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Comedy 2005 Archives - One4Review

Sally Swallows & The Rise of Londinian

August 8, 2005 |

Billed as the Uk’s darkest and nastiest comedy -horror sketch show, I suppose it maybe has reached it’s aims.

I found it nasty, the script horrible and the jokes and running gags generally poor.

I was not alone, the person … Read More

Russell Howard – Skylarking

August 8, 2005 |

Russell Howard first came to our attention during the Pleasance Press Launch in 2004, we then saw him at The Stand Comedy Club. On the strength of these two snippets I went to see his full show ‘Skylarking’.

Both Russell … Read More

Russell Brand – Eroticised Humour

August 8, 2005 |

Ok to start with I don’t watch ‘Big Brother’, we don’t have digital TV and I hadn’t been drinking before the show.

Why then did it surprise me that I felt I was in a plastic bubble being kept away … Read More

Romantic Comedy – A Stand-Up Show

August 8, 2005 |

Terry Saunders is a tall, mid 20’s Londoner with something of a Woody Allen Appearance. He has an engaging, easy and even soft delivery.

Opening with a lively routine about auctioning on e-bay, he quickly involved the audience with some … Read More

Robert Dubac’s The Male Intelect: An Oxymoron

August 8, 2005 |

Apologies to those familiar with the figure of speech, but an oxymoron is defined as the combination of contradictory words to form an expressive phrase. Knowing this, gives an idea where Robert Dubac is coming from. The male intellect, he … Read More

The Road to Pisa

August 8, 2005 |

Welcome to Renaissance Italy and meet the Dell’Artes family, Alfredo, Ronaldo and Mamma, a circus act that to be frank needs an upgrade. They team up with a peasant girl with oomph, by name of Bella and head to the … Read More

The Road to Boothby Graffoe

August 8, 2005 |

Boothby Graffoe, is a place in Lincolnshire I believe, but for me there is only one Boothby Graffoe and he is a tall comic singer who has been gracing the Fringe for years.

Initially I wasn’t aware that he was … Read More

Reduced Edinburgh Fringe Impro Show

August 8, 2005 |

Okay, the format is rather familiar to anyone who has seen ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ with many of the games being given a dusting down by Lloyd Stevens, Alex Norris, Gareth Kane, Steve Kenworth and Ruth Bratt attempt to … Read More

Radio Blah Blah

August 8, 2005 |

Occasionally we miss a gem in the maze that is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Guide, thankfully Katie McCrory contacted me about ‘DANNY JAMES In RADIO BLAH BLAH’. The concept of a recorded radio show with fringe guest stars each night … Read More

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

August 8, 2005 |

As a great fan of Improvisation comedy and having seen several extremely good amateur and newer impro groups it is always a special treat to see some of my all time heroes. Paul Merton is known from several medias, not … Read More