John Robins – Hot Shame – A Review

This review was originally published on Fringe Review on the 8 August 2019

Low Down

John Robins, 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian returns to Pleasance with self-lacerating soul bearing as he yells into the well. His show is appropriately called Hot Shame.

Review

Better known as a radio presenter and for his comedy bromance with Elis James, John has not developed the stand up following of his peers. Although he started performing in 2005 and was part of a group of rising comedy talent, in terms of recognition John always seemed a little behind the others.

Iain FM Smith – My Finest Hour – A Review

This review was originally published on Fringe Review on 20 August 2019

Low Down

Iain’s grandfather was a fearless Scottish war hero, whose portrait hangs on the wall of Edinburgh Castle. As a shy teen growing up in Gloucestershire with two goats, 27 dogs and awkward hair, Iain is a bit different. This funny and heart-warming story reveals how Iain struggled to live up to his prestigious family history and how he faces his very own enemy on the beach.

Jessica Fostekew – Hench – A Review

This review was originally published on Fringe Review on the 12 August 2019

Low Down

Hench means strong, fit, and having well-developed muscles. This is a powerful, in your face, riot of comedy delivered by an outstanding comic talent.  Jessica Fostekew is Hench.

Review

Jessica Fostekew bounces on to the stage, and straight into the show. There is no preamble. She tells us about herself, what Hench means and a bit about her message. The audience were on board from the start.