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Comedy 2017 Archives - Page 5 of 9 - One4Review

Simon Evans: Genius 4****

August 12, 2017 |

Simon Evans is, this year, attempting to evoke genius. He feels it might be needed in the world right about now. He discusses a little of what that could look like, and ends up borrowing an audience member’s glasses, briefly, … Read More

Jane Hill: Cow 3***

August 12, 2017 |

Jane Hill is a cow – or at least, she’s trying to be. Not entirely successfully, as she has a charm and likeability, as well as a twinkle in her eye during her more bitchy tales that make it hard … Read More

Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It 4****

August 12, 2017 |

Stuart Goldsmith is a comedian I know I can rely on for consistent laughs, and truly I got those in this show.

The show is about how Goldsmith’s life has changed lately, and how he’s dealing with the complexities of … Read More

Robin Ince’s Rorschach Test 4****

August 12, 2017 |

This show is going to be different every single day, because Robin Ince has just so much he wants to say, so many works of art he wants to share with us, and so many interesting anecdotes (yes, some of … Read More

Terry Alderton: All Crazy Now 2**

August 12, 2017 |

As a newcomer to Terry Alderton’s work, I should have paid more attention to the title of the show. It was crazy, random, and at times, hard to follow.

Alderton is the sort of act that’s very full-on. The front … Read More

Tom Stade: I Swear 3***

August 12, 2017 |

Tom Stade is a big, loud presence, even in a room as large as the Gilded Balloon’s Debating Hall. He may not have filled all the seats, but he easily filled the space on stage with his high energy constant … Read More

ForniKATEress 4****

August 11, 2017 |

Best known as a political comedian and commentator, Kate Smurfwaite bucks the trend of analysing Trump or Brexit and gets back to a tried and tested topic – sex! Specifically, her own sex life in a polyamorous relationship with one … Read More

Tom Ballard: Problematic 5*****

August 11, 2017 |

Tom Ballard is a young Australian comedian who in his third year at the Edinburgh Fringe is just going from strength to strength. Tom is extremely self and socially aware and this astute comedian knows how to work the audience … Read More

Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together 3***

August 11, 2017 |

Jem Brookes is a lovely man, and this year’s show he describes as no-holds-barred and brutal. In many ways, it is, but that doesn’t stop it being funny. At one point, I cried, but at many points, I also laughed … Read More

Mae Martin and Nick Coyle: Show Party 2**

August 11, 2017 |

This show feels like it has potential, but it wasn’t yet realized on the day I saw it.

Essentially, Mae Martin and her friend Nick Coyle decided to do an improvised show. However “we forgot we don’t know how to … Read More