Edinburgh Festival review – Jeremy Lion

Boozing children’s entertainer Jeremy Lion provides some truly memorable moments in this send up of primary school adutainment, writes Ben Clover. Thespians call a particularly impressive feat of stagecraft a “coup de theatre”. It can be the set turning from a spaceship to an English country garden or something a bit acrobatic from one of(…)

Edinburgh Festival review – Sarah Millican

The third show from Geordie comic Sarah Millican is a powerhouse hour of stand-up with impeccable delivery, writes Paul Fleckney. Sarah Millican was crowned best newcomer in 2008, and her 2010 show, Chatterbox, is at least as good as that, certainly good enough have a shot at the main award. Her delivery is supreme; she(…)

Edinburgh Festival review – Richard Herring

The resurrection of Christ on a Bike!, Richard Herring’s 2001 show updated, has some funny moments but still feels a bit dated, writes Jay Richardson. Reprising his 2001 Fringe show and first solo hour, Richard Herring returns to his Jesus Christ preoccupation, an intriguing hobby for such an avowed atheist. The life of the Lord(…)

Edinburgh Festival review – Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi returns to Edinburgh the year after the festival contributed to the downfall of her marriage; the show she has written since her divorce is an unfocussed one, writes Jay Richardson. Wanting to have it all, the career and family, Shappi Khorsandi has successfully cemented her position as a Radio 4 stalwart, become a(…)

Edinburgh Festival review – Ray Green

Stand-up Dave Gibson is another excellent debutant at this year’s Fringe, as he introduces well meaning TV personality-turned-comic Ray Green. Like some sort of time-travelling, daytime TV personality from more innocent times, Ray Green is here to bring a smile to everyone’s face with some gloriously uncynical comedy. Moustahioed Preston-ite Green is the creation of(…)

Edinburgh Festival review – No Son of Mine

Watching father and son duo Don and Dennis Beazely thrashing out their differences in No Son of Mine is at times hilarious, writes Paul Fleckney. Update – No Son of Mine will be at Leicester Square Theatre from March 3-5, 2011 click here for full info and booking. With stand-up and sketch dominating comedy at the(…)