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FIFTY-WORD FRINGE PITCH: Nick Revell on his show BrokenDreamCatcher

With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of British comedy legend Nick Revell. At pop-up cocktail bar on North London Fatberg, chilling. (ayahuasca margaritas - mm!) Get urgent summons to Berlin, to resolve crisis ensuing when Valdimir Putin’s buttocks ...

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Rob Auton: The Hair Show – The Stand, Glasgow

Writer: Rob Auton Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Humour is a subjective matter, which is always worth remembering before entering into the murky den of The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow. Rob Auton, in his Hair Show, proves that his quirky comedy may not be to everyone’s tastes but is undeniably clever. Rob Auton’s zany trip into his head is preceded by ...

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Brennan Reece: Everlong – The Stand, Glasgow

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Brennan Reece’s Everlong tour hit Glasgow The Stand Comedy Club this week, bringing with it a cheeky, heartfelt hour of hilarious comedy and touching anecdotes that set him apart from so many on the scene today. Reece jumps onto the stage at the intimate Glasgow venue and is instantly funny. Self-depreciating humour can be overdone, but Reece ...

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Phill Jupitus: Achtung/Acting – The Stand 5, Edinburgh

phill jupitus dressed as sea captain and tweed suited

Reviewer: Matthew Farnham Phill Jupitus has spent the last 20 years wowing us with his quick witted banter on TV quiz shows, and this improv-styled question and answer session truly tests his limits. Jupitus demonstrates how quickly and deep his rabbit hole of a mind can turn an innocuous question into a discussion about the obscure. In his return to the Edinburgh ...

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Michelle McManus: Pop Goes the Idol – The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Michelle McManus can undoubtedly sing, after all, she won Pop Idol back in 2003, which she kindly reminds the audience was by a landslide and with over 8.2 million votes. In her third show at the Edinburgh Fringe, she returns to the tried and tested formula of storytelling mixed with some well‐chosen songs. The show starts with ...

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Bronston Jones: God Bless ‘Merica – Stand 2, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Matt Farnham Bronston Jones is a man on a mission, he wants to change the world but he knows being American that he has to start at home. In his latest Fringe show, Jones slates his homeland and uses his own experiences and stories to point out just how much of a mess the Leader of the free world ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Shazia Mirza

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Shazia Mirza answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. It is about ISIS, Jihadi Brides, political correctness and offence. It ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with… Jo-Jo Bellini

In one sentence tell us about your show. A salacious evening of fun, food and the songs of Tom Jones. What made you decide to bring a show this year? I have been working in the Arts for a very long time and one day I woke up with this cabaret idea in my head and decided, yes… yes I ...

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