Loyiso Gola: Dude Where’s My Lion

September 1, 2016

For a man who claims to hate crowd-work, he certainly knows how to handle one. Probably the most interrupted show I’ve seen at this Fringe, from the first gag to the last, people chipped in […]

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

August 28, 2016

On stage lies the treadmill that has become a particular talking point. As the projector screen lights up and a sleeping Gadd is awoken by someone in a gorilla costume and chased into the open, […]

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool

August 27, 2016

This is one of those times where I’d love to describe the opening sketch, but it would spoil the fun to tell. It’s absurd, surreal, and dark, setting the tone for a well-crafted hour defined […]

24 Hours with Mary Lynn Rajskub

August 27, 2016

Most recognisable form her role as Chloe O’Brian in the series 24, (hence show title), Mary Lynn Rajskub was a noteable comedian beforehand and makes her return to her love of comedy. Her show begins […]

Mat Ewins: Mat Ewins Will Make You a Star

August 26, 2016

Sometimes you just have to marvel at the myriad ways you can be made to laugh. There’s funny noises, stupid faces, one-liners, calling an audience member a paedophile, the list goes on. Throughout the course […]

Fraser Millward: Wasteland

August 25, 2016

Wasteland is a lesson in translating what seems a weak premise into a hilarious payoff. The framing device for the show is a coach driver named Geoff. He’s the first character, and pre-recorded film of […]

Jonathan Pie Live

August 24, 2016

Jonathan Pie is the satirical comic creation of Tom Walker an English actor currently based in London. Jonathan Pie may be mostly recognisable to people as the reporter ‘losing it’ over recent political happenings, in […]

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame

August 24, 2016

I never thought I’d have to call an audience obstinate, but the audience I was in for Walk of Shame probably fits. So many times a joke absolutely should have landed, but never even got […]

Brennan Reece: Everglow

August 23, 2016

There’s already an atmosphere of warmth in the aptly named Pleasance Bunker room, as an archaic wooden panelled TV presents Brennan’s animated logo upon the screen and Northern soul records generate a homely living room […]

Chris Turner: Observational Tragedy

August 23, 2016

You’d be forgiven for thinking Chris Turner is insane. I’m not 100% convinced he isn’t myself, but if he is insane, he’s at least insane in a way that lets him do funny jokes and […]

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