By Colin Flaherty
It’s almost August and that means Edinburgh Fringe time. Quite a few Australian performers are heading north for a Scottish summer.
Our London based Squirrel Ron will be covering Fringe for us; covering both Australian acts and other performers who may venture to our shores in the future.
A browse of the program reveals some interesting shows from the Aussies. Many comedians are bringing their current shows seen in the Australian festivals including David Quirk with the show that won him the “Piece of Wood Award”. Joint Newcomer winners in 2012, Ronnie Cheing and Matt Okine, are taking their current shows.
Tommy Little, Mel Buttle & Josh Thomas have recently cancelled their Edinburgh runs due to television commitments. Josh is going Hollywood instead, his TV series Please Like Me is being picked up by a new US cable channel Pivot TV which is aimed at young people and will air from August 1st.
Myf Warhurst hosts a chat show Showcatcher that features all manner of festival guests spruiking their festival shows.
Expat Bec Hill is going to be a busy beaver this Festival. She is performing in her own stand up show (Bec by Popular Demand), a two-hander show with Patrick Monahan (Bec Hill and Patrick Monahan’s Hour of Fun!), a children’s sketch show (Bec & Tom’s Awesome Laundry) and is hosting Pun Run, the UK’s only pun-based comedy club.
Yianni has an intriguing concept this year: a series of free shows at The Dram House leading up to a huge ticketed show at Venue150 @ EICC. Will he fill Edinburgh’s largest room?
The 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 02 – 26 August. Shows for 2013 are now on sale!
Here’s the list of shows. If we’ve previously reviewed a show we’ve added the link.
If we’ve missed anyone, please drop us a line.
Adam Hills: Happyism @ Assembly Hall
Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night @ Assembly Checkpoint
Alex Williamson @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
Bec Hill: Bec by Popular Demand @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
Bec Hill and Patrick Monahan’s Hour of Fun! @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
Bec & Tom’s Awesome Laundry @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
Pun Run (hosted by Bec Hill) @ The Canons’ Gait
Claudia O’Doherty: Pioneer @ Pleasance Courtyard
Damian Clark in G’Damo! @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
Daniel Townes – I Think So I’m Ready @ Laughing Horse @ Bar 50
Dave Callan: The Psychology of Laughter @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
David Quirk – Shaking Hands With Danger @ Pleasance Courtyard
Here’s our review from MICF 2013 :
Dayne Rathbone – It’s Me Dayne @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
Die Roten Punkte – Kunst Rock (Art Rock) @ AssemblyGeorge Square
Dr Professor Neal Portenza’s Interactive Goat Hour: There are no goats and the show is only 54 minutes long, excluding the bonus minute @ The Dram House Upstairs
Eric Hutton’s Favourite Songs @ Laughing Horse @ Bar 50
Evolution of iMaAN @ Laughing Horse @ Espionage
Felicity Ward: Irregardless @ Underbelly, Bristo Square
Hannah Gadsby: Nakedy Nudes (Departs from Assembly Rooms, Bristo Place)
Hannah Gadsby: Happiness is a Bedside Table @ Assembly Roxy
Here’s our review from MICF 2013 :
Instant Order: Trial By Audience (featuring Karin Danger, Scott Gooding, Katie Lockett & Sean Fabri) @ The Dram House Upstairs
Jen Carnovale: Not a Person Person @ Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
Jimeoin: Yes,Yes, Whatever…?! @ Venue150 @ EICC
John Robertson – The Dark Room @ Underbelly, Cowgate
Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths @ Underbelly, Cowgate
Karin Danger: Hot Box @ Just the Tonic at The Caves
KelFi & FiKel @ Gilded Balloon Teviot
Lisa-Skye – Ladyboner @ C venues – C nova
Here’s our review from MICF 2012 :
Matt Okine: Being Black & Chicken & S#%t @ Underbelly, Bristo Square
Not Suitable for Drinking (Sydney sketch trio) @ Ciao Roma
Ronny Chieng: The Ron Way @ Underbelly, Cowgate
Rob Lloyd: Who, Me @ Just The Tonic at Bristo Square
Showcatcher (hosted by Myf Warhurst) @ Assembly George Square
Storytellers’ Club @ Pleasance Courtyard
Unmanageable (Featuring expat Kim Hope) @ Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
Yianni in Think Big @ The Dram House & Venue150 @ EICC