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Comedy 2016 Archives - Page 3 of 15 - One4Review

Sophie Willan On Record 4****

August 23, 2016 |

Sophie Willan is another performer doing her debut hour at the Fringe. It is always good to make an impression early on and boy does she do it. Dancing onto her stage Ms Willan demonstrates her three ‘killer moves the … Read More

The Noise Next Door – The Really, Really Good Afternoon Show 5*****

August 22, 2016 | 1

Tom, Sam, Charlie Mark and another Tom are collectively The Noise Next Door and have been turning out themed quality improvised comedy for almost a decade now. They do two shows the one I saw nominally for children, and a … 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

Andrew Maxwell – A Slight Return 5****

August 22, 2016 |

As certainly as the awful Edinburgh weather will be bad at Fringe time, Andrew Maxwell is even more reliable at delivering his achingly funny Fringe show to total capacity audiences. Once again these two unrelated facts have come to being … Read More

Vladimir McTavish – Scotland in Sixty Minutes 4****

August 22, 2016 |

No matter whenever you see a Vladimir McTavish show there is always the feeling that you are in a safe pair of hands as this longstanding stalwart of the Scottish comedy scene will always deliver a quality hour. Of course … Read More

Simon Evans: In the Money 3***

August 21, 2016 |

Yes, Mr Evans is exactly as articulate as he sounds on Radio 4, even when talking to the audience and dealing spontaneously with their responses. It’s not achieved – or not solely achieved – by repeated takes.

This is … Read More

Eurobeat – 4****

August 21, 2016 |

Back in 2007 the Fringe sat up and took notice when the then titled ‘Eurobeat Almost Eurovision’ premiered at The Pleasance and was an instant hit. Subsequent tours and also lower key productions have followed. Some 9 years later, it … 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