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Russell Peters | Review by Steve Bennett

Russell Peters

Review by Steve Bennett

01/01/2010 … Before Russell Peters takes to the stage, he shows a big-screen video reminder of just how big a comedy superstar he is, with scenes of him performing all around…

Infidel | Review by Steve Bennett

Infidel

Review by Steve Bennett

01/01/2010 … As film pitches go, ‘Omid Djalili plays a Muslim who discovers he’s a Jew’ is about as concise as you can get.

Four Lions | Review by Steve Bennett © Optimum Releasing / Film 4

Four Lions

Review by Steve Bennett

01/01/2010 … Comic god Chris Morris may be, but he doesn’t exactly have a reputation for treading delicately around sensitive topics.

Huge | Review by Steve Bennett

Huge

Review by Steve Bennett

01/01/2010 … Live comedy is notoriously difficult to portray on film, the illusion of spontaneity, the appeal for empathy and the reality of jeopardy poorly served by the distancing…

Penny Spubb's Party | Review by Steve Bennett

Penny Spubb's Party

Review by Steve Bennett

01/01/2010 … At its best, the Fringe is a nursery for original ideas, and this quirky, distinctive show is a perfect example of the new strains of comedy fruit that can be created…

Greedy | Review by Steve Bennett

Greedy

Review by Steve Bennett

01/01/2010 … The best sketch shows always have their own distinctive style, a certain ethos that pervades all they do.

Colin & Fergus | Review by Steve Bennett

Colin & Fergus

Review by Steve Bennett

01/01/2010 … It's easy to see why powerful comedy agent Avalon snapped up the unknown Colin and Fergus so quickly, bundling them up to Edinburgh for this assured, promising debut.

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