Cariad & Paul: A Two-Player Adventure

Cariad & Paul: A Two-Player Adventure

‘Wow’ doesn’t even begin to describe the talents of these two comedians. Cariad Lloyd and Paul Foxcroft are arguably two of Britain’s best improvisers and this year the pair bring their fully improvised one-hour show to the Fringe... 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his impro chums return to Edinburgh for their tenth festival run, delivering many more hours of top quality improv. The five performers might be ten years older in age, but my oh my they’ve still got it, with their quick wits and punny one-liners... 

Romesh Ranganathan - Rom Com

Romesh Ranganathan - Rom Com

It was surprising to see that Romesh Ranganathan’s debut fringe show, Rom Com, was not listed as one of Time Out’s top ten newcomers. His solo stand-up show is bloody brilliant! This vegan misanthropist will remind you of your grumpy grandad, as he moans about hating idle chit-chat with strangers as well as with family friends... 

Here She Be

Here She Be

Here she be: Nat Luurtsema, one third of the critically acclaimed sketch trio ‘Jigsaw’, back in Edinburgh with her first solo stand-up show in three years. Luurtsema has had quite the time of it in recent years, joking that after her break-up with sketch partner Tom Craine her life went from good, to bad, to worse... 

Doctor Brown: Bexperiments

Doctor Brown: Bexperiments

The critically acclaimed Doctor Brown took to the stage to perform eight back-to-back shows with each performance building upon the highlights of the previous, with the final show of the day featured the tried and tested material of the previous seven... 

Tom Rosenthal -?????????

Tom Rosenthal -?????????

Tom Rosenthal’s talent as a stand-up comedian is undeniable. His self-deprecating humour, mocking his substantial nose and quirky voice, make him an instant hit with the crowd. Since his nomination for Best Breakthrough Act at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Rosenthal’s career has skyrocketed, gaining him lead roles in sitcoms such as ‘Friday Night Dinner’ and ‘Plebs’... 

Stella Graham - A Pint of Stella

Stella Graham - A Pint of Stella

Well-travelled tomboy Stella Graham returns to the free fringe with an hours worth of stand-up about her fear mongering mother and jet setter lifestyle. Though labelled as comedy, A Pint Of Stella lacks any definition of the word as all Graham achieved was a set of bad dad jokes with predictable punchlines... 

This Is Soap: The Improvised Soap Opera

This Is Soap: The Improvised Soap Opera

Year after year, a plethora of improv acts arrive in Edinburgh for the fringe. In order to stand out from the crowd, several companies attach their show to a certain theme. This year, there are improvised murder mysteries, musicals and even an improvised Shakespeare... 

Baby Wants Candy Workshops

Baby Wants Candy Workshops

This morning I woke up feeling slightly queasy and it wasn’t because of the daily fringe festival hangover. I’d been scheduled to review a musical theatre improv workshop. Childhood memories of hitting a bum note in school assembly and dramatically running off stage came flooding back to me... 

Kai Humphries - Shameless

Kai Humphries - Shameless

Debatably ginger Geordie comedian Kai Humphries is shameless. There’s nothing he won’t say or do. He once ate a tuft of grass for a dare and has almost been killed by a bull. The Spanish say that there is always one English idiot that dies at the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and this year it was almost Humphries... 

The  Tim Vine Chat Show

The Tim Vine Chat Show

Tim Vine returns to the Fringe this year with an hour’s worth of puns, silly songs and audience participation. At the beginning of the show, the audience are asked to write down their name, occupation and an interesting story... 

Birthday Girls: 2053

Birthday Girls: 2053

Meet the birthday girls Rose Johnson, Camille Ucan and Beattie Edmondson. These three faces may seem familiar, as they were once part of all-female sketch troupe Lady Garden. However, now they have rebranded and are back at the Fringe to present their debut act ‘Birthday Girls’ with a sketch show directed by Pappy’s Tom Parry... 

Joe Lycett - If Joe Lycett Then You Should've Put a Ring On It

Joe Lycett - If Joe Lycett Then You Should've Put a Ring On It

2012 Foster’s Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Joe Lycett is back in Edinburgh with his latest stand-up show If You Lycett Then You Should’ve Put A Ring On It. If you find the title amusing then you’ll love this show, as Lycett wittingly proves just how many puns can be squeezed out of his surname... 

Twins

Twins

Annie McGrath and Jack Barry are twins. They might not look it, as they have completely different parents, but they are. If you’re really lucky, they might just show you their special twin sense... 

Alfie Brown: The Revolting Youth

Alfie Brown: The Revolting Youth

Alfie Brown is one of the most thought provoking and captivating stand-up comedians of our generation. Alfie is like marmite. You either love him or hate him and one of Edinburgh’s most acclaimed critics isn’t a fan, previously describing Alfie as ‘egotistical’ and ‘irritating’... 

The Oxford Imps

The Oxford Imps

With quite a weighty reputation you would expect great things from the Oxford Imps, so naturally I was excited as they leaped on stage to deliver a decent and energetic introduction... 

Aisling Bea: C'est La Bea

Aisling Bea: C'est La Bea

There is a buzz amongst comedy lovers at the Fringe this year and it is all because of newcomer Aisling Bea. Aisling is the first woman in twenty years to win the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award- previous champions of this stand-up showcase include Dylan Moran, David O’Doherty and Peter Kay...