Reviews

While the mainstream channels seemed hooked on the ageing panel show template Dave has certainly come up with some innovative vehicles for comedians. Obviously their best one is Taskmaster, but they'... more
TV: Defending The Guilty
I had a bit of deja vu watching the first episode of this new legal comedy. It is actually the episode that went out as a pilot last year but I'm not suprised a series was commissioned off the back... more
Review: Jack Whitehall – Travels With My Father, Netflix
It looks like comedians and their parents as a travel documentary concept is set to run and run. While Romesh Ranganathan does seem to have shaken off his mother for the time being at least, Comedy... more
Live Review: Daniel Kitson, Bridget Christie, Steen Raskopoulos, Lou Sanders, Nish Kumar, Greenwich Comedy Festival
I wondered for a while if it was worth posting my review of Friday night's Greenwich Comedy Festival gig. Who wants to read me blathering on about a group of box-ticking lefty comics putting the boot... more
TV Review: Scarborugh, BBC One
I've been a touch tardy publishing my review of Scarborough and I've not been able to avoid some of the reviews that Derren Litten's new sitcom has received. There have been good ones and bad ones... more
Lve Review: Ed Gamble, Josh Widdicombe, Rosie Jones, Ivo Graham, Greenwich Comedy Festival
The Greenwich Comedy Festival always feels like the last laugh of summer to me. The weather is still balmy when you arrive – if you are lucky – but as the gigs are in a large marquee it marks the... more
So many shows, so little time. Well actually so many shows, quite a lot of time. But still not long enough to do more than scratch the surface of comedy at the Fringe. I was at the Edinburgh Fringe... more
Edinburgh Fringe Review 2019 – London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck, Pleasance Courtyard
London Hughes' To Catch a D*ck might not be the first Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show to offer tips on cunnilingus, but if there have been others in the past none spring immediately to... more
One of the unexpected themes of the Edinburgh Fringe this year has been new parenthood. Josie Long did a whole show about it, it was a striking centrepiece of Jessica Fostekew's Dave's Edinburgh... more
A man in a huge white boat sails to the edge of the world and the end of time –finding out everything there is to know about legs.Legs, winner of the 2019 Malcolm Hardee Award For Comic Originality,... more
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