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Monkey Barrel Comedy Archives - One4Review

Larry Dean:- Work in Progress 5*****

August 18, 2021 |

It is more than a little unusual for a work in progress to be reviewed, but having spoken to him after the gig, ever amiable Dean was more than happy for this to be done so here we go. With … Read More

Josh Glanc: Glance You For Having Me 4****

August 16, 2019 |

Josh Glanc of the soulful puppy-dog eyes presents what looks like a straightforward stand-up/cabaret show, but is which is in fact a gleeful masterclass in manipulating an audience primed by Mr Glanc to be both complicit and utterly willing. Under … Read More

Tania Edwards:- Don’t Mention it 4****

August 15, 2019 |

Tania Edwards won The Amused Moose Comedy Award last year and whether it was that accolade, or the fact that she has always been a talented and funny comedian, her shows are packing out even more this year. Ms Edwards … Read More

Luke McQueen: Bad 3***

August 12, 2019 |

This is the hottest venue I have ever been in, so Mr McQueen deserves considerable commendation for keeping the audience awake and engaged. He acknowledged the fact the room was a sauna, and this – and his unwavering energy in … Read More

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away 4****

August 11, 2019 |

John Kearns is such a virtuoso performer that an audience is irrelevant. Some performers (and this is no criticism of those) respond to receptive, enthused, alert audiences and are inspired or goaded to up their game, feed the reciprocal cycle … Read More

Luke Rollason’s Infinite Content 3-and-a-half ***

August 11, 2019 |

Luke Rollason is delivered to the stage in a box. He needs to be plugged in before we can access the content. And as with much content on social media, you need to interact in some way – answer the … Read More

Jessica Fostekwe:- Hench 4****

August 10, 2019 |

Not being a gym goer, like many, I assume I had to check the definition of the word Hench and found out that it alluded to being strong and muscly… and was usually applied to men. Not really the sort … Read More

Krystal Evans:- Fishnets 3***

August 10, 2019 |

Krystal Evans is starting to make a bit of a name for herself on the Scottish comedy scene and she is making her Edinburgh Fringe debut with a thirty minute show, somewhat unusual but it works.

With such a short … Read More

Phil Nichol Your Wrong 4****

August 11, 2017 |

If you could collate the energy Phil Nichol puts into not just this show but the numerous others he is involved in then it would be enough to power a small town I would think, but day after day year … Read More