Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Edinburgh Festival review – Fudge Shop

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(…)

Fosters Comedy Awards nominations – reviews round-up

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 –(…)

Edinburgh Festival review – Alfie Brown

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(…)

Edinburgh Festival review – Tom Bell

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.

Edinburgh Festival review – Josie Long

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(…)

Edinburgh Festival review – Tony Law

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(…)