Gearoid Farrelly – Gearoid Less Travelled

By Ron Bingham Gearoid Farrelly is from Ireland and he started Gearoid Less Travelled by explaining that he had chosen this title to help people from outside Ireland understand how to pronounce his name (for those still confused it rhymes with The Road and starts with a hard G). Unfortunately,...

Bucket – Ed Eales-White and Jon Pointing

By Ron Bingham Ed Eales-White and newcomer Jon Pointing, star in Bucket, an hour of very physical sketches starting with some pre-war preparation priming the audience for the imminent comedy onslaught.  The pair battle valiantly through a wide range of topics including: a pair of South African gym junkies unhappy with their lot,...

Lolly – Lolly Adefope

By Ron Bingham Lolly is Lolly Adefope’s impressive début solo festival show.  It is a tour de force sketch show themed around a talent competition at a local club, hosted by the apparently well known local Wendy (who works in films). Wendy is the sort of person who loves to be...

NewsRevue 2015

By Ron Bingham NewsRevue is a regular feature of the Edinburgh Fringe, excellent for those wishing to catch up with all the news from the last year set to a number of catchy songs and a few quick sketches. The performers for this year’s show are Naomi Bullock, Kieran Mortell,...

Everything That’s Wrong with the Universe – Gemma Arrowsmith

By Ron Bingham This is a one woman comedy sketch show about science, rationality, logic and clear thinking, and why humans are so bad at it. Gemma Arrowsmith is clearly very angry about all that she deems wrong with the world, and it is hard not to agree. Her...

This Arthur’s Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie

By Ron Binghmam A free Fringe show with a difference, a venue with the best view in Edinburgh. Matthew Fearns has been dragging audiences and equipment up to the top of Arthurs Seat for his show This Arthur’s Seat Belongs to Lionel Richie since 2007 (when he had to...

Nathan Caton – Straight Outta Middlesex

By Ron Bingham This was a very relaxed hour of chat and stand-up from Nathan who is a dab hand at mixing the personal with the political. He tells a number of stories about still living at home with mum, the problem with the “n” word, religion in comedy,...

Amy Howerska – Sasspot

By Ron Bingham Amy was having a difficult show the night I was seeing her. The audience was very small and some people in the front row were rather off-putting, so the atmosphere was not what one would like for a comedy show. The mature aged couple sat there,...

2 Girls, One Cup of Comedy – Sam & Helen

By Ron Bingham This is a selection of shows from the fringe presented by Sam and Helen, whose show I had seen (in the same room) a couple of hours earlier. Our friendly hosts start the show by getting to know the audience with a little gentle banter, then they...

Sam and Helen – Out There

By Ron Bingham Samantha Baines and Helen Sorren are a funny and engaging comedy duo and it is not surprising that they are gathering a fanbase. Their comedy relationship reveals itself to be very competitive throughout the performance. This may (will) involve some audience interaction to help determine who get to...