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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

NewsRevue — Review

Venue: Pleasance at EICC, Lomond Theatre Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Reputedly the world’s longest-running live comedy show, NewsRevue provides an hour of satirical singing, dancing and sketches that garners laughs while remaining on fairly well-travelled comedic ground. The staging is minimal, with scenes established through impressively rapid costume changes. The various segments are held together by the […]

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Comedy Fringe

Adele Cliff: In the Dark (WIP) — Review

Venue: 32 Below Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ When shows are listed as works in progress, it can be easy to taper expectations. However, as Adele Cliff bounds on-stage and slips right into the groove, it’s hard to justify giving other comedians so much leeway, such is her ability to make the audience crack up. Cliff, the current […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre

My Life’s a Joke! — Review

Venue: The Counting House Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Some one-liner comedians prioritise quantity over quality, delivering an hour of half-chuckles and near-silent sniggers instead of producing the sort of laughter that makes your stomach clench like it’s a ketchup bottle and you’re trying to get the last few drops out. In My Life’s a Joke!, Will Mars […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe

White Chicks 2 — Review

Venue: 32 Below Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ As a half-bustling Fringe draws to a sunny close, it can start to feel like comedians are telling the same jokes about their ages, sex lives, and Oedipus complexes. White Chicks 2, a pair of stand-up sets starring the very not-white Alex Bertulis-Fernandes and Sharlin Jahan, seeks to buck the […]

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Comedy Fringe

Tom Stade: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet! — Review

Venue: Underbelly @ George Square Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ At 18.45, Tom Stade strides purposefully onto the stage to rapturous applause, before making a joke about his style of comedy not exactly being conducive to an early evening, midweek slot. Every other word is sandwiched between a ‘fuck’, and the family with two children under seven sitting […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho — Review

Venue: Underbelly George Square – The Milking ShedRating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fringe stalwart production Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho returns to the Fringe at Underbelly, before its West End debut. Created by double Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford, this show is a rip-roaring production delivered in a glossy hi-fi format. The first thing that […]

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre

Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig — Review

Venue: Laughing Horse @ 32 Below 3, Venue 442Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It is not often you leave a Fringe show feeling educated and entertained in equal measure, but Alex Farrow: Philosophy Pig is an exception. Starring Alex Farrow himself, an ex-philosophy teacher who threw it all in to become a full-time standup, this show integrates fundamental […]

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Comedy Fringe

Sasha Ellen: Creepy Little Woman — Review

Venue: The Counting House Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ In a sweltering Counting House room full of punters who can barely handle their booze, Sasha Ellen comes to the stage with the ‘face of somebody who both teaches and goes to primary school’. Perhaps it’s this early mention of authority figures that keeps the audience from misbehaving too […]