Reviews

Al Lubel, Mentally Al – Edinburgh Fringe review

Has to be one of the funniest shows of the 2013 Fringe Oh Al Lubel! Where have you been all my life! This has to be one of the funniest shows at the 2013 Fringe. Lubel is a Jewish New Yorker, and don’t you know if by the end of this show. Unimaginable neuroses, spiralling(…)

Lost Voice Guy – Edinburgh Fringe review

Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, isn’t joking when he says he has no voice. What he does have is superb comedy show For once you can say it with certainty: there’s no other show like this at the Fringe. Lee Ridley, a 32-year-old from Newcastle, has cerebral palsy, which affects muscle growth, control and(…)

Alistair Green is Jack Spencer – Edinburgh Fringe review

Green’s foray into character comedy as a reformed sex addict doesn’t convince If ever there was a deserving target of a comedy show, jumped-up celebrities with concocted “addictions” is right up there, but this isn’t the show to really nail the satire. Alistair Green’s creation, Jack Spencer, greets us with a “Hari Krishna” in loose(…)

James Acaster – Edinburgh Fringe review

Last year’s Best Show nominee returns with another show that’s punctuated with pearls of comedy bliss The rise of James Acaster through comedy’s ranks continues apace. Chalk it up, this is now three superb hours of comedy he has conjured up from his sensible beige jumper sleeve. His first, I maintain, was one of the(…)

Rich Hall’s Hoedown – Edinburgh Fringe review

Giddy up and go see comedy veteran Rich Hall in a show that will win over hardened musical comedy sceptics It’s a strange state of affairs when Rich Hall becomes a surprise package, but the comedy veteran appears to have found another gear. What we might be witnessing at the 2013 Fringe is Hall’s creative(…)

Flange Krammer – Edinburgh Fringe review

German skier and ladies’ man starts well then goes downhill quickly How much you’ll like this show depends on how much you like laboured puns, wildly celebrated. Flange Krammer – German skiing sensation and incorrigible ladies’ man – is doing just that every day on the Laughing Horse Free Fringe with some degree of success,(…)