Lucy Pearman picked up an Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nomination last year with the solo vegetable-based historical comedy Maid of Cabbage. Her latest show also has an edible theme. In Fruit... more
Is social media killing live comedy? Obviously not but it makes a good opening line. However, maybe it is changing it ever so slightly. I've seen a number of shows in Edinburgh this summer where... more
There is some excellent writing and some pitch perfect performances in this tight, hilarious hour of sketch comedy, which is currently packing them in at a lunchtime spot at the Gilded Balloon.Just... more
It may come as a suprise to some people to realise how outspoken, frank and funny Indian women can be.Having spent a bit of time in Delhi, where Sindhu Vee was born, I’m more familiar than most with... more
If in doubt get your bum out. It's a tried and tested comic technique and Australian physical comedian Garry Starr puts it to excellent use in his Edinburgh Fringe debut, Garry Starr Performs... more
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern might well be dead, but The Pin are live and funny as ever at this year’s Fringe. In a tightly scripted hour, Alex Owen and Ben Ashenden bend the form of sketch comedy... more
The Amused Moose New Comedy Awards are a good way of getting a flavour of the Fringe in one hit. Eight acts did ten-minute sections from their show in the hope of picking up a prize previously won by... more
It's Daniel Connell’s first ever time in Edinburgh – but he’s been recommended to me by every Australian comic I know. Finally I got to see him myself – and I love him too.Connell, who’s softly... more
Rhys Nicholson is super sharp. As sharp as his perfectly pressed suit, his elegantly arched scarlet quiff and his perfectly filed golden fingernails. He’s a stand up who is unashamedly himself,... more
Comedy is having a confessional moment. True stories are tumbling from the lips of comics all over town and it is not a bad thing.“Everything I am going to tell you on stage is true,” says Mandy... more
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