Frankie Boyle review – the dark lord of comedy hits his meanest streak
EICC, EdinburghThe cackling peddler of brutal jokes about the most sensitive subjects is not for the faint-hearted, but his new standup show is relentlessly funnyIf you thought Frankie Boyle’s monologues on his recent BBC show New World Order were too mild, this is the show for you. Repeatedly... [Read More]
Frankie Boyle review – the dark lord of comedy hits his meanest streak
EICC, EdinburghThe cackling peddler of brutal jokes about the most sensitive subjects is not for the faint-hearted, but his new standup show is relentlessly funnyIf you thought Frankie Boyle’s monologues on his recent BBC show New World Order were too mild, this is the show for you. Repeatedly... [Read More]
Jayde Adams review – she raps, she cries, she raises the roof
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh The outrageous standup turns a story of lifelong loneliness into an irresistible hymn to self-realisationElsewhere at the Edinburgh fringe, Rose Matafeo uses romcoms as a lens to view the development of her personality. For 2016 best newcomer nominee Jayde Adams, anoth... [Read More]
Jayde Adams review – she raps, she cries, she raises the roof
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh The outrageous standup turns a story of lifelong loneliness into an irresistible hymn to self-realisationElsewhere at the Edinburgh fringe, Rose Matafeo uses romcoms as a lens to view the development of her personality. For 2016 best newcomer nominee Jayde Adams, anoth... [Read More]
Alexei Sayle review – still angry after all these years
Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh The standup aims his moral disgust at targets including the Queen, Dominic Sandbrook and Jack Whitehall, in a hilariously mean but erudite setWatching late-period Alexei Sayle reminds you how far intemperate moral disgust has fallen out of favour as a standup virtue. Y... [Read More]
Alexei Sayle review – still angry after all these years
Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh The standup aims his moral disgust at targets including the Queen, Dominic Sandbrook and Jack Whitehall, in a hilariously mean but erudite setWatching late-period Alexei Sayle reminds you how far intemperate moral disgust has fallen out of favour as a standup virtue. Y... [Read More]
Alexei Sayle review – still angry after all these years
Underbelly Med Quad, Edinburgh The standup aims his moral disgust at targets including the Queen, Dominic Sandbrook and Jack Whitehall, in a hilariously mean but erudite setWatching late-period Alexei Sayle reminds you how far intemperate moral disgust has fallen out of favour as a standup virtue. Y... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas: 'When comics talk about religion, it's not very funny'
His show Made in Britain debunked myths about Muslims in the UK. As he returns to Edinburgh, Tez Ilyas talks about the cut and thrust of panel shows and why the fringe is like a freshers’ week for standupsHi, Tez. This is your third standup show. What’s it all about?In the crudest terms,... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas: 'When comics talk about religion, it's not very funny'
His show Made in Britain debunked myths about Muslims in the UK. As he returns to Edinburgh, Tez Ilyas talks about the cut and thrust of panel shows and why the fringe is like a freshers’ week for standupsHi, Tez. This is your third standup show. What’s it all about?In the crudest terms,... [Read More]
Tez Ilyas: 'When comics talk about religion, it's not very funny'
His show Made in Britain debunked myths about Muslims in the UK. As he returns to Edinburgh, Tez Ilyas talks about the cut and thrust of panel shows and why the fringe is like a freshers’ week for standupsHi, Tez. This is your third standup show. What’s it all about?In the crudest terms,... [Read More]