Tag: #edfringe

Saskia Preston – Ninety-Five – A Review

This review was first published on Fringe Review on the 21 August 2019

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This is the Edinburgh Fringe debut show from Saskia Preston, writer for Radio 4’s The Now Show and News Quiz, and 4 Extra’s Newsjack. A family birthday party back in a childhood setting is a trigger for a wander down memory’s estrada. Featuring, smart observations, sharp gags, dark comments, gay bars and needless Portuguese words.

Tee hee!

Craig Hill – Bottoms Up! – A Review

This review was originally published on Fringe Review on 15 August 2019

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Craig Hill’s sell out stand up show is back for another year. The master of Scottish Banter, his energetic show is packed with riotously funny put downs and sharp, cutting, gags that has his audience in stitches. Sometimes at a comedy show, you just want to have a good laugh.



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.


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

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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.