Scott Gibson review – near-death experience brought to life by standup
Gilded Balloon teviot, EdinburghIn recalling his brain haemorrhage, the Glaswegian comic – shortlisted for Edinburgh’s best newcomer award – delivers a cheerful-squeamish setI’ve heard Scott Gibson’s fringe show – now shortlisted for a best newcomer award – ... [Read More]
Scott Gibson review – near-death experience brought to life by standup
Gilded Balloon teviot, EdinburghIn recalling his brain haemorrhage, the Glaswegian comic – shortlisted for Edinburgh’s best newcomer award – delivers a cheerful-squeamish set I’ve heard Scott Gibson’s fringe show – now shortlisted for a best newcomer award –... [Read More]
Al Porter review – old-fashioned crowd-pleaser carries on camping
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghIf some of this ex-panto star’s flamboyant shtick feels a tad outdated, he still steamrollers the audience and finds killer angles on his materialNot many 23-year-old comics have nine seasons under their belt as a pantomime dame. Al Porter – already a star i... [Read More]
Al Porter review – old-fashioned crowd-pleaser carries on camping
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghIf some of this ex-panto star’s flamboyant shtick feels a tad outdated, he still steamrollers the audience and finds killer angles on his materialNot many 23-year-old comics have nine seasons under their belt as a pantomime dame. Al Porter – already a star i... [Read More]
Tom Ballard review – Aussie comic mixes political gags and Bieber punchlines
Assembly George Square, EdinburghHis leftwing observations are repeatedly undercut for laughs but this is an enjoyable set from a provocative standup is clearly going placesTwenty-six-year-old standup Tom Ballard was recently invited to host Australia’s version of Question Time, he tells us &n... [Read More]
Tom Ballard review – Aussie comic mixes political gags and Bieber punchlines
Assembly George Square, EdinburghHis leftwing observations are repeatedly undercut for laughs but this is an enjoyable set from a provocative standup is clearly going placesTwenty-six-year-old standup Tom Ballard was recently invited to host Australia’s version of Question Time, he tells us &n... [Read More]
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghFrom tales of Grindr dates gone wrong to the gruff support of his grandad, Agnew opens up about his personal life in an engaging showAt this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comi... [Read More]
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghFrom tales of Grindr dates gone wrong to the gruff support of his grandad, Agnew opens up about his personal life in an engaging showAt this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comi... [Read More]
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghFrom tales of Grindr dates gone wrong to the gruff support of his grandad, Agnew opens up about his personal life in an engaging showAt this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comi... [Read More]
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
Gilded Balloon, EdinburghFrom tales of Grindr dates gone wrong to the gruff support of his grandad, Agnew opens up about his personal life in an engaging showAt this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comi... [Read More]