Posts in "Comedy"

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 7th – 31st, 2015 Edinburgh, Various venues Foreword by Joanna Orland Merely skimming the surface of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it was easy to see a bit of a different scene burgeoning.  In recent years, the Fringe has become a playground for comedians to run rampant.  But in 2015, something old has become […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Joe Wenborne

Joe Wenborne: Fight Back at 50 Reviewed on August 25th, 2015 Gilded Balloon, Wee Room by Bernie C. Byrnes Joe Wenborne is a Radio Broadcaster, Raconteur, After Dinner Speaker and Author of new book Fight Back At 50. In this live version of his self-help book, Joe promises to take his audience on a journey […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Trygve Wakenshaw KRAKEN

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN Reviewed on August 11th, 2015 Underbelly, Cowgate by Joanna Orland Trygve Wakenshaw has crafted one of the most fascinatingly silly shows in existence with Kraken. Wakenshaw first came onto the physical comedy scene with his cult hit Squidboy. Kraken is his sophomore project which he has generously brought back to this year’s […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Massive Dad 2.0: Step Up 2 Massive Dad

Massive Dad 2.0: Step Up 2 Massive Dad Reviewed on August 10th, 2015 Pleasance Dome by Michael Drew Before I begin, I should make a disclosure: I spent the first 10 minutes of the show trying to subdue my inner hulk as my neighbour let out loud pizzicato bursts of laughter at seemingly random intervals. […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Bruce

Bruce Reviewed on August 8th, 2015 Underbelly, Cowgate by Michael Drew Two men. One sponge. It doesn’t sound like the most promising start to an adventure through time and space, but with a skilful blend of mime, acting and puppetry, Tim Watts and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd somehow pull it off. Over the next hour, the tale […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Luke Toulson

Luke Toulson: Grandpa, Hitler and Me Reviewed on August 12th, 2015 The Stand Comedy Club V by Joanna Orland Luke Toulson lucked out when he found the hundreds of letters that his grandfather, a Royal Engineer who served in the Second World War, wrote to wife Kate during his service.  There is a wealth of […]

Edinburgh Fringe: Michael Che

Michael Che: Six Stars Reviewed on August 9th, 2015 The Stand Comedy Club 3 by Bernie C Byrnes Back in October there was an internet hoo-ha about Michael Che’s comments about catcalling. He even closed his twitter account in January as a result after accusing his critics of missing the point: ‘i think some of […]

Pleasance Opening Gala

August 8th, 2015 Pleasance Grand by Bernie C Byrnes There is something awe-inspiringly cool about the Pleasance Gala launch. Maybe it’s the thumping bass at 11am, the light show, the buzz or the rare chance to see a large Edinburgh Fringe Venue full to bursting that makes for an exciting event, but it all adds […]

Camp Bestival is coming…

July 30th – August 2nd, 2015 Lulworth Castle, Dorset www.campbestival.net Sister festival of the Isle of Wight’s Bestival, Camp Bestival is a multi-award winning festival that is an all-encompassing family festival experience.  A camping holiday that features such wonderful entertainment including live acts, comedy, DJs, theatre, food, poets, authors, talks and other family activities, Camp […]

Kraken

July 16th, 2015 Udderbelly at Southbank Centre by Michael Anderson Trygve Wakenshaw’s extravaganza of thrilling physical comedy has swept all before it for over a year now, presumably miming a broom with those incomprehensibly long limbs, collecting awards like stamps. The follow-up to the similarly acclaimed Squidboy, Kraken is an hour of free-associative delirium propelled […]