Dram House***You certainly can't fault Yianni Agisilaou for lack of ambition and self-belief. In keeping with his show's title Think Big he is not only doing this run on the Free Fringe but he has... more
mike wozniak
The Stand*** The cross-fertilisation between old school and post-alternative comedy has gone on for ages, but it feels particularly prevalent in Edinburgh this year. I noticed it in Henry Paker... more
tom wrigglesworth
Pleasance***I don't think I'm a particularly sentimental comedy fan but there was a day last week when, by a strange quirk of fate three shows left me moist eyed. Controversial clown Red Bastard... more
henry paker
Underbelly*** Great show, shame about the critic. Henry Paker's set was one of those hours that put me in a difficult position. It is packed full of jokes, wry, offbeat observations and physical... more
Arthur Smith
The Pleasance*****There are Edinburgh Fringe legends and then there is Arthur Smith. But you'll have to be either quick or an insomniac to catch Smith at this year's Fringe. His updated version of... more
big school
School's in for summer. Jack Whitehall's Bad Education is due back soon on BBC3 and Greg Davies has a class act, Man Down, coming on C4. But first out of the changing rooms is Big School, which... more
james acaster
The Pleasance**** There are comedians who shoot out gags like machine gun fire and then there is James Acaster. The slow burn Kettering stand-up bagged a Foster's Comedy Award nomination for his... more
secret edinburgh
We are now halfway through this year's Edinburgh Fringe and if you are planning to come during the thrilling second half there is one thing you should get hold of. Not a ticket for the best shows.... more
david trent
Pleasance Dome****It's that tricky second show syndrome that all acts who are good enough to get some acclaim for their debut Edinburgh set go through, David Trent picked up a Best Newcomer... more
alan partridge
I finally managed to see Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa yesterday. For a film that has topped the box office charts it didn't feel like a big hit. There were about six people in the cinema, but then it... more


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