Reviews

Samson Kayo is on a roll at the moment. He has recently signed up for the Hollywood movie Mouse Guard with Idris Elba and Andy Serkis and now, after making a splash in Famalam and Timewasters he has... more
tom neenan review
There is something of a trend for one-man shows straddling comedy and drama in their performance, sending up their star with a self-important persona, and taking us through their 'journey' as the... more
cally beaton
Although not billed as such in the Brighton Fringe brochure, Cally Beaton's show Invisible is a work in progress here. It's a bit of a surprise, and one that is fortunately expressly explained at the... more
Just when you think you've seen every game show format along comes Flinch, Netflix's first foray into original game show programming.Three hosts – Seann Walsh, Desiree Burch and Lloyd Griffith –... more
 99 club showcase
It is a truth universally acknowledged that taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe costs a packet, so 99 Club's bursary helps. Two acts making their Edinburgh full-length debut receive £500 and this... more
This latest series of Sky Arts' Urban Myths is an interesting mix. I've seen a few now and while I wasn't too keen on the opener featuring Princess Diana on a night out with Freddie Mercury and Kenny... more
back to life
Back to Life is not the first comedy about someone trying to get their act together after coming out of prison. I can just about remember Going Straight, the spin-off of Porridge in which Ronnie... more
News: Second Series For Ghosts
It's usually pop stars that have to make that tricky leap from attracting a young fanbase to pulling in a mature audience. Here it's the turn of the Horrible Histories ensemble who make the move into... more
This year's WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards final, hosted by Nick Horseman, might just have been the highest standard of any of their finals yet. In its eleventh year eleven acts competed and half... more
Henry Paker is a master of the punchline rug-pull. You think he is taking you in one direction and then, bang, he has flipped things round. He pulls laughs out of the air like a magician pulls... more
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