Vladmir McTavish and Keir McAllister

Vladmir McTavish & Keir McAllister: ‘Politicians are fair game, but not Lulu’

Vladmir McTavish and Keir McAllister discuss referendum-themed shows and a mixed audience at the Fringe with WOW247’s Matthew Dunne-Miles.   The Scottish comedians are currently presenting their independence panel show Aye Right? How No? and feel that a range of comedians and opinions on independence are the real selling point: “They’re a lot of Scottish comedians …

Old Jewish Jokes

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (comedy): Old Jewish Jokes at Gilded Balloon (Venue 14). Reviewed by Ben Walters Heard the one about the Jewish comedian who wasn’t allowed to mention the Holocaust, Israel, politics or sex? That leaves what – chopped liver? Ivor Dembina’s richly rewarding set takes the form of one long shaggy-dog story …

Alex Edelman: Millennial

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (comedy): Alex Edelman: Millennial at Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33). Reviewed by Jay Richardson Even contemplating the possibility that you might be the voice of your generation requires significant chutzpah. But Alex Edelman has the sharp comic brain and documentary evidence to suggest that he should at least try. A polished …

Minor Delays

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (comedy): Minor Delays at Gilded Balloon (Venue 14). Reviewed by Kate Copstick This is cleverly written, brilliantly directed, beautifully performed, classy comedy stuff. And quite unlike any other sketch show you will see. It is the very essence of the sketch show. It is like a “concert” sketch show, not …

John Conway Tonight

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (comedy): John Conway Tonight at Pleasance Dome (Venue 23). Reviewed by Jay Richardson A quirky midnight treat, John Conway Tonight is a late-night US chat show spoof filtered through unhinged Australian eccentricity. However, such a description barely does it justice. Conway himself is a perfect cornball, chaotically offering up a …

Sara Pascoe vs History

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (comedy): Sara Pascoe vs History at Assembly George Square Studios (Venue 17). Reviewed by Jay Richardson Steadily improving with successive festivals, to the point where she’s now a must-see, Sara Pascoe has taken a huge leap forward with her latest hour exploring the evolution of sexuality. Focusing on such a …

Vikki Stone: Instrumental

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (comedy): Vikki Stone: Instrumental at Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61). Review by Ben Walters. There are the seeds of several very special things in Vikki Stone’s latest Fringe outing but none quite gets the chance to sprout. Instrumental, as Stone admits at the top of the hour, is one of those …

Tom Shillue: Impossible

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (comedy): Tom Shillue: Impossible at Assembly Rooms(Venue 20). Review by Jay Richardson. There are multiple strings to Tom Shillue’s comedy bow. But for his Fringe debut, the American has opted to focus on storytelling. Genial, relaxed and just a shade avuncular, he delivers an undemanding hour that never threatens to …

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