A Lizard Goes a Long Way

A Lizard Goes a Long Way

Raising a laugh and a lump in the throat all at once is a good trick – possibly the best. 

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Marcel Lucont is one of the great comic characters of the new millenium; a soft-spoken Gallic egotist with bare feet beneath his blue suit, and a large glass of pinot noir permanen… 

Til Debt Us Do Part

Til Debt Us Do Part

For many, the Edinburgh Fringe is a joyous escape from reality. 

The C/D Borderline

The C/D Borderline

“It is not possible to obtain any As or Bs in this paper,” drones the teacher’s pre-recorded voice. 

Alexis Dubus Verses The World

Alexis Dubus Verses The World

“I’ve done absolutely no flyering for this show,” says Alexis Dubus, “so I have no idea why you’re here. 

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

This is a decently acted production of Lord of the Flies staged by Beacon Theatre Group, an amateur company of schoolchildren. 

10 Films With My Dad

10 Films With My Dad

Some stand-up shows boil like Vesuvius – scorching hot, wild, unpredictable and slightly terrifying. 

Luath Book Banter at Henderson's

Luath Book Banter at Henderson's

First, a warning: This event has been slightly mis-advertised. 

Crab House - A Bloody Cabaret

Crab House - A Bloody Cabaret

Musicals bring me out in a rash. 

Jay Foreman's Mixtape

Jay Foreman's Mixtape

Simultaneously endearing and unsettling, Jay Foreman is an extremely talented comic songwriter who is becoming progressively better. 

All in the Timing

All in the Timing

If one ignores the grating scene-change muzak, this was a rather good production – four short comic plays from David Ives’ All In The Timing, plus another from Mere Mortals. 

Marek Larwood - Typecast

Marek Larwood - Typecast

This is a loud and silly show. 

Rob Auton: The Yellow Show

Rob Auton: The Yellow Show

Yesterday I watched a man in a yellow coat talking about his favourite colour for an hour. 

Mark Watson's Edinborolympics

Mark Watson's Edinborolympics

Last night’s Edinborolympics was a beautiful, glorious shambles. 

Totally Tom

Totally Tom

Totally Tom are a slick and ambitious duo. 

Peter Buckley Hill and Some Comedians XVI

Peter Buckley Hill and Some Comedians XVI

This is the show that started the Free Fringe, hosted by the man who started it. 

This Arthur's Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

This Arthur's Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

Come and watch a decent comedian in a spectacular location. 

Lisa Scott Sings Blues and Jazz

Lisa Scott Sings Blues and Jazz

Lisa Scott was introduced by her venue manager as having ‘been here for many, many a Fringe’, and Scott is indeed showing her age as a performer. 

Josh Widdicombe: The Further Adventures of...

Josh Widdicombe: The Further Adventures of...

Josh Widdicombe has an immediately likeable stage presence, engaging the audience from the outset. 

Computer Programmer Extraordinaire

Computer Programmer Extraordinaire

Raph Shirley is not funny. 

Adele's Heart

Adele's Heart

Adele’s Heart is an immensely powerful new play by renowned Italian playwright Giampiero Rappa that is unafraid to tackle large and difficult issues. 

Birth Order

Birth Order

Rachel Anderson needs to find a more balanced middle ground for her material. 

Davey Connor, Lucy Beaumont and Ed Patrick - The Big Comedy Showcase Show

Davey Connor, Lucy Beaumont and Ed Patrick - The Big Comedy Showcase Show

When your lineup is three unheard-of comedians, and your venue is the Gilded Balloon’s tiny “Wee Room”, calling your show ‘The Big Comedy Showcase’ is actually a pretty s… 

Dearly Departed

Dearly Departed

It takes a special show to make the journey to the Church Hill Theatre worthwhile. 

I Am a Moon

I Am a Moon

‘I Am A Moon’ was inventive, memorable, well-acted and hopelessly crippled by technical difficulties. 

Hamlet and Other Theatrical Nightmares

Hamlet and Other Theatrical Nightmares

This show is an odd mix, performed by the American High School Theatre Festival. 

Camille O’Sullivan: Changeling

Camille O’Sullivan: Changeling

Go and watch Camille O’Sullivan. 

An Eggcellent Adventure

An Eggcellent Adventure

To the side, a three-piece band play smooth jazz-pop. 

Dave McNeill: Canoe Ride 3000

Dave McNeill: Canoe Ride 3000

Dave McNeill oozes conviction.