Reviews

Kai Humphries : Punch-Drunk

By Ron Bingham This is a beautifully heart-warming and uplifting homage from Kai to his family and friends, and the influences they have had on his life. He introduces us, via a projector / display screen, to both his grandfathers and his big brother, telling both good and bad...

Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend

By Phoebe O’Brien New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo is inspired by rom-coms. Although, she may feel she embodies the ‘sassy best friend’ character who frequently crops up in those soppy classics as the name of the show suggests, evidently she makes for a strong lead showcased in her follow...

Mark Steel – Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright

By Ron Bingham I was going to start with a warning to get there early but the front couple of rows had empty seats for ages, which is strange as Mark doesn’t do audience participation. The show itself runs for over 70 minutes, so you will also hit the...

Isa Bonachera : Wow!

By Ron Bingham Isa starts her show with a couple of physics jokes courtesy of her failed PhD in physics. She then launches into a show about her youth in the south of France before moving to Michigan for high school and university, then to the UK after a number...

Cambridge Impronauts – Improv Actually

By Phoebe O’Brien  Cambridge University are back at the Fringe with their improv troupe the Cambridge Impronauts tackling a much loved film genre the ‘rom-com’, in their show Improv Actually. While the mash up of rom-com and long form improv based on audience suggestions serve as an enticing backdrop...

Danny Lobell : Broke as a Joke

By Ron Bingham Danny is a self-described Scottish / New York Jewish comedian and his show is a look back at his youth in and around New York. Unfortunately the Scottish part of his heritage is dismissed early on after one quick joke. We hear about his father’s penchant...

Demi Lardner : Look what you made me do

By Ron Bingham This show is a corker! From the first moment that Demi, in the guise of Gavin, enters the stage we are treated to a whirlwind hour of props, sketches and general chaos. Based loosely on the story of a middle aged man trapped in his basement,...

Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

By Ron Bingham What a gloriously shambolic hour of deliberately bad comedy we had here. The premise is that Phil was frozen three years ago due to an incurable disease and now that a cure is available he has been unfrozen. First he is required to undergo a series...

Adam Vincent – How Not to Kill Yourself When Living in the Suburbs

By Colin Flaherty It’s been I while since I have caught the stand up of Adam Vincent, probably before he moved to London five years ago. His show How Not to Kill Yourself When Living in the Suburbs sees him present his quirky world view to a regularly packed...

Simon Munnery – Renegade Plumber

By Colin Flaherty There was a time when Simon Munnery concentrated on high concept art pieces (such as Fylm Makker and the La Concepta Restaurant) but over the past couple of years he has gone back to straight stand up. The latest is Renegade Plumber and it is a...