Mat Ewins review – hi-tech gags from multimedia noodler extraordinaire
Just the Tonic at the Mash House, EdinburghArtistry and geekery combine in a set that shows off Ewins’ clever video editing and pranksterish sense of funBrexit. #MeToo. Editing a newspaper on Mars. One of those isn’t a popular topic among fringe comics. Indeed, I can imagine only one com... [Read More]
Mat Ewins review – hi-tech gags from multimedia noodler extraordinaire
Just the Tonic at the Mash House, EdinburghArtistry and geekery combine in a set that shows off Ewins’ clever video editing and pranksterish sense of funBrexit. #MeToo. Editing a newspaper on Mars. One of those isn’t a popular topic among fringe comics. Indeed, I can imagine only one com... [Read More]
Dylan Moran review – superb standup sets out to solve the problem of life
Stand Comedy Club, EdinburghIn his new show Dr Cosmos, Moran ranges across religion, politics, cat personalities and TV ads for shampooElsewhere on the fringe, twentysomething tyros will hurl their “hellzapoppin” comedy in your face, says Dylan Moran. But not here: “This is drive-t... [Read More]
Dylan Moran review – superb standup sets out to solve the problem of life
Stand Comedy Club, EdinburghIn his new show Dr Cosmos, Moran ranges across religion, politics, cat personalities and TV ads for shampooElsewhere on the fringe, twentysomething tyros will hurl their “hellzapoppin” comedy in your face, says Dylan Moran. But not here: “This is drive-t... [Read More]
Punchlines, power plays and Pussy Riot: Edinburgh fringe – in pictures
Richard Thomas returns with a new musical, Marcus Brigstocke pronounces on what is good and bad in the world, and Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina defies the Russian authorities to appear at Edinburgh. All photography by Murdo MacLeod Continue reading...... [Read More]
Alex Edelman review – a Jewish comic walks into a Nazi meeting …
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghIn Just for Us, the smooth-talking and apparently fearless Bostonian standup recounts gatecrashing a white supremacist gathering in New YorkA young Jewish guy goes to a Nazi meeting assuming he’ll be OK … it’s the definition of white privilege, the Bo... [Read More]
Rosie Jones: 'People feel awkward about disability so I always have jokes in my back pocket'
The Bridlington-born standup is at Edinburgh with her debut show. She talks about surprising audiences, her sitcom and how her cerebral palsy lets her push boundariesHow would you describe your sense of humour? I’m very cheeky. Because of my disability, I know how to push things and I know whe... [Read More]
The Pin review – one of Edinburgh's most dazzling comedy shows
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghTerrific skits and inventive gags mean the laughs come thick and fast in a delightful new hour from the sketch duoCleverness comes as standard from sketch duo the Pin. In the past, they have never quite shaken the suspicion of smugness and a sense, perhaps, that we&rsqu... [Read More]
Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde review – comedy in full diva mode
Pleasance Courtyard, EdinburghThe standup’s compelling personality and powerful voice add up to emphatic entertainment in this musical showThe audience are on their feet by the end of The Divine Ms Jayde, which feels less like spontaneous reaction than part of the show’s choreography. Th... [Read More]