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Gillian Cosgriff – This is why we can’t have Nice Things 4****

August 24, 2016 |

It is always great to see a performance that is a surprise treat. I hadn’t intended to see Ms Cosgriff but when something dropped out of my schedule I took a punt. I certainly don’t regret the decision. Playing the … Read More

Amy Howerska: Smashcat 4****

August 24, 2016 |

This was the first time I had seen Amy Howerska but it definitely won’t be the last. This crazy, funny woman had me laughing from the minute she made her flamboyant entrance right to her equally exuberant finale. There’s not … Read More

Kai Humphries – In Full Colour 4****

August 23, 2016 |

For quite a few years now Kai Humphries has been performing his Edinburgh hour to big audiences and wide acclaim. This Geordie, now Edinburgh based has a wicked line of material and a cheeky chappy presence on stage and can … Read More

The Noise Next Door – The Really, Really Good Afternoon Show 5*****

August 22, 2016 | 1

Tom, Sam, Charlie Mark and another Tom are collectively The Noise Next Door and have been turning out themed quality improvised comedy for almost a decade now. They do two shows the one I saw nominally for children, and a … Read More

Horse McDonald in Careful – 5*****

August 19, 2016 |

In this autobiographical play, Horse takes us through her emotional journey about her sexuality, finding her voice and becoming the popular singer songwriter she is today. Her birth name is Sheena, a name she hates with a passion, so she … Read More

Mike Ward: Freedom of Speech Isn’t Free 4****

August 18, 2016 |

Mike Ward is a Canadian comedian making his Edinburgh debut this year. The title of his show comes from the fact the Human Right’s Commission of Quebec wants to fine him £25000 for telling a joke about a disabled child … Read More

Mark Dolan – Life Hacks 4****

August 18, 2016 |

Mark Dolan returns to the Fringe this year with ‘Life Hacks’, a show based on what needs fixing and there sure are plenty, some of which he gives his take on. Dolan is a very tall amiable forty something comic, … Read More

Elliot Steel – Netflix ‘n’ Steel 4****

August 18, 2016 |

Elliot Steel is a young comedian, he is barely out of his teens, but his reputation is growing and having witnessed his show it is easy to see why. He has been doing stand up for a little over three … Read More

Colin Hay – Get Rid of the Minstrel – 4****

August 18, 2016 | 2

Colin Hay may herald from Saltcoats in Ayrshire but he really made his name as a singer songwriter in his adopted home, then anyway, of Australia. Probably best known for fronting Grammy award winning band Men at Work who made … Read More

Nath Valvo: Happy Idiot 4****

August 17, 2016 |

Bringing his debut hour to the Edinburgh Fringe, Nath Valvo gives a sparkling performance. We are very lucky this extremely likeable Aussie got here at all, he has a fear of flying and conversations overheard on his journey did not … Read More