Edinburgh Fringe 2012

The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek – Edinburgh Festival review

The success of The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek is both understandable and totally baffling, says Sarah Sharp Hotly tipped as hot comedic stuff and playing to packed out audiences, the 3Gs seem sorted for this Edinburgh Fringe – and perhaps for the foreseeable future. It’s understandable, and yet at the same time totally(…)

The Boy With Tape On His Face – Edinburgh Festival review

A masterful, mysterious, magical hour from The Boy With Tape On His Face If all the tyrants and despots and dictators of the world were made to watch just one Tape Face show, the war-scarred annals of history might look very different. I defy anyone not to come out of this show bouncing with joy.(…)

Phil O’Shea – Edinburgh Festival review

It’s hard enough to crack a smile in Belushi’s let alone laugh out loud. So hats off to Phil O’Shea, an inspired and imaginative young stand-up with a bright future Well this is what the Fringe – in particular the Free Fringe – is here for. Wee gems of shows from comics who are far(…)

Yianni: Numb and Number – Edinburgh Festival review

Yianni’s number-crunching hour adds up to a fun show on the Free Fringe It seems that obsessiveness is the new badge of pride for male comedians: Dave Gorman has a lot to answer for. Yianni’s new show, part of the PBH Free Fringe, is based on his recent diagnosis as being “mildly autistic”. To demonstrate(…)

Elis James – Edinburgh Festival review

Quite possibly the best stand-up show at the Fringe this year comes from Elis James. Cancel stuff to see it Elis James has just nailed the show he’s been threatening to produce for a few years. The Welshman’s fourth solo show, Speaking As A Mother is the sight of a comic going from being very(…)

Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister – Edinburgh Festival review

A good show in need of bums on seats, writes Pete Kelly of Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister’s hour on Scottish independence Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister are a double act so Scottish even their names sound like an ice cube being swished around a shallow glass of single malt. This show, in theory at(…)