Sarah Callaghan: 24

Sarah Callaghan: 24

I like Sarah Callaghan. 

The Piff the Magic Dragon Show

The Piff the Magic Dragon Show

Piff the Magic Dragon is the character creation of comic magician, John van der Put. 

Radio Active

Radio Active

Radio Active is an 80s Radio 4 satirical sketch show, born from the Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour

In 2004 Lawrence won a BBC New Comedy Award. 

Dapper Laughs: The Res-Erection Tour

Dapper Laughs: The Res-Erection Tour

Not all live comedy is presented in this way. 

Patrick Kielty: Help

Patrick Kielty: Help

Television personality, Patrick Kielty, attempts to revive his stand up career in what is billed as a fresh hour of comedy. 

Tony Law: Frillemorphesis

Tony Law: Frillemorphesis

It’s a mark of Tony Law’s success as a surrealist that when he buggers up the start of the show, one wonders if it’s supposed to happen. 

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas / Free

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas / Free

I wouldn’t normally mention a show’s venue in a comedy review, but David Mills is performing in a gorgeous space in the Voodoo Rooms. 

Sarah Callaghan: Elephant

Sarah Callaghan: Elephant

Twenty-three-year-old Sarah Callaghan lives at home with her mum – and for this hour we are transported to her three-by-five-metre bedroom in her home in working-class London. 

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson: The Rise of Mighty Voice

Jess Robinson is a first class mimic. 

Paul Sinha: Postcards From the Z List

Paul Sinha: Postcards From the Z List

British Asian, Paul Sinha, makes a very welcome return to the Stand Comedy Club during the Fringe after a four-year absence. 

Paul Foot

Paul Foot

Surrealist comedian Paul Foot is an Edinburgh Fringe institution. 

Anil Desai – Impressions of a Hindude

Anil Desai – Impressions of a Hindude

In all likelihood, you’ll have already noticed the five star rating attached to this review. 

Luke McQueen: Double Act
BOBBY WINNER

Luke McQueen: Double Act

It’s the top of the show and on an otherwise empty stage, in front of a capacity crowd, a phone is ringing. 

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £5

Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous, £5

Lewis Schaffer states that although he normally occupies rooms on one of the free fringes during August, for his 2015 run he’s charging folk a fiver. 

Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony!

Adrienne Truscott's A One-Trick Pony!

One Trick Pony is the follow up to the critically acclaimed mouthful of a fringe show, Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little… 

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

Acclaimed double act LetLuce (Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler) offer an entertaining hour of very silly, loosely connected sketches on a nautical theme. 

Ria Lina: Taboo Raider

Ria Lina: Taboo Raider

Ria Lina presents a comic show on political correctness that purports to raid society’s taboos. 

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major

Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major

Paul Foot’s offstage microphone isn’t working, so the pre-show announcement of Paul Foot - Hovercraft Symphony in Gammon # Major is apparently ruined. 

Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word

Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word

In Mitch Benn: Don’t Believe a Word, the musical satirist attempts to explain why we should all put our faith in science over religion and superstition. 

Tony Law: Enter the Tonezone

Tony Law: Enter the Tonezone

I was unprepared for the black skin-tight onesie that arch-surrealist Tony Law was wearing as he bounded onto the stage. 

Jim Davidson: No Further Action

Jim Davidson: No Further Action

Everybody, it seems, has a view on comedian Jim Davidson. 

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard

Simon Munnery Sings Soren Kierkegaard

“Heard of Simon Munnery?” asks the blurb in the Fringe programme. 

Josie Long: Cara Josephine

Josie Long: Cara Josephine

I admit to having felt a tad disappointed when I heard that Josie Long wasn’t doing her political stuff this year. 

Cuckooed

Cuckooed

Mark Thomas is a comedian and activist best known for political shows that seek to both satirise the status quo and, importantly, share ideas on how to challenge it. 

Robert Newman's New Theory of Evolution

Robert Newman's New Theory of Evolution

As a comedian, Robert Newman seems somewhat unqualified to espouse a new theory of evolution, especially a theory that is rejected by most scientists. 

Barry Cryer and Colin Sell: Twittering On

Barry Cryer and Colin Sell: Twittering On

Fans of Barry Cryer – and there are legions of them – will adore this rambling stream-of-consciousness comedy show about nothing in particular. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina cut his teeth on the alternative comedy circuit with original material, so I was surprised to discover him performing a show called Old Jewish Jokes for the third y…