Reviews

This year’s final of the English Comedian of the Year proved one thing. You don’t actually have to be English to be eligible, but maybe it helps. It also helps, of course, if you are funny, and the... more
There were plenty of young turks at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, but it was good to see that there were some, how shall we put this, more mature performers reminding us that form is temporary,... more
I had a heated debate with a colleague earlier this week about Natalie Palamides’ lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer-nominated show Laid. Is it a show about pro-choice? Is it a sex... more
2017 could go down at the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award’s year of the nutters. There have been nominations for oddball loon Spencer Brown and parrot-faced Elf Lyons in the Best Show category... more
There has been a lot of talk about the lack of working class voices in Edinburgh this year - Chris McGlade has been particularly vocal about it. But actually working class voices have fared better... more
After you have watched Elf Lyons performng her version of Swan Lake in a ludicrously bright bird costume you’ll find her unique voice stays with you. Lyons, who is a stand up-turned-Gaulier-... more
Sophie Willan has been out all night celebrating her nomination for the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards and her voice has become a husky squawk. Branded is her follow up to last... more
The first thing the judges agreed on when discussing this year’s So You Think You’re Funny? final was that comedians are getting more efficient. There was no drying up, no fluffing of lines, even the... more
Update 23/8/17: Ahir Shah has been nominated for a lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. See nominees here.Given the current state of the nation it is surprising there... more
At Soho Theatre Oct 12 - 21. Tickets here.Update 23/8/17: Mat Ewins has been nominated for a lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. See nominees here.I had an inkling Mat... more

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