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Heroes of the Fringe Archives - One4Review

Adam Larter: Good Morning Croissant 3***

August 23, 2019 |

The most notable thing about this show is the wealth of visual aids and props Mr Larter has created for the show, some of them quite complex, even those only used for a small two-second throwaway line. The other noteworthy … Read More

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad. 4****

August 23, 2019 |

Mr Norris seems to pour his heart and soul into his craft, and so what might have been simply ‘forty minutes of nonsense and a bit of scripted stand-up material’ is transformed into a – admittedly still silly and a … Read More

Tony Law and Phil Nichol: Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo Comedy 3***

August 23, 2019 |

There are badges during this show. They bear the latin motto ‘adolescens habet scientiam’, which as far as I can work out means ‘young people don’t know shit’. Mr Law, in an interview with Richard Herring, described his comedy as … Read More

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning 4.5***

August 23, 2019 |

Ben says during the show that this is both a work in progress, and that the work that is in progress will become a play; there is indeed something of the theatre about this work, which is meditative, quietly lyrical … Read More

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering 4****

August 13, 2019 |

This show’s brilliant. It’s random and inane throughout, and poignant and heartbreaking for the duration of a mayonnaise metaphor; it hold up flaws simply in order to air them, and then breaks the tension with the most unexpected and perfect … Read More

Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk 4****

August 6, 2019 |

In the midst of this show with a manifesto, Paul Currie declares that religion is just a thing humanity invented because we’re scared of death. The validity of which can be debated elsewhere, but religion did/does fulfil a human need, … Read More

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) 4****

August 21, 2017 |

ACMS has another new home, and this one is hot, and not allowed to have loud music. So naturally, on the bill were a trumpet player, a saxophonist and a trombonist, and equally naturally, the audience (without a huge amount … Read More

Thom Tuck: An August Institution 5*****

August 19, 2017 |

That Thom Tuck is an experienced and perceptive performer is evident throughout this show. He’s unperturbed by silence, the pace and tone of delivery is measured and well-honed, and the whole lot is underlined by a wide array of caricatured … Read More