A set of three funny comedians in a warm and comfortable venue. Just the Tonic comedy club night with Milton Jones is worth grabbing tickets for should it return to Edinburgh. Let’s hope it does!
Paddy starts weak but finds his pace with witty commentary on living with strangers, property, trauma, Hitler, and more. He has the energy, confidence, and skills to entertain crowds.
Colleen Lavin was the most nervous of all the comedians I’ve seen this Fringe, and perhaps that’s why Murderbot listens in judgement. I enjoyed it, but I’m a techhead.
Comedians and (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons is a D&D improv comedy show in a bar basement in front of a live audience. The show relies on the audience’s agency and the power of the imagination, rather than fancy tech, to create a truly immersive experience. This makes it one of the best RPG-structured improv comedy shows I’ve seen this year.
I thoroughly enjoyed Marc Burrows’ The Magic of Terry Pratchett, and you should go, as fans should, and everyone else is likely to be a fan-in-waiting who will appreciate this spoiler-free and delightful curation of Pratchett’s impact and talent.
Initial Consult is a show worth watching, and it’s worth skipping other shows for. Charlotte Grimmer plays a character that’s both alien to us and wholly relatable simultaneously, and then there’s music, comedy, shock and tap dancing.
Dorks ‘n’ Orks is a funny live show where comedians try their hand at a lightly animated D&D-inspired adventure. Ideal for geeks, gamers, their parents and anyone who likes a bit of impro comedy.
It Just So Happened is a fascinating and funny history podcast. Fans should go, people interested in neither history nor smart people discussing history are unlikely to enjoy it, but the rest of us probably will. I did!