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Posts tagged with: edinburgh festival

Stewart Lee: A Room With a Stew - a tongue-in-cheek comic on top of his game

Review: “No one is equipped to review me,” Stewart Lee declares near the beginning of this work-in-progress show, referring to the mu …

Sunday 23rd August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Edinburgh festival 2015 comedy - heckling iPods, improv ballads and feminist rap

Review: Daniel Kitson doesn’t do comedy any more. At least, so the former Perrier award winner tells an audience member who fondly recalls …

Sunday 16th August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Felicity Ward: ‘As soon as I mention the word anxiety, the audience go quiet’

Article: The Australian comic returns to the fringe with her candid new show about anxiety. She’s one of several performers to address menta …

Sunday 16th August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Nina Conti: ‘I’m hoping people will sit in the front row if they’re feeling brave’

Article: Nina Conti has been appearing at the Edinburgh fringe since 2003. Her new show,In Your Face, takes her ventriloquist act in to n …

Sunday 9th August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Edinburgh festival 2015 comedy - Lolly Adefope, Aisling Bea and Joseph Morpurgo among the highlights

Review: One of the great joys of the Edinburgh fringe is the yearly reminder of what a broad church contemporary comedy is, with every imaginable …

Sunday 9th August 2015 @ 12:00 am

Edinburgh festival 2014: Paxo – quickfire sarcasm, passion and a natural comic touch

Review: Most performers at the fringe are bankrupting themselves to cram an audience into a small, sweaty room in the hope that some day it will …

Sunday 24th August 2014 @ 12:00 am

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: how it felt to perform Nassim Soleimanpour's theatrical experiment

Article: Ihave a recurring nightmare where I'm standing on stage in front of an audience and I realise I don't know the lines of whatever I'm supp …

Monday 18th August 2014 @ 12:00 am

Edinburgh 2014 comedy – what you have to do for a laugh these days

Review: The concept of Instrumental, Vikki Stone's new show (Underbelly), seems challenging enough to begin with: Stone, a classically t …

Sunday 17th August 2014 @ 12:00 am

Edinburgh 2014 comedy – the funny thing about feminism

Review: "To be honest, I was hoping my feminist comedy show wouldn't be very successful so I could give up work and be supported by my husband," …

Sunday 10th August 2014 @ 12:00 am

Edinburgh festival 2014 comedy – from a young Mary Berry to liberal smugness

Review: "Who'd have thought the Scots would be so good at sport?" one promoter muttered darkly on the first day of the fringe, referring to the f …

Sunday 3rd August 2014 @ 12:00 am

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