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Edinburgh Fringe 2015

PRESS QUOTES for Conflict of Interest

'The show [was] interesting throughout and at times extremely moving. Richard’s experience as a comedian gave the delivery a light touch using just the right amount of wry humour where it was appropriate. The tragedy and waste of warfare was there, but this was balanced by the everyday details of ordinary lives'.
- Buxton Fringe (review, July 2018)


'Richard's joke rate is phenomenal. A welcome return to Buxton.'
- Buxton Fringe (review, July 2018)

'Full credit to Richard Pulsford for being able to run with mostly one-liners for a full hour and get a decent reception... Delivered amiably and confidently... an hour passed by in a shot.'
- Buxton Fringe (The Digital Fix review, July 2018)

PRESS QUOTES for previous comedy shows

'Like a well-oiled machine of mirth... a likeable stand-up comedian with great material'
- Buxton Fringe (review, July 2017)

'Richard Pulsford is a congenial showman… the audience loved him… you will not be disappointed'
- Prague Fringe Festival (review, May 2017)

'Richard’s experience shone through as he delivered a series of solid top quality puns'
- GiggleBeats (review, February 2016)

'Pulsford has strong material'
- Chortle (review, February 2014)

'Ruthlessly economic nuggets' (puns)
- The Guardian (review, February 2016)



'Delivered a number of great puns I wish I had thought of myself'
- Gary Delaney (August 2014)

'Richard has more one liners than a joke machine on overdrive!'
- Patrick Monahan (August 2014)

'Richard Pulsford, who was made for Wild Cabaret, stormed it'
- Janey Godley (January 2016)

'Richard's material conjures up some fantastic images'
- Tom Allen (February 2016)

'Does an awesome tight 5 of one liners'
- A.Sadler - promoter (blog, August 2015)


'Loved this. Wasn't sure what to expect, but was drawn into the world of Richard Pulsford's family during WW1. It's fascinating stuff - family history unfolding as all around the First World War pulls everything down. Pulsford's research is incredibly detailed. And yes, there is a personal conflict of interest too! Not a play, not spoken word, not comedy - it's an illustrated talk, a slightly different offering at the Fringe and well worth an hour of your life!'
'- Audience member (A.Paterson - EdFringe website, 22/08/18)

'Very interesting account of a diverse family history across WW1. Well researched and would motivate many to delve further into their own archives'
'- Audience member (P.Vance - EdFringe website, 19/08/18)

'A great way to learn what the first WW meant for a british family. Very well documented, rich in information and detail but also very well framed in the context of the time. Go and watch the show, emerge in the atmosphere of Scarborough, a century ago!'
'- Audience member (H.Simon - EdFringe website, 05/08/18)

'Very interesting and well presented. Liked all the personal information and detail. *****'
- Audience member (Anon - Reading Fringe Festival, 26/07/18)

'Informative and moving. *****'
- Audience member (Anon - Reading Fringe Festival, 26/07/18)

'Excellent and very moving summary of the human cost of war *****'
- Audience member (Anon - Reading Fringe Festival, 26/07/18)

'Fascinating and in depth glimpse of family in WW1. Good stuff! *****'
- Audience member (Anon - Reading Fringe Festival, 26/07/18)

'Very well put together / presented and told right level of detail... human cost of a larger war *****'
- Audience member (Anon - Reading Fringe Festival, 26/07/18)

'Very good. Enjoyed it immensely. Pointed history, laughter and tears.'
'- Audience member (A.Cavendish - Prague Fringe, 27/05/18 - unsolicited)


'A brilliant way to start any day at the Fringe. The puns, one liners and laughs are non-stop.'
- Audience member (D Gray - EdFringe website review, 21/08/18)

'Very clever and very funny! The puns and one liners just keep coming. Well worth seeing.'
- Audience member (D Strange - EdFringe website review, 19/08/18)

'Richard Pulsford is exceptionally funny and [had] me in stitches. A definite must for the Festival. I defy you not to laugh!!'
- Audience member (G Hodge - EdFringe website review, 16/08/18)

'We enjoyed ourselves immensely, so thank you'
- Audience member (J Pennington - message after 'Uns-Pun' at Buxton Fringe, 22/07/18)

'Really enjoyed this highly amusing journey in lexicography'
- Audience member (Shaun Sheppard - review on EdFringe website, 17/08/17)

'Saw the show yesterday and loved it - the content is great fun as is Richard's manner with the audience. A genuinely funny guy who deserves packed out houses!'
- Audience member (Catherine Hokin - review on EdFringe website, 25/08/16)

'Saw Richard on Sunday, a very clever man without being at all smug, huge number of puns, no surprise he was World Pun finalist. A lovely, relaxed, funny way to spend an hour. Next time I'll join in the singing!'
- Audience member (Kevin Hudson - review on EdFringe website, 25/08/16)

'Saw this show yesterday (Sunday). Really likeable guy, free show - absolutely loved it. Clever material delivered in a really relaxed manner. Go watch this show!'
- Audience member (Martin Horne - review on EdFringe website, 22/08/16)

'Saw Richard today at the beehive inn. A free show based on puns ended up being one of my favourite shows of the festival. Absolutely fantastic time'
- Audience member (Kyle Falk-Varcoe - review on EdFringe website, 21/08/16)

'Just been to see Richard Pulsford at the Beehive - great one liners - well done!'
- Audience member (tweet, August 2015)

'Your show at the Fringe today was the best one we saw (and we saw a few!)'
- Audience member (Facebook message, August 2015)


REVIEWS - UK Pun Championships 2016

UK Pun Championships Review - GiggleBeats (11/02/16)
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UK Pun Championships Review - Chortle (09/02/16)
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UK Pun Championships Review - The Guardian (09/02/16)
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UK Pun Championships Review - The Leicester Mercury (09/02/16)
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REVIEWS - UK Pun Championships 2015

UK Pun Championships Review - Chortle (13/02/15)
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UK Pun Championships Review - Beyond the Joke (13/02/15)
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UK Pun Championships Preview - Daily Mirror (11/02/15)
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You can contact Richard directly via Twitter tw or via email at mirthofforth@gmail.com