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Rosie Holt review – web sensation’s political skits disconnect on stage
In her show The Woman’s Hour, the viral comedy star offers caricatures of burbling backbenchers and a woke-bashing TV host

Brian Logan

09, Aug, 2022 @3:57 PM

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Amy Gledhill review – juicy stories of sexual and romantic catastrophe
With cartoonish flair, the likable comic – one half of sketch duo The Delightful Sausage – revels in the repeated indignity of being ditched for someone else

Brian Logan

09, Aug, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Laugh? I almost cried at Gordon Brown’s night of Edinburgh fringe comedy
The former PM’s one-off onstage chat with standup Matt Forde belied his dour image. If only he’d shown more of this side of himself to the electorate

Brian Logan

08, Aug, 2022 @3:33 PM

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Shelf review – peppy journeys through gender and sexuality
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
Childhood friends and LOL Word affiliates Rachel WD and Ruby Clyde leave no assumption unturned with their deft wit and breezy musical interplay

Brian Logan

08, Aug, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Frankie Boyle review – scorching standup gets laugh after appalled laugh
With Lap of Shame, the comic delivers a set of breathtakingly rude jokes and thought-provoking ghastliness

Brian Logan

08, Aug, 2022 @12:53 PM

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Seann Walsh review – an eye-opening and bitterly funny show
The standup delivers a compelling show that reflects on his Strictly Come Dancing notoriety and harsh childhood experiences

Brian Logan

08, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Sikisa review – a sparkling comedy party
Sikisa Bostwick-Barnes’s ebullience carries her through a debut solo show that’s punctuated with dance breaks

Brian Logan

07, Aug, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Troy Hawke review – TikTok’s raffish fop puzzles out modernity
Milo McCabe’s matinee-idol character initially feels at odds with his material, but it’s hard not to be won over by his enthusiasm

Brian Logan

06, Aug, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Leo Reich review – uproarious Gen-Z narcissist blazes through
Reich’s flouncing, self-obsessed comedy is a brittle skewering of irony and anxiety – and a must-see

Brian Logan

06, Aug, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Jon Culshaw on Les Dawson: ‘even his most savage mother-in-law lines were written with love’
In his Edinburgh fringe show Flying High the impressionist wants to convey the warmth and affection of the comic and Blankety Blank host

Brian Logan

22, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Yummy: Iconic review – drag burlesque gets a bit too cheeky
The acrobatic feats of Jarred Dewey go some way to redeem a show that’s way too high on cliches and exposed buttocks

Brian Logan

18, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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NewsRevue review – 43-year-old formula is still good fun
This high-energy hour of songs and sketches includes a Conservative leadership medley from The Greatest Showman and Boris Johnson’s Jailhouse Rock

Brian Logan

18, Jul, 2022 @10:20 AM

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