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Gary Meikle, No Refunds. 4****

August 27, 2023 |

Step away from the plethora of comedy at the Edinburgh Festival and there is still plenty going on outwith the city. Gary Meikle quite rightly gave the capital crowds a swerve and brought the first of his No Refunds show … Read More

Jonny Pelham: Optimism Over Despair 3.5***

August 27, 2023 |

We welcome back Jonny Pelham to the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe and this time he’s come with his bindle full of trauma from his adventures at the Apollo, along with other over 18 content lore. If you don’t know already Jonny’s … Read More

Tamsyn Kelly: Crying in TK Maxx 4****

August 26, 2023 |

What starts out feeling like a medley of best bits from ten-minute club sets quietly morphs into a long-form narrative with diverting side-quests. It works well: Ms Kelly eases herself into the show with skills she can probably exercise in … Read More

Alex Franklin: I Must Reach the Summit, Please God I Must Reach the Summit 2.5**

August 26, 2023 |

Alex Franklin presents an anarchic and raucous submission in support of their desperate desire to become the best comedian at the Fringe, if not in the world. They would love, they tells us, nothing more than for a member of … Read More

Sian Docksey – Pole Yourself Together 3*

August 26, 2023 |

Sian opens the show by introducing us to her boyfriend, in other words her pole that’s centre stage and which she’s about to perform her comedy show upon.

He’s incredibly supportive, fortunately, tall and sturdy. Sian explains that in order … Read More

Andy Parsons : Bafflingly Optimistic 4.5****

August 25, 2023 |

Andy Parsons returns to the Fringe with his new stand up show, Bafflingly Optimistic, after an absence of seventeen years.  It feels like this deserves a much bigger fanfare.  Much has changed in the intervening years and the audience at … Read More

Lara A King: Midlife at the Oasis 4****

August 25, 2023 |

Wihin moments the audience in this almost soldout room warms to Lara who is not only funny and upbeat, but a joy because of the bonus of a delightful singing voice. Indeed Lara’s songs work so well at bringing the … Read More

Ron Placone- Balding is Punk Rock 4****

August 25, 2023 |

The title of this unbelievably free show suggests Ron is a balding Punk Rocker and the show is going to be based on Punk music but it’s not, Ron is a stand up enthusiastic American Comedian who jumps between comedy … Read More

Simon Brodkin – Xavier 5*****

August 24, 2023 |

I wasn’t too sure what I expected going into this gig. My knowledge of Brodkin’s back catalogue consisted of him showering Sepp Blatter with dollars and handing Teresa May a P45, oh and of course his alter ego Lee Nelson.

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Rob Auton- The Rob Auton Show 4.5****

August 24, 2023 |

Rob Auton from Yorkshire performs his latest show on what is his 10th year at the fringe in front of an almost sold out healthy audience.Rob summarises his previous shows which he confesses were not that good but with 10 … Read More