Reviews: Comedy

Spencer Jones at Pleasance
3★★★

Review: Spencer Jones – The Things We Leave Behind

Spencer Jones is the stuff of Marie Kondo's nightmares. The Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award- and double-BAFTA-nominated professional nutjob appears to be a stranger to the art of decluttering. Instead of throwin...
3★★★

Review: Dan Soder: Son Of A Gary at Underbelly

On paper, the concept of this show is a sweet one. A mid-thirties son raised by his mum after his dad passed away at an early age, reflecting on his life and where he’s at compared to where society thinks he s...
4★★★★

Review: Ben Pope: Dancing Bear at Pleasance Courtyard

Ben Pope is a deeply uncynical man. Wearing pyjamas, he bounds in and high fives everyone, does some winning crowd work and tells us how gifted he is at sleeping. It’s kind of adorable, and the audience are co...
4★★★★

Review:Jen Brister-Under Privilege at Monkey Barrel 3

Jen Brister’s impassioned gig is cathartic viewing for anyone who has been on Twitter at any point since 2016. It’s clear from promotional material that Jen Brister will be discussing motherhood; specif...
4★★★★

Review: Tiff Stevenson – Mother at Monkey Barrel

These days it can seem like the main job of comedians is arguing with people on Twitter, and if you’re politically motivated and intelligent like Tiff Stevenson, clashes are inevitable. The fact that these rea...
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