Comedy

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

At a decade sweeping 66 years old, the Warhol-superstar Goliath was pulling no punches on her drop-in 12–day slot during this year’s Fringe. She has seen more decades go by than three quarters of the audience on her final night but she is still...

Spill: A Verbatim Show About Sex

CW: Show contains discussions of rape, sexual harassment, PTSD, and transmisogyny. FIVE STARS Spill does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a show all about sex. Yet with its script, based on a multitude of interviews, “sex” seems too...

Review: Katia Kvinge: Squirrel

Katia Kvinge is no ordinary comedian – she’s  a relentless ball of energy, like the animal from which her show takes its name. While many others limit themselves to one or two strands of comedy; she bounces around between stand-up,...

Review: Iain Stirling: Onwards!

Iain Stirling is a hard man to pin down. A veteran of both children’s television and the generally more adult genre of stand-up, he is perhaps best known for playing the straight man to a dog puppet on CBBC: not the most obvious career choice for...

Marcel Lucont’s Whine List

A hilarious show that’s definitely not for all the family, ‘Marcel Lucont’s Whine List’ is well worth checking out if you’re in the mood for some unapologetic, sarcastic, ‘French’ wit. This interactive show draws the bulk of its...

Review: The Wimps Show

There’s no shortage of improvised comedy at the Fringe, but this may well be some of the most amusing, and consistently well executed. Their premise is simple: 3 ‘players’ on stage take suggestions from the audience as a basic platform for...

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

CW: Mentions of rape and sexual assault. I’ll make this clear from the start: this show is not for everyone. Since 2011, the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) has been hailed as a cult comedy success and it’s true it deserves that...

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