Present and Correct: Now Recruiting - Free

Present and Correct: Now Recruiting - Free

This young and energetic company have tried to create a sketch show with a storyline. When done well (and I have seen quite a few done so this Fringe) these narratives add a depth to the piece that makes the entire performance run more smoothly, enhancing each sketch... 

Isla Dogs: Down the Dogs

Isla Dogs: Down the Dogs

What do you say about a show where the second guest comedian blatantly ignores the host and then walks out of the show after his set?.Isla Dogs seems to be a drag act without any rhyme or reason for being a drag act... 

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous - Free

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous - Free

Sometimes the proof of a great show comes from hints that your body gives you: your face hurts because you’ve been grinning so much, a consistent silent laughter that you are desperately trying to control erupts, and you might even contract a bout of hiccoughs... 

Paperclips

Paperclips

Warning: This show contains blatant sexual references and some silly racial stereotypes.When the audience entered there was an abundance of energy despite it being a free afternoon show, but as time went on it was clear some people were becoming offended rather than laughing... 

Neel Kolhatkar in GENeration comedY

Neel Kolhatkar in GENeration comedY

Neel Kolhatker is a young Australian comic whose material, implicit in the name, is based on his observations about issues affecting his generation. His delivery relied on talking to the audience in an attempt to develop some to and fro and generate a more conversational approach... 

IT Rock‘n’Roll: Business Trip to the Future

IT Rock‘n’Roll: Business Trip to the Future

I will hereby abstain from ‘reviewer talk’, probably sacrifice my hopes of a career in journalism, and speak frankly: Go and see this f**king show. If Flight of the Conchords met Moss from the IT Crowd, and they had two illegitimate love children that they then left them in a room unsupervised – this would be the result... 

Come Heckle Christ

Come Heckle Christ

A festival goers guide to this show: Have a few drinks; prepare some funny questions - keep it light and fluffy; attend the show; ask Jesus a question. Simple.Don’t ask questions about: Gaza, Israel, human suffering, cancer, etc... 

Avent & Monie: Back to Front

Avent & Monie: Back to Front

This is a sketch comedy show, suitable for all those that enjoy great jokes and a storyline to go with it. Graham Avent and Jon Monie have been together since 1989 and although Avent nearly stopped comedy completely to take on a full time marketing job, the pair ended up returning to Edinburgh in 2013 and are back with Back to Front in 2014... 

Improvabunga: Scared Scriptless

Improvabunga: Scared Scriptless

Improvised comedy: the ultimate Marmite genre. A good one leaves you in stitches and amazed at the inventiveness of the troops and a bad one makes you cringe so much that you dig holes in your shoes... 

This Show Has Nothing To Do With Penguins

This Show Has Nothing To Do With Penguins

It really hasn’t.The title does its job, giving the viewer an instant impression of the kind of show it is going to be; surreal, energetic and maybe just a little naïve.“Vick and Rick’s” (comedian Rick Wood and actress Victoria Cansfield) sketch comedy grabs the audience’s attention right from the beginning with truckloads of energy, launching headlong into as many sketches as can be crammed into the allotted fifty minutes... 

Nights at the Music Hall

Nights at the Music Hall

I love a bit of late night showbiz. The debauchery, fun and general drunkenness lends itself to an atmosphere that you don’t get in any other kind of show, and this is no different... 

Infection

Infection

Zombie theatre. Yes, you read correctly.Now this is a genre that is not only untapped, but in my opinion, horrifically neglected. Why would one not want to see Dawn of the Dead, Braindead, Evil Dead or even World War Z on stage?Clearly this is something Bath Street Productions feel as well and the result is Infection, a simply staged theatre that attempts to end this indecent trend... 

Half a Cod a Day

Half a Cod a Day

Produced and presented casually with a simple setting, this agitprop community play about fishing laws is one of the first times I’ve heard a coherent argument against EU legislation... 

Ade Foiadelli: Death of a Sales Trainer

Ade Foiadelli: Death of a Sales Trainer

The first time a comedian tries out an hours set it is a hugely nerve wracking experience, exposing weaknesses that can be hidden in a shorter performance.For Ade Foiadelli this was a step into the unknown, and for the first 10 to 15 minutes it felt it... 

The Opinion Makers

The Opinion Makers

This light-hearted Beggar’s Opera-esque musical is definitely one of the most pleasurable shows I have seen in a while. Played by a small cast of experienced and accomplished actors, the lack of pretension and simple ambition to just make a funny, entertaining show, is something that I think makes it inherently successful... 

Dr. Martin and Mr. Ade

Dr. Martin and Mr. Ade

You might think you are thick skinned, but this show will re-evaluate your limits. I feel quite comfortable with borderline offensive comedy if done well. Comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Kevin Bridges are personal favourites, yet I left this show feeling offended and upset...