Comedy Reviews

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Review: Damian Clark: Extra Show at Gilded Balloon Teviot

Damian Clark makes his anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Extra Show, so titled in honour of Clark's last festival, when he had to add shows to his sell out run. This is not a modest tit...
5★★★★★

Review: Tamar Broadbent: Best Life at Underbelly Cowgate

Tamar Broadbent’s Best Life is a sweet and sour snapshot of modern millennial life in which the brunches are plentiful and owning a property a mere pipedream. Using an innovative mix of traditional stand-up a...
5★★★★★

Review: Nina Conti is Monkey at Underbelly Bristo Square

Nina Conti delivers an hour of Fringe perfection that defies the 5 star system and quite simply demands at least double the amount. Ventriloquism has never screamed 21st century entertainment, especially in a ...
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4★★★★

Review: Chris Betts vs The Audience at Bob’s Blundabus

Chris Betts vs The Audience takes place on the top deck of a double decker bus. Perhaps you are thinking that this is a strange and slightly cramped place to host a show. This would be the correct assumption,...
3★★★

Review: Bethany Black: Unwinnable at The Stand

Unwinnable is a comfortable hour of comedy from Bethany Black, taking the audience through key points of her life, from her ADHD and autism, to her life as a trans woman and her relationship with her current pa...
5★★★★★

Review: Tim Key: Megadate at Pleasance Courtyard

At the risk of sounding like a complete hack, Tim Key's Megadate is, quite simply, mega-funny. Key is best known for playing Sidekick Simon in the Alan Partridge series. He was a fairly recent addition to the ...
3★★★

Review: Laura Davis: Ghost Machine at Underbelly Cowgate

Laura Davis’ Ghost Machine delivers on its title. She begins her performance draped in a white sheet adorned with fairy lights, commenting on how this is her only way to be taken seriously as a female comedian....
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