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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

Lou Sanders is rarely if ever, one to limit herself to just one word. Instead, with a delightfully warm wit, she propels herself through a wacky and winding stream of half-intelligible stories, that are punctuated with perfectly crafted looks of mock sincerity, or sublimely withering gasps, often directed to individually selected audience members. In this […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Ed Gamble, Electric – Review

Anybody who loves comedy and is a keen watcher of pretty much any comedy panel show ever – Mock the Week, Taskmaster, and the likes – will have heard of Ed Gamble, and he is certainly the most well-known act on my Fringe roster to date. Having watched him perform solely through my TV, I […]

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Comedy Fringe

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: Matt Forde – Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right Review

If you’re looking for a comedian who responds impeccably well to his audience, humiliates the Conservative Party, the SNP, and Labour through impressions and powerful political facts then look no further. Matt Forde’s witty Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right will have you literally laughing so you don’t cry about the […]

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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 […]