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Laughing Horse Free Festival Archives - One4Review

Siân Docksey’s Totally Casual and Freewheeling Mystic Comedy: Lemon Torpedo 3***

August 26, 2017 |

Each of the words in the title to Sian’s show have some relevance to the show, and signify something of what the show will be. Specific meanings are probably best explained by Sian herself at the top of the show.

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Hello Humans 2**

August 25, 2017 |

Positive things about this show: Jay Cowle is enthusiastic and personable, and seemed to really enjoy performing. He never let his energy diminish throughout, despite the little that was coming back from the audience (who did their best to be … Read More

John-Luke Roberts: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! (All in Caps) 4****

August 25, 2017 |

Should anyone wish to know, I am instructed to inform people that this show was ‘significant’. This means: ‘sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy’. I am willing to grant that it is a sufficiently great show … Read More

Can’t Dance, Won’t Dance 3***

August 18, 2017 | 1

Sometimes an audience can make or break a show, and sometimes it’s all on the performer. The show was full, but the audience was a strange one; Mr Kingsley dealt with the unruly as if he were a teacher at … Read More

Samantha Pressdee: Back 2 Basics 4****

August 16, 2017 |

This show has lots of threads: it’s a lament for a friend and for society, it’s a cry for compassion, it’s an essay on radical left-wing politics, it’s excellent storytelling and very funny in lots of places. It addresses challenging … Read More

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist 3***

August 17, 2016 |

Mr McGarrity is an archaeologist, and seems to be enamoured of it, especially the bit that means he gets to understand the stories – historical, psychological, superstitious. This show is about stories, including the ones we tell ourselves to help … Read More

Jordan Brookes: The Making Of 4****

August 8, 2016 |

I’m very disappointed that Jordan’s audience hasn’t found its way to his show yet. There’s an audience for almost all comedy, and the right one brings an extra frisson to a show. There were more right audience in this show … Read More

Chris Martin: This Show has a Soundtrack 3***

August 30, 2015 |


If you are looking for a gag a minute comic then maybe Chris Martin, no not him from Coldplay, is not the guy for you, however if you are in the market for an hour of funny anecdotal humour … Read More

Mae Martin: Us 4****

August 26, 2015 |


Mae Martin has a very unique style, it’s not in your face comedy and sometimes it’s more thought provoking than funny, but a really enjoyable time is to be had in her company. The night I saw her the … Read More

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal 4****

August 26, 2015 |

Award winning comedian Sajeela Kershi has always been able to write and perform a show that is inclusive, sprinkle it liberally with humour and laugh out loud moments and her latest offering is of the same high standards. Although deep … Read More