A sweet novelty that’s worth a quick taste One of the Edinburgh Fringe’s quirkier aspects is site-specific productions like The Fudge Shop, performed in The Fudge Kitchen’s Royal Mile outlet after the shop closes for the night. The brainchild of stand-up and occasional employee of the chain, Patch Hyde, this slight but enjoyable comic playlet(…)
Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Here’s what Edinburgh is Funny thought of those who received an awards nomination this year Best Comedy Show award: • Andrew Maxwell (pictured) – The Lights Are On. 5 stars • Adam Riches – Bring Me the Head Of Adam Riches. 5 stars • Josie Long – The Future Is Another Place. 4 stars • Sam Simmons –(…)
A show that tries too hard to impress, but is still compelling and written from the heart Word of warning, I’m gonna sound a bit like a dad in this review. Alfie Brown does it to me; he brings out my paternal side. He’s a fascinating prospect, adopting the bulletproof arrogance of Stewart Lee, but(…)
Like eating only meringue for a day You’d normally see indie rake Tom Bell in Edinburgh with his more conservative sketch partner Ed Weeks. This year he strikes out alone in a hit-and-miss but entertaining show.
Long is worried that her burgeoning politicisation is making her a worse stand-up. Not so Enraged by the Tory-led coalition government, Josie Long is worried that her burgeoning politicisation is making her a worse stand-up. Not so. Despite the professional self-doubt and the concerns that she’s ill-informed, her new proclivity for soapboxing has added compelling(…)
Someone’s fallen out of love with Law’s comedy Tony Law is my Pixies. All my peers seem to love it, but I just can’t get into it. I’m in the minority in the audience as well, most of whom are creased up at his stop-start surreal larking about. It wasn’t always thus. I’ve howled like(…)