Reviews

Update 23/8/17: Rob Kemp has been nominated for a lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. See nominees here. Elvis is Alive.  Not only that, he is battling the forces... more
At the very start of Suzi Ruffell’s set she knocked the microphone out of its stand. This was the only slip-up in an hour of excellent comedy that should win her plenty of plaudits this August.You’ve... more
I had a quick google of LA-based Kyle Kinane before his London gig and saw that a 2008 description of him as “bleak and misanthropic” had stuck. Some further research revealed that the quote came... more
Ill Behaviour is written by Peep Show’s co-creator Sam Bain, but if anyone is expecting a laugh-a-minute sitcom about flatsharing misfits think again. Ill Behaviour is far more ambitious and original... more
So is it third time lucky then? After The Nightly Show and Host The Week could TV 2017 crack the seemingly simple concept of a topical show? The Mash Report is slightly different from those other two... more
Is Daniel Simonsen the world's least prolific stand-up comedian? While other comics come up with a new show every year Simonsen has been relatively quiet since he won the Best Newcomer Award at... more
New Zealand's Rose Matafeo isn't really a stand-up comedian at all. She is simply a force of nature. A whirlwind in human form ready to whip up a comedy storm from the moment she walks on and... more
Update 23/8/17: This is a review of an early version of John Robins' Edinburgh Fringe show that has been nominated for a lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. See nominees... more
I find Adam Hess extremely funny but I wonder if he needs help. Maybe of the therapy kind or maybe of the directorial kind. Or maybe both. He is the kind of nerdy, neurotic comedian who cracks... more
If you are a comedian with a posh background I guess you can either attempt to hide it or embrace it. For a while Jack Whitehall tried on other personae onstage. I saw him in a Stewart Lee phase and... more

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