Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Edinburgh Festival review: Jarred Christmas

Attention-seeking exuberance is often a substitute for talent. Not Jarred Christmas, he has both in spades. KABOOM! Any show that starts with the Backstreet Boys at full volume and high 5s with the front row is going to be a lively one. If that leaves us in any doubt that Jarred Christmas is a massive(…)

Edinburgh Festival review: Lady Garden

Lady Garden’s second Edinburgh show is overflowing with invention, but doesn’t convert ideas into laughs enough, writes Paul Fleckney. The first sketch in Lady Garden’s second show, Top Secret Gig, encapsulates what is served up by the rest of the hour. Without spoiling an opening that requires an element of surprise, let’s just say the(…)

Edinburgh festival review: Jimmy McGhie

In ‘The All-Powerful Warrior’, Jimmy McGhie’s honesty, charm and moments of flare make up for the clichéd subject matters and lack of belly laughs, writes Paul Fleckney. Jimmy McGhie demonstrates that you don’t have to be particularly original to be entertaining for an hour. Many a comedy touchstone is wheeled out for him to rail(…)

Edinburgh Festival review: Jim Jefferies

Jim Jefferies Alcoholocaust delivers challenges to accepted wisdom, irony-free misogynistic rants and some stark confessions, writes Jay Richardson. One of Jim Jefferies’ most striking skills as a comic is the blinding speed at which he can turn gratuitous offence into provocative challenges to accepted wisdom. The title of this show – an allusion to the(…)