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Edinburgh Festival

Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

'Intelligent, and at times hilarious, thought-provoking comedy' **** - Broadway Baby

'Defiant hilariousness' **** - VoiceMag

'An extremely entertaining fresh slant' **** - One4Review

'Great punchlines galore... Rose Tinted is razor-sharp' **** - Ed Fest Mag

'You'll enjoy a whole hour in her company as she tackles the headlines of 2018 in her own fast, punchy and honest way' - The List


Charlie Baker Presents: The Greatest Goat Of All Time

'A great show' **** - Dark Chat

'Engaging and funny' - The Wee Review

'A fairytale with a contemporary edge, it also serves as a vehicle for Baker's gregarious sense of showboating humour' - The List


Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home

'A weave of one-liners, anecdotes, observations, and physical comedy carefully designed to maximise time spent laughing' ***** - ShortCom

'Set to become a giant of the Scottish comedy scene' ***** - The Wee Review

'Brilliant and relevant stand up from an exciting young talent' **** - Fringe Biscuit

'A name to look out for, a rising star with poise and confidence. The boy done good' **** - London Theatre 1


Foil, Arms & Hog: Craicling

'You'll spend every one of those seconds laughing' ***** - Young Perspective

'Terrifically funny' **** - The Student

'They're warm, engaging, and genuinely charismatic' **** Broadway Baby

'Strong set of sketches from the likeable & professional trio... if only all sketch groups were this dependable' **** - @FringeMonkey


George Lewis: A Man, A Plan, A Girl With Fake Tan

'Witty, self-deprecating and downright hilarious' ****½ - Fringe Biscuit

'A rather impressive debut solo show' **** - London Review 1

'George Lewis is as much a comedian as Oasis is the 90s' **** - Ed Fest Mag

'Immediately likeable... By the time we find out whether he won over the object of his affections, he has already won over those in the room' - The Skinny


Henry Paker: Man Alive

'Definitely worth an hour of your time' **** - @FringeMonkey

'Paker exceeds your expectations in an wonderfully ingenious way' **** - The Times

'A narrative that is satisfying and genuinely moving' **** - The Skinny


Ismo Leikola: Words Apart

'... brilliantly constructed routines…His alien-at-large demeanour also gives the material on men and women a startling freshness. It's all topped off with one of the best gags about thigh gaps you'll ever hear' **** - The List


Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

'Graham has always been a terrific wordsmith - and really shows up the comics who don't put in so much work - but the new hour also has a powerful emotional core' **** - Fest Mag

'Hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy' **** - The Times

The hour is packed with similarly rapid-fire anecdotes, usually ending in witty climaxes where it is clear that he has selected every word with care, spitting out the punchlines with relish' **** - iNews

'Ivo flows effortlessly from topic to topic in this well prepared and very professionally delivered show, you'd expect nothing less' **** - One4Review

'A smoothly crafted hour exploring one millenials' growing pains, and the unexpected anxieties and delights that arise along the way' **** - VoiceMag


Jake Lambert: Little Lost Lad

'Triumph of a debut' **** - @ComedyReviewer

'Jake Lambert is a comedy talent to watch out for... A worthy and witty show' **** London Theatre 1

'The laughs come from his unique perspective on the tales he tells, that little switch in perspective that turns a mundane anecdote into a witty little sketch' ***1/2 - ShortCom

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Joanne McNally: Wine Tamer

'Book a ticket, bring your friends and laugh until you cry. You won't regret it' ***** - Edinburgh Reporter

'Funny, down-to-earth... witty and energetic hour' **** - Wee Review

'She hilariously explores the gender disparity of online dating, feminism and sexual liberation' - The List

'A good old-fashioned stand-up show by a talented, fun-loving gal you'd invite to a party and also feel safe to take to your nan's for tea' - The Skinny


Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

'Genuinely funny and thought provoking entertainment' ***** - One4Review

'A devilishly funny hour' **** - The Arts Desk

'Brigstocke wears his learning lightly and there are some wonderfully subtle lines' **** - FestMag

'Slick writing, thoroughly professional performance' **** - Scottish Field 'You cannot argue with what he says and you cannot deny the humour' - Scotsman


Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

'Bold, intelligent and incontestably hilarious. Don't miss' **** - @FringeBiscuit


Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation

'Extremely promising' **** - @FringeMonkey


Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

'An incredible show that delivers the funnies again and again. A master comedian with a madcap story to tell, you strike gold when you see Phill Jupitus on stage' **** - Student Newspaper

'A solid hour where you’ll find yourself with a consistent grin on your face' **** - Broadway Baby

'Plenty of vocal and physical moments of comic genius, and a gruff, self-effacing likeability' - The List


Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes

'Jones deserves every bit of the standing ovation she so ostentatiously demands' ***** - Ed Fest Mag

'The hotly anticipated debut show from Funny Women 2016 finalist Rosie Jones will have you laughing from start to finish for the whole hour and will stay with you long after it’s finished' ***** - Entertainment Focus

'She might piss herself and so might you' ***** Diva Mag

'Both elegantly crafted and mischievous to its bones' **** - The Scotsman


Simon Evans: Genius 2.0

'A master class in socio-political comedy' ***** - Evening Edinburgh News

The driest and most acerbic comedy on offer' **** - Scottish Field

'Strangely motivating' **** - Moody Comedy


Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal

'Her energy and smile are infectious' ***** - VoiceMag

'Positively bursting with comedic energy and the gags tumble out at a breakneck rate' **** - The List

'Excellent... rammed with laughs plus a topping of sexual politics' **** - Beyond the Joke

'The Artful Dodger in an 80s suit, her swagger is abundant, her delivery is on point, and the tempo of is up up up – never missing a beat' - The Skinny

British Comedy Guide – Best Reviewed Edinburgh Fringe Shows 2018


Tom Lucy: Reluctant Millennial

'Youthful energy' **** - One4Review

'Excellent ad lib skills and charisma... such a natural onstage, as well as being a genuinely likeable guy, that it's very enjoyable to watch' **** - The Wee Review


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