Edinburgh Fringe 2016 comedy reviews | The best, and the rest, of the festival

Edinburgh Fringe 2016 comedy reviews

The best, and the rest, of the festival

Doug Anthony All Stars (DAAS) Live On Stage
James Acaster: Reset *
Louis CK
Scott Agnew: I’ve Snapped My Banjo String, Let’s Just Talk
Zoe-Coombs-Marr: Trigger Warning *

Adam Hess: Feathers
Adam Kay: Fingering A Minor On The Piano
Al Porter: At Large
Bill Burr
Bridget Christie: Mortal
Chris Gethard: Career Suicide
Daphne's Second Show
Fin Taylor: Whitey McWhiteface
Spencer Jones presents The Herbert in Eggy Bagel
Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop *

Alice Fraser: The Resistance *
The Birthday Girls: Sh!t Hot Party Legends
Brendon Burns: Dumb White Guy
Carey Marx: Hero Of The People
Colin Hoult / Anna Mann: A Sketch Show For Depressives
Emma Sidi: Telenovela
Felicity Ward: 50% More Likely To Die
Henry Paker: Guilty
Jamali Maddix: Chickens Come Home To Roost
Jarlath Regan: Arseways
Joel Dommett: Pretending To Smoke With A Breadstick
John-Luke Roberts Builds A Monster
Jon Pointing: Act Natural
Jonathan Pie: Live
Jonny Pelham: Fool's Paradise
Jordan Brookes: The Making Of
Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings
Kirsty Newton: Life Begins at Party!
Kieran Hodgson: Maestro
Lolly 2
Mark Thomas: The Red Shed
Mark Watson: I'm Not Here
Mat Ewins Will Make You A Star
Mr Swallow – Houdini
Nath Valvo: Happy Idiot
Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words...
Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do
The Red Richardson Experience
Sean McLoughlin: Kamikaze
Sarah Kendall: Shaken
Seymour Mace: Shit Title
Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country!
Simon Evans: In The Money
Susan Calman: The Calman Before The Storm
Suzi Ruffell: Common
Tez Ilyas: Made In Britain
Tom Ballard: The World Keeps Happening *
Tom Walker: Beep Boop *
The Travelling Sisters
Viv Groskop: Be More Margo
Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

Ahir Shah: Machines
Alfie Brown: Scissor
Ari Shaffir: Ari S-P-E-C-T
Andrew Hunter Murray: Round One
Bethany Black: (Extra)Ordinary
Bilal Zafar: Cakes
Bluesy Woozy Man
Brennan Reece: Everglow
Candy Gigi: If I Had A Rich Man
Carl Donnelly: Bad Man Tings
David Mills: Shame!
David Quirk: Approaching Perfection *
Dylan Gott: Tubby Tubby Dumb Dumb
Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety
Flo & Joan: Victory Flaps
Garrett Millerick: The Dreams Stuff Is Made Of
Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn/a>
Harriet Kemsley: The Girl On The Wrong Train
Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden
Ian Lane: Aloof!
Jayde Adams: 31
John Robertson: Arena Spectacular!
Kate Lucas: Whatever Happened To Kate Lucas?
Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Hysterical Woman
Larry Dean: Farcissist
Laurence Clark: Independence
Lou Sanders: What's That Lady Doing?
Lucy Porter: Consequences
Luke Kempner: Judi Dench Broke My Heart
Michelle Wolf: So Brave
Milo McCabe: The Unflappable Troy Hawke
Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure
Peter Brush: Dreams With Advert Breaks
Phil Ellis Is Alone Together
Phil Jerrod: Hypocrite
Pippa Evans: Same Same But Different
Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans
Rhys James: Forgives
Ron White: Live In Scotchland
Sam Campbell: The Last Dreamer
Sam Simmons: Not A People Person
Simon Slack: The Fantasist
Sleeping Trees: Sci-Fi?
Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter
Stuart Goldsmith:Compared To What
Stuart Mitchell: Dealt A Bad Hand
This Glorious Monster: Wrong 'Uns
Tim Renkow: King Of The Tramps
Twins: Two Balls In A Bag
Vir Das: Unbelievable
Wayne Deakin: Talk Hard
Will Franken: Little Joe

Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii
Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour
Archie Maddocks: Shirts vs Skins
Ayesha Hazarika: Tales From The Pink Bus
Baron Fingolfin: The Stranger
Burnistoun Live at the Fringe
Chris Forbes: Tall Needy Mutant
Darren Walsh: S'Pun
David Stanier's Silly Party
Ed Gamble: Stampede
Elf Lyons: Pelican
Eric Lampaert: Alien Of Extraordinary Ability
Erich McElroy's (US) Electile Dysfunction
Ever Mainard: Let Me Be Your Main Man
Geoff Norcott: Conswervative
Goose: Hydroberserker
Hate N Live
He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's Daniel Cook
Jake Yapp Is One In A Million
Joe Davies: Who's The Daddy?
Joe DeRosa: Zero Forward Progress
John Hastings: Integrity
Juliette Burton: Decision Time
Katy Brand: I Was A Teenage Christian
Kieran Boyd: Egg
The Late Night With Boabby Roaster Show
Lords Of Strut: Late Night TV Talk Show
Mark Silcox: Helping Aamer
Marny Godden: Where's John's Porridge Bowl?
Mawaan Rizwan: Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate
Matt Price: Poltroon
Michael Brunstrom: The Hay Wain Reloaded
Mike Ward: Freedom Of Speech Isn't Free
Nathan Cassidy: 42 Pat Cahill: D.O.T.T.
Paul F Taylor: Sour Apes
Paul Foot: 'Tis A Pity She's A Piglet
Paul McMulan: Alcopop
Peter and Bambi Heaven: The Magic Inside *
Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male
Randy Writes A Novel
The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know *
Sooz Kempner: Queen
Sophie Willan: On Record
Toby Adams: Fit
Tom Ward: Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes
Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Adam Rowe: Bittersweet Little Lies
Christopher MacArthur-Boyd and Rosco McLelland
Dominic Frisby: Let's Talk About Tax
Elliot Steel: Netflix 'n' Steel
Jiggle & Hyde Present: Sketchy Mother Pluckers
Luke Graves: Living Luke
Lynne Jassem: From Como To Homo
Nick Hall: Szgrabble
Police Cops
Shane Todd: Holywood to Hollywood
24 Hours With Mary Lynn Rajskub
Wayne Carter Teaches You To Be Fabulous
The Weaning Of Life
Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar

David Longley: Everything I Hate About My Club Set
The Eulogy
Extreme Broadcasting
The Free Association Presents... Wunderkammer
Hell To Play
Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl
Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Tracey.
Patrick Melton: My Least Favourite Everything
Radio Active
Rowena Hutson: Strong Female Character
Thomas Green: That'll Teach You
Will Mars: Schtick Shift

Comedy With a Colour Blind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has An Underactive Thyroid
Dave Lemkin: The Village Hall


Line-up shows where stars are meaningless...

BBC Radio New Comedy Award Final
Chortle Student Comedy Award Final
So You Think You're Funny? 2016 final

*=Seen some time before the Edinburgh Fringe started:

Published: 28 Aug 2016

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