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Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck
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Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

August 22nd, 2017 | by admin
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 a lot like a...
Rhys James: Wiseboy
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Rhys James: Wiseboy

August 22nd, 2017 | by admin
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 Rhys James’ fourth...
Terry Alderton: All Crazy Now
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Terry Alderton: All Crazy Now

August 22nd, 2017 | by admin
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 ham.” So...
Flesh and Bone
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Flesh and Bone

August 22nd, 2017 | by admin
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 five East Londoners...
Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend
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Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend

August 22nd, 2017 | by admin
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 audience laughing....
A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)
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A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

August 22nd, 2017 | by admin
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 to sing along...
Natalie Palamides: Laid
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Natalie Palamides: Laid

August 21st, 2017 | by admin
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 and then...
Brennan Reece: Everlong
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Brennan Reece: Everlong

August 21st, 2017 | by admin
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 stand-up comedy...
Butt Kapinski
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Butt Kapinski

August 21st, 2017 | by admin
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. Nonetheless, I...
The Big ‘Bite Size’ Breakfast Show
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The Big ‘Bite Size’ Breakfast Show

August 20th, 2017 | by admin
“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 start to a day at...