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Fringe 2022: Reginald D. Hunter Review

Since moving to the country in 1997, Reginald D. Hunter has become a stalwart of the UK comedy scene. The Georgia-born comic was nominated for the prestigious Perrier award in both 2003 and 2004, and awarded the Writer’s Guild Award for Comedy in 2005. At his best, Hunter is an outstanding performer – charming, funny, […]

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Fringe 2022: Josh Pugh- ‘Sausage, Egg, Josh Pugh, Chips and Beans’ Review

For his fourth outing at the Fringe, Josh Pugh delivers an hour of funny and surreal stories about trying for a baby, fatherhood, and his myriad flaws as a boyfriend. Winner of the Birmingham Breaking Talent Award (2015) and English Comedian of the Year Award (2016), Pugh is a charming and generous performer who knows […]

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Fringe 2022: Vittorio Angelone, Translations Review

This outstanding debut show sees Vittorio Angelone weave stories and observations from his own life together with the plot of Brian Friel’s 1980s play Translations. The performance is both a remarkably assured and polished hour of stand-up comedy, as well as a painful reminder of persisting anti-Irish sentiment in England. Friel’s play takes place in […]

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Fringe 2022: Jack Docherty, ‘Nothing But’ Review

A moving homage to the Fringe Jack Docherty begins this excellent one-man show sitting cross-legged, playing himself as a child in the late 1960s. Full of innocent wonder, he is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a clown at a friend’s birthday party. The young Docherty is so excited, in fact, that he shits himself. This […]

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Fringe 2022: Banana Split Review

In the aptly named ‘Wee Room’ at Three Sisters, Niamh Curran and Louisa Keight take to the stage in Banana Split for an hour of clever and assured stand-up comedy. Both comics are alumni of Cambridge Footlights and bring with them a confident stage demeanour, putting the audience at ease despite the tiny cramped room […]

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Fringe 2022: Tim Key, ‘Mulberry’ – Poems and Jokes from Inside – Review

In Mulberry, Tim Key – ‘a celebrity shorn of his fame, reduced to government-issued pyjamas’ – recounts his experience of lockdown-life via a series of surreal poems and stories. ‘I decided to spend some time in the hall bit, in-between the bathroom and the bedroom. It was not a bad area.’ It is this strange […]

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Fringe 2022: Josie Long, ‘Re-Enchantment’ Review

In-keeping with the atmosphere of the Fringe thus far, Josie Long begins her new show Re-Enchantment by telling the audience simply how happy she is to see everyone: ‘I’m so proud of you for being here! I want to give you all a big hug! Is it safe? Don’t think about it.’ For most comics […]

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Every year, the Student Union hosts a travelling poster pop-up shop run by the company On Campus Art. In December, a particularly memorable poster was both advertised outside the Union and sold inside. The foreground of the poster features Joseph Stalin sipping a martini, Fidel Castro nursing a pint, and Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin […]