Union JACK goes live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A live radio show will be broadcast each evening live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Union JACK this year.

On the Mic will be broadcast every single night of the Fringe, from the 2nd to 26th August between 9pm and 10pm.

Each show will feature four comedians who are performing at the Fringe, interviewed alongside highlights from their shows. Hosted by Fringe veteran and comedian, Martin Walker, the show will act as a guide to the festival for the uninitiated, allowing listeners to experience the comedy and atmosphere on the radio.

With over 100 comedians featured, listeners can expect chats with Basil Brush, Steve N Allen, Nick Helm and Simon Munnery, as well as up-and-comers including Rosie Jones, John Hastings, Alun Cochrane and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year winner, Jack Gleadow.

Giles Gear, Programme Manager at Union JACK radio, said: “Very few people would be able to take a month out to pop to the Fringe and soak up the incredible comedy. So, through Union JACK radio, we’re bottling the atmosphere of the world’s largest arts festival and bringing some of the very best names in British comedy to our audience, every night from 9pm.

“With a nightly show, a podcast, and over 100 comedians featuring in the show, no other radio station is as dedicated to bringing the Edinburgh Fringe to their listeners as Union JACK.”

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