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John Robins – Hot Shame – A Review

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

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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.

CLEVER STUFF!

Iain FM Smith – My Finest Hour – A Review

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

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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.

Are YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? THEN I’LL BEGIN

Jessica Fostekew – Hench – A Review

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

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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.

STAND UP AND BE COUNTED

Dr Matt Winning – It’s the End of the World as We Know It – A Review

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

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Climate change is the news at the moment. young people around the world are concerned about the planet on which they will live their lives. There seems to be little appetite to actually change anything. Dr Matt Winning, a climate scientist asks are they right? and if so, what is going to happen? An academic takes to the stage to deliver a funny lecture about the end of the world.

IS IT HOT IN HERE? OR IS IT ME?