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George Egg: DIY Chef 4****

August 26, 2017 |

I can imagine this being an excellent show for a work night out, or it being booked for corporate social events: the subject matter has relatively wide appeal (everyone eats), and Mr Egg is an excellent performance chef. The fact … Read More

Josh Glenc Manful 3***

August 23, 2017 |

Josh Glenc an Australian performer is performing his debut hour in the Fringe playing his alter-ego Dicky Rosenthal a onetime ‘dweeb’ who thanks to the new product Manfül is a ripped strong all powerful guy. Or is he? Be-decked in … Read More

Ray Bradshaw – Deaf Comedy Fam 4****

August 22, 2017 |

Ray Bradshaw is yet another top Scottish comic doing his bit on Fringe 2017. Another comic talking about this family and upbringing. But Ray’s first language isn’t English as being born to two profoundly deaf parents both he and his … Read More

The Giant Killers 5*****

August 19, 2017 |

Having had to run to the venue, and then discovering the show was on the top floor of the Rose Theatre, I sat down in the audience slightly out of sorts. Thankfully this crowd pleasing play was a real tonic … Read More

Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine – Race Off 4****

August 17, 2017 |

Brendon Burns is one of the few heroes around Perth Australia, indigenous Australian comic and writer Craig Quartermaine says near the top of the show and maybe was slightly in awe when they first met up. But no longer. In … Read More

Tiff Stevenson – Bombshell 5*****

August 17, 2017 |

I suppose some people might come to see Tiff Stevenson because she has been on the telly in the likes of ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ and so on and as good as she is on … Read More

Neil Delamere – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner 4****

August 17, 2017 |

I don’t know what Neil Delamere has for breakfast but I am certain that whatever it is he has powdered blarney stone on it as he is one of the very best when it come to the craic with his … Read More

Bernie Keith Life Without Sat Nav 3***

August 16, 2017 |

Bernie’s BBC radio background should give him an edge when it comes to delivering his material, but I recommend he drop in the odd un-radio like pause between gags. We didn’t really get a chance to laugh before the next … Read More

Alice Fraser “Empire”. 5*****

August 16, 2017 |

Why mention Quantum Physics in your publicity? Perhaps it’s a signal for audiences that Alice’s new show “Empire” is going to be intense. Intense it certainly was. Starting off with her back to us. I am reminded of Ming the … Read More

Woke 5*****

August 16, 2017 |

Apphia Campbell gives a tour de force performance inhabiting the characters of Ambrosia and Assata, seamlessly moving between each part with a forward or backward roll of the shoulders. In 2014 Ambrosia is a naive student from Pittsburgh, attracted to … Read More