Will Durst: BoomeRaging From LSD to OMG

Will Durst: BoomeRaging From LSD to OMG

According to the press release, this year’s show is Will Durst’s “highly anticipated return to the Fringe after over a decade.” The public didn’t get the message and on the evening I saw Durst’s show, eleven out of a possible one hundred and fifty people showed up... 

WOMANz: Jou're Welcome

WOMANz: Jou're Welcome

Everyone has that one persistently irritating friend. The sort of person who just won’t stop talking and who spews rubbish with such confidence that you just want to smack them. You’re not impressed, and this definitely isn’t funny... 

Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net

The best in improvised stand-up, Set List presents a daily changing selection of Fringe favourites performing a never before seen set without a moment’s preparation. With topics ranging from Parliamentary Narcotics Friday to Meditation Velcro, Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net is the ultimate test for the top comedic talents... 

Susie McCabe: The Drugs Don’t Work

Susie McCabe: The Drugs Don’t Work

Like a pissed nutter at a bar chatting you up, Susie McCabe could rant for Scotland. With an honest set about real people, McCabe has a wonderful bitch about dieting, depression and drugs... 

Fifty Shades of Fizzog

Fifty Shades of Fizzog

Who doesn’t want to see grannies street dance?In an unexpected turn of events, this year’s breakthrough sketch show is not just another bunch of students. This year it is the turn of the Fizzog’s and they’ve broken through fantastically... 

Cabaret at Le Monde

Cabaret at Le Monde

Despite the exceptional charm of host Bruce Devlin, the acts for Cabaret at Le Monde tonight lack conviction; performers having seemingly little motive other than to plug their own shows... 

Blues and Burlesque: Happy Hour

Blues and Burlesque: Happy Hour

Created by the wonderful Pete Saunders and his lovely ladies Miss Vicious Delicious and the delightful Scarlet Belle, Blues and Burlesque: Happy Hour offers an enchanting evening of Cabaret at the exclusive Caledonian Hotel... 

The Sound of Musicals

The Sound of Musicals

In their Fringe debut, Music Box Theatre present an intimate and impressive production of The Sound of Musicals, a compilation show featuring a smattering of musical theatre favourites... 

Sameena Zehra: Homicidal Pacifist

Sameena Zehra: Homicidal Pacifist

Who hasn’t thought about culling parts of the human race? I have and I’m practically an angel! Surely even the greatest pacifist can’t resist, with the forces of UKIP at large... 

Puddles Pity Party

Puddles Pity Party

Half clown, half rock opera, one-man show Puddles Pity Party is the Fringe debut of viral video star Puddles the Clown. At a staggering 6’8 tall with his snowy white clown costume, Puddles is both impressively imposing and equally understated... 

Alastair Clark: Getting Better

Alastair Clark: Getting Better

Alastair Clark is not getting better. Although likeable and occasionally insightful, this young comedian’s set is too depressing to really cut it as stand-up comedy. With a set on Franz Kafka, Goosebumps books and his own mental health, Clark makes a real effort to relate to the audience and at time it pays off... 

Free Footlights

Free Footlights

After a poor showing at last year’s Fringe, the Free Footlights return this year on top form. In their lesser known stand-up show, the Cambridge Footlights showcase some of the best up and coming young comedians from the renowned sketch comedy group... 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

In its second year at the Fringe, The Improv Musical is a fun, heart-warming comedy by Music Theatre Warwick, despite failing to live up to its improvised appearance. Built on the same model as its critically acclaimed counterpart Lights! Camera! Improvise!, audience suggestions are used to devise an hour of musical theatre: the setting, 1960s New York, the characters, Nigel Farage and Madonna, the title, A Bite from the Big Apple... 

Michael Che: Six Stars

Michael Che: Six Stars

One of the fastest rising young comedians from across the pond, Michael Che is back in Edinburgh for a third year running with his new show Six Stars. A great mix of ad-lib and scripted material, Che has a natural stage presence and a good feel for the fringe audience...