Edinburgh Fringe comedy reviews

All we've seen at the 2012 festival

The Boy With Tape On His Face: More Tape
Daniel Kitson: Where Once Was Wonder*
Pappy's: Last Show Ever!

Abandoman: Party In The Key Of C Major
Alan Francis Expands
Alexis Dubus: Cars & Girls
Alfie Brown: Soul For Sale
Andrew Maxwell: That's The Spirit
Bad Musical
Barbershopera: The Three Musketeers
Barry Castagnola in Where's Barry?
Bec Hill Is More Afraid...
Brendon Burns: Home Stretch Baby!
Charlie Baker: Freshly Baked
Checkley and Bush's Comedy Riot!
Chris Coltrane: Activism Is Fun
Daniel Kitson: As Of…
David Trent: Spontaneous Comedian
Deanne Smith: Livin The Sweet Life*
Discover Ben Target
Doctor Brown: Befrdfgth*
The Dog-Eared Collective
Eddie Pepitone's Bloodbath
Elis James: Speaking As A Mother
Erich McElroy: The Brit Identity
Felicity Ward: The Hedgehog Dilemma*
Foil Arms and Hog: Late Night Sketch Comedy
Gareth Morinan:Truth Doodler
Grainne Maguire
The Great Puppet Horn *
Greg Proops
Hal Cruttenden: Tough Luvvie
Hannah Gadsby: Hannah Wants A Wife *
Hannibal Buress: Still Saying Stuff
Heath Franklin's Chopper: A Hard Bastard's Guide To Life
Helen Arney: Voice of an Angle
Hennessy & Friends
Holly Burn: The H Club
James Acaster: Prompt
James Dowdeswell: Urban Wurzel
Jigsaw: Getting' Jiggy
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional
Jonny & The Baptists
Josh Widdicombe: Further Adventures Of
Kumail Nanjiani
Luisa Omielan: What Would Beyonce Do?
Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro
Markus Birdman: Love, Life and Death
Matthew Crosby is Matthew Crosby...
McNeil & Pamphilon
Michael Legge: What A Shame
Michael Workman: Mercy *
Mick Miller and Jimmy Cricket
Naz Osmanoglu: Ottoman Without An Empire
Neil Delamere: DelaMere Mortal
Nick Doody
Nick Helm: This Means War
Nick Mohammed is Mr Swallow
Nick Page: My Glorious Hypothetical Life...
Nick Sun: Potty Time
Pattie Brewster's Friendship Venture
Paul McCaffrey
Paul Ricketts: Ironic Infinity
Peacock & Gamble
Rhys Darby: This Way To Spaceship
Richard Herring: Talking Cock
Sammy J and Randy in The Inheritance*
Scott Agnew: Tales Of The Sauna
Sean Hughes: Life Becomes Noises
Seann Walsh: Seann To Be Wild
Seymour Mace: Squeg!
Simon Munnery: Fylm-Maker
Susan Calman
Thom Tuck Flips Out
Tom Stade Totally Rocks!
Tony Law: Maximum Nonsense
Totally Tom
Trevor Noah: The Racist
Will Franken

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad
Alfie Moore: I Predicted A Riot*
Andrew Bird's Global Village Fete
Andrew Lawrence is Coming To Get You
Andrew O’Neill Is Easily Distracted
Andrew Ryan: Ryanopoly
Anne Edmonds
Asher Treleaven: Troubadour*
Axis of Awesome: Cry Yourself A River
The Beta Males
Billy The Mime
Bob & Jim: Go
The Boom Jennies: Mischief
Bridget Christie: War Donkey
Bruce Hammers' Bananapocalypse
Caimh McDonnell: The Art of Conversation
Cariad Lloyd: The Freewheelin' Cariad Lloyd
Casual Violence: A Kick In The Teeth
The Chris and Paul Show
Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky
Claudia O'Doherty: The Telescope*
The Colour Ham
Colm McGlinchey: Me My Selfish Self
Comedian Dies In The Middle Of Joke
Danielle Ward: Speakeasy
Daniel Simonsen: Champions
Dan Nightingale
Danny Buckler: The Phantom
David Longley: My Favourite Things
David Mills is Smart Casual*
Deborah Frances-White: Cult Following
Denise Scott: Regrets
Des Bishop Likes To Bang*
Diane Spencer: Exquisite Bad Taste
Ed Eales-White: Champions
Flange Krammer: Alpine Horn
Folken Britain
Ford and Akram: Bamp!
Gareth Richards: Introvert-Never Been To Disneyland
Garrett Millerick: Sensible Answers To Stupid Questions
Gemma Arrowsmith: Defender of Earth
Gentlemen Bears
George Ryegold's God-In-A-Bag
Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek
Gordon Southern: A Brief History Of History*
Gravity Boots
The Harri-Parris: The Leaving Do
Hedluv and Passman
Iain Stirling: Happy To Be The Clown?
Imaginary Radio Programme
Japanese Terminatol
Jessica Fostekew: Brave New World
Jessie Cave: Bookworm
Joel Dommett: Nunchuck Silver Medalist 2002
Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot
John Hastings: Unrelentless
John Robertson: The Dark Room
John Robins: Incredible Scenes
Josie Long: Romance and Adventure
Kerry Gilbert Triumphs
Late Night Gimp Fight
Laurence Clark: Inspired
Lewis Schaffer
Liam Mullone: A Land Fit For Fuckwits
Loretta Maine: Bipolar
Lloyd Langford
Lucy Porter: People Person
Luke Benson: Backseat Hero
Luke Toulson: Luke Who's Talking
Maff Brown's Parade of This
Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol
Marek Larwood: Typecast
Mark Watson: The Information
Marlon Davis: Enter the Davism
Martin Mor: A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday
Matt Forde: Eyes To The Right, Nose To The Left
Michael Mittermeier: A German on Safari
Michael Redmond: Mannequins, Fishmongers, Guacamole...
Mike Sheer: Undergod*
Milo McCabe: Kenny Moon, This Is Your Life
Mitch Benn: Reduced Circumstances
Munfred Bernstein's Cabinet of Wonder
Nina Conti: Dolly Mixtures
Nish Kumar: Who is Nish Kumar
Pat Burtscher's Patopotamoose
Paul Foot: Kenny Larch Is Dead
Pete Johansson: Utopian Crack Pipe
Phill Jupitus: You're Probably Wondering Why…
Phil Walker: Is This It?
The Pin
Rob Beckett's Summer Holiday
Sam Fletcher: Good On Paper
Sara Pascoe: The Musical!
Sarfraz Manzoor: The Boss Rules
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet...
Shappi Khorsandi: Dirty Looks And Hopscotch
Shit-Faced Shakespeare
Silky: Nut Allegory
Simon Evans: Friendly Fire
Steve Gribbin: Viva Gribbostania!
Square Eye Pair
Suzi Ruffell: Let's Get Ready To Ruffell
Stuart Goldsmith: Prick
Tania Edwards: Killer Instinct
Thea-Skot's Miss Adventures
The Thinking Drinker's Guide To Alcohol
Tim Fitzhigham: Stop The Pigeon
Toby Hadoke: My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver
Trodd En Bratt: Well Done You
Vikki Stone: Hot Mess
Vladimir McTavish and Keir McAllister
The World According To Damien Crow
Yianni: Numb and Number

Alistair Barrie: Urban Fogey
Andrew Doyle: Whatever It Takes
Auntie Myra's Fun Show
Catie Wilkins: Joy Is My Middle Name
Catriona Knox: Hellcat
The Committee Meeting
Chris McCausland: Not Blind Enough
Croft & Pearce Do It Like A Lady
Dana Alexander: Breaking Through
Dan Mitchell: Free Egg
Danny McLoughlin
Dave McNeill: Canoe Ride 3000
Elise Harris: Under Your Feet
Fran Moulds: Significant Human Error
Fred Cooke: Standing, Tilted
Four Screws Loose
Geoff The Entertainer
Hanks and Conran: Pigs In Blankets
Him & Me: Sketch Circus
The History Girls Present...
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain
Horse & Louise: The Curse Of...
Ian Shaw: A Bit Of A Mouthful
The Intimate Strangers
Jack Jerome's Journey of Life
Jarlath Regan: The Audacity Of Hope...
Jeff Leach: Boyfriend Experience
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Jessica Pidsley's I Can Make You Thin(k)
Katherine Ryan: Nature's Candy
Kelly Kingham: Goody Two-Shoes
Laura Levites: American Girlfriend
Lead Pencil
Lie. Cheat. Steal.
Mace & Burton: Rom Com Con
Man Feelings
Mark Little: THEbullsh*tARTIST
Mark Restuccia: How To Succeed At Internet Dating
Max Dickins: This Will Only Take A Moment...
Nothing to Show
Paul Dennis's Inappropriate Bits
Paul F Taylor: The Pauly Show
Re-Animator The Musical
Ryan Withers: One Woman Show
Sally-Anne Hayward: The Inbetweeny Lady
Scientist Turned Comedian: Tim Lee
So You Think You're Funny? 2012 Final
Through The Looking Screen
Tom Deacon: Deaconator
Trevor Browne: I Think... I Am
Trevor Lock's Amateur Sex Tape Theory
The Under Dogs: Helsinki
Will Marsh's Ruination
The Wonderful World of Wilfredo

Denis Krasnov's Hour of Intellectual Filth
Devvo Dole Queue Hero
Eddie Naessens: The Thing Is This...
Gearoid Farrelly: Turbulance
Guilt & Shame: Up All Night
Gregory Akerman: Swedenborg, The Devil & Me
Not The Adventures Of Moleman
Rick Shapiro: Rebirth
Sensational Alex Salmond Gastric Band
Sex Ed: The Musical!

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final 2012
David Whitney: Struggling To Evolve

* = Reviewed before Edinburgh started

Published: 3 Aug 2012

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