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Gilded Ballon Archives - One4Review

Juliette Burton – No Brainer 4****

August 9, 2023 |

I have seen Juliette Burton perform at the Fringe a number of times over the last decade and I have always found her both an entertaining and informative comedian and the 2023 return is well up to standard.

Jay Lafferty – Bahookie 5*****

August 4, 2023 |

Jay Lafferty has always been an outstanding comedian and a much sought after name on the comedy circuit as well as making frequent appearances on TV and radio, and of course now a regular performer of her solo shows at … Read More

Ignacio Lopez – El Comico 4****

August 16, 2022 |

In the very intimate setting of the Patter Hoose at the Gilded Balloon on Chambers Street is where you’ll find Spanish/Welsh Comico, Ignacio Lopez. One of the hottest tickets, sorry venues, I’ve been to in this Fringe. This doesn’t stop … Read More

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her! 5*****

August 16, 2019 |

I like a show with a structure like an essay: explain what’s going to happen, make it happen, recap what you’ve done, and then produce a mic-drop for a finale. Ms Morgan, as well as being a wonderful performer, knows … Read More

James Phelan:- Defined 4****

August 10, 2019 |

James Phelan is a former Britain Got Talent comedy/ magician who also stars in a BBC radio show, yes magic on the radio, really. Also it transpires that he is the nephew of Paul Daniels, a fact and one of … Read More

Lucie Pohl – Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real 4****

August 3, 2019 |

Lucie Pohl has become one of my favourite performers at the fringe and never disappoints. Her relaxed manner and oodles of charisma have the audience onside with her dynamic performance from the off. In her show this year Lucie covers … Read More

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker 4****

August 13, 2018 |

Justin Moorhouse is exactly what he says, he’s from the north, Manchester (south of here) and he tells jokes. He has such a relaxed style and obviously oodles of experience as his delivery and timing show.

In what was a … Read More

Lost Voice Guy : Inspiration Porn 4****

August 8, 2018 |

Beore the show begins we see a video of highlights from The Paralympics. An inspirational film, we think, for disabled people. No. Lost Voice Guy tells us that far from being inspirational, it makes us mere mortal disabled people, feel … Read More

Chris Forbes :- Prophecy 3***

August 4, 2018 |

Chris Forbes is probably best known in Scotland for TV appearances in the mock docu-soap Scots Squad, but his day job is that of a stand-up comedian. He has returned to the Fringe armed with his latest offering. This is … Read More

Shane Todd: Holywood to Hollywood 4****

August 26, 2016 |

Born in Holywood, Northern Ireland, Shane Todd has long held the dream of being the town celebrity who switches on the Christmas lights. Despite his comedy fame and film stardom, who hasn’t seen him in the Battle of the Bone? … Read More