Barry Crimmins: Atlas’s Knees

The Stand is a comedy icon in Edinburgh, much like Barry Crimmins is a comedy icon in history. The two collide in Crimmin’s 2017 Fringe show, Atlas’s Knee, where he fills the space with booming tones and the ki...

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire

Andy Zaltzman is like watching The Nutty Professor blended with the politico uncle you only see at Christmas and family gatherings: surly and erratic but ultimately a paragon of wisdom and sarcasm. If his zany ...

Paul Sinha: Shout Out to My Ex

As soon as he enters the room, Paul Sinha’s dry wit wins the audience over right away. The ex-doctor and self-proclaimed Z-list celebrity then begins an hour-long diary commentary of the lead up to his most rec...

John Robertson: Dominant

John Robertson presents stand-up improv show Dominant with a terrifying yet wonderful anarchy. My once protective bubble of sitting in the back, sporting my press pass, was shattered as Robertson climbed across...

Michael Legge: Jerk

After a delayed arrival due to a dodgy Uber driver, I found myself sat outside the show waiting for someone to let me in. From outside, I heard Michael Legge declare himself as a real 48-year-old man and listed...

Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People

If you are in the mood for a straight up comedy set with clear structure and a visible ending, Tony Law is not the show for you. On the other hand, if you’re the kind of person who likes not knowing where a per...

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

12pm might seem a bit early for a comedy show by Fringe standards, however, it’s worth getting an early night if it means you’ll make it to see Fern Brady at The Stand this month. Nothing is left untouched b...

Seymour Mace’s Magical Shitcakes from Heaven

Seymour Mace presents an hour of intrigue, mild confusion and aggressive humour in his alternative comedy show, Magical Shitcakes from Heaven. This is an hour of boisterous and deadpan comedy not for the faint ...

Joanna Neary Does Animals and Men

With unconquerable energy, Joanna Neary’s stand up character comedy shows promise, but ultimately fails to entertain in the long run. Each character Neary presents seems to lack substance, distinguishable on...

David Longley: Everything I Hate About My Club Set

As one man's excuse for personal catharsis, Everything I Hate About My Club Set attempts to deliver on a promise of personal redemption for a hack club comic. The concept is strong, even if the material, both k...