Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

Real talk: you will leave Lauren Pattison’s stand-up set wishing she were your best friend. That part is inevitable. As well as revealing itself to be a side-splittingly funny debut hour, Pattison’s show feels ...

Rhys James: Wiseboy

You may have seen Rhys James’ posters up across Edinburgh, and as we come to the end of the Fringe, these adverts are increasingly stamped with five star ratings. At just 26 years of age, this is already Rhy...

Terry Alderton: All Crazy Now

As the audience enters the venue, one can hear the typical, non-descript venue music, but after a song or two, it becomes apparent that the lyrics are rather peculiar: “chops or ham,” the songs go on, “chops or...

Flesh and Bone

Blending eloquent, Shakespeare-esque poetry with heaps of foul-mouthed language and a dash of cockney rhyming slang, Flesh and Bone is a feat of genius scriptwriting. The show follows the intertwining lives of ...

Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend

Something all too forgotten about comedy is that it’s meant to be enjoyable. Yes, reflect a mirror of society to the audience, have dark jabs at politicians and social issues, but always remember to keep the au...

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is a musical about depression - make of that what you will. In fact, this show seems to marry opposites at every turn: you will laugh as well as cry, you will want ...

Natalie Palamides: Laid

Every morning, a woman is faced with a choice: after laying her daily egg, she must decide whether to eat it or raise it. This is the premise at the heart of Natalie Palamides’ Laid.  There’s cyclical shows ...

Brennan Reece: Everlong

Brennan Reece’s Everlong is introduced with a voiceover from his Nan which sets up the theme and tone of his show perfectly, all before Reece even gets to the stage. Everlong is a smoothly constructed mash of s...

Butt Kapinski

I’m pretty sure all reviewers are terrified of audience participation. It’s almost a prerequisite of the job. When you spend your days attending shows alone and writing alone, forced companionship is daunting. ...

The Big ‘Bite Size’ Breakfast Show

“0% nutrition and 100% joy” (William Knowelden) Everything about this show is catered for a 10.30am audience. The short and snappy structure of the hour, made up five different short plays, is the perfect st...