Raising a laugh and a lump in the throat all at once is a good trick – possibly the best.
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…
For many, the Edinburgh Fringe is a joyous escape from reality.
“It is not possible to obtain any As or Bs in this paper,” drones the teacher’s pre-recorded voice.
“I’ve done absolutely no flyering for this show,” says Alexis Dubus, “so I have no idea why you’re here.
You can tell a lot about a show from its audience.
This is a decently acted production of Lord of the Flies staged by Beacon Theatre Group, an amateur company of schoolchildren.
Some stand-up shows boil like Vesuvius – scorching hot, wild, unpredictable and slightly terrifying.
First, a warning: This event has been slightly mis-advertised.
Musicals bring me out in a rash.
Simultaneously endearing and unsettling, Jay Foreman is an extremely talented comic songwriter who is becoming progressively better.
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.
This is a loud and silly show.
Yesterday I watched a man in a yellow coat talking about his favourite colour for an hour.
Last night’s Edinborolympics was a beautiful, glorious shambles.
Totally Tom are a slick and ambitious duo.
This is frighteningly honest stuff.
This is the show that started the Free Fringe, hosted by the man who started it.
Come and watch a decent comedian in a spectacular location.
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 has an immediately likeable stage presence, engaging the audience from the outset.
Raph Shirley is not funny.
Adele’s Heart is an immensely powerful new play by renowned Italian playwright Giampiero Rappa that is unafraid to tackle large and difficult issues.
Rachel Anderson needs to find a more balanced middle ground for her material.
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…
It takes a special show to make the journey to the Church Hill Theatre worthwhile.
‘I Am A Moon’ was inventive, memorable, well-acted and hopelessly crippled by technical difficulties.
This show is an odd mix, performed by the American High School Theatre Festival.
Go and watch Camille O’Sullivan.
To the side, a three-piece band play smooth jazz-pop.
Dave McNeill oozes conviction.
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