Comedy Reviews

4★★★★

Review: Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks at Pleasance Courtyard

Every Fringe there's probably about 300 improv Shakespeare shows ‘with a modern twist’ on the go. With so many shows on offer, it's hard to be original, but I’ll stick my neck out and say that I’m almost cert...
3★★★

Review: Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt at Pleasance Courtyard

Evelyn Mok opens her new show by stating that she loves having uncomfortable conversations and making people feel awkward when confronted by them. This is why her favourite audience is British, because, accor...
4★★★★

Review: Stevie Martin: Vol 1 at the Pleasance Courtyard

This show has a dramatic opening, and an arty opening, and an Olympic opening, and a Victorian opening, and many, many, many other openings. Ultimately, this is a sketch show consisting pretty much entirely o...
4★★★★

Review: I Am Ross Smith at Just the Tonic at the Caves

Recently, Ross Smith found himself at the centre of an incredible story that eventually went viral. A stranger on Facebook sent him a message inviting him to join a group of lads on holiday to Hamburg, German...
3★★★

Review: Jamie MacDonald Blinkered at Assembly Rooms

Glaswegian comic Jamie MacDonald is blind - but he's determined to show his audiences the humour in his disability. Whether it's being attacked for not picking up his dog’s poo or the perils of travelling abr...
3★★★

Review: William Andrews: Willy at Pleasance Courtyard

After nine years of not performing, William Andrews returns to stage with ‘Willy’- the title referring to his confusion of what to call his son’s genitals. The show does not seem to have a theme, with Andrew'...
5★★★★★

Review: Henry Paker: Man Alive at Banshee’s Labyrinth

Henry Paker wears many hats: comedian, cartoonist, graphic designer with a specialty in low-budget hotel chains. This cross-pollination of talents led to the most inventive stand-up introduction I’ve seen so fa...
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