5 stars – Al Lubel (pictured), Bridget Christie, Henry Paker 4.5 stars – Aisling Bea, The Pin 4 stars – John Kearns, Lost Voice Guy, James Acaster, Rich Hall’s Hoedown, Bobby Mair, Carl Donnelly, Claudia O’Doherty, Alex Horne, Sara Pascoe, Ivo Graham, Katie Mulgrew, Carey Marx, Liam Williams 3.5 stars – My Son Is Not(…)
Strong. Crop. This year. If you’re in the market for future stars of comedy, check out these newbies (of varying degrees of new-ness). Aisling Bea – 6.30pm, Gilded Balloon Charismatic Irish stand-up who knows her way around an anecdote and hip-hop dance. Think they call it star quality. Read Aisling’s LiF Spotlight. • Pat Cahill(…)
In chronological order, for your convenience … (part II to come later today) Read the top 40 Edinburgh tips, part II • Marcel Lucont (above) – various times/locations Charter a comedian! A really, really good one! Once a day withering Frenchman Lucont performs a show to the highest bidder (plus friends) at the time and(…)
Featuring Michael Che, Pajama Men, Carey Marx, Felicity Ward, Bo Burnham … Read the top 40 Fringe tips part I • Reginald D Hunter (above) – 8pm, PC The increasingly bold and uncompromising Hunter has incorporated Edinburgh into the UK tour of his prickly new show.
In which it is verily PROVEN that free ≠ shite. 1.15pm – Alistair Green, at the Upstairs Bar A right dark bugger. Funny, though. Green is an up-n-coming comic who also has a 9pm show at Just the Tonic in which he spoofs celebrities with sex addiction. 1.30pm – Austentatious, at the Counting House There’s(…)
Well, you can’t keep them all out all of the time. Here are 20 of the better “international” acts coming over ‘ere, taking our audiences … Graham Clark (7pm, Assembly Roxy) Here’s a comic that really revs Edinburgh is Funny’s engines. Clark is a striking figure and a smart, thoughtful stand-up. Comes with a heavy(…)