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Peter White – Straight White Male 3***

August 25, 2016 |

It’s not his fault that he was born a straight white male. Just circumstances beyond his control. Born in a small town in rural Canada White tells of the narrow gene pool something that can cause prejudices be it homophobic, … Read More

Danny McLoughlin Phillip was Right 4 ****

August 22, 2016 |

There cannot be too many stand-up shows that open with the performer reciting Phllip Larkin poetry, but then there are reasons for this. McLoughlin’s favourite poem ‘This be the Verse’ was selected as a 11 year old basically because it … Read More

Lewis Scaffer You are Beautiful 4****

August 22, 2016 |

One time New York City comedian has been in the UK for ages now performing his largely self-deprecating shows with a style all of his own. Scaffer eschews the darkened theatre most comics revel in, house lights are on throughout, … Read More

Character Talks Pernilla Holland 3***

August 22, 2016 |

One woman female character dynamo Pernilla Holland puts loads of energy and work into her hour, introducing and often revisiting some of her characters occasionally to excess. From a failed Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest wanna be, to a recruitment consultant, … Read More

Steve Bugeja – Unpronounceable 4****

August 21, 2016 |

Okay let’s get the title explained from the off. The surname is pronounced ‘Boojaya’ and has it’s origins in Malta. He opens with this but the show is really about decision making and a love story intertwined throughout his hour. … Read More

Jarleth Regan – Arseways 4****

August 20, 2016 |

Jarleth Regan is well respected in the comedy industry and can always be relied on to produce a quality show and certainly the 2016 is of the same standard Regan is Irish and has a natural raconteur style and easy … Read More

Glenn Moore – Glengarry Glen Glenn 4****

August 19, 2016 |

If there is a comedian with a posher voice at Edinburgh this year then I would like to know who it is for this comedian and raconteur could be accused of making Royalty sound common. This, his debut Edinburgh hour, … Read More

Samantha Pressdee – Sextremist 3***

August 16, 2016 |

Samantha Pressdee is a feminist. She believes in equality for women, the right to free the nipple and is heavily involved in the Edinburgh events to promote the cause. Her set has a graffiti style message ‘Every Woman is a … Read More

Doors to Manual – Rhiannon Vivian 3***

August 16, 2016 |

Rhiannon Vivian performs a multi character sketch show set on an aeroplane with a minimalistic mock-up of a series of seats located on the performing area sort of depicting the economy cabin. Ms Vivian initially as the cabin crew starts … Read More

Laura Lexx – Tyrannosaurus Lexx 4****

August 10, 2016 |

Laura Lexx is something of an anomaly at the Fringe this year she is a happy comedian. She has recently got married, and found the experience more difficult than she imagined. But she loves her husband and the things that … Read More