The Sons of Pitches

The Sons of Pitches

The Sons of Pitches took the Fringe by storm last year. Performing in the back room of a pub as part of the PBH Free Fringe programme, their unique blend of comedy and close harmony brought a new lease of life to the a cappella scene... 

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz a Cappella

Returning to the Fringe for a ninth year running, the Gargoyles are a class act. A self-styled smooth Jazz and scat outfit, they float through their 50 minute set with a self-assured understatement that lulls the afternoon audience into a particularly pleasant post-lunch slumber... 

Baby Wants Candy present The Improv All Star Explosion!

Baby Wants Candy present The Improv All Star Explosion!

Even though this isn’t Baby Wants Candy’s headline show at the Fringe, you would still expect much more from such a highly regarded group. Instead, the improvisations were predictable and one-dimensional, culminating in a performance that really fell short in every way... 

No Strings

No Strings

Not another student sketch show?! Bear with me, this one’s above the rest. Instead of attempting to reinvent the art of comedy, this quartet keep it simple by repackaging every inside joke of the 90s-baby generation you’ve ever heard and sending it right back at us... 

Big Brass

Big Brass

For those who run at the mere mention of the phrase ‘musical comedy’, this sketch show is for you. The trio aim themselves at those ‘sick of always seeing the same old student sketch comedy tropes, with their meaningless repetition and turgid self-reference’ before going on to repeat and make reference to themselves in turgid fashion, naturally... 

The Blues Brothers- Live

The Blues Brothers- Live

These Blues Brothers take a cliché and put their own mark on it. This could easily have descended into a monotonous repetition but instead puts a new spark back into some classic tunes...