Previews

umbilical brothers
The Edinburgh Fringe is not all about young kids flying straight out of the womb and onto the stage. There are plenty of more, how shall we put it, experienced performers who have been around the... more
Anthony Jeselnik
Most comedy eyes are currently looking towards Edinburgh, but not everything is Scotland-bound this week. There are still some pretty interesting shows happening in London too. America's Anthony... more
Alfie Brown
Alfie Brown was one of the first comedians I wrote about when I launched this website. He had a dodgy gig at the 99 Club, which was half-stand-up comedy, half-philosophical debate, but he definitely... more
Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy
The first series of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy in 2012 received such bad write-ups you’d have thought the Mighty Boosh star was killing babies live on TV. His psychedelic sense of humour just... more
The Pin
This is only my opinion of course, but sketch shows can be a bit of a challenge to watch. Yes, apologists can trot out the old defence that if you don’t like one sketch another will be along soon.... more
David Trent
Multi-media comedy had been done before, but when David Trent appeared on the scene a couple of years ago he turned heads with his angry combination of clips and quips. Or maybe it was just the... more
Angela Barnes
Angela Barnes is the best mainstream female comedian I’ve seen since Sarah Millican*. I can't be any clearer than that can I? She has gradually been building up an impressive following wind since... more
Josh Widdicombe
Can you ever reinvent the flatshare sitcom? Or to be more precise, can you reinvent it in 16 minutes? Or to be even more precise, can you reinvent the flatshare sitcom in 16 minutes in a BBC pilot... more
In the first in an occasional series, Beyond The Joke takes a look at comedians heading to Edinburgh who have something unlikely in common. First up we take a look at comedians who share a passing... more
Tony Law
Putting the right show together for the Edinburgh Fringe is no walk in the park. Ask Tony Law. He has been coming to the Fringe ever since before I could grow facial hair. He tried all sorts. He did... more

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