Category: comdey

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017: Jonny & The Baptists

If you are looking to kick-start an evening of Fringe festivities that will banish the cobwebs and revive you in preparation for another night of revelry I can think of no better alternative than going along to see comedy music…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Our Man In Havana

Our man in Havana is a fast paced farce in the best of traditions, created by a young theatre company entitled Spies Like Us.  Set in Cuba during the cold War era a struggling English vacuum cleaner salesman seizes on…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: John Shuttleworth

There is a very fine music hall tradition centring around the Industrial Revolution towns in Northern England dating back a couple of hundred years that spurned a whole division of rather unique and quirky stage acts which have baffled many…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Bernie Keith

Bernie Keith from minute one on stage is an instantly likeable, friendly chap who clearly has a unique way of bonding with all sectors of society.  That’s the impression I obtained immediately as I scanned the room looking at the…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle was a comedy revolutionary, it is nearly 40 years since he and the first wave of alternative comedians such as Rik Mayall, the Allens, Tony and Keith et al hit a nation’s consciousness and dragged comedy, with its…

Monthly Comedy At The Granary

The monthly comedy night at the Granary bar is full deserving of a wider audience.  The only regular event of its kind in Leith is staged in the salubrious confines of the Shore district, some lively and attractive bars and…

The Argentinean Is Back! Edinburgh Fringe Comedy

The fringe is in full swing… It’s a good, strike that, great sign when the queue for a PBH free fringe event winds up the hall, out the door and up the road.The Banshee Labyrinth was packed, people lined the…

JoJo Bellini and her fabulous Kitchen Cabaret performance

With the flyering in full swing and happy tourists lining the streets, I rocked up with my fringe guides and a coffee in hand to my first show of the Fringe at the Stand’s Comedy Club II near St Andrew’s…

Free Comedy at the Fringe – It’s Thea-Skot in Here…

I find myself climbing a grotty stairwell in a near-derelict upper building of a pub to check out Alison Thea-Skot… There must be very few cities in the world that felt as alive as Edinburgh did last Monday night.  A…

Amée Smith – Relax It’s Not About You

It’s early days, the beginning of the festival, and still the City is slowly grinding into gear for the mass influx of visitors to take on the shows on offer, which means most shows are running to less than capacity,…