Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles is billed as ‘An Entertainment on Marriage’ and so it is, specifically marriage grown old and a little bit stale. The evening consists of a series of four short plays, all two-handers, interspersed with four monologues... 

There's Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Oscar Pike

There's Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Oscar Pike

The Fringe cliché about performing to an audience of two men and a dog is every company’s nightmare. Unfortunately it was in these - less than ideal - circumstances that I saw There Is Absolutely Nothing Wrong With Oscar Pike... 

The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band presents Oliver Pissed

The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band presents Oliver Pissed

In the second floor of a pub off Grassmarket, a sweaty singer belts out peculiar variations on show tunes from Oliver! This is Oliver Pissed, as presented by The Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band... 

Mick Miller and Jimmy Cricket

Mick Miller and Jimmy Cricket

The Fringe Festival may be the home of the new and outrageous but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some classic hits as well. The audience was packed with fans for an evening of old school comedy from two stalwarts of the scene... 

Angus: Weaver of Grass

Angus: Weaver of Grass

Angus: Weaver of Grass is an unusual and beautiful production that weaves together music, puppetry, and mask into a visual and aural spectacle. It tells the true tale of Angus MacPhee, a native of South Uist, who enjoyed a happy childhood before enlisting in WWII... 

Phill Jupitus - You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here...

Phill Jupitus - You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here...

Phill Jupitus asked us here to ask him questions. In this hour of comedy he performs characters that informing the audience on topics of their choosing. The set up is odd, to say the least... 

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Jim Cartwright’s 1992 play has a script that dazzles, full of wordplay and witty one-liners. The family story at its heart is somewhat melodramatic, but the unfolding relationships keep you hooked until the end... 

Bane 1, 2 & 3

Bane 1, 2 & 3

The Bane trilogy - a one man tribute to film noir and American gangsters featuring hitman Bruce Bane who ‘always gets his man’ in a series of perilous exploits - is a cult hit and perennial favourite with Fringe goers... 

Milo McCabe: Kenny Moon This Is Your Life

Milo McCabe: Kenny Moon This Is Your Life

The premise of the show is that This Is your Life is doing a special on Kenny Moon, comedian. With the help of a video presentation and a series of special guests Chris Henry presents an hour long special in which people from Moon’s past come in to share their memories of the performer... 

Pat Burtscher's Patopotamoose

Pat Burtscher's Patopotamoose

Pat Burtscher has more charm than sense. He has qualities that make him incredibly likeable, however, so the result is that you become more warmed to him as a person, rather than his set... 

Michael Redmond: Mannequins, Fishmongers, Guacamole and Me ... and Other Things

Michael Redmond: Mannequins, Fishmongers, Guacamole and Me ... and Other Things

Michael Redmond seems like a perfectly happy chap. ‘I’m fine,’ he tells us amiably enough, ‘No particular problems,’ and he hopes that things are fine for us too.This neighbourly enquiry sets the tone for the hour: laid back, easygoing comedy and time pleasantly spent... 

Nice People Have Ruined My Life

Nice People Have Ruined My Life

There are some shows where you have to wonder ‘what is this person doing here, and more importantly why?’ Simon Lilley and Asli Akby have entered this show in the Fringe, paying the entry fee and printing flyers and stumping up for the associated costs – and for what reason? I really couldn’t tell you... 

Mick Foley: Prisoner of Raw

Mick Foley: Prisoner of Raw

Mick Foley has a hardcore fan base. Known to wrestling fans the world over as The Hardcore Legend, Dude Love, Mankind or Cactus Jack, Mick has done time - 27 years in the world of wrestling - breaking bones and losing teeth in the name of sports entertainment... 

The Boy and the Bunnet

The Boy and the Bunnet

Scotland’s version of Peter and the Wolf is an enchanting tale with a lot of heart. The show is based on an original Scots storybook by James Robertson, set to a score by James Ross, and played on traditional instruments... 

The Jocks and Geordies

The Jocks and Geordies

The Jocks and Geordies is a show that has found an audience. The ladies in the front row had been coming for years, a mark that someone is doing something right. Compere Dan Willis began with a few gags about his fiancé and the stresses he’s going through performing six hours each day in the Fringe, which played well with a crowd who’d put in nearly as many hours drinking as he has joking... 

Lewis Schaffer: No YOU Shut Up! - Free

Lewis Schaffer: No YOU Shut Up! - Free

Lewis Schaffer’s schtick is that he is an ex New York Jew making his way in this strange foreign land and hating every minute of it. His loathing is as boundless as the ocean and encompasses women, black people, Jews, Scots, English - if it can be described as a demographic then it is ripe for the picking on from this vitriolic shambolic comic... 

Hyde and Lyons

Hyde and Lyons

In a venue with no natural light, these two shine. Patch and Elf, or Hyde and Lyons, have a two-person show, with half an hour each of stand-up.Patch went to drama school and outlines how this was a poor career choice, his set consisting of stories drawn from the experience... 

Derek Ryan: Time Lord - Free

Derek Ryan: Time Lord - Free

They say the art of comedy is timing; it is therefore ironic that in a show about time we aren’t given enough of it to enjoy the jokes.Derek Ryan: Timelord rockets through every aspect of Time in our lives... 

Not Treasure Island

Not Treasure Island

This show is really fun: three performers in some barebones theatre - ultimate Fringe style, nothing but a black box - telling a comic version of Treasure Island. No set, no props, no problems as they use vocal sound effects, outrageous physical characterisation and ridiculous voices to produce a performance that is energetic, entertaining, and doesn’t take itself too seriously... 

Super Crazy Fun Fun (Christmas Specials) - Free

Super Crazy Fun Fun (Christmas Specials) - Free

This show is comedy flying by the seat of its pants: not exactly improvised, but certainly thrown together. In the double-decker bus in the Free Sisters’ courtyard the crowd are all happy to take a punt on oddball comedy costing nothing but an hour of their time...