Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Fantastique

Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Fantastique

Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Fantastique featured not a single person in character, and was all the better for it. Lucont, the demur Frenchman spearheading the event, was so entrenched in his bizarre persona that it doesn't bear thinking about the confused man who lies beneath... 

The Service

The Service

I went in expecting to hate FacePlant's The Service. Adverts for the show promise 'clowning', 'singing hymns', and 'consecrating the sacred cabbage', which together seemed like the worst way possible to spend a Tuesday night... 

Afterhours Comedy: Amused Moose Comedy

Afterhours Comedy: Amused Moose Comedy

Different top-tier comedians take to the stage each night to deliver five to ten minutes of their material. The night I saw had Paul Sinha, Mark Simmons, the musical duo Flo and Jo, Stephen Bailey and Jack Gleadow perform under Mark Dolan’s skilful compering... 

UCL Graters: Smashing

UCL Graters: Smashing

In UCL Graters’ return to Edinburgh, even the refreshments are violent. The show begins as one cast-member hurls – or at least attempts to hurl – a pineapple at the front row... 

Joanne McNally: Bite Me

Joanne McNally: Bite Me

Joanne McNally’s hour long confessional Bite Me switches between fairly light comedy and truly despairing tragedy as she opens up about her struggles with bulimia. Whilst I loved this show, some might be confused by its surprising tonal u-turn... 

Andy Stedman – Parental Guidance

Andy Stedman – Parental Guidance

Andy Stedman's son Freddy has been gifted a stand-up set in his honour. As well as talking about his boy, Stedman jokes and sings about his relationship with his family, growing up and his experiences as a new father... 

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter If I Want to

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter If I Want to

Isobel Marmion's one woman nervous breakdown, entitled This Is My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To, was a disturbing and joyless foray into a mind no one present wanted to delve into... 

Dante's History of the Banished

Dante's History of the Banished

Dante’s History of the Banished is framed around the conceit that Dante Alighieri, legendary poet who penned the Divine Comedy, is writing a new book about the titular ‘banished’, knowing something about the experience himself... 

Declan Amphlett: Verbal Remedies

Declan Amphlett: Verbal Remedies

Declan Amphlett is going into his fourth year at Cambridge, and has just returned from a year abroad in France. He's only recently broken up with his girlfriend, and is trying to find his way in the world as a semi-awkward, middlingly attractive (according to him) man...