Music review: Late Night Phantasmagoria with Jack Lukeman

Edinburgh Festival Fringe music review: Late Night Phantasmagoria with Jack Lukeman, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson. ★★★ A prowling, bohemian spirit with a hammy, showman’s capacity to work a room akin to that of his countryman Bono, Jack Lukeman and his juggernaut four-piece band deserve much greater numbers than they’re getting to their shadowy, late-night …

Music review: Late Night Phantasmagoria with Jack Lukeman

Edinburgh Festival Fringe music review: Late Night Phantasmagoria with Jack Lukeman, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson. ★★★ A prowling, bohemian spirit with a hammy, showman’s capacity to work a room akin to that of his countryman Bono, Jack Lukeman and his juggernaut four-piece band deserve much greater numbers than they’re getting to their shadowy, late-night …

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September 2, 2015

Comedy review: Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ At THEIR unassailable best, Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez are masters of a unique character comedy that flows with supreme fluidity. And in Allen’s portrayal of Cardinal Richelieu, a grimacing, oleaginous mass of liquid fat that alternately …

Comedy review: Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ At THEIR unassailable best, Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez are masters of a unique character comedy that flows with supreme fluidity. And in Allen’s portrayal of Cardinal Richelieu, a grimacing, oleaginous mass of liquid fat that alternately …

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August 31, 2015

Comedy review: Carl Donnelly: Jive Ass Honky

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Carl Donnelly: Jive Ass Honky, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★★ Whatever mental health baggage Carl Donnelly has carted around Edinburgh over the course of recent Fringes, he’s always delivered on stage, and so it proves here. Although he doesn’t subscribe to the tears of a clown cliché, and …

Comedy review: Carl Donnelly: Jive Ass Honky

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Carl Donnelly: Jive Ass Honky, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★★ Whatever mental health baggage Carl Donnelly has carted around Edinburgh over the course of recent Fringes, he’s always delivered on stage, and so it proves here. Although he doesn’t subscribe to the tears of a clown cliché, and …

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August 31, 2015

Comedy review: Angela Barnes: Come As You Are

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Angela Barnes: Come As You Are, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ Belatedly crystallising her opinions into an impactful show about body issues, Angela Barnes is an engaging authority on the subject, laying bare the insecurities that have dogged her since she was a teenager. Perceptive about society’s twisted …

Comedy review: Angela Barnes: Come As You Are

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Angela Barnes: Come As You Are, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ Belatedly crystallising her opinions into an impactful show about body issues, Angela Barnes is an engaging authority on the subject, laying bare the insecurities that have dogged her since she was a teenager. Perceptive about society’s twisted …

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August 31, 2015

Comedy review: Steve Bugeja: Day Release

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Steve Bugeja: Day Release, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ Steve Bugeja eclipses his early promise as a solid gag writer to deliver a polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling. Having established himself as something of a geeky loser, a reluctant misfit on a stag do who’s …

Comedy review: Steve Bugeja: Day Release

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Steve Bugeja: Day Release, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ Steve Bugeja eclipses his early promise as a solid gag writer to deliver a polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling. Having established himself as something of a geeky loser, a reluctant misfit on a stag do who’s …

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August 31, 2015

Comedy review: Goose: Kablamo

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Goose: Kablamo, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ Confirming Adam Drake as the most energetic comedian on the Fringe, hurtling through an hour of sweat-spraying, frenetic one-man character silliness, Goose delivers another of their ridiculously ambitious, dementedly intense physical spectacles. Relatively speaking, this has a clearer narrative through-line than …

Comedy review: Goose: Kablamo

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Goose: Kablamo, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ Confirming Adam Drake as the most energetic comedian on the Fringe, hurtling through an hour of sweat-spraying, frenetic one-man character silliness, Goose delivers another of their ridiculously ambitious, dementedly intense physical spectacles. Relatively speaking, this has a clearer narrative through-line than …

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August 31, 2015

Comedy review: Minor Delays

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Minor Delays , reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★★ Outstanding sketch comedy this, from Abi Tedder, Harry Michell and Joe Barnes, a tight trio whose disciplined, stripped- back approach to the form delivers a robust framework for dazzling writing and finely tuned performances. With zero props beyond their chairs, …

Comedy review: Minor Delays

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Minor Delays , reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★★ Outstanding sketch comedy this, from Abi Tedder, Harry Michell and Joe Barnes, a tight trio whose disciplined, stripped- back approach to the form delivers a robust framework for dazzling writing and finely tuned performances. With zero props beyond their chairs, …

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August 31, 2015

Comedy review: Louise Reay: It’s Only Words

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Louise Reay: It’s Only Words, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ Trained by the acclaimed likes of Phil “Doctor Brown” Burgers and Eric “Red Bastard” Davis, Louise Reay has taken her contemporary clown education and applied it to the statistic that only 7 per cent of communication is verbal. …

Comedy review: Louise Reay: It’s Only Words

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Louise Reay: It’s Only Words, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson ★★★ Trained by the acclaimed likes of Phil “Doctor Brown” Burgers and Eric “Red Bastard” Davis, Louise Reay has taken her contemporary clown education and applied it to the statistic that only 7 per cent of communication is verbal. …

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August 31, 2015
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