Blues and Burlesque: Happy Hour

Blues and Burlesque: Happy Hour

Blues and Burlesque: Happy Hour is an enjoyable, if not particularly spectacular, way to spend an hour. 

The Church of Zirconium

The Church of Zirconium

The Church of Zirconium is a piece of new writing by Will Farrell and Milo Gough which invites us into the world of a poorly run cult populated by the charmingly gormless, the easi… 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised is a solid hour of good fun. 

The Other Guys: Afternoon Delight

The Other Guys: Afternoon Delight

The Other Guys: Afternoon Delight is an enjoyable and light hearted a capella show. 

Paul Savage Finds Every Joke in the Bible

Paul Savage Finds Every Joke in the Bible

Accompanying Paul Savage on his quest to find every joke in the Bible is an enjoyable way to spend an hour. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

Full disclosure: I came very close to tears during Hardeep is Your Love. 

Camille O’Sullivan: 10

Camille O’Sullivan: 10

You can’t help but wonder how many people fall in love with Camille O’Sullivan during her show each night. 

James Loveridge: Funny Because It's True

James Loveridge: Funny Because It's True

James Loveridge’s Funny Because It’s True is indeed funny and is presumably also true. 

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor - Special Previews

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor - Special Previews

Al Murray’s One Man, One Guvnor is only in its preview stages, but already it is a spectacularly funny set. 

John O’Farrell: 25 Years of Writing Stupid Jokes

John O’Farrell: 25 Years of Writing Stupid Jokes

In John O’Farrell’s 25 Years of Writing Stupid Jokes, he tells the story of his comedy career: first as a writer on the likes of Spitting Image and Have I Got News for You a… 

Paul McCaffrey: Paul Or Nothing

Paul McCaffrey: Paul Or Nothing

“You’ve proved my point: nobody has any respect for me”, McCaffery laments as four latecomers traipse across his stage to their seats, interrupting his flow. 

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World

Paul Chowdry is perhaps one of the most interesting comedians at the Fringe this year. 

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue, Oxford’s all male a capella group, have many things to offer. 

Mark Nelson: Please Think Responsibly

Mark Nelson: Please Think Responsibly

Mark Nelson instantly puts me at ease as he bounds onstage. 

Fred MacAulay: The Frederendum

Fred MacAulay: The Frederendum

At the risk of damning Fred McAuley with faint praise, this is an extremely competent set. 

NewsRevue 2014

NewsRevue 2014

NewsRevue 2014 is impressive, very impressive. 

The St Andrews Revue Present: Prom

The St Andrews Revue Present: Prom

The St Andrews Revue’s offering to this year’s Fringeis everything student comedy should be. 

Pathos: Can You Kill for Love?

Pathos: Can You Kill for Love?

Once Pathos: Can You Kill for Love? hits its stride, it is an enjoyable and moving performance. 

Chris Kent: Corked

Chris Kent: Corked

Corked is a nostalgic and affectionate romp through Chris Kent’s childhood and formative years. 

The Durham Revue: Shenanigans

The Durham Revue: Shenanigans

On the day that I saw it, The Durham Revue was a victim of its own small audience. 

Quiz in My Pants

Quiz in My Pants

For any unassuming festival goer in search of a laugh, there are a whole host of shows willing to part him from ten scottish pounds and provide no such thing. 

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Durham University Light Opera Group’s production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is a masterfully polished piece of theatre. 

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide 2.0

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide 2.0

Oliver Meech’s offering to this year’s Fringe is intriguingly listed under “Cabaret (Magic, Science)”. 

Semi-Toned: Toned Up!
BOBBY WINNER

Semi-Toned: Toned Up!

If you like a capella, see this show. 

Mark Dolan Changes the World

Mark Dolan Changes the World

The show opens with Dolan asking whether anybody in the audience is married. 

The Axis of Awesome: Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas

The Axis of Awesome: Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas

The title of this show is not nearly the best thing about it, but it alone should be enough to send you scurrying straight to the box office. 

Candide: The Optimist

Candide: The Optimist

This is a one man production of Voltaire’s Candide, a satire about a young man who believes firmly that this is the “best of all possible worlds”, despite the increasingly ho… 

Live Forever

Live Forever

It is 1997, and Princess Diana has just died, leaving the country in a state of hysteria. 

Christian O'Connell: Breaking Dad

Christian O'Connell: Breaking Dad

Here’s the thing: if you are going to base a stand up show around ways in which you and your father are different, it had better be something pretty special to avoid falling into… 

Nish Kumar: Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity

Nish Kumar: Ruminations on the Nature of Subjectivity

In an ideal world, I would use the word “meta” to describe this show.