The Lunchtime Club 2011

The Lunchtime Club 2011

In the beguiling little bunker that is the Tron, the Lunchtime Club, class of 2011, are predictably well attended. 

Jen Brister is British(ish)

Jen Brister is British(ish)

I must admit that I’ve never attended a stand-up gig where the audience is implored by the comic to perform the national anthem before commencing. 

Arthur Smith's Pissed-Up Chat Show

Arthur Smith's Pissed-Up Chat Show

While Arthur Smith protests that he’s no longer on the sauce, the format and sheer unpredictability of this concept seem like they were conceived on some booze-addled bender. 

Jason John Whitehead: Letters from Mindy

Jason John Whitehead: Letters from Mindy

Having enjoyed a couple of drinks before Jason John Whitehead’s show, I became acutely aware within five minutes that I was desperate for a pee. 

Paul McCaffrey: Saying Something Stupid

Paul McCaffrey: Saying Something Stupid

Paul McCaffrey can very much be categorised as an observational comedian. 

Christmas For Two: Friends With You

Christmas For Two: Friends With You

Just Up The Stairs at The Caves is packed to the rafters for this mid-afternoon hour of sketch comedy. 

NewsRevue

NewsRevue

Veritable veterans of the Fringe, NewsRevue return with their unique whirlwind tour of the last year’s current affairs. 

Mythbunking

Mythbunking

There is a clear, and very much appreciated Python influence at the start of this show as two hooded monks glide onto the stage humming in a mysterious medieval tone. 

Dana Alexander: New Arrival

Dana Alexander: New Arrival

Dana Alexander arrives on this side of the Atlantic with a significant reputation, but the venue chosen for Alexander can only be described as ambitiously large for a comic at her … 

Andrew O'Neill: Alternative

Andrew O'Neill: Alternative

When Andrew O’Neill starts his show with a ditty advising how to cook baby meat, swiftly followed by challenging an elderly woman in the front row to ‘a fight in the rain’, i… 

Zoe Lyons - Clownbusting

Zoe Lyons - Clownbusting

In the rickety, bomb shelteresque ‘Beside’ venue, located deep in the bowels of the Pleasance Courtyard, Zoe Lyons is in typical, yarn-spinning mood. 

Puppetry of the Penis: 3D

Puppetry of the Penis: 3D

Many people spend an inordinate amount of their lives fiddling with their penises. 

Gadd, Kirk and Winning: Well, This is Awkward...

Gadd, Kirk and Winning: Well, This is Awkward...

Considering that all the members of this Glaswegian trio are award-winning (and by this I mean prestigious awards like ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and Chortle, rather than Be… 

Matt Kirshen: Wide-eyed

Matt Kirshen: Wide-eyed

If you’d never seen Matt Kirshen before, as he begins his set you’d be forgiven for thinking you were merely watching an overly enthusiastic sound technician, such is his affab… 

Please Hold, You're Being Transferred to a UK Based Asian Representative

Please Hold, You're Being Transferred to a UK Based Asian Representative

While call centres are certainly no stranger to the routines of stand-ups, it is a rarity to find someone from the other side of the fence. 

Catriona Knox: Packed Lunch

Catriona Knox: Packed Lunch

Upon entering the Wee Coo venue tucked away to the side of the Udderbelly behemoth, Catriona Knox has transmogrified into the imposing Greek waitress that typifies many a holiday t… 

Matthew Highton's Shadowed Vagary

Matthew Highton's Shadowed Vagary

Matthew Highton had absolutely no right to make this an enjoyable show.