Quantum began by asking whether there were any kids in the audience and remind us that his 4pm show is rated PG. I think that only applies to the banter and the risk of having audience members up on stage. Illumination is a mix of science and magic. I was impressed with the magic. He’s […]
Queuing outside Venue 51 and exploring the surprising sources of the numerous quotes about drinking written on the walls of The Tron, I heard Steve Bugeja’s name pronounced at least five times, no two versions sounding even remotely similar. The fact that the comedian’s last name is unpronounceable – or, to be more precise, is […]
Sitting in the Pleasance at 12am watching Twins is perhaps one of the more bizarre ways to kick-start your day. Whether it was their charm or to take shelter from the rain, the show attracted a diverse audience; people in their pyjamas, people drinking tea, people drinking vodka and people eating their tea. However, unlike […]
Waiting outside Venue 302 on a Saturday afternoon, I kept hearing people saying they were there to see Jennie Benton, or even just Jennie. This made me wonder if the title of the show was designed to confuse and surprise: unlike most stand-up comedy shows where the name in the title is that of the […]
Got plans that’ll take up all of the 7th, 8th and 9th of August? No! Good! You should make your way to Inverleith Park and take part on the 10th birthday of the Edinburgh Foodies Festival.
I always look forward to Paul Merton’s Impro Chums. This year they had competition from Clive Anderson’s What Does the Title Matter Anyway?. A battle of improvisational comedy! The Impro Chums are the same as ever – Suki Webster, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Mike McShane and, of course, Paul Merton. It’s good to see the […]