215 Edinburgh Fringe comedy reviews | All we saw at this year's festival

215 Edinburgh Fringe comedy reviews

All we saw at this year's festival

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Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous
Goodbear: Dougal
Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour
Jen Brister: Under Privilege
Max & Ivan: Commitment
Simon Evans: Dressing for Dinner

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Adam Hess: My Grandad Has A Fringe
Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders
Ahir Shah: Dots
Alice Fraser: Mythos
Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron
Arthur Smith: Syd [2019]
Chris McGlade: Forgiveness
Crybabies: Danger Brigade
Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant
Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute
David McIver: Teleport
The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise
Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800 *
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoying The Spotlight Responsibly
Eli Matthewson: An Inconvenient Poof
Fern Brady: Power and Chaos
Flo & Joan: Before The Screaming Starts
Garrett Millerick: Smile
Harry And Chris: The One's For The Aliens
Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face
Huge Davies: The Carpark
I, Tom Mayhew
Ian Smith: Half-Life
Isma Almas: About A Buoy - Adventures In Adoption
Ivo Graham: The Game of Life
Jack Rooke: Love Letters
Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face
Jessica Fostekew: Hench
John Robins: Hot Shame
Johnny White Really-Really: Unending Torment
Jonny & the Baptists Love Edinburgh And Hate Bastards
Jonny Pelham: Off Limits
Jordan Brookes: I've Got Nothing
Josie Long: Tender
Julius ‘Call Me Caesar’ Caesar
Just These Please: Suitable
Liza Treyger: In the Weeds
London Hughes: To Catch A D*ck
Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy
Luke Rollason's Infinite Content
Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please
Michael Legge: The Idiot
Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink!
Nick Helm: Phoenix From The Flames
Phil Ellis: Au Revoir
Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball
Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve
Robyn Perkins: Mating Selection
Róisín and Chiara: Get Nupty
Sara Barron: Enemies Closer
Seann Walsh: After This One I'm Going Home *
Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour
Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind
Stand Up with ​​Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)
Susie McCabe: Domestic Disaster
Tom Crosbie: Nerd World Problems
Tom Parry: Parryoke!
Tom Walker: Very Very *

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10 Things I Hate About Taming Of The Shrew
Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut
Annie McGrath: Shepherd
Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu
Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide To Culture
Brodi Snook: Handful
Cally Beaton: Invisible
Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner
Catherine Bohart: Lemon
Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo
Dan Soder: Son Of A Gary
Daniel Sloss: X *
Danny Ward: Danny's Got Talent
Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!
Foxdog Studios: Tomorrow's Office
George Fouracres: Gentlemon
George Rigden: Spooning With Uri
Google Me
Izzy Mant: Polite Club
James Barr: Thirst Trap
James McNicholas: The Boxer
Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express
Joe Wells Doesn't Want to Do Political Comedy Anymore!
John Hastings: 10 John​ Hastings I Hate About You
John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood...
Josh Pugh: Maybe The Real Comedy Awards Are The Friends We Make Along The Way
Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad
Kai Samra: Underclass
Kelly Convey: Telephone Voice
Langston Kerman: The Loose Cannon
Laura Davis: Better Dead Than A Coward
Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk
Lorna Shaw: Shaw and Order
Lucy Pearman: Baggage
Marcel Lucont: No. Dix
Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued By A Bear
Matt Parker: Humble Pi
Nath Valvo: I’m Happy For You *
Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove (in Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar) *
Nigel Ng: Culture Shocked
Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?
Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang
Pierre Novellie: You're Expected To Care
Rhys James: Snitch
Rich Wilson: Death Becomes Him
Rob Kemp: Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer
Robin Morgan: What A Man, What A Man...
Simon Brodkin: 100% ​Simon ​Brodkin
Sketch You Up!
Sophie Duker: Venus
Spencer Jone​s 50 Minute Disco Experiment
Stuart Laws Is All In
Stuart McPherson: Mr. November
Sunil Patel: White Knight
Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching
Tiff Stevenson: Mother
Tom Ballard: Enough *
Tony Law and Phil ​Nichol ​: Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo
Vikki Stone: Song Bird
Vir Das: Loved
Will Adamsdale: Facetime
Will Duggan: Class Two
Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo
Zach Zimmerman: Clean Comedy

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Aaron Chen: Piss Off (Just Kidding)
Alex Kealy: Rationale
Alison Spittle: Mother Of God
Alistair Williams: How To Lose Weight And Be Less Racist
Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!!
Ben Van der Velde: Fablemaker
Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2019: Look Alive!
Chris Washington: Raconteur
Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I
Ed MacArthur: Humoresque
Eshaan Akbar: Infidel-ity
Emmy Blotnick: Party Nights
Esther Manito: Crusade
Foil Arms and Hog – Swines
Georgie Morrell: Eycon
Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore
Grant Busé: Touché Busé
Heidi Regan: Heidi Kills Time
Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness
Jake Lambert: Never Mak the Same Mistak Twice
Jim Campbell: Beef
Jimmy McGhie: BA (Hons)
Joe Rooney: Shut Your Cakehole
John Pendal: Monster
JoJo Sutherland: Riches To Rags
Ladylikes: Top Secret House Party!
Lucille and Cecilia
Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds
Maisie Adam: Hang Fire
Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus
Michael Odewale: #BlackBearsMatter
Naz Osmanoglu: Scandinaveland
Radu Isac: Good Excuses For Sociopaths
Moon: We Cannot Get Out
Olga Koch: If/Then
Ollie Horn: Pig In Japan
Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah
Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul
Radu Isac: Good Excuses For Sociopaths
Raul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Nan
Rosie Jones: Backward
Richard Stott: Right Hand Man
Ronni Ancona and Lewis MacLeod: Just Checking In
Rosie Jones: Backward
Sam See: Coming Out Loud
Samantha Hannah: How To Find Happiness (In A Year)
Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes
Schalk Bezuidenhout: South African White Boy
Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It
Sukh Ojla: For Sukh's Sake
Tom Rosenthal: Manhood
Travis Jay: Funny, Petty, Cool
Troy Hawke: Tiles Of The Unexpected!
Vince Atta: Massive Attack

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Aditi Mittal: Mother Of Invention
Andrew Roper: Break Point
Caitlin Cook: Death Wish
Courtney Pauroso: Gutterplum
Daniel Audritt: Better Man
Dave Green: Guest Bed
Flora Anderson: Romantic
Grace Campbell: Why I'm Never Going Into Politics
Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!
It Takes Three to Tango
Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night
Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman
Ray Badran: Everybody Loves Ray, Man
Rosco McClelland: Magic Belly
Ryan Dalton: When Nature Calls
Samantha Pressdee: Covered
Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove
Sumit Anand: Nothing About Godzilla


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Adele Cliff: Undershare
Alexander Fox: Snare
Basil Brush: Unleashed
Cam Spence: The Sunshine Clinic
Death Hilarious: Razer
Goodbye Mr President
A List Of 100 Things That Unreasonably Annoy Me
Mark Silcox: I Can Cure... (With Subtext)
A​ Night Of Wikipedilove
Rory O Hanlon: Confidence
Steff Todd: Reality Check
Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

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Even More Twisted
Johannes Dullin Plays The Devil
Tom Lenk Is Trash

Not starred as they are new act line-up shows

The BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award final
Chortle Student Comedy Award Final 2019
So You Think You're Funny? Final 2019


 *= reviewed in the six months before the Fringe

Published: 26 Aug 2019

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