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Paul F Taylor is a man who likes to sweat for his audience. Never mind his sanity, it’s the physical exertion that’s sometimes concerning to behold, so manic is his performance. It’s all cleverly juxtaposed with […]
Hennessy & Friends are a pretty slick outfit, delivering skilful and glossy sketch comedy that’s slightly at odds with the rather flimsy surroundings in the Cowgatehead wing of the Freestival. The do-it-yourself nature of the free […]
Kathryn Bond of acclaimed sketch duo That Pair returns to Edinburgh with a new partner in Jon Pointing; and a new hour of free sketch comedy at Cowgatehead. And a super-enjoyable hour it is. Pointing matches […]
I knew nothing of Sam Simmons other than the gradually accumulating stars on his poster and the hangdog expression staring back at me. Would this be a road-weary, reflective comic offering up wisecracks about failed relationships and […]
Staple/face are a distressingly fresh-faced sketch trio from Sheffield who bagged the 2013 Fosters ‘So You Think That’s Funny’ award for best new sketch act. Hugh Laurie once said that sketching is a young […]
Somewhat eluding most police sting operations for crimes against children, because he’s yet to be famous enough, despite being Manchester’s most reliable comedian, Phil Ellis has constructed an hour for children with the soul purpose […]