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Comedy Fringe

‘Balance of talent and disaster’: Late’n’live review

Late’n’live has earned itself quite the reputation. A show that starts at 1am, a booze-soaked crowd are entertained by equally inebriated comics for four hours of chaos. Many a famous comedian has paid their dues here: Russell Brand, Johnny Vegas, Zoe Lyons, Jason Byrne, Russell Howard and Shappi Khorsandi to name a few. The madness […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘A mixed bag’: AAA Stand-up review

As with any show that is made up of multiple stand-up comedians, AAA Stand-up is quite a mixed bag. The majority of the jokes, provided by Sarah Iles, Will Hall and President Obonjo, land well, but there is a distinct  variation between sets. Although all three dedicate a fair bit of their material to their […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘A head-scratcher’: Anguis review

Anguis is difficult to get your head around. Sheila Atim’s first foray into playwriting consists of a desert-island-discs-type radio show/podcast, conducted with Cleopatra (Paksie Vernon). Except, in this version, the songs are sung by ‘Cleo’ herself and the interviewer, Dr Kate Williams (Janet Kumah), has a dramatic storyline of her own. Brilliant acting and beautiful […]

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Fringe Variety

‘Gasp-worthy’: Backbone review

Circus performance and improvisation are not normally concepts that go hand-in-hand. Somehow, Backbone manages to pair them together in a show full of gasp-worthy moments, beautiful acrobatics and laughter.  From the start of the show, Gravity & Other Myths appears to be a group of twenty-somethings,  friends who are just having a laugh together. Except, […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘Empowering, funny and full of life’: Ask a Stripper review

Ask A Stripper is a completely unique experience, and at a festival like the Fringe, that is no mean feat. Answering all and any questions the audience has ever had about stripping as a career, Morag (Gypsy Charms) and Stacey Clare (The Ethical Stripper) are quick-witted and brutally honest, resulting in a show that is […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘Well-honed humour’: The Brand-New, Full-Throated Adventures of Reginald D Hunter review

Reginald D Hunter has become known for both his stand-up and BBC panel show appearances. He delivers a show that is entertaining, and while a little close to the line, it is clear he is at ease with toeing that line. His show consists of short sections, each with its own main set-up and punchline, […]

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Environment Science Science

Let sleeping lizards lie and dream their sweet dreams

Sleep is a big part of human lives. A healthy night’s sleep is meant to be seven to nine hours per night, making up roughly one third of our 24-hour day. Whether or not the majority of the population (especially students) get this amount per night is highly unlikely. But, human society indulges the subject […]

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Live Music

The 1975 push aesthetic boundaries with a stellar Glasgow performance

The 1975 have always been an aesthetically-conscious group. From the black and white style of The 1975 to the social media stunts and recolour release of I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, they know how to perform and stylise themselves for their target audience – […]