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Monkey Barrel Archives - One4Review

Liam Withnail:- Homecoming 4.5****

August 17, 2019 |

English born but Edinburgh based comedian Liam Withnail’s reputation has been growing over the last year or two, his 2018 show Homeboy was critically acclaimed and popular with audiences alike. And Homecoming for me is even better. Withnail oozes confidence … Read More

Roscoe McClelland:- Magic Belly 4****

August 17, 2019 |

Roscoe McClelland is yet another young Scottish comedians that has come to the fore over the last few years and a recently recommissioned series from the Beeb shows that he is a guy going places. But for now he is … Read More

Ben Verth:- Sh*tegeist :- 3.5***

August 15, 2019 |

Ben Verth is a guy who knows all about the Scottish comedy scene having been part of it for a while, and even when partly living away, in London was still involved, so it is no surprise to see him … Read More

Phil Nichol :- Too Much 5*****

August 11, 2019 |

The bundle of hyperactive energy that is Phil Nichol returns to Edinburgh once again with another of his quality hours of mayhem that few if any can emulate and is as always at the top of his A game.

As … Read More

Tiff Stevenson: – Mother 5*****

August 10, 2019 |

For more than a decade Tiff Stevenson has been performing her shows to large and enthusiastic audiences, all seemingly with consummate ease, tip-top writing and stage presence in abundance. As always there is more to her than just getting a … Read More

Liam Withnail :- Homeboy 4****

August 19, 2018 |

It must be hellish for a comedian contemplating writing his latest offering for Fringe consumption when nothing has gone wrong in his life in the last year. Surely that is the only thing to write about? Certainly not it appears … Read More

Phil Nichol :- Your Wronger (WIP) 4****

August 10, 2018 |


Having just finished a 9 month run in London’s West End in the much acclaimed musical Everyone’s Talking About Jamie and with his own national tour coming up, Phil Nichol would have been expected to maybe have a rest … Read More

Jen Brister :- Meaningless 4****

August 9, 2018 |

Jen Brister is happy to be in Edinburgh. In fact I think that she is happy to be anywhere currently. As a forty something non-biological mother of 3 year old twin boys, she is pre-menopausal and to make life even … Read More

Luke Rollason’s Planet Earth 3***

August 3, 2018 |

Luke Rollason’s Planet Earth is set in the future where the ‘recent’ environmental collapse of 2019 has resulted in the extinction of many of the endangered species of animals and institutions including the BBC…almost, but thanks to one lone remaining … Read More

Larry Dean Fandan 5*****

August 12, 2017 |

The Scottish Comedian of the Year 2013 and Amused Moose Award winner 2016 Glasgow’s own Larry Dean returns to the Fringe with what to my opinion is his best show yet. Dean has always had oodles of charisma, stage presence … Read More