Ahir Shah: Duffer review – political standup gets personal
Laughing Horse @ the Counting House, EdinburghThe comic discusses race, mental health and mortality in a set that’s packed with difficult materialAhir Shah made his name – and secured a 2017 Edinburgh comedy award nomination – with polemical standup about the disintegrating state o... [Read More]
Ahir Shah: Duffer review – political standup gets personal
Laughing Horse @ the Counting House, EdinburghThe comic discusses race, mental health and mortality in a set that’s packed with difficult materialAhir Shah made his name – and secured a 2017 Edinburgh comedy award nomination – with polemical standup about the disintegrating state o... [Read More]
Sam Campbell: The Trough review – a brimming bowl of meaninglessness
Monkey Barrel, EdinburghSense and subtlety are in short supply in this hour-long dive into the award-winning comic’s ‘wackadoo’ psycheInspired lunacy or meaningless drivel? In nonsense comedy, they’re separated by a thin line. With Sam Campbell’s show The Trough, we&rsq... [Read More]
Sam Campbell: The Trough review – a brimming bowl of meaninglessness
Monkey Barrel, EdinburghSense and subtlety are in short supply in this hour-long dive into the award-winning comic’s ‘wackadoo’ psycheInspired lunacy or meaningless drivel? In nonsense comedy, they’re separated by a thin line. With Sam Campbell’s show The Trough, we&rsq... [Read More]
Kate Berlant: Communikate review – the most vivid new comic voice on the fringe
Assembly George Square, EdinburghThis pin-sharp satire on self-love doesn’t aspire to comedy so much as ‘connect’ with its audience, yet positively gleams with surprises and smart impro‘I’m gonna go.” The first words of American comic Kate Berlant’s Edinburg... [Read More]
Kate Berlant: Communikate review – the most vivid new comic voice on the fringe
Assembly George Square, EdinburghThis pin-sharp satire on self-love doesn’t aspire to comedy so much as ‘connect’ with its audience, yet positively gleams with surprises and smart impro‘I’m gonna go.” The first words of American comic Kate Berlant’s Edinburg... [Read More]
Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo review – spoof swashbuckler is surprisingly seductive
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghCharacter comedy doesn’t come less cutting-edge, but despite his cheesy cliches and nonsense machismo, Dowd has his way with the crowdImagine Zorro struggling with the Spanish accent and with a weakness for fondue, and you’ve a flavour – it should be a... [Read More]
Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo review – spoof swashbuckler is surprisingly seductive
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghCharacter comedy doesn’t come less cutting-edge, but despite his cheesy cliches and nonsense machismo, Dowd has his way with the crowdImagine Zorro struggling with the Spanish accent and with a weakness for fondue, and you’ve a flavour – it should be a... [Read More]
Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo review – spoof swashbuckler is surprisingly seductive
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghCharacter comedy doesn’t come less cutting-edge, but despite his cheesy cliches and nonsense machismo, Dowd has his way with the crowdImagine Zorro struggling with the Spanish accent and with a weakness for fondue, and you’ve a flavour – it should be a... [Read More]
Hamilton goes Formula One, unseen Blue Peter and Maureen Lipman goes for it: Edinburgh festival 2018 – in pictures
Tape Face strikes again, TV cult and internet sensation Limmy uploads his videos, while Owen Roberts lets a six-year-old write his show for this year’s fringe. All photography by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]