Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Peacock and Gamble – Edinburgh Fringe review

Their show is a fun one, but Peacock and Gamble draw attention to their major weakness This was my first live experience of Peacock and Gamble. They clearly have a loyal following of fans who’ve grown to love the pair’s shambolic and fairly old-fashioned double-act dynamic. Even for the uninitiated like myself the video that(…)

Baconface – Edinburgh Fringe review

Stewart Lee’s alter-ego Baconface is a fascinating new chapter in his career … The first thing to say about Baconface is that it is Stewart Lee. He doesn’t try to hide this fact particularly onstage, but there seems to be quite a few Lee fans who don’t that Baconface is the latest chapter in his(…)

Terry Clement – Edinburgh Fringe review

It’s not Terry Clement’s night, but psychedelic Canadian doesn’t seem to mind one bit I think most Terry Clement gigs are strange affairs, even when there’s only eight people in the audience and two of them hardly speak any English. He seems to be the sort of comic who is a true outsider, in the(…)

Carey Marx – Edinburgh Fringe review

Carey Marx survived a heart attack and now he has a show about it. This is excellent news for all concerned A comedy show and a health warning all in one – yay! The comedy show being about Carey Marx having a heart attack last year, the health warning being, if you are having a heart attack, do(…)

Howard Read – Edinburgh Fringe review

A tough slog for both audience and comedian We probably didn’t need to be told but, at the beginning of Hide and Speak, Howard Read warns us that “this show is a bit odd”. It certainly is. Read, a youthful looking 38-year-old animator, who writes and performs for CBBC, as well as doing jokes for(…)

Tom Rosenthal – Edinburgh Fringe review

Bright lad, could do better, says Pete Kelly It’s almost impossible to dislike Tom Rosenthal. He seems cut from a similar cloth as Jon Richardson – both nice, clean-cut young men who are too obsessional, pedantic and easily irritated to really enjoy their youth. And, also, far too polite to really do anything about that.(…)