Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Daniel Kitson – Edinburgh Festival review/essay

The top/bottom line is that Daniel Kitson has gone and nailed another outstanding show. I feel almost apologetic in saying that because it’s such a predictable thing to say, but it genuinely is up there with his best.

Horse and Louis – Edinburgh Festival review

An unrefined in both taste and style, but Horse and Louis are just fine how they are, says Sarah Sharp They’re not Flight of the Concords. They’re really not. Even though Louis looks strangely similar to Brett and Horse has glasses. But still, no. They even wrote a song to explain as much. This is(…)

Nish Kumar – Edinburgh Festival review

A sunny, funny hour from Nish Kumar that strongly suggests a bright future There are so many ways to snazz up a comedy show, as the thousands of flyers will attest. You can wear a costume, you can sing a song, you can have a game show, you can make lots of Blue Peter props,(…)

Rick Shapiro – Edinburgh Festival review

It doesn’t take a doctor to tell that Rick Shapiro is still recovering from amnesia and shouldn’t be here this year This is one of the odder Fringe shows I’ve been too in a while. Rick Shapiro, a sharp-shooting outlaw of a stand-up, has been seriously ill. First came a terrible car accident four years(…)

Daniel Simonsen – Edinburgh Festival review

It really shouldn’t work, but it does. Stand-up Daniel Simonsen walks the line between awkward and absurd Daniel Simonson shouldn’t be funny. He really shouldn’t. But somehow, improbably, he really is. Maybe it’s the funny accent (he’s Norwegian). Maybe it’s the even funnier accent when he does impressions of English friends – some kind of(…)

Jen Brister – Edinburgh Festival review

Now and Then By Jen Brister feels closer to ‘comedy as therapy’ than most shows Is there a building annoy more confusing that the Just the Tonic Caves? Such is its labyrinthine layout, I never know where the hell I am, nor could I ever find my way back to the same place if I(…)