Wedding Band: A Comedy by Charlie Baker

Wedding Band: A Comedy by Charlie Baker

For most people, their wedding is the happiest day of their life. 

New Art Club: Quiet Act of Destruction

New Art Club: Quiet Act of Destruction

New Art Club are certainly as good as their word, and over an hour they they recount an elaborate tale which centres around a fierce rivalry between two small, dull villages in Cam… 

Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen

Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen

Hot Tub is a staple of the New York comedy scene, a quirky variety show hosted by Kurt Braunholer and Kristen Schaal (aka Flight of the Conchord’s deliciously unhinged groupie Me… 

James Acaster: Amongst Other Things

James Acaster: Amongst Other Things

James Acaster claims to be very excitable, but this claim is not borne out by his laid back delivery and mundane choice of topics. 

The Quotidian Revue

The Quotidian Revue

Obsession is the unifying theme in this charming but odd show, which considers the unexplored corners of everyday life. 

The Beta Males: The Train Job

The Beta Males: The Train Job

Following up on last year’s break-through hit ‘The Bunker,’ well turned-out sketch group The Beta Males are back with another energetic escapade. 

The Pajama Men: In the Middle of No One

The Pajama Men: In the Middle of No One

The Pajama Men are impossible to describe, or do justice do, in a review. 

Francesca Martinez: What the **** is Normal?!

Francesca Martinez: What the **** is Normal?!

Francesca Martinez has Cerebral Palsy, but she prefers to describe herself as ‘wobbly’. 

Max and Ivan Are Holmes and Watson
BOBBY WINNER

Max and Ivan Are Holmes and Watson

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. 

Totally Tom

Totally Tom

There’s no shortage of brash young sketch comedians trying to make their mark at the Fringe, but few avoid the pitfalls and cliches of the genre as successfully as Totally Tom. 

The Gentlemen of Leisure Present: The Death of the Novel

The Gentlemen of Leisure Present: The Death of the Novel

With their smart suits and elaborate PowerPoint presentation, the Gentlemen of Leisure have the air of two eager-to-please, newly qualified teachers trying to pep up an A-level Eng… 

Tom Bell Begins

Tom Bell Begins

Tom Bell has long been a hit with Fringe audiences with his delightful Free Fringe offerings, and as the frailer half of double-act Tommy and the Weeks. 

Toby - Lucky

Toby - Lucky

After the success of their Free Fringe show last year, sisters Sarah and Lizzie Daykin - who perform together as Toby - have been picked up by comedy powerhouse The Invisible Dot. 

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD

Thom Tuck Goes Straight to DVD

Have you seen, or even heard of, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea? Thom Tuck has. 

Beta Males' Picnic in 'The Bunker'

Beta Males' Picnic in 'The Bunker'

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and the last remnants of civilization are living out their days in a bleak underground bunker. 

Life of a Lonely Flyerer

Life of a Lonely Flyerer

No matter how annoying you find flyerers on the Royal Mile, even the most exasperated Fringe-goer would probably agree that rounding them up to be slaughtered in death camps is qui… 

Clever Peter: Blood, Sweat & Tears

Clever Peter: Blood, Sweat & Tears

This trio of sketch comedians live up to their name, with a succession of intelligent set-ups and quick-witted punch-lines that keep the audience laughing throughout their high-ene… 

Chalk Giants

Chalk Giants

This lovely and inventive children’s show explores the myths and legends surrounding giants, from the chalk giants carved into the English landscape, to the story of Jack and the … 

Love Bites

Love Bites

This bewilderingly unpleasant piece of new writing aims to explore our relationships with food, and with each other. 

Moment House

Moment House

In this collaboration between American and Hungarian theatre companies, a poignant story unfolds about the turning points and decisive moments that can change a life forever. 

Jollie: Roger!

Jollie: Roger!

Jollie is the multitalented duo John Biddle and Ollie Birch, and they are at pains to emphasise that they are a huge deal on the story and song circuit. 

Aberglas

Aberglas

Aberglas is a charming show for children, following the adventures of two girls searching for some books lost by their great-grandfather. 

Pete Johansson - Pete's On Earth

Pete Johansson - Pete's On Earth

Pete Johansson warns us that his show will be uncomfortable for anyone who is religious, or has a baby. 

Noise Next Door - Chaos Control

Noise Next Door - Chaos Control

The Noise Next Door are five hyperactive, hypermobile performers, whose lively and unpredictable show is a exemplar of high-quality, high-energy improvised comedy. 

Pappy's: All Business

Pappy's: All Business

In these financially straitened times, Pappy’s are no longer a Fun Club – this year they are All Business, and the show takes the form of a corporate pitch to us, the shareholder… 

David O'Doherty: Somewhere Over the David O'Doherty

David O'Doherty: Somewhere Over the David O'Doherty

David O’Doherty has been going from strength to strength since winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2008, and this show is a total delight. 

Jon Richardson: Don't Happy, Be Worry

Jon Richardson: Don't Happy, Be Worry

For a comedian whose routine revolves around his social awkwardness and general anxiety about life, Jon Richardson is remarkably at ease in front of an audience. 

Hans Teeuwen: Smooth and Painful

Hans Teeuwen: Smooth and Painful

It’s difficult to review a performer like Hans Teeuwen, when half the audience are in fits of hysterical laughter, but the other half are looking confused and uneasy – and more t… 

Paul Zerdin - Sponge Fest Revisited

Paul Zerdin - Sponge Fest Revisited

Paul Zerdin is clearly an accomplished ventriloquist. 

Penny Dreadfuls

Penny Dreadfuls

The Penny Dreadfuls are riding high at the moment as one of the Fringe’s most acclaimed sketch troupes, and a revved-up audience whooped and cheered as the trio cartwheeled onto t… 

Nick Mohammed is Mr Swallow

Nick Mohammed is Mr Swallow

‘It’s going to be an interesting show!’ Nick Mohammed trills as we enter the auditorium, holding up the glass of whisky he just sent an audience member to buy for him. 

Improverts

Improverts

Watching improvised comedy can be a tense experience when the performers aren’t up to scratch – you’re too busy cringing at the awkwardness of every unsuccessful joke to relax a… 

John-Luke Roberts Distracts You From A Murder

John-Luke Roberts Distracts You From A Murder

I’m sitting there, innocently enjoying the show, when John-Luke Roberts points at me and declares that no-one really likes having conversations with me, they only do it so they ca… 

And Other Observations

And Other Observations

“How do I describe this place?” is the question at the heart of ‘And Other Observations’. 

Language of Angels

Language of Angels

This assured production of American playwright Naomi Iizuka’s work, written in 2000, is presented by drama students from Pepperdine University in California.