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Mike Birbiglia – The New One

June 20, 2018

Mike Birbiglia is so damn likeable. He comes on stage to The Beach Boys, and it fits his tone perfectly. He eases in to the set, riffing about how he was very nearly hit and […]

Doug Stanhope

June 6, 2018

Doug Stanhope comes onstage at the Cardiff Glee to little fanfare. With no support act or MC, the crowd is cold, but he seems to enjoy that. It’s a Monday night and it feels like […]

Bilal Zafar – Biscuit

August 30, 2017

This is possibly the most charming show available in the free fringe this year. In fact, possibly the Fringe. The story of Zafar’s love life and gripes with tradition and the modern world are told […]

Matt Winning – Filibuster

August 30, 2017

According to Dr Winning (with a surname like that, going for a PHD was an obvious choice) this show contains the best jokes about greenhouse gases and economics. However, there are several reasons other than […]

John Robins – The Darkness of Robins

August 26, 2017

The Darkness of Robins may have had the fastest turnaround of any stand-up show I’ve ever seen. Initially, Robins seemed awkward on the stage and honestly not very funny. It can’t have been two minutes […]

Denim – World Tour

August 24, 2017

Denim were formed in 2010 by Amrou Al-Kadhi, who performs as Glamrou La Denim in the show, now they’ve made their Edinburgh Fringe debut with Denim: World Tour. Opening with a rendition of Born This […]

Richard Herring – Oh Frig, I’m 50!

August 24, 2017

Richard Herring is an English comedian known for his solo stand up or for his work in a double act with Stewart Lee, he’s back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his show Richard Herring: […]

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

August 23, 2017

There’s a lot of talk regarding Hannah Gadsby retiring from stand-up from after the Fringe. She turned down the coveted Barry prize in Australia in protest against homophobic remarks from Barry Humphries. Nanette as Gadsby […]

Joseph Morpurgo – Hammerhead

August 23, 2017

Give Joseph Morpurgo an inch, he’ll invert it, fold it, square it then run a mile with it. Hammerhead is a multi-media show that is impressively orchestrated from beginning to end. Set up as a […]

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