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Comedy Fringe Spoken Word

Fringe 2022: Chris Turner: Rap God Review

A seasoned Fringe performer, comedian, and freestyle rap artist, Chris Turner is not short of words or rhymes in this fast-paced, improv filled, rap bonanza.

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Comedy Culture Fringe Theatre

Sex with Me! — Review

Venue: theSpace @Surgeons HallRating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Blind Mirth, St Andrew’s oldest and wisest improv comedy troupe, have returned to Fringe with a fiery group of performers, whose quick-wit and spontaneity makes for a great show. Despite the lengthy period off stage endured by most this year, the group brought a hearty pre-pandemic energy, which quickly cut […]

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Comedy Culture Festival Fringe Theatre

The Improverts — Review

Venue: theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Garden Theatre) Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s long-running improvisation troupe The Improverts return once again to their Fringe residency, bringing a night of unscripted laughs to the Fringe crowd. The Improverts provide their usual good quality improvisation. The show is heavily focused on audience suggestions, and the players deal […]

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Film Reviews

Climax

Nightmarish, disturbing and anxiety-inducing are just three of many ways to describe Climax. Thanks to its wholly original premise – a partying dance troupe discovers that their sangria is spiked with LSD – the film is entirely unpredictable and immersive. With a brisk 96-minute runtime, there is not a dull moment to be found. An […]

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Comedy Fringe

Baby Wants Candy

The immense energy of Baby Wants Candy starts before the show has even commenced. As the audience are guided to their seats, the five-piece band that accompanies the troupe of actors improvise on stage, so absorbed in their music they seem almost oblivious to our entry. With the pianist thrashing the keys so hard his […]

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Fringe Theatre

Happily Never After

The Maydays are an improvisational force who mastered their trade at the iO Theatre in Chicago and New York’s Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Happily Never After, a gleefully dark musical completely improvised from an audience member’s suggestion, allows the five-strong cast (plus pianist) to show exactly why they are among the best improvisers around. In this […]