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...

Andrew O’Neill’s Black Magick Fun Hour

By Colin Flaherty A mysterious sombre figure walks through the room, with incense smouldering, reciting an incantation to the Greek God Hermes. As he enters the light of the stage and puts down his accoutrements (as some confused punters quickly depart) he is revealed to be comedian Andrew O’Neill....

Jollyboat – Pirates of the Karaoke

By Colin Flaherty Jollyboat (brothers Ed and Tommy) have been kicking around the UK scene since 2010 with their musical comedy. Pirates of the Karaoke is a compilation show comprised of a set chosen by their fans (The Jollyboat Crew), making this the perfect introduction to the duo. Starting...

Jayde Adams is Jayded

By Lisa Clark Jayde Adams enters the space dressed like a vaudeville hobo with a battered old fashioned suitcase. Silently she produces a box of chocolates and has some fun eliciting laughs from the audience without speaking a word. Mime, one of the many unexpected talents that Jayde unveils...

Jenny Collier – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

By Colin Flaherty > Despite the advertising DO NOT go into this show expecting material about JK Rowling’s universe. Definitely DO NOT bring along the kiddies as she had exactly one joke referencing Harry Potter and it is quite filthy. Instead what we got was self deprecating stand up...

Tom Allen: Absolutely

By Lisa Clark  In the past I’ve enjoyed Tom Allen as part of a group show and as a guest on The Great British Bakeoff an Extra Slice, so I thought I must check out one of his full festival shows. It was very much as I’d expected; very...

Sarah Bennetto – All My Life’s Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)

By Colin Flaherty This show is exactly what it says on the tin – Sarah Bennetto presents us with a list of mistakes that she has made, telling the story behind each or making a short joke. While they seem to be ranked according to the importance she gives...

Big Howard Little Howard – Man and Boy

By Colin Flaherty Big Howard and Little Howard have been performing primarily to children over the past decade and in this “adult” show they attempt to present a sophisticated piece about being a better person. Naturally Big Howard Read’s efforts are railroaded by Little Howard’s hilarious naivety and manager...