies will be joined on stage by 24 local performers, many who are complete novices to dance. Matthew explains how the production came into being, and what it aims to achieve
Company of Wolves aim to offer audiences and performers alike the space to dream. Andrew Youngson reports